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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon announced today at MD&M West in Anaheim that it will be investing significant resources in Qmed to build on its success since its 2010 launch. As part of these planned enhancements, the Canon Data Mine (CDM) database product will become part of Qmed, the world's only 100% qualified supplier search engine and sourcing platform for medical device OEMs. As part of the new alignment, the CDM database application will be exclusively available to Qmed suppliers with enhanced/paid listings. The CDM database includes 1.3 million unique contacts including 350,000 verified, active medical device professionals.


"2011 will be a significant year of investment in Qmed," stated Stephen Corrick, Vice-President and Executive Director of UBM Canon Publishing. "In the past 10 months, we have delivered to the industry the first and only qualified supplier search engine and directory powered by advanced search and embedded with qualitative supplier content and resources. In 2011, we will focus on growing the Qmed audience, SEO investment, and developing engineering and design tools that serve the needs of medical device OEMs—evolving Qmed into the definitive qualified supplier sourcing and product design ecosystem for the medical device industry."

Corrick also announced the appointment of Tim Simone to Brand Director of Qmed and the addition of a client services team. In this new role, Simone 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.

"By providing the Canon Data Mine exclusively to paid suppliers on Qmed, we are delivering a high-quality tool and measurable results to our enhanced listing customers," said Simone, Brand Director of Qmed. "With Qmed, qualified suppliers connect with medical device OEMs actively sourcing and researching suppliers during the product design cycle. With CDM, suppliers can identify and target high quality leads from UBM Canon's master data file. Together, Qmed and CDM deliver a powerful platform that delivers visibility, connections, and measurable results to our customers."

"Bringing Canon Data Mine under the Qmed platform immediately delivers more value to our customers and  demonstrates our commitment to providing leading-edge products that are focused squarely on facilitating meaningful and quality connections between medical device OEMs and suppliers to the industry," stated Corrick. "This is just one of many exciting plans we have for Qmed."

For more information about becoming an enhanced listing supplier on Qmed, visit booth #482 at MD&M West, February 8-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center or contact Tim Simone at 310/445-3767 or at

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, editorially 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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