Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs consultants to the pharmaceutical, NHP, medical marijuana, cosmetic, food, consumer chemical & medical device industries.
ICS Inc. was founded in June, 1999 by Dale Enright, B.Sc., with the initial focus on assisting small- and mid-sized companies with their QA and Regulatory requirements. We translate the Canadian regulations for your products & facilities, so that you can most efficiently get to market The company started in Edmonton, Alberta, then shortly emigrated to the beautiful area near Nelson, British Columbia. See Google Maps and photos of the West / Central Kootenay region to the right. However, we are routinely present in Vancouver (Lower Mainland), Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.
Due to our ability to provide exceptional services at highly-competitive pricing and our desire to build mutually beneficial long-term relationships with our clients, we have continually expanded our range of services & expertise as a reputable consultant firm. We also have access to a global network of professionals whom we may occasionally subcontract on a confidential, case-by-case basis. Consequently, our client base has now grown to span the globe as a full-service company, including assisting start-ups with industry-related business insight / advice.
Over the years, we have helped at least 200 companies get more than 1,000 different products onto the Canadian market. As such, we have developed excellent working relationships with various regulatory authorities (e.g.: Health Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), US FDA, Australian TGA, etc.).
By contracting ICS you can receive the benefits of:
Government Regulatory Compliance
Regulations at all levels are constantly changing, especially since technology is so rapidly evolving, and companies are frequently not prepared or trained to comply. We provide expertise to assist you in complying economically, efficiently, and with the least amount of trauma to the organization.
Cutting Edge Training
ICS is contracted to provide on-site (or remote) training to keep your staff informed and updated of technical and regulatory knowledge, which in turn improves employee morale and ensures product compliance.
We are retained as impartial advisers without vested interest in the outcome of recommendations, but at the same time keeping your bottom line in mind. It is often easier psychologically for your personnel to adapt to external advice, as opposed to internal advice. We can perform an objective and thorough analysis of your particular issues.
We can act as a catalyst for continual improvement and stimulating ideas in a highly structured organization that otherwise might be resistant to change due to its size, bureaucracy, and institutionalized nature.
If your shipment is held at the border or the government is requesting a product recall, we can use our expertise to assist you. This takes away immediate pressure that may be coming internally, or from a government agency, and gives you more time to adapt and respond.
We are independent contractors so you don’t need to worry about employee tax deductions, recruitment costs or fringe benefits.