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Intellisphere Announces Acquisition of Multiple Titles from Ascend Media's Healthcare Division

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellisphere, publisher of the MDNG (MD Net Guide) series of medical magazines and websites, announced today that it has acquired multiple titles from Ascend Media's Healthcare division. The move strengthens the company's presence in several key market segments and demonstrates its commitment to improving quality of life through health research and education while providing new opportunities for associates and innovative options for healthcare marketers.

The assets acquired include the following print publications and affiliated online properties:

-- The American Journal of Managed Care (

-- Cardiology Review (

-- Pharmacy Times (

-- Resident & Staff Physician (

-- Surgical Rounds (

-- Family Practice Recertification (

-- Internal Medicine World Report (

-- Physician's Money Digest (

"These are some of the most respected and recognized titles in this market," says Mike Hennessy, Chairman and CEO of MJH & Associates, parent company of Intellisphere, LLC, which assumed control of the new media properties. "This acquisition is a key step in our growth strategy for 2008 and is an exciting opportunity for our company to enhance our print assets while increasing our visibility as an e-media solution provider."

Intellisphere is the publisher of the award-winning MDNG ( franchise of medical magazines, as well as a variety of online properties, supplements, and journals, including OncNG (Oncology Net Guide) and OncNG: Nurses Edition. Collectively, the titles in the Intellisphere family are read by more than a quarter of a million physicians and allied healthcare professionals within multiple specialties, including primary care, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and hospital medicine.

"The acquisition of the Ascend titles accelerates our commitment to new markets," Hennessy commented. "By expanding our reach in the areas of cardiovascular medicine, pharmacy medicine, internal medicine, family practice, managed care, surgical medicine, and personal finance for physicians, we provide a potent array of options and channels for our readers and marketers who are looking to target specific healthcare audiences."

About Intellisphere

A pioneer in the integration of print and Internet media, Intellisphere, LLC is the publisher of the award-winning series of MDNG journals, custom publications, websites, and e-mail newsletters (eDigests). Published in nine editions with a unique, contemporary voice, style, and look, MDNG explores technology, computers, and the Internet, from the very practical to the most sophisticated, and the impact they have on the professional and personal life of the physician. Connecting more than a quarter of a million physicians and specialists to current and emerging healthcare technology trends, hundreds of online resources, and the latest breakthroughs affecting their medical practice, the MDNG series of publications, sites, and custom products have continually profiled the best online content for physicians, patients, and their caregivers.

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