UL extends its offering with an acquisition


UL has acquired EduNeering, a provider of compliance and training solutions, from Kaplan Inc..

UL is a global safety science company with a network of 95 laboratory, testing and certification facilities. The addition of EduNeering enhances the online training and software offerings of UL's Knowledge Services business unit with a solution focused on medical devices, pharmaceuticals, clinical research education and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection and enforcement.

EduNeering offers governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) operational software and online training. 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.

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.

"Adding EduNeering extends our commitment to product safety and helps people and the companies they work for to be smarter, safer, healthier, more efficient and more effective," said Patrick Boyle, President of UL Knowledge Services. "We are adding a high-caliber staff, a highly scalable learning management platform and an extraordinary course library that extends our world-class training software and solutions to the health sciences community."

Knowledge Services, UL's fast-growing training, advisory and software solutions business unit, will integrate EduNeering's team of 85 employees, its technology platform and the course library of 700 online training modules.

EduNeering is the second acquisition to join Knowledge Services in six months, following the December purchase of Occupational Health and Safety software solutions leader PureSafety.

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