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  • ICON Selects Sparta Systems’ TrackWise To Standardize Global Quality Assurance

    Holmdel, NJ - June 10, 2008 - Sparta Systems, Inc. (Sparta), the maker of TrackWise®, and the market
    leader in enterprise quality and compliance management software today announced that ICON, a global
    provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device
    industries, selected Sparta Systems’ TrackWise software to streamline and enhance the quality assurance
    processes across its drug development practices.

    “We are excited at the prospect of greatly enhancing our efficiency as a global QA group within ICON, and as a result, bringing increased benefit to ICON through the provision of a better global oversight of compliance to client needs and regulatory requirements,” said Margaret McKee, Director of Quality Assurance, ICON plc. “Implementation of TrackWise will provide us with the opportunity to improve and harmonize our internal QA processes.”

    “In the drug development services industry, quality is the name of the game,” said Sahaf Flam, Managing Director, Sparta Systems Europe. “We are thrilled that a global leader such as ICON has selected TrackWise to help standardize its quality and compliance processes across its global quality assurance teams. In turn, TrackWise will help ICON improve compliance with both regulatory and sponsor requirements.”

    ICON plans to utilize TrackWise to manage all internal and external audits and inspections including
    system/process audits, internal project audits, supplier audits and contracted audits. It also intends to track
    and manage corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) and other quality issues as well as monitor the
    production of global trends and metrics for improvement, management and readiness for external audits and

    The drug development services provider seeks to derive a number of key benefits from its use of TrackWise

    • A central repository for quality information
    • Increased QA efficiency and more proactive use of QA resource
    • Enhanced compliance with regulatory and sponsor requirements
    • Harmonization within the global QA teams
    • Improved quality of QA reporting providing management with valuable, real time information
    • Tools to allow QA teams to expand proportionally in order to meet the future needs of ICON

    Following the launch of TrackWise, the company intends to evaluate other parts of the organization outside of the QA function where the enterprise quality and compliance management software could be applied.

    About ICON  

    ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and
    medical device industries. The Company specializes in the strategic development, management and analysis
    of programs that support clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. ICON
    teams have successfully conducted over 1,900 development projects and over 2,300 consultancy
    engagements across all major therapeutic areas. ICON currently has approximately 5,600 employees,
    operating from 67 locations in 37 countries. Further information on the company and on vacancies is
    available at

    About Sparta Systems

    Founded in 1994, Sparta Systems is the world’s premier provider of cloud and on-premise quality management software. We offer the solutions, analytics, and expertise that speed up quality and compliance. Our solutions help to lower risk, increase efficiency, and keep consumers safe while allowing manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to collaborate in a seamless and integrated environment. Sparta is privately owned and headquartered in Hamilton N.J, with offices across Europe and Asia. We support close to 1 million users across 700+ implementations, in more than 30 countries. Companies in life sciences, consumer products, discrete manufacturing and more, rely on Sparta.

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