Alcon Standardizes on InfinityQS Software

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Automated SPC Solution Enables Paperless Data Collection

Chantilly, VA - December 19, 2005 - InfinityQS® International, a leading provider of statistical process control (SPC) software, today announced that Alcon Laboratories, Inc. has standardized on the InfinityQS SPC Quality Suite to automate data collection and analysis for increased operational efficiencies. Alcon, the world’s leading manufacturer of ophthalmic devices and pharmaceuticals chose to standardize on the software after a year and half of successful implementations at individual U.S. plants.

InfinityQS SPC Quality Suite—a software package that uses statistical analysis to provide actionable quality data via control charts and alerts, helping companies comply with FDA Part 11 regulations—will be implemented in Alcon’s manufacturing plants around the globe. Alcon originally purchased InfinityQS software in July 2004 for its Orlando, FL, Houston, TX, Irvine, CA, Sinking Spring, PA, and its Fort Worth, TX, locations, and has recently made it the standard SPC application for its manufacturing plants worldwide.

"We needed a paperless, automated SPC solution to boost efficiency and facilitate our move toward electronic records," said Curt Gendler, senior validation engineer at Alcon. "After carefully exploring our options, we selected InfinityQS because their software sharply reduced our need for paper and provided an efficient means for records retention." Gendler also noted that the software is saving the company a significant amount of time on measuring the products as they are being produced.

"InfinityQS and Alcon have developed an excellent relationship over the past year and a half," said Michael A. Lyle, president and chief executive officer of InfinityQS. "We've helped dozens of medical device and pharmaceutical companies improve operations and advance their FDA Part 11 compliance. We're pleased to see Alcon's success in this area by making our software their global standard for quality data tracking."

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