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Same Road (Regulatory Pathway), Different Car (Medical Device)..Similar Success (Clearance,Approval)

As you might expect, here at RQS the responsibilities and duties of providing our clients with the support they need often involves traveling for on-site visits. For the time being, most of the travel takes place within the greater metropolitan area of the cities in which we currently have offices: Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Our Pittsburgh team makes rounds to their Pittsburgh-based clients and our Cleveland team makes rounds to their Cleveland-based clients. However, in order to best meet our clients’ needs, there is a fair bit of interchanging resources between our offices. Employees, some more than others, travel within the two metropolitan areas providing support to clients in both regions, as needed. Having been one of our Pittsburgh-based employees who has frequently traveled to Cleveland for client support, I thought I would use this blog post to reminisce on the journey.

Congenital Heart Walk

This weekend my family and I are going to go to the Congenital Heart Walk at 9:45 a.m. at the boathouse in North Park. This walk is to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects, America’s #1 birth defect. Regulatory and Quality Solutions is a sponsor of this event; it is very close to our hearts since it involves our esteemed friend and colleague, Deb Gimbel.

RQS is walking in support of Riley Alexa Jones, Deb Gimbel’s niece. You may have remembered reading about Riley in Deb’s blog “Heart To Heart” http://rqteam.com/2012/12/heart-to-heart/ Just looking at Riley’s smiling face makes you understand how the advance of medical technology really can drastically change lives for the better. This is truly a worthy cause!

So, if you have a chance, come out to walk with us this Saturday. If you can’t come to the event, please consider donating at the following website: http://congenitalheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1052771&lis=1&kntae1052771=3C008BF363694E1790D39D0D5C53B062&supId=0&team=5491269

Hope to see you Saturday!

Daria

Image Credit: epSos .de @ flikr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6180907719)

RQS Cares - Congenital Heart Walk

RQS is happy to announce that RQS Cares is organizing a group for the Congenital Heart Walk event occurring on June 22nd, 2013 in Allison Park, PA. The race serves as a community gathering and fundraising event for ACHA, an organization to improve the quality of life and extend the lives of congenital heart disease survivors, and the Children's Heart Foundation, an organization to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart disease.

To join RQS and our team, please click on our team page and follow the registration instructions below:

  • Click on the "Join our Team" link. This will take you to a race waiver.
  • If comfortable with the language in the waiver, click "I agree".
  • The next page will allow you to register:
    • On the following page, click "Join a Team".
    • If not auto-selected, use the dropdown menu on the following page to select "RQS Cares" and click "Continue".
    • Fill out the required user information (user, password, security Q&A) OR sign in with a social account (Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter).
    • Fill out the required personal information, select the radio button on whether you are a survivor of a CHD, or walking for someone with a CHD, the event you plan on running/walking, your t-shirt size, and any additional donation you would like to give. The individual fundraising goal can remain the default (unless you want to raise more!). Click "Continue".

If there are any questions regarding the race or registration, please ask in the comments below the blog post or using our contact form on the website.

-RTK

Image courtesy of the Congenital Heart Walk

RQS Cares - Race for the Place

RQS is happy to announce that RQS Cares is organizing a group for the Race for the Place 5K run / 1 mile walk event occurring on June 2nd, 2013 in Beachwood, OH. The race serves as a fundraising event for The Gathering Place - an organization focused on supporting, educating, and empowering individuals and families touched by cancer by means of free programs and services.

To join RQS and our race team, please click on our team page and follow the registration instructions below:

  • Click on the "Join our Team" button. This will take you to a race waiver.
  • If comfortable with the language in the waiver, click "I agree".
  • The next page will allow you to register for individuals or multiple people. Click the option applicable to how you are registering.
    • Register One Person:
      • On the following page, click "Join a Team".
      • If not auto-selected, use the dropdown menu on the following page to select "RQS Cares" and click "Continue".
      • Fill out the required user information (username, password, security Q&A) and click "Continue".
      • Fill out the required personal information, the event you plan on running/walking, your t-shirt size, any additional donation you would like to give, and select a radio button on whether or not you are a cancer survivor. Click "Continue".
    • Register Multiple People:
      • On the following page, click "Join a Team".
      • If not auto-selected, use the dropdown menu ont he following page to select "RQS Cares" and click "Continue".
      • Fill out the required user information (username, password, security Q&A) and click "Continue".
      • Fill out the required personal information, the event you plan on running/walking, your t-shirt size, any additional donation you would like to give, and select a radio button on whether or not you are a cancer survivor. Click "Continue".
      • Fill out additional registrations until all runners/walkers are registered.

If there are any questions regarding the race or registration, please ask in the comments below the blog post or using our contact form on the website.

- RTK

Image courtesy of the Race for the Place

RQS appears in TEQ Magazine

In the March 2013 edition of the Pittsburgh Tech Council's TEQ Magazine, Jonathan Kersting highlights Regulatory and Quality Solutions' growth over the past 5 years. See here for the blog post that recounts the article. The "e-zine" can be found here.

Labels impact the device

During this holiday season, when presents are being packaged and shipped at high volumes, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the importance of labeling.

Innovative to the Bone

Last week, Regulatory and Quality Solutions participated in Cleveland Clinic’s 10th Annual Medical Innovation Summit – “Innovative to the Bone”! Each year, the Summit highlights different areas of specialization, with this year focusing on orthopaedics. It was our first year participating in the Summit, which brought together more than 1,100 executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and clinicians from around the world October 29th – October 31st.

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