About us

Overview

Quality Assistance is a leading European Contract Research Organisation providing the pharmaceutical industry with all the analytical services required by EMA and FDA regulations for the development and marketing of innovative human medicinal products.

The company holds a unique place on the market with all of its laboratories on one site, 160 highly-qualified professionals and 35 years’ at the forefront of analytical sciences.

We assist our clients from candidate selection, through non-clinical and clinical studies, to marketing authorisation, using our state-of-the-art, product-dedicated expertise in analytical sciences. For each customer and each project, we design customised solutions, define analytical protocols, develop and validate specific new analytical methods and perform characterisation, stability, pharmacokinetic, biomarker and immunogenicity studies as well as batch release testing, in order to evaluate the Quality, Safety and Efficacy of the given drugs.

Our challenge for 2020 is to be a relay for 500 innovative drugs.

History of Quality Assistance

2017
Quality Assistance staff 2017 history
We are celebrating our 35 year anniversary. 
5700 sqm
164 employees

BNP Fortis
BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Management S.A. enters the capital and the Board of Directors of Quality Assistance S.A.

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2015
New expansion for Quality Assistance

Acquisition of 5 hectares of land opposite its current facilities for future operational capacity increase
 

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2012
Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Brazil)

ANVISA successfully inspected Quality Assistance in 2012 to verify compliance with Good Practices in Bioavailability/Bioequivalence of Medicines, in accordance with Law N°9,782/99 and Resolution R.D.C./ANVISA N° 103, of 08 May 2003. Quality Assistance is registered with ANVISA as a contract Bioequivalence facility.

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2009
PDMA, GCLP, GCP

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (Japan)
In March 2009, Quality Assistance was successfully inspected by the PDMA and received GMP compliance certification from the Japanese authorities.

Good Clinical Laboratory Practice Compliance
Quality Assistance has adapted its quality system to meet the requirements of sponsors who need the analysis of their samples from clinical trials to be done in accordance with GCLP (Good Clinical Laboratory Practice).

Good Clinical Practice Compliance
Quality Assistance has adapted its quality system to meet the requirements of sponsors who need the analysis of their samples from clinical trials to be done in accordance with GCP (Good Clinical Practice).

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2008
Valois S.C.R.L. enters the capital and the Board of Directors of Quality Assistance S.A.
5200 sqm
97 employees
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2004
Good Laboratory Practice Compliance

Quality Assistance is authorized by the Belgian authorities (Scientific Institute of Public Health) to carry out toxicity studies, residue studies, analytical and clinical chemistry testing, and pharmacokinetic studies according to the requirements of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) - Directive of the European Commission 2004/9/EEC.

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2003
Food and Drug Administration (USA)

The FDA has successfully inspected Quality Assistance. Accordingly, Quality Assistance has been accepted and registered with the FDA as a contract pharmaceutical testing facility (FDA-FEI number 3002367943).

Continuous growth
2002
Continuous growth
3200 sqm
60 employees
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2001
Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (SRIW S.A.) enters the capital and the Board of Directors of Quality Assistance S.A.

Sambrinvest becomes a Board Observer

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1998
Sambrinvest becomes a Member of the Board of Directors
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1997
Quality Assistance S.P.R.L. becomes a limited company: Quality Assistance S.A.
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1993
PHARMANAL S.P.R.L. is renamed Quality Assistance S.P.R.L.
Quality Assistance History 1992
1992
Move to Donstiennes, Belgium
1200 sqm
15 employees
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1985
Move to Charleroi, Belgium
200 sqm
3 employees
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1984
Good Manufacturing Practice Compliance

In accordance with the Royal Decree of 22/09/1966*, Quality Assistance is certified by the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products to perform the analysis of medicinal products. 

1982
Company establishment

as PHARMANAL S.P.R.L.