Liquent Supports Hl7 Testing Efforts By Offering Free eCTD-to-RPS Conversion Software

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 17 /CNW/ -- Liquent, a Thomson business
and global leader in providing regulatory software solutions, information
products and related services for the life sciences industry, today announced
the availability of free eCTD-to-Regulated Product Submission (RPS) conversion
software, an evolving new electronic submission standard.
    Liquent has taken an active role in supporting the RPS standard through
its participation in the testing phase and collaboration with clients. Liquent
developed a utility that is able to convert the XML backbone of an eCTD
submission into the RPS message format and is inviting others to join in the
testing of this evolving standard.
    "Regulated Product Submission is an evolving new electronic submissions
standard that could eventually replace eCTD," said Jim Nichols, Liquent's vice
president of product strategy and marketing. "The key to successfully adopting
a new standard is to exercise various scenarios via testing. By providing
real-world user testing and industry collaboration, we are laying the
foundation for the next big standard in regulatory submissions."
    The RPS standard creates a framework for sponsors to send regulatory
information using predefined parameters to identify and catalog their content,
allowing reviewers to locate discipline-specific information consistently.
With the same model for all product types to all regulatory authorities, the
RPS standard could be used worldwide for any regulated products, including
foods, medical devices, human therapeutics, and veterinary medicine.
    For more information about Liquent's eCTD-to-RPS conversion software,
please visit: .
    About The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in
providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York
and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC). Thomson Scientific is a
business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its information solutions assist
professionals at every stage of research and development-from discovery to
analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific
information solutions can be found at .

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