SOURCE: Sparta Systems, Inc.

Sparta Systems, Inc.

June 13, 2012 09:00 ET

Sanquin Selects TrackWise® Solution to Manage Blood Bank Risks

Sparta Systems' Enterprise Quality Management Software Will Replace In-House Systems for Better Reporting and Consistent Workflow of Critical Quality Processes

HOLMDEL, NJ--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Sparta Systems, Inc., the market leader in enterprise quality and compliance management solutions, today announced that Sanquin, the Blood Supply Foundation in the Netherlands, has selected Sparta's TrackWise Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) to handle change control, deviations, complaints, risk management and audit processes.

"Donor and patient safety comes first in our line of work, so the ability to track changes, deviations, complaints, corrective measures and possible risks are extremely important," said Peter van Mourik, Director Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Sanquin. "TrackWise consolidated multiple disparate systems, helping streamline our quality processes while saving us time and money."

The first phase of Sanquin's implementation focused on its plasma products division and went live in December 2011. The use of TrackWise in Sanquin's blood banks and other divisions is phase two of the project, and it is scheduled to be fully implemented at the end of December 2012. In both phases, Sanquin is utilizing TrackWise for complaints, change control, deviations, Out of Specifications (OOS), Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA), risk management and audits.

"TrackWise launched without a hitch and we're thrilled that the system generated user feedback that has been extremely valuable to Sanquin from day one," said Nathan Birtle, VP Sales at Sparta Systems Europe. "Sanquin must help ensure a safe and efficient blood supply in the Netherlands, making accurate reporting crucial to its business. TrackWise monitors the relevant quality parameters and can quickly detect issues, so Sanquin can maintain their high level of quality and safety standards more easily."

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About Sanquin

Sanquin was established in 1998 through a merger of the Dutch blood banks and the Central Laboratory of the Netherlands Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (CLB). The Foundation is responsible for blood supply on a not-for-profit basis and advances transfusion medicine. Sanquin delivers products and services, conducts scientific investigations and provides education, instruction, in-service training and refresher courses. Sanquin also supplies rare blood units to the Blood Bank of the Council of Europe and takes an active role in working groups and committees of international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Council of Europe and the European Commission. For more information visit

About Sparta Systems

Sparta Systems' global quality management solutions enable high-value organizations to safely and efficiently deliver products and services to market. Its TrackWise® Enterprise Quality Management Software, a trusted standard among highly regulated industries, is used by quality, manufacturing and regulatory affairs professionals to manage compliance, reduce risk and improve safety across the global enterprise. Headquartered in Holmdel, N.J. and with locations across Europe and Asia, Sparta Systems maintains an extensive install base in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical device, electronics manufacturing and consumer packaged goods markets. Read more about Sparta Systems and TrackWise software on the corporate website and blog: /

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