Oxford, UK; Princeton, NJ; Tokyo, Japan; Basel, Switzerland; Sydney, Australia – December 12, 2014.

Zinc Ahead announced today that the number of jobs approved by life sciences professionals using their flagship product, Zinc MAPS, has reached two million. This significant milestone illustrates the continuing value of Zinc’s content compliance and rich media management solution, within the heavily regulated life sciences industry.

With financial penalities reaching into billions of dollars for non-compliance, strict approval processes for content are a necessity for life sciences companies. The Zinc platform – comprising Zinc MAPS workflow and Zinc Telescope digital asset management - supports all aspects of the content lifecycle from creation to distribution; enabling users to plan, discuss, track, review, approve and share materials, confident in their compliance with industry standards.

“On average, Zinc data shows that across the globe, 12,500 jobs per week are approved through the platform,” said Zinc Technical Director, Dom Eaton. “The rapid increase in jobs being approved reinforces the choice of Zinc as the gold standard compliance solution.”

To date, Zinc has over 50,000 users in 170 life sciences companies worldwide. Zinc clients have experienced impressive results, with over 50% reduction in review cycle time and over 25% reduction in time spent on compliance procedures.

“Compliance within the life sciences has always been regarded as a major bottleneck in getting materials to market,” said Zinc CEO James Brown. “Zinc set out to change that - and the number of materials being reviewed and approved in Zinc MAPS is proof that we have transformed the compliance process for hundreds of companies.”

About Zinc Ahead
Zinc Ahead is the leading enabler of content compliance and rich media management for the life science industry. Two million digital assets have been approved through the Zinc cloud, transforming the digital media development and compliance community in 170 countries. More than 50,000 marketing, medical and legal professionals are using Zinc daily, and its products are widely recognized as the gold standard in life sciences compliance software and rich digital media management.

Zinc empowers users to collaborate, approve and share content in real-time with colleagues and third party agencies anywhere in the world. Combining best-of-breed functionality with an intuitive interface, Zinc enables fast, secure approval of all types of materials including print documents, rich digital media files, apps and websites.

Zinc Ahead is a privately owned company with headquarters in the United Kingdom and operations in the United States, Central Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit


Zinc Ahead
Anna Dunmeyer
Director, Marketing Communications, Americas