Cologne (DE) / Walkersville, MD (USA), 25 October 2017 – Lonza’s MODA-EM™ Version 3.3 software enables microbiology Quality Control (QC) laboratories to comply with new regulatory guidelines. QC facilities have to manage the daily challenges of QC monitoring while meeting changing regulatory compliance mandates. Lonza's latest software release meets these evolving challenges with additional features focusing on data integrity, data visibility, and data review. 

MODA-EM™ Version 3.3 software Photo credit: © Lonza, BaselMODA™ Version 3.3 delivers improved workflow with better analytics and reporting than ever before. Complete with a streamlined implementation and a risk-based validation solution, this software is the paperless solution for QC laboratories. 

“It is essential for QC laboratories to be able to readily adapt to changing regulatory guidance. To aid this compliance MODA™ Version 3.3 features a new, fully searchable audit trail that lets scientists easily track changes made through a sample’s lifecycle,” said Sinéad Cowman, EU business development manager for Lonza Informatics. “The paperless efficiency features save time on many everyday activities, such as settling plate exposure times, organism identification, and master data management and review.” 

The new software has been designed to meet end user requirements and features enhanced scheduling and calendar capabilities for simplified sample management. It also offers web-based dashboards so that metrics and results can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection. Scientists in QC laboratories are also supported with a validation documentation package that meets current industry standards and regulatory requirements, with execution and pre-validated service options available.  

More information on MODA™ Version 3.3 and other QC testing solutions is available on www.lonza.com/moda.  

About Lonza 

Following the closing of the Capsugel acquisition, Lonza further strengthened its position as one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. 

An integrated solutions provider serving the healthcare continuum, Lonza offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms for the pharma and consumer health and nutrition industries. In addition to drinking water sanitizers, nutraceuticals, antidandruff agents, and other personal care ingredients, the company provides agricultural products, advanced coatings and composites, and microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. 

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.