About QbD

QbD supports life sciences companies throughout the entire product lifecycle, from idea to patient. Read more about our:

Who is Quality by Design?


Quality by Design (QbD) was founded by Bart Van Acker in the summer of 2011. Since then, QbD has been helping companies in the life sciences and healthcare industry to qualitatively develop and produce products. 

QbD’s team offers knowledge & tailored (software) solutions in regulatory affairs, clinical, qualification & validation, quality assurance, quality control, software solutions and go to market for companies active in Pharma, Biotech, Medical Devices & IVD.   

With over 600 consultants worldwide, the QbD Group has an ample knowledge base for solving complex project problems.

In addition to the Belgian headquarters, QbD also has affiliates in the Netherlands, Spain, France, UK, Switzerland, Mexico, Colombia and the US.   

Best Managed Company

2020, 2021, 2022 AND 2023!

We are honoured to retain this label in 2023! Being recognized as Best Managed Company again confirms that we have the assets to steer through challenging times, support economic growth and embrace the world of tomorrow.

Company news

QbD Group Once Again Awarded Gold Label as Best Managed Company

The QbD Group was reaffirmed as a Gold laureate in the Best Managed Companies program. The Best Managed Companies program assesses participants each year against a globally proven framework. It recognizes private companies that translate a clear strategy, strong competencies, and commitment to the company into solid financial results. The jury recognized the QbD Group for its outstanding business performance and may carry the quality label for the coming year.

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Timeseer.AI and the QbD Group sign a strategic partnership to serve the life sciences industry by improving sensor data quality

The QbD Group, service partner in the life sciences sector, and Timeseer.AI, a data solution provider, have signed a strategic partnership. Reliable data is key in any industry, but for life sciences and medical devices companies, sensor data is a key component to drive operational excellence and to accelerate the digital transformation. The better the performance based on this trustworthy data, the better the patients’ health care at the end of the value chain.

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Come visit our booth at CPHI Barcelona 2023

Come to see the QbD Group at stand #3G73 at CPHI Conference in Barcelona. And after the conference…Eat & Connect with lifescience professionals at our QbD’s CPHI Networking Drink.