Press Release

Varian Medical Systems Selects EtQ Reliance Quality Management System for Medical Device

FARMINGDALE, NY (04-03-07): EtQ, Inc. has announced the implementation of EtQ Reliance at Varian Medical Systems, the world leader in the design and manufacturing of equipment and software for treating cancer.

After an extensive and competitive review, Varian Medical Systems selected EtQ Reliance for their ability to be configured, without programming, to meet their specific business needs for Complaints handling and Corrective Action and Preventive Action processes.

"Using EtQ, Varian will be able to graphically configure the system in a matter of weeks to adopt not only their business processes, but go even further by configuring the look and feel of the EtQ Reliance product", says Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ. "EtQ's unmatched drag and drop administration interface enables companies to drastically reduce the time to implementation and maintenance." Mr. McCarty cited one case where an enterprise rollout was configured with over 125 workflows in a matter of five days.

Key factors in Varian's decision to select EtQ include the best-in-class out-of-the-box workflows to meet the quality and compliance needs of the Medical Device industry, as well as EtQ's leading Risk Assessment module that builds risk mitigation directly into the business processes. Varian's implementation of EtQ Reliance will be globally rolled out across all facilities within their organization. EtQ looks forward to continued success with Varian Medical Systems as they utilize EtQ Reliance software.

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems is the world leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and software for treating cancer with radiation therapy and neurological conditions with radio-surgery. The company is also a premier supplier of x-ray tubes and flat panel digital technology for imaging in medical, scientific and industrial applications.

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.

EtQ is a trademark of EtQ Management Consultants, Inc. All other product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Contact:

Brenda Percy
bpercy@etq.com