LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Canon Communications LLC today announced the launch of Qmed.com, an online supplier directory and content resource that establishes the world's only directory of qualified medical device suppliers

Canon helped to pioneer the development of industry specific online directories with the launch of Medical Device Link in 1996. "Device Link was the backbone of our online resources for years, but after exhaustive research and conversations with OEMs we realized we had an opportunity to enhance the offering and better serve the manufacturing community," said VP of Medical Device Brands, Stephen Corrick. "Over and over again we heard 'what we need is a resource to find qualified suppliers we can work with now.' That need led to the development of Qmed. With Qmed, manufacturing professionals can pull targeted search results and listings of global suppliers who are FDA registered, ISO certified and reviewed by our editorial staff. It really is the only place in the world this type of vetted, targeted information is available."

Qmed provides site visitors with a unique user experience based around their specific search parameters. Supplier listings, videos, blogs, whitepapers, and search specific content from Canon's leading resources, including Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN) which is now directly built into the Qmed platform, are aggregated based on entered keywords giving the user instant access to a breadth of resources that previously would have required multiple searches and cost valuable time.

Canon is confident that the advancements made in the development of Qmed will be beneficial across its rapidly growing portfolio of online communities. "Qmed, as with the recently launched medical publication sites MDDIOnline.com, EMDT.co.uk and IVDTechnology.com, is built on the Drupal open-source platform and is highly customized to provide registration, analytics and site statistics to both Canon publishers and clients. As a scalable platform, we can easily modify the 'Qplatform' to quickly and effectively go into additional Canon focused markets such as Electronics, Plastics and Pharma," commented Jason Brown, VP of E-media.

Ron Wall, Senior VP of Publishing, added, "In B-to-B media, content is still king. Our audience told us loud and clear that they wanted access to qualified suppliers and Qmed gives them that. The buzz around the site has been fantastic and our guys did a heck of job pulling this thing together. We are all excited to officially launch a great new resource for our global medical device audience." 

About Canon Communications
Canon Communications LLC, a portfolio company of Apprise Media LLC, is the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, including medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing.

Further information about Canon's business-to-business publications, trade shows, and digital media is available at www.cancom.com.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Michael Bartolomei
Canon Communications LLC
(310) 445-3765