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Mark Kolb to Join MODA Board of Directors.

WAYNE, Pa. & BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- MODA Technology Partners (MODA) today announced that Mark E. Kolb, Chairman and CEO of Taratec, a consultancy focused on the automation and regulatory compliance needs of the pharmaceutical industry, is joining the MODA Board of Directors. MODA has developed MODA-EM[TM] a mobile computing solution for the collection, management and reporting of environmental monitoring information by pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Mr. Kolb founded Taratec in 1983. Since that time, the firm has built an outstanding reputation among the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, including 18 of the 20 largest firms. In 2006, Taratec and MODA entered into a professional services agreement that leverages Taratec's vast computer system validation and laboratory automation expertise in the implementation MODA-EM.

In addition to serving as the chairman of Taratec's Board of Directors, Kolb serves on the Board of Directors of the Somerset Medical Center and the New Jersey Technology Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Dynamic Clinical Systems and Montclair State University's College of Science and Mathematics Advisory Council. Mr. Kolb received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and completed the Owner/President Management (OPM) program at the Harvard Business School. He is a past winner of the Ernst & Young New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Notre Dame Club of Central New Jersey's Man of the Year.

"I have known Mark Kolb for over 15 years and have great respect for him not only as an entrepreneur and business man, but also as a person with great passion, intelligence and integrity," stated David Lipson, MODA's Chairman and CEO. "Mark is a great addition to our Board of Directors and I am certain that his contributions will be immediate and impactful."

"I'm excited about the opportunity to work with David and his dynamic management team. MODA is a respected organization whose technology and services clearly address today's complex business issues affecting pharmaceutical manufacturing," added Mark Kolb.

About MODA Technology Partners

MODA Technology Partners is a commercial software company whose primary focus is addressing the growing need for effective automation and efficient regulatory compliance within pharmaceutical manufacturing. MODA's software leverages mobile computing technology to help pharmaceutical clients increase operational efficiency, improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs. Additional information is available at

About Taratec

Taratec is a leading life science company that provides integrated business, information technology, regulatory compliance, pharmacovigilance, and drug safety solutions to innovative pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations around the world. With an extensive suite of services and solutions, Taratec enables life science companies to bring products to market sooner and improve manufacturing efficiency while achieving compliance with FDA regulations. Taratec is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, with a major operations center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit
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