Press Release

Newport Medical Instruments Selects EtQ Reliance for Medical Device

FARMINGDALE, NY (04-28-08): EtQ, Inc. has announced the implementation of EtQ's Quality Management System at Newport Medical Instruments, Designer and manufacturer of ventilator products for infant, pediatric, and adult care; for home care; and for emergency, critical care, or extended care Newport's products are sold to hospitals and to the home care market.

Using EtQ's robust set of integrated modules such as complaints, Newport Medical will be able to automate their quality process, integrate quality to their operation and collaborate across the enterprise-while providing a level of flexibility to configure the software to meet their specific business needs.

EtQ is able to provide a solution that is flexible enough to match business processes exactly, while maintaining compliance to FDA requirements. Enhanced security features, electronic signatures, audit trail tracking, and more have enabled Newport Medical to use EtQ to maintain compliance to FDA initiatives.

"Using EtQ, Newport will be able to streamline and configure their compliance system to meet the level of compliance needed to meet the demands of the FDA," stated Morgan Palmer, Chief Technology Officer at EtQ. "Using EtQ will allow Newport Medical to become more efficient in their operations, reduce quality issues, and make compliance a competitive advantage for their brand."

About Newport Medical Instruments

Newport Medical Instruments is a privately owned, physician led company, focused solely on the design and manufacture of dependable, life improving ventilator that are accessible to caregivers worldwide. Designed for use with neonate, pediatric and adult patients, Newport ventilators are distributed in over 116 countries worldwide. Newport Medical can provide local personalized service for all your ventilatory needs. With a focused commitment to ventilator manufacturing, Newport Medical offers quality products, service and support you can always count on.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

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Brenda Percy
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