Sanquin Selects TrackWise® Solution to Manage Blood Bank Risks

Holmdel, NJ 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.”