Global safety science company UL has acquired EduNeering, a provider of compliance and training solutions for the life and health sciences sector, from educational and career service Kaplan.
The addition of EduNeering significantly enhances Knowledge Services—UL’s training, advisory and software solutions business unit—with a solution focused on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clinical research education and FDA inspection and enforcement. UL will integrate EduNeering's team of 85 employees, its technology platform and the course library of 700 online training modules.
EduNeering features governance, risk management and compliance operational software and online training that are relied upon by more than 400 companies across 50 countries. It serves as the online compliance learning partner for the FDA, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Drug Information Association, among others. In addition to life and health sciences solutions, EduNeering's courseware addresses compliance and regulatory issues in the energy, manufacturing, construction, engineering, health plan and food processing sectors.
Since 1999, EduNeering has maintained a unique partnership with the FDA, under which it develops and maintains the agency's online training, documentation and validation technology system for ORA-U, the agency's virtual university. ComplianceWire, EduNeering's learning management technology, has been used by the FDA to train and certify more than 35,000 federal, state, local and global investigators. More than 150 pharmaceutical, medical device and biologic companies also depend on ComplianceWire to organize, distribute and monitor all training and qualification activities.
"UL affords [EduNeering] an extraordinary growth platform of global resources, reputation and social mission that will bear fruit for our team and customers alike,” said Lisa Clune, president of EduNeering. Clune will continue to manage EduNeering, which will remain headquartered in Princeton, N.J., and will continue to help guide the business.
EduNeering is the second acquisition to join Knowledge Services in six months, following the December purchase of occupational health and safety software solutions provider PureSafety.