VIENNA, Va., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMPMedica has expanded SearchMedica.com to include a number of additional vertical search applications for specialist medical conditions. SearchMedica.com was co- developed with Convera Corporation (Nasdaq: CNVR), http://www.convera.com , a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers.
SearchMedica.com has been serving primary health care professionals in North America, the UK, France and Spain, and Psychiatry and Oncology specialists in North America. Since its launch in late 2006, the popularity of the service has risen dramatically and today generates millions of queries per month.
"We are delighted by the very positive reaction from the medical community as well as from our commercial partners," said Phil Callow, Managing Director of SearchMedica. "Based on user surveys and feedback, we've decided to add further disease-focused custom search functionality so that our full range now includes All of Medicine, Cardiovascular, Diabetes/Endocrine, Infectious, Mental/Nervous System, Musculoskeletal, Cancer/Hemic, Pediatric and Respiratory. This extension is part of CMPMedica's ongoing strategy to widen the scope of the service to satisfy the information and workflow requirements of every major medical domain."
SearchMedica.com , which was co-developed with Convera, is an advertising supported Web-based service that connects physicians and other medical professionals to credible, trusted and editorially approved medical Web sites, online journals and other clinical resources.
CMPMedica provides information and education to healthcare professionals and patients around the world. It has a unique portfolio of professional media products including newspapers, magazines, drug directories, electronic databases, websites and events.
SearchMedica.com indexes only authoritative medical information, approved for inclusion by medical editors and a physician editorial board. Medical professionals receive more relevant, smaller sets of search results from SearchMedica.com than from mainstream engines, which contain consumer- oriented, paid testimonials and other types of unreliable information. Since SearchMedica.com is advertiser supported, medical professionals pay nothing to use the specialty search engine. All SearchMedica search results are independent and unbiased. They contain well-known, credible journals, peer- reviewed research, and evidence-based articles written for practicing healthcare professionals. SearchMedica is currently available at http://www.SearchMedica.com.
Convera is the leading provider of search as a service for trade publishers and is the vertical search provider of choice for a growing number of specialist publishers around the world. Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand and also manages the vertical search sites of a growing number of specialist publishers. Convera site search, vertical search and lead generation applications can combine publisher proprietary content with an editorially vetted best of the Web for specific professional audiences, providing an authoritative and comprehensive search experience. Many of the world's largest publishers are working with Convera to accelerate their e-publishing strategies, meet growing online revenue goals and build loyal online professional communities.
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