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TOPAZ Technologies and ML Weekes & Company Announce Partnership, TOPAZ Technologies will offer Grants Management Solution Leveraging ML Weekes’ RAMS grantsERA Product
AUSTIN, TX – November 16, 2010 – TOPAZ Technologies, a leading provider of biomedical research management solutions for the Life Sciences industry, and ML Weekes & Company, a professional services firm specializing in government accounting matters, today announced a strategic partnership. As a result of this partnership, TOPAZ Technologies will be providing a grants management solution through ML Weekes & Company’s RAMS grantsERA Product.
ML Weekes’ RAMS grantsERA provides direct system-to-system electronic submission of grant applications to Grants.gov, a unified site for managing interactions between grant applicants and the US Federal agencies that manage grant funds, and manages pre- and post-award information in a Web-based software solution.
TOPAZ Technologies will be integrating and reselling the grantsERA solution as part of the TOPAZ Enterprise product suite. An ERA solution for medical research, the TOPAZ Enterprise product suite consists of biomedical research compliance and facility management solutions including Animal, Human and Biosafety Protocols products which manage the entire IACUC, IRB and IBC protocol process. The software for managing grants will provide research facilities a means to manage grant applications and compliance requirements within the TOPAZ Enterprise product suite.
“I am looking forward to our partnership with TOPAZ,” said Alex Weekes, partner, ML Weekes & Company, PC. “Their longstanding expertise in the research software environment coupled with ML Weekes’ knowledge of grants administration will yield great benefits for our existing and future clients.”
“We are very excited to incorporate a grants management solution into TOPAZ Technologies’ competitive product suite,” said Ron Thornton, chief executive officer of TOPAZ Technologies. ”This best of breed approach will provide the most complete and feature rich solution in the industry, with the lowest cost of ownership. It will provide customers with a software solution for managing grants, complete with the shared data they need to gain efficiencies and improve compliance management.”
For more information on TOPAZ Technologies’ products, including the ERA solution for medical research and the software for managing grants, visit www.topazti.com
For more information on ML Weekes & Company RAMS grantsERA, visit, www.mlweekes.com
About TOPAZ Technologies
TOPAZ Technologies is a market-leading biomedical research solutions 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 Pfizer, Wyeth, Emory, Duke, CDC and NIH. For more information, visit www.topazti.com
About ML Weekes & Company, PC
Founded in 2000, ML Weekes is a highly specialized professional services firm, with the principal focus of delivering assurance, advisory services and software solutions to private and not-for-profit clients within the public sector market. ML Weekes’ services are designed to address the key issues of cost recovery, risk management and compliance for organizations operating in the complex and competitive arena of public funding. The Firm provides process-driven, business solutions in the areas of indirect rates and cost allocation, regulatory compliance, grant and contract negotiations, interpretation of public laws and regulations, policies and procedures, and dispute resolution. For more information please visit our website at www.mlweekes.com
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