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SOLABS is an internet software and services company which develops quality management system (QMS) software for companies in Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Health Canada regulated industries, such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and research and development companies.[1] It was founded in 1999 and was previously known as Norsoft Technologies Inc.[2] SOLABS is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and has an office in Framingham, Massachusetts.[3]


SOLABS began life as Norsoft Technologies Inc. in 1999, and developed software for research, and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies. Its first offering, Alibaba, aimed to assist companies improve compliance and productivity in regulated environments.[4] Subsequent versions of the software were developed to help all companies in the life sciences automate their quality operations with compliance to Title 21 CFR Part 11, and include SOLABS QM 2.8, and its most recent iteration, SOLABS QM 10.[5]


Life sciences companies who currently use SOLABS to automate their quality operations include Avon, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, Nestlé Health Sciences, Purdue, Sunovion and Wockhardt.[6]


SOLABS' services fall into the following categories:[7]

  • Quality processes tracking and monitoring
  • Document management and workflow
  • Training records management


In 2016, SOLABS received a Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award for its QM 10 cloud-based software.[8]


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  2. "Philippe Gaudreau: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg Businessweek.,%20Inc.. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  3. "9 EQMS Vendors to Watch in the Life Sciences Industry". LNS Research. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  4. "Solabs Technologies". Wayback Machine. 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  5. "To Never Forget Where We Came From". SOLABS. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  6. "SOLABS - Complete profile - Canadian Company Capabilities - Industries and Business - Industry Canada". Government of Canada.;jsessionid=0001arX_-9Xxrx5zoBX612Yn022:NDMFVR2EG?lang=eng&prtl=1&sbPrtl=&estblmntNo=234567158087&profile=cmpltPrfl&profileId=2059&app=sold&searchNav=F. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  7. "Solabs, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  8. "Frost & Sullivan Honors SOLABS for Leveraging its Unmatched Industry Expertise and Understanding of Customer Needs to Devise the SOLABS QM10". Yahoo!. Retrieved 16 September 2016.