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Quality and Compliance in medium-sized companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries

Complex regulations — simplified practically.

Lean Quality & Compliance, Agile Methods and GxP in the Cloud: for over 18 years, ARCONDIS has been supporting medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the pharmaceutical industry to solve quality and compliance challenges.

There have been more than 550 successfully implemented Projects.

In the process, we do more than just tailor our services precisely to your needs: We show you what regulations are relevant for your company and how they can be implemented practically — from FDA to EMA to Swissmedic.

In the process, we avoid over-interpretation as well as unnecessary risks.

Lean Quality & Compliance not only increases your efficiency and relieves your resources, it also helps you to prepare for an inspection.

Lean and quick to respond.

Because authorities cannot be put off when it comes to quality-related issues. The benefits provided by the implementation of lean quality processes significantly increase your ability to respond.

And because concepts and strategies alone do not offer you added value: Whether it be EU Annex 17, ISO 9001 or the EFPIA Disclosure Code, our interdisciplinary codes of project managers, business analysts and compliance consulting experts solve your current problems and tasks comprehensively. Until the result has been achieved in your everyday business and the transfer of expertise to you has been completed.

Do you want to know more about quality and compliance in medium-sized companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries? Then it is best to just give us a call to one of our Locations!

Our Services

Managing projects competently and intelligently is our passion.
Our project leaders combine deep compliance expertise with high-class project and change management. This allows us to create intelligent success through processes and solutions that are quickly adapted by the organization and that efficiently guarantee the fulfillment of the legal framework requirements.

Your benefits:

  • Implementation of official requirements through the perfect mix of project management and compliance expertise, while adhering to deadlines and ensuring it will pass inspection
  • Increased quality and efficiency through holistic requirement management from covering legal provisions to business fit for the specialist departments
  • Higher acceptance of new processes and rules through proactive change management

Project Management Frameworks

Project Quality Management

Program & Project Management

Get the mills grinding faster! Our experienced PMO teams will become the control center and early warning system for your project and facilitate your project's day-to-day business.

Pharmaceutical quality management is more than reaching GxP compliance. A sustainable Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) is the basis of your business’s success.
With an effective PQS, you will increase the value contribution of the quality assurance through stable and reliable processes and fulfill regulatory requirements demonstrably in the process.

Your benefits

  • Market- and need-based PQS tailored to your company with appropriately high internal and external acceptance
  • Fulfillment of applicable regulatory requirements while simultaneously avoiding over-interpretation
  • Securing your business success through targeted and cost-conscious quality management processes

Compliance Checks & QMS Optimization

Introduction & Optimization of Quality Processes

Benefit from tailor-made in-house training sessions based on your compliance framework. From awareness of compliance issues to process-specific expert training!

Through globalization, extended value creation chains and the legally anchored, complete monitoring of pharmaceutical products, the quality and integrability of the business processes are becoming more important determinants of company success. For 14 years, we have supported our clients in the optimization of their process landscape in the GxP environment and beyond.

Your benefits

  • Ongoing and lean business process framework from governance to SOPs, certification-ready
  • Increasing agility and avoidance of faults through the transparency of the business and quality processes
  • Best practices process modeling and process documentation, independent of the software used (Adonis, ARIS, Visio and many more)

Business Process Management Frameworks

Business Process Analysis & Optimization

Process Modeling & Documentation

Companies in the pharmaceutical industry have the double burden of auditing not only their own products, but also purchased services and suppliers. Our certified and experienced auditors relieve your internal teams and take over the overall auditing responsibility in a cost-effective manner, from planning to implementation to the audit report.

Your benefits

  • Professional planning and implementation of internal and external audits for supporting and relieving internal auditors
  • Neutral assessment through independent experts
  • Short-term availability of Lead & Co auditors
  • Certified auditors with many years of practical experience

Supplier Audits

Mock Audits

Internal Inspections

Our experienced consultants prepare you optimally for audits. In doing so, you receive all services from one source: from the initial analysis to planning and implementing measures to the support of the audit itself. We also advise you on the targeted follow-up work and rectification of possible findings. Use our excellent service as preparation for official inspections and third-party audits, including mock audits if desired!

Your benefits

  • Need-based collection of status quos and possible gaps through tailored audit checklists, each according to the regulatory scope
  • Lean processes by prioritizing measures according to criticalness and urgency
  • Efficient and fast: audit and CAPA management from one source
  • Pass audits with confidence and sustainably establish audit readiness

Audit Preparation Service

Mock Audits

Audit Response Actions

CAPA Management

With more than 300 successful validations in 14 years, we offer compliance made to order, without unnecessary padding – from the framework to concrete validation and from laboratory system to ERP to cloud-based CRM.

Your benefits

  • High audit security with overhead-optimized implementation through our experienced validation experts
  • Compliance over the entire life cycle of the application due to reusable, simply expandable documentation
  • Quicker time to market through lean, risk-based validation

CSV Frameworks

Validated Clouds

Validation of Life Sciences specific Business Solutions

Validation of Enterprise Solutions (ERP, Excel…)

CSV Trainings

Qualifying and validating devices, systems and processes is an obligatory task in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Above all, this task must be audit-secure and efficient. In the cooperation with our tried and proven partners, we offer this perfect mix: excellent conception, guidance and monitoring through our compliance project leader with reliable and sophisticated test implementation through our partners.

Your benefits

  • High audit security with cost-optimized implementation through our team’s optimal combination of expertise
  • Overhead-reduced, risk-based procedure, proven by hundreds of applications
  • Minimal management need on the client side due to our experienced project leaders and proactive status reporting
  • Quantifiable investment with guaranteed returns, both as regards quantity and quality

Process Validation

Equipment & Facility Qualification

In more than 150 qualification projects, we have been able to prove: We create intelligent solutions, which, in addition to fulfilling official requirements, increase the value contribution to the infrastructure through stable processes and reliable services in a cost-effective way!

Your benefits

  • High audit security with overhead-optimized implementation through our experienced qualification experts
  • Avoiding redundant work by applying onboarding with the help of an integrated qualification strategy
  • Cost-reduced operation while simultaneously guaranteeing compliance through controlled IT processes according to best practices

With an effective IT QMS you can accomplish two goals at the same time: You can enhance the contribution made by IT through stable and reliable services while demonstrably meeting the requirements of regulated IT. A QMS is effective – both internally and externally. We’ll show you how!

Your benefits

  • Inspection readiness while simultaneously increasing your performance by using lean, controlled IT processes according to best practices
  • Proof and monitoring of performance and conformity with regulations related to IT in the company and to external authorities
  • Faster and higher acceptance of the QMS among employees due to proactive organizational change management according to Prosci and PCI

IT Quality Management Frameworks

IT QMS Compliance Checks & Optimization

QMS Tool Evaluation & Implementation

Service for regulated companies to review the quality agreements and related documents such as quality technical agreements, SLAs, other contractual agreements for GxP, ISO requirements, legal aspects and due diligence. Different operational models like managed services are possible.

Your benefits

  • Eliminate backlogs in the operational quality business
  • Flexible resource allocation — master workload peaks
  • Outsource operational work due to limited in-house resource
  • Benefit from a pool of qualified and experienced resources — the right skills for the right task
I was impressed with the services that ARCONDIS have provided. It takes strength of character to handle constant changes and Jan has demonstrated he has the experience and also the professionalism to still thrive under pressure. He is fully integrated into the team and I look forward to continuing the engagement with ARCONDIS.
Data Governance
Global Swiss pharmaceutical corporation
​Very happy - trustful relationship and professional cooperation. Sometimes, you should slow down a little bit and not kill yourself.
Business Solution Manager
Medical Device Company
High level of self-management and the "engine" of our projects!
Head of Quality Assurance
Chemical Company
Benedikt is a professional who always put the client first. Having worked with Benedikt, I would highly recommend him.
Head of Digital Projects
Global pharmaceutical corporation
Dealings with different groups were done really professionally to push forward to goals. Marina is easy to work with and enjoys being part of the team, positive feedback from all of team. To me she's a rising star.
Project Manager
Pharmaceutical Company
Thomas has done a fantastic job. He has significant expertise around mobile apps and also has proven very capable delivering results as an IT Project Manager. We would be delighted to work with ARCONDIS and Thomas again.
Business Information Manager
Pharmaceutical Company
They think outside the box! High level of enthusiasm, timely delivery and good communication in meetings.
Team Lead MDM Business Processes
Medical Device Company
Marina continues to deliver high value and in ambigous areas! She has continued to move things to the next level and while it will be hard to the project team to loose her I am happy she will be joining another one of our projects.
Trial Master File Manager
Global Swiss pharmaceutical corporation
Katharina is a very focused, professional, competent, dedicated and committed PM. She is also very nice and uncomplicated to work with, she manages herself extremely well. I would with no doubt recommend her to colleagues.
Business Solution Manager
Pharmaceutical Company
I would absolutely recommend both Mark and ARCONDIS. Mark’s thought-leadership has been invaluable, not just to his own project but to helping improve the program.
Program Manager for Global User Experience Program
Global pharmaceutcal corporation
Boris has been a strong and very talented team member. His performance does continue to exceed my expectations. His ability to remain level headed and artfully navigate a highly politically charged project has been outstanding.
Domain Head R&D IT
Medical Device Company
I'm recommending ARCONDIS regularly to colleagues. I especially appreciate Hanno's creativity and he's very structured. His "10" should be an 11!
Digital Marketing Project Manager
Global Swiss pharmaceutical corporation
Specialized professional competence in the area of software as a medical device was very helpful for our project. We would be very happy to work with ARCONDIS again in case we require consultancy.
Quality Manager
Medical Device Company
Stefan has been an excellent project manager. I liked the way he identified one of the more challenging characters and then found a way to work well together. A very well run project that I enjoyed participating in.
Global R&D Portfolio Manager
Agriculture Company
I appreciate the targeted, flexible collaboration with ARCONDIS. Immediate needs are responded to proficiently within 24 hours, and I feel proactively managed – a clear edge over the competition!
Head of Global ITO
Global Swiss biotechnology corporation
I would recommend the service from ARCONDIS because it is straight forward and performed with high quality. Also I do appreciate the open and honest environment working together with ARCONDIS.
Global Project Manager
Medical Device Company
​Very experienced, knowledgeable senior consultants!
Lead Continuous Improvement
Food Company
In this way, I’d once again like to express my complete satisfaction with collaboration with ARCONDIS. It was a real pleasure working with you!
Principal Leader
Global Swiss pharmaceutical corporation
I was impressed by the work quality. Having less resources and a new team of developers, your consultant wisely prioritized the objectives and guided the team toward delivering quality results. Honestly, I learnt a lot of, her in many aspects.
Lead Scientist
Pharmaceutical Company
Christian gets 11 of 10 points. I just can dump work on him and it is getting done! 100% reliable, very good in service management, project management even better.
Business Solution Manager
Pharmaceutical Company
As always, a very dedicated support throughout the year. Boris and Janik were instrumental in the development stream and thanks to their dedication and passion, we achieved all of our goals.
Global Swiss medical device manufacturer
Principal Project Manager
Joachim is a critical team member. He exceeded impossible expectations.
International Patient Innovation Director
Global Swiss pharmaceutical corporation
ARCONDIS is the first place I go for consultation – they really stand out from other consulting companies: great people, unmatchable response times and a straightforward approach, no matter the request.
Head of Global ITO
Global Swiss biotechnology corporation
I can always rely on the fact that ARCONDIS is providing me with the best possible people fit.
Informatics Project Manager
Global Swiss pharmaceutical corporation
Always available when needed and always going the extra mile to ensure success of the team.
Project Manager
Pharmaceutical Company
Daniela quickly familiarized me with the complex certification topic in a determined and tireless manner. She represents the issues of the QP organization excellently in the Annex 16 program!
QA Release Manager
Pharmaceutical Company
Work very flexibly and customer-oriented, even under big time constraints!
Head of Innovation in Global Manufacturing and Supply
Pharmaceutical Company
Very good planning and budget overview, very independent work, appears confident to internal customers, great negotiating skills and were able to familiarize themselves very quickly.
Information Manager
Pharmaceutical Company
ARCONDIS has been working with me in one of the key projects in digital marketing area. Very strong in structuring the activities & meetings, always following up and pushing others for best results, productive and quick in getting outcomes.
Digital IT Business Partner
Pharmaceutical Company
The consultants are very professional. They take their roles and responsibilities very seriously. Normally I don't give any perfect scores as a matter of principle, but Christian gets a "10" from me. Excellent work!
Solution Manager
Global Swiss medical device manufacturer

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