UL, a global safety science company, has acquired EduNeering, a provider of compliance and training solutions for the life and health sciences sector. The addition of EduNeering enhances the online training and software offerings of UL's Knowledge Services business unit with a solution focused on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clinical research education and U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection and enforcement.

EduNeering, which was acquired by educational and career services provider Kaplan in 2007, features governance, risk, and compliance operational software and online training and serves as the online compliance learning partner for the FDA, the Advanced Medical Technology Association, Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Drug Information Association, among others. In addition to life and health sciences solutions, EduNeering's courseware addresses compliance and regulatory issues in the energy, manufacturing, construction, engineering, health plan, and food-processing sectors. 

Knowledge Services will integrate EduNeering's team of 85 employees, its technology platform and the course library of 700 online training modules, which also cover energy operations, manufacturing, ethics, environmental health and safety, engineering and construction, and food safety.

EduNeering is the second acquisition to join Knowledge Services in six months, following the December purchase of Occupational Health and Safety software solutions leader PureSafety.