Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TOPAZ Technologies Announces Enhanced IRB Management Software Powered by Huron Consulting's HRPP Toolkit

TOPAZ Technologies, a leading provider of biomedical research management solutions for the Life Sciences industry, today announced an enhanced version of its Institutional Review Board (IRB) management software powered by Huron Consulting Group's Human Research Protocol Program (HRPP) toolkit.

Huron Consulting is a leading provider of business consulting services headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Its HRPP toolkit incorporates regulatory flexibility by providing policies, business practices and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that are designed to be comprehensive, brief, easy to follow and maintain, non-redundant and readily adaptable to electronic IRB systems.

TOPAZ Technologies will incorporate Huron's HRPP toolkit into its Human Protocols application to enhance its IRB management software. Part of TOPAZ Technologies Enterprise product suite of biomedical research compliance and facility management solutions, the addition of this HRPP toolkit to the IRB management software will provide higher education and research institutions an out-of-the-box solution to maintain and comply with changing compliance regulations.

"Our Human Protocols application, powered by the Huron HRPP toolkit, will remove the guess-work out of compliance management for research institutions around the world, allowing them to maintain compliance with confidence and free up more time to focus on reviews," said Ron Thornton, chief executive officer of TOPAZ Technologies. "Huron Consulting Group is a proven leader in assisting institutions in acquiring and maintaining AAHRPP accreditation, and we are excited to work with them to provide the best mid-market solution in a cost-effective and rapid manner."

The Human Protocols application was developed to manage the entire IRB application process, from submission to approval and is equipped with features to manage ongoing good laboratories practice (GLP), good manufacturing practice (GMP) and other compliance requirements.

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About TOPAZ Technologies

TOPAZ Technologies is a market-leading biomedical research software and services provider addressing the complex business, operational and compliance needs of the Life Sciences industry. Founded in 1980 and operating internationally, TOPAZ Technologies' automated solutions help all segments of the medical research market transform operations for improved efficiency, compliance protection and operational insight. With a keen focus on customer service and unmatched product depth, TOPAZ Technologies has earned an expansive customer list which includes many of the largest medical testing organizations around the globe, including pharmaceutical, academic and government institutions. For more information, visit

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at

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