SOURCE: Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems

August 26, 2009 11:16 ET

Persistent Systems Achieves ISO 9001: 2008 Certification for ChemLMS - LIMS

Process Adheres to International Quality Standards for Product Engineering in Life Sciences

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - Persistent Systems today announced that it has been awarded the ISO 9001: 2008 certification by TÜV NORD CERT GmbH for the ChemLMS - LIMS (Library Information Management System) process. ChemLMS was assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008 for software design, development, testing, support, and enhancement services.

Since 2008, Persistent has taken complete ownership of ChemLMS, a specialized LIMS solution from Agilent Technologies. Persistent manages the development, maintenance and release of new versions, while addressing customer needs on evolving technology platforms. ChemLMS is used by many large pharmaceutical and chemical companies in their quality control (QC) labs.

ISO 9001: 2008 is an international quality management standard developed for companies to demonstrate their ability to provide products or solutions that meet statutory and regulatory requirements. It also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

"We see the ISO 9001: 2008 certification for ChemLMS as a significant achievement," said Yesh Subramanian, senior vice president, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Persistent Systems. "It validates our commitment to delivering value to our customers through the development of high-quality products that enhance end-customer satisfaction and process efficiency."

Persistent has over a decade of experience in developing applications that are compliant with international regulations and standards. The ISO 9001: 2008 certification of ChemLMS will aid in achieving customer satisfaction through the timely delivery of high quality products and related services, and endorses Persistent's rigorous quality processes. The company is already certified with ISO 27001: 2005 for its Management of Information Security. Persistent also has in-depth knowledge of U.S. Life Sciences regulations and standards, such as Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - 21 CFR Part 11, Clinical / Healthcare - HIPPA, HL7, DICOM, and has also developed internal compliance standards, such as the Persistent Standard Software Process (PSSP).

The Life Sciences and Healthcare business unit at Persistent Systems has in-depth domain knowledge and proven experience in biological software development for the analytical instrumentation market. It has a track record of successfully delivering products and services which ease the transition to new technologies that improve processes and the customer experience. They have also developed expertise and reusable software components that help in providing services ranging from data integration and warehousing to laboratory information management systems, regulatory compliance, visualization and analytics.

For more information, please visit: Life Sciences and Healthcare domain at Persistent.

About Persistent Systems

Established in 1990, Persistent Systems is recognized as an award-winning technology company specializing in software product development services. With 4,200+ employees, innovative business models, and reusable assets and frameworks, Persistent helps its customers increase revenues and margins, and enhance brand value. Persistent Systems has delivered over 2,400 software product releases to their 175+ customers in the last six years. It has developed proven processes for the entire product lifecycle which reduce time-to-market while delivering consistent quality and customer satisfaction -- as evidenced by customer partnerships that span many years.

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