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We're Stronger Together

R&Q and Maetrics have combined to become the largest medical device focused full-service regulatory and quality consulting firm in the world. The coming together of our leadership teams along with the extensive skills and experience of our resources, has created a highly agile, scalable, and global organization. A new brand that unites the companies will be revealed soon.


About R&Q and Maetrics

Founded in 2008 by a team of women with deep experience in the medical device industry, R&Q has a strong reputation for having the industry’s top subject matter experts, in-house project management, and a dedicated and highly trained team providing business-balanced solutions. R&Q is serving over 300 medical device and combination product manufacturers across the world, with more than a thousand successful projects completed in just over a decade.

Maetrics has a similarly strong industry reputation and record of success, growing their footprint across multiple countries and life science sectors since inception in 1984. Maetrics’ hands-on approach is based on decades of experience with global regulatory requirements and involvement with regulatory body committees. Since their focus is exclusively on the life sciences industry, they provide comprehensive compliance solutions customized to a client’s operations and business objectives.

Bringing these two companies together supports the shared vision of becoming a global leader in providing the most effective and business-balanced regulatory and quality solutions to the medical device, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical industries. 

Meet Our Leaders

At every level, uniting these two companies brings together the best minds in regulatory and quality. Our leaders have established flourishing organizations and world-class teams by executing a clear vision. Connecting our teams makes us stronger together.

Maria Fagan

Maria Fagan, President of R&Q, Member of R&Q Board of Directors

Maria cofounded R&Q in 2008 and has been focused on providing business-balanced solutions from inception. Maria ensures that the R&Q business is strategically focused on growth, R&Q’s vision and mission are upheld, and R&Q is poised for success. Having led the growth of R&Q to a 200+ person firm with an industry-leading reputation, Maria has an expert understanding of the consulting industry, as well as the medical device industry. 

Maria has nearly 30 years of industry experience in medical device product development across all areas of regulatory and quality assurance, as well as post-market surveillance and compliance. Maria capitalizes on this experience to ensure that R&Q continues to provide top quality strategic and tactical solutions to the industry. 

Steve Cottrell

Steve Cottrell, President of Maetrics, Member of R&Q Board of Directors

Stephen Cottrell is the President of Maetrics and is responsible for client service delivery, growth, and overall performance of the company. He leads an experienced team of industry professionals who formulate and deliver consulting services dedicated to the life sciences industry. Steve’s experience encompasses leading a wide array of business services within the life sciences sector, including business process outsourcing, strategic sourcing, and clinical trial offerings.

Steve is a business executive with more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry. His career has been dedicated to supporting services in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech market segments. He has a proven ability to evaluate client challenges and bring together unique solutions to meet the current and future needs of clients.  

Giveaway at RAPS Euro

Enter for your chance to win a 30 minute consultation with an R&Q and MAETRICS Subject Matter Expert of your choice! For example, Dr Amie Smirthwaite, Senior Director of Global Clinical Practice. See her bio here.

Visit the R&Q + MAETRICS Booth #10 to enter the giveaway drawing. 


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