FT. LEE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Evolution Scientific, Inc. (http://www.evolutionscientific.com), an ISO 9001:2008 comprehensive technical service provider to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and other regulated industries, has joined SAFE-BioPharma Association (http://www.safe-biopharma.org), the non-profit industry coalition responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the SAFE-BioPharma® digital identity and signature standard.
As a member of the association, ESi is able to utilize the SAFE-BioPharma standard throughout its operations. It is the first comprehensive technical service provider to become a SAFE-BioPharma member.
Adhering to strict standards for quality management systems (ISO 9001:2008), ESi provides highly skilled personnel to measure and monitor the multitude of devices used in manufacturing, research and other areas of the life sciences. The company is based in Doylestown, Pa., and performs services in North America, China, Japan and the EU. Its clients include many of the largest pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.
"As a SAFE-BioPharma member, we plan to apply digital signatures to the thousands of electronic reports and other documentation our technical staff produces each month. It will help us and our clients reduce paper, and with that, costs," said Joseph Morwald, CEO, Evolution Scientific, Inc. The reports are required by the companies to meet auditing and regulatory requirements.
Digital identity credentials compliant with the SAFE-BioPharma standard are used to manage cyber-identities in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, and to apply digital signatures to electronic documents. Unlike common electronic signatures, SAFE-BioPharma digital signatures are tightly bound to the signatory's proven identity. They are traceable, legally binding and cannot be denied in a court of law. SAFE-BioPharma digital identities are interoperable with U.S. federal agencies, meaning they will be trusted across firewalls. Digital signatures consistent with SAFE-BioPharma criteria are now required on certain submissions to the European Medicines Agency and used by EMA for all correspondence requiring legally binding signatures.
"ESi is demonstrating intelligent sector leadership with its use of the SAFE-BioPharma standard to sign validation, calibration and other reports. We welcome them to the SAFE-BioPharma community," said Mollie Shields Uehling, president and CEO, SAFE-BioPharma Association.
About Evolution Scientific Inc.
Evolution Scientific, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 comprehensive technical service provider to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and other regulated industries. ESi is an international company which maintains corporate headquarters in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. The company performs services in North America, China, Japan and the EU. For more information visit http://www.evolutionscientific.com.
For more information on the SAFE-BioPharma standard for digital identity and digital signatures used in life science and healthcare settings, visit http://www.safe-biopharma.org.
SAFE-BioPharma® is a trademark of SAFE-BioPharma Association. Any use of this trademark requires approval from SAFE-BioPharma Association.