Fall 2020 Release Includes Game Changing Collaboration

WAYNE, PA., OCTOBER 05, 2020 –

Facet Life Sciences, a leading provider of development software and services for small and growing life sciences teams, today announced the release of on-line collaborative authoring as part of its latest Gemstone Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) release.

Gemstone is an affordable, cloud-based document management system designed for small research and development teams & start-ups. The new release includes enhancements that enable users to create, share, preview, collaborate, edit, store, and archive documents in a system that is fully compliant with US and EU document management requirements.

Gemstone has always provided the ability to add, modify, or preview documents. With this new release, Gemstone adds the ability to initiate an on-line collaboration session to dynamically modify or comment on a document currently stored in Gemstone, individually or with colleagues. Whether you are in the same room or across the world, share and collaborate on documents in real time.


  • Collaboration helps speed your documents to finalization. Your team can make comments and track edits dynamically in Word documents in Office 365, all fully managed by the Gemstone system.
  • Email notifications are sent to team members invited to collaborate and a convenient link is provided directly to the collaboration document in the system.
  • Collaboration is fully integrated into Gemstone, a secure, compliant document management system.

Ken VanLuvanee, President and CEO, Facet Life Sciences, commented, “We developed Gemstone to provide big company capabilities at a small company price. This latest release with the new collaboration features is a game changer for companies who want to work simultaneously or dynamically on regulatory content creation in a controlled environment.”

Gemstone still comes with flexible licensing options and user roles, including EDMS, Submissions and read-only seats.

About Facet Life Sciences

Facet Life Sciences is the leading provider of innovative development solutions (software and services) designed to help small teams get to and through the FDA©. Our Product Development Champions deliver expert nonclinical, CMC, and clinical regulatory services using cutting-edge technologies that speed product R&D efforts. Facet teams create and manage critical development documentation for some of the industry’s fastest growing, most innovative life sciences companies.