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Celia Brown
By Celia Brown
on December 18, 2019

Marken, a UPS company, is the only patient-centric supply chain organization 100% dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Marken maintains the leading position for Direct to Patient and Home Health care services, biological sample shipments, and offers a state-of-the-art GMP-compliant depot network and logistic hubs in 54 locations worldwide for clinical trial material storage and distribution. 

Celia Brown
By Celia Brown
on December 11, 2019

“We’ve never had a user specific action oriented system until Zen. Whatever you put in, you can also get out- that makes it a lot easier to track progress on individual users but also on a department level.”  

Celia Brown
By Celia Brown
on November 22, 2019
“When I discovered ZenQMS, I was excited to learn that it had all of the components we required and was cloud-based which would make it painless to roll out to our remote employees and contract manufacturing and packaging partners.” 

About Vizuri Health Sciences

Launched in 2009, Vizuri develops innovative personal care products, over-the-counter medicines, and prescription medicines by enhancing the benefits of proven, active compounds found in nature through the development of novel technologies and formulations. 

Panos Boudouvas
By Panos Boudouvas
on November 12, 2019

John Mandy participated in thousands of audits during his 26-year tenure as a Quality Leader at Pfizer. Early on, Pfizer had thousands of GMP suppliers and CMOs located all over the world. In any given year, Mandy’s audit teams were executing  over a thousand internal and external audits and assessments. But even he was surprised when he was helping a site prepare for a significant re-inspection and had a local QA lead proudly show him a validation qualification for a new paper shredder.  That was just one of many times that he observed teams not taking a risk-based approach to systems validation. 

Panos Boudouvas
By Panos Boudouvas
on November 07, 2019

I often speak to quality leaders and other executives who boast that their paper-based quality management system is “perfectly sufficient” to meet the needs of their business. I just nod and smile because I anticipate that I will be hearing from them (in a panicked state) in the very near future when they realize the limitations of a manual QMS.  

Panos Boudouvas
By Panos Boudouvas
on October 31, 2019

Janet Woodcock made headlines (again) by discussing the possibility of a quality rating system to aid transparency in her recent blog. But the devil is in the details when it comes to ratings for a site’s quality maturity.

By Judy Carmody
on October 01, 2019

Maintaining quality is everyone’s job and a team effort. And when it is overlooked, bad things happen.

Celia Brown
By Celia Brown
on September 25, 2019

The mission of the Quality Leaders Forum (QLF) is to exchange knowledge and build a community of the best quality leaders in the life sciences industry. We will learn from one another and confront the challenges associated with compliance today – and in the future. 

Celia Brown
By Celia Brown
on September 04, 2019

 ZenQMS recently  hosted a live webinar featuring a presentation by Ed Morris, Managing Partner of The Morris Group and a well-known IT and Compliance expert.  If you missed it, there is a replay available on-line and I've written up a brief summary here:

Emily Ruth
By Emily Ruth
on August 27, 2019

When you think about it, a department, job function or role within a company can be easily be compared to working towards a degree with a specific major.  At most any University or College, there will be requirements that apply to all enrolled students as well as courses that are required for specific majors. And for each course requirement, there are quizzes, tests, and papers that need to be written to pass that course.