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Camstar Solutions Drive Global Operational Visibility, Lean and Six Sigma Programs for Leader in Cardiovascular Therapies

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 4:45am
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2012-- Camstar Systems, Inc.

announced today that Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, has deployed the Camstar Enterprise Platform to support its global growth and continuous improvement initiatives. The Manufacturing Execution System delivers paperless electronic Device History Records (eDHR) with manufacturing process enforcement and intelligence built in.

Significant benefits include real-time visibility and control, automatically enforced process changes, shorter lead times, higher yields, and eDHR review by exception. Operators are able to focus on the process instead of paper, and the efficiencies gained have helped enable the company's Lean and Six Sigma initiatives.

The initial deployment is at a North American site that manufactures Class III tissue-based heart valves, and the solution will be rolled out to additional locations throughout Europe and North America.

"Sorin Group strives for the highest levels of performance and quality across the globe," said Kieran Tuite, Vice President of Corporate Operations for Sorin Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy. "With Camstar's Enterprise Platform, we enable our people to focus on the product by eliminating non-value add activities, and most importantly to sustain profitable growth while continuing to improve the quality of our life-saving medical devices." "Sorin Group joins many leaders in the medical device industry who understand how investing in Camstar's comprehensive solutions enables strategic growth and improvements," said Scott Toney, President and CEO of Camstar. "Camstar's focus on products and services that advance product quality pays off for our customers in terms of rapid growth through higher efficiencies and improved quality." About Sorin Group Sorin Group (www.sorin.com) is a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets medical technologies for cardiac surgery and for the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. With 3,750 employees worldwide, Sorin Group focuses on three major therapeutic areas that include: cardiopulmonary bypass (extracorporeal circulation and autotransfusion systems), cardiac rhythm management and heart valve repair and replacement. Every year, over one million patients are treated with Sorin Group devices in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit: www.sorin.com.

About Camstar Systems, Inc.

Camstar is a leading innovator of software solutions that advance product qualityin the manufacturing industry, enabling Brand Owners, Manufacturers and Suppliers to produce the highest quality products through Global Supply Networks. Camstar's cloud-based and on-premise solutions provide Supply Chain Visibility and Intelligence, Quality Management and Collaboration, and Manufacturing Execution.

For nearly 30 years, Camstar has served hundreds of satisfied customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.camstar.com.

CONTACT: Camstar Systems, Inc.

Susan Lamb, +1-704-227-6628 slamb@camstar.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Camstar Systems, Inc.

Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 06/14/2012 08:30 AM/DISC: 06/14/2012 08:30 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120614005194/

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