Tampa, FL - December 11, 2007 - Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Compliance and Quality Management (ECQM) software solutions, today announced that Avecia Biotechnology Inc., one of the world's leading contract manufacturers of oligonucleotide-based therapeutics, has selected Pilgrim Software as its automated solution provider for documentation, CAPA/Complaints handling, auditing and training management systems. Pilgrim's SmartSolve® modules provide Avecia Biotechnology powerful and flexible solutions for managing risk, minimizing errors and ensuring enterprise-wide compliance.
Avecia Biotechnology selected Pilgrim's out-of-the-box SmartSolve system for its integrated solutions' inherent flexibility, as well as its track record in helping support key management processes at other companies within the regulated Life Sciences marketplace, including pharmaceutical and biotech enterprises, blood-service organizations and other medical device companies.
"We conducted extensive research using a structured review process of the various leading software solutions in the marketplace and selected Pilgrim because its out-of-the-box system was developed in accordance with industry best practices," said Detlef Rethage, President of Avecia Biotechnology Inc. "Our main objective was to bring insight into the data we collect and achieve better visibility into our current internal processes and documentation, and introduce improved reporting/trending capabilities.
"In addition to providing automated processes that will support our quality management initiatives," Rethage added, "Pilgrim's solution will also provide the flexibility and scalability to easily integrate not only additional processes but also provide a framework for continuous improvement under one quality system platform. We expect that by partnering with Pilgrim we will enhance our quality and compliance efforts across the organization."
"SmartSolve helps enterprises like Avecia Biotechnology improve operational efficiencies while reducing risk," said Prashanth Rajendran, Pilgrim's Chief Operating Officer. "Avecia Biotechnology was seeking a solution that will automate the QA and Compliance processes and information flow throughout the entire organization. In the end, Avecia would like to have a system that does not have to be built, that is flexible and has the ability to scale with them as they grow. This is exactly what SmartSolve does and we look forward to being a business partner in providing a sound framework for meeting Avecia Biotechnology's critical compliance and quality needs," Rajendran said.
About Avecia Biotechnology Inc.
Avecia Biotechnology Inc. is a drug development and manufacturing service company located in Milford, MA. The company is recognized leader in process development, manufacturing and related services for DNA and RNA based therapeutics and offers in Milford the world largest capacity to work successfully with major pharmaceutical and innovative biotechnology companies. All services are offered from preclinical testing to post commercial launch of innovative DNA and RNA based therapeutics.
For additional information, please visit: www.aveciabiotech.com
About Pilgrim Software, Inc.
Pilgrim Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of Enterprise Compliance and Quality Management solutions for global organizations. Named 2007 North American Enterprise Compliance & Quality Management Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, Pilgrim helps organizations manage industry and regulatory compliance, reduce manufacturing costs and improve customer satisfaction.
For more information, visit Pilgrim Software's website at www.pilgrimsoftware.com.