Mirion Releases Apex-Guard™ Application, Gamma Spectroscopy Software for Regulated Count Rooms
September 15, 2021 at 08:00 AM EDT
Mirion Technologies, Inc. (“Mirion”), a leading provider of detection, measurement, analysis and monitoring solutions to the nuclear, defense, medical and research end markets, today announced the release of its new Apex-Guard software, an exciting addition to the Mirion Apex-Gamma™ Lab Productivity Suite.
Apex-Guard software provides users with increased security and data integrity and is especially beneficial for pharmaceutical customers who must adhere to the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Title 21 CFR Part 11 laboratory compliance, which outlines requirements for electronic record retention and electronic signatures. Key features include role-based security with Windows credentials authentication, automatic timed log-offs, increased security for file editing permissions, enhanced audit logs, and digital signatures.
“Apex-Guard software addresses a gap in the marketplace for satisfying Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliance needs for pharmaceutical customers while offering robust data security features to all,” says James Cocks, Division President, DMD Americas at Mirion. “Pharmaceutical customers, nuclear power plant count rooms, and commercial radiochemistry labs will all benefit from Apex-Guard software’s extra layer of security and audit-supporting documentation. We are pleased to bring this critical product to market in tandem with the rest of our Apex-Gamma™ Lab Productivity Suite.”
The new product builds on Apex-Gamma and Genie software packages with two significant enhancements to Mirion’s legacy spectroscopy products—subscription-based pricing models and electronic software licensing.
“Apex-Guard software’s subscription-based model will allow customers to remain up to date on the latest version to ensure compliance and security threat maintenance, while allowing Mirion to develop long-term partnerships instead of one-time transactions,” continued James Cocks. “Electronic software licensing will also greatly improve the process for customers by replacing USB hardware installs.”
When integrated with a customers’ existing laboratory procedures, Apex-Guard software will make achieving compliance standards easier and more attainable.
Mirion expects to complete its business combination with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (NYSE: GSAH) and become a publicly listed company in the second half of 2021, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions, including certain regulatory approvals.
For more information on Apex-Guard software, visit https://www.mirion.com/products/apex-guard-lab-productivity-suite
Mirion Technologies is a leading provider of detection, measurement, analysis and monitoring solutions to the nuclear, defense, medical and research end markets. The organization aims to harness its unrivaled knowledge of ionizing radiation for the greater good of humanity. Many of the company's end markets are characterized by the need to meet rigorous regulatory standards, design qualifications and operating requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta (GA – USA), Mirion employs around 2,500 people and operates in 13 countries. For more information, and for the latest news and content from Mirion, visit Mirion.com. Mirion is currently a portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners, LLP.
GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (NYSE: GSAH) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting merger, stock purchase or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company is sponsored by an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. In June 2020, GSAH completed its initial public offering, raising $750 million from investors.
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