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Qmed Announces Increase in Dedicated Staff as Part of Development Plans for 2011

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon today announced the appointment of dedicated personnel to, the world's only 100% qualified supplier search engine and sourcing platform for medical device OEMs.  The additional staff was announced as part of UBM Canon's plans to greatly increase enhancements in Qmed throughout 2011.


Tim Simone, Qmed Brand Director, will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for Qmed, driving the next phase of development for the product, expanding the platform globally and creating increased value for enhanced listing suppliers.

Simone stated, "Our Qmed staff now includes a dedicated editor-in-chief and content team, client service administrators, additional site developers, and SEO professionals.  This allows us to continue to deliver first-rate services and support to Qmed suppliers as well as providing medical device OEMs with quality content and resources they need as they research and source suppliers during the product design cycle. Increasing Qmed personnel is one of many important development plans UBM Canon has for Qmed."

Shana Leonard, currently Editor-in-Chief of MPMN (Medical Product Manufacturing News), will be stepping into a combined role of Editor-in-Chief of Qmed and MPMN. Leonard stated, "I am looking forward to introducing a variety of new features as well as building on the current editorial strengths of the Qmed and MPMN brands. By delivering high-quality content and qualified supplier information, Qmed will serve the medical device industry as an unparalleled resource for medical device design and development."

Also joining the Qmed content team are Kate Dixon, Online Content Manager, and Bob Michaels, Managing Editor for Qmed/MPMN. Kevin Quinn, currently Qmed E-Media Product Director, will also remain as part of the Qmed team.

Renee Bernabe will be joining the Qmed staff as Qmed Client Services Administrator and will directly interface with clients with the goal of maximizing the value of supplier listings. Bernabe will provide client training and support related to Qmed SEO and posting assets including: white papers, videos, webcasts, and company news. Bernabe will also provide support in the areas of client reporting and metrics.

Alison LeBoeuf will join Nicole Welter as New Business Development Managers for Qmed.

Simone also announced that in addition to increasing Qmed staff, other enhancements include the addition of Canon Data Mine (CDM) to Qmed, which allows suppliers to identify and target high quality prospects from UBM Canon's master data file. The CDM database includes 1.3 million unique contacts including 350,000 verified, active medical device professionals.

For more information about becoming an enhanced listing supplier on Qmed and details on CDM, contact Tim Simone at 310/445-3767, Nicole Welter at 310/445-3754, or Alison LeBoeuf at 310/445-3747. For client training and support, contact Renee Bernabe at 303/254-4758.

About Qmed

Qmed is the world's ONLY 100% qualified medical device supplier directory and search engine, created exclusively for OEMs actively researching and sourcing qualified suppliers, products, and services during the product design cycle. Powered by advanced keyword search and embedded with relevant supplier and industry content, rich media, and RFP opportunities, Qmed is the critical resource used to connect medical device OEMs with qualified suppliers. From medical contract manufacturers to stock component suppliers and medical device consultancies, Qmed's powerful search tool, directory, and white paper library serves only relevant editorial content, screened supplier listings and resources to provide the most efficient supplier-sourcing experience for medical device OEMs. Qualified suppliers are determined by verification of the following criteria: currently working with medical device OEMs, exhibit at medical device industry trade shows, are GMP compliant, ISO 9000, and/or FDA–registered.

About Canon Data Mine

Canon Data Mine is a powerful database application available only to Qmed enhanced suppliers. The platform gives suppliers the ability to mine and target key contacts from UBM Canon's database of more than 1.3 million unique records, including over 350,000 medical device professionals worldwide. Canon Data Mine is designed to enable suppliers to reach specific contacts for which a direct sales approach is in mind, where telephone calls and personal visits will be used in combination with personalized emails and mailings.

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

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