Cambridge, CA – December 7, 2011 – MUSA Technology Partners, a leading provider of qualification and information technology services, today announced that Validated SharePoint for the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical industries is immediately available for deployment on the MUSA Validated Cloud™.

“Companies within the Life Sciences vertical have been enabling business using SharePoint for the last decade,” explained Duncan Berkeley, Validated Cloud Product Manager at MUSA Technology Partners. “More recently, those business functions have moved into the cloud and substantial cost savings have been realized. At MUSA, we understand the compliance-related challenges that our industry must face and have developed Validated SharePoint for the Life Sciences for our clients so that their Quality divisions can more easily enable validation. Requiring no long-term contracts, our pay-as-you-go and pay-per-user pricing options enable our clients to realize the same cost savings by transitioning their qualification-dependant SharePoint processes into our fully hosted and supported validated cloud.”

Douglas Lantigua, Principal at MUSA Technology Partners, continued, “In addition to the collaboration and storage features which come standard with SharePoint, MUSA has wrapped SharePoint in compliance to meet qualification requirements. First, we’ve absorbed your cost with regards to validation by deploying SharePoint on the MUSA Validated Cloud, a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant cloud computing infrastructure that has been fully qualified according to Quality System and GxP regulations. In addition, for companies who are in need of the process workflow functionality which accompanies enterprise-grade validation lifecycle management solutions, we’ve built the same optional features into SharePoint for the Life Sciences – freeing the industry from the capital costs of compliance.”

SharePoint for the Life Sciences is available to all MUSA Validated Cloud clients to leverage for regulated collaboration, process workflow and document storage. Clients can choose from a variety of different configuration options ranging from standard deployments, which can include pre-configured modules that can be pulled from MUSA’s document library, to fully customized and engineered solutions. Regardless of the client’s regulatory requirements, MUSA will identify the support option that best aligns with the client’s threshold for risk. The tiered managed services offerings incorporate fully supported SharePoint solutions, a client-managed option or a hybrid opportunity for partnership. SharePoint for the Life Sciences has been developed on MUSA’s Validated Cloud which provides a fully qualified, 21 CFR Part 11, Quality System and GxP compliant hosting environment for the infrastructure, platform and SharePoint.

About MUSA Technology Partners:
MUSA is a rapidly growing consulting firm that excels in innovative solutions and support for firms in the Life Sciences industry. Their compliance, validation and technology engineers have years of experience working with firms ranging from enterprise-sized, multi-national companies to start-ups in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care industries. MUSA’s focus on the Life Sciences industry differentiates them from other IT service providers because they understand the strategic and technical challenges inherent in regulatory compliance. MUSA’s service offerings include FDA, GxP and Quality System compliance assessment and evaluation, Validation as a Service® (VaaS™), disaster recovery and data protection for business continuance, lab services and more.

For more information, contact:
Nicole Moon, Product Manager
MUSA Technology Partners LLC
800-401-9123 x706