Charlottesville, VA – January 12, 2010 – OpenQ, the industry leader in critical compliance solutions for
life science companies has become the first company to meet an urgent need for companies looking to
maintain a compliant Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) or Investigator Sponsored Trials (IST) program by
integrating their Expert Screening data into their OpenIIS offering. The new capability aids companies by
delivering up-to-date clinical and compliance profiles of investigators requesting company funding.
Expert Screening offers a comprehensive search of extensive resources to verify clinical experience,
licensing and reveal censures or warnings issued by FDA or other federal authorities and state boards.
The Expert Screening solution is currently used by some of the world’s largest Pharmaceutical
companies to verify their KOLs’ professional backgrounds.
“Recent media scrutiny into the backgrounds of Investigators and other HCPs has created a critical
challenge for Life Sciences companies looking to encourage clinical studies and maintain compliance.
Finding out that a funded Investigator has received an FDA warning would be a difficult surprise. Even
worse would be finding out in the news media,” said Jim Zuffoletti, President of OpenQ. “We
developed Expert Screening and integrated into OpenIIS, our leading offering for managing IIS programs,
to make it simple and economical for companies to avoid this issue and know that the investigators they
collaborate with possess the clinical experience and the discipline-free records the industry values.”
Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, OpenQ helps Life Sciences companies manage compliant business
processes in their Marketing and Medical Affairs organizations. OpenQ offers award-winning solutions
for compliant business processes focused on KOL Management, Medical Affairs Programs, Study
Management & Grant Funding, and Speaker Programs. OpenQ’s solutions currently support compliance
initiatives at 8 of the Top 10 Pharmaceutical and 3 of the Top 5 Medical Device Companies. For more
information, visit www.openq.com.
To view OpenQ’s recent web seminar on managing compliant Investigator Sponsored Trials programs
please got to - http://www.openq.com/IISWebinar/