Philadelphia, 13 April 2016 // LORENZ Life Sciences Group was proud last week to host LORENZlink, its first North American conference. The event held in Scottsdale, Arizona was launched to focus on LORENZ’s ever-growing North American customer base and interoperability partners, to supplement LORENZ’s annual global user conferences held since 2003. The sold out event attracted close to 90 participants from industry and regulatory health agency sectors.
A panel discussion moderated by Antoinette Azevedo brought experts from Biovia, CSC, Court Square Group, MasterControl and Veeva Systems to discuss Challenges of Content Management and Submission Planning in the Cloud.
While Irena Pastorekova from Health Canada gave an Update on Electronic Submissions in eCTD and non-eCTD formats, Karen Chiang from Intrinsik Health Sciences spoke about NDS Submissions to Health Canada. Jared Lantzy, former FDA expert now with LORENZ, spoke about RPS and eCTD 4.0: The Path to Implementation, while Daniel Cartin and Sandra Krogulski of Accenture Accelerated R&D Services presented How to Avoid Stumbling Blocks Transitioning to the new M1 Specifications.
Dr. S. Albert Edwards spurred the discussion on Driving Toward One Desired Vocabulary: RIM and IDMP. Aspects of Change Management and Career Development were presented by Jami Donohue and Lynn Hansen, encouraging further dialogue. Jennifer Kutlesa of Bayer Inc. Pharmaceutical Division presented a case study on Automating eCTD Processing using the LORENZ Automator, while Khaled Yahiaoui of Pharmascience demonstrated Improving Regulatory Publishing KPIs using docuBridge.
Numerous tutorial sessions held on the second day of the conference in smaller groups examined advanced topics in Microsoft Word, preparing for IDMP requirements using drugTrack, leveraging docuBridge to increase operational efficiencies and submitting to the FDA using new US Module 1 specifications.
The agenda included many other intriguing presentations echoing the overall theme of Converge, Connect, Collaborate, and drew praise from attendees. LORENZ Product Roadmaps were shown and product demonstrations were held during the coffee breaks. Sunny weather, flowering cacti and ample time for lunch and dinner conversations provided the perfect setting for an invaluable 3-day conference, the last day of which was an optional docuBridge training event.
“We are grateful to have had such a positive response to our first North American conference highlighting important industry topics in Regulatory Information Management with a distinguished faculty of LORENZ staff, customers and partners,” said Yaprak Eisinger, MD North America, adding that the date and location of the next LORENZlink event would be announced in the near future on LORENZ’s website, www.lorenz.cc.
About LORENZ Life Sciences Group
LORENZ Life Sciences Group (www.lorenz.cc) has been developing and marketing software solutions for the Life Sciences market since 1989. LORENZ's solutions are geared specifically for submission assembly, review, publishing, validation and management. LORENZ docuBridge® is the most widely used eCTD submission management system for U.S., European and Japanese formats among many others, and is popular with regulatory agencies and industry alike. With close to 600 paid installations in almost 30 countries, LORENZ has a strong worldwide customer base.