Interactive Consulting Associates GmbH (ICA) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Norman C. Franklin, who was the leader of the European Industries delegation to the ICH Q 7 Expert Working Group (EWG) of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) on GMPs for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). He was later awarded by the FDA for his contribution.

Since 2007 the main business of ICA has been conducting internal audits of pharmaceutical and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturers, including audits in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Finland, India and China. It has been able to build up long standing relationships to some of the leading API manufacturer in the industry.