SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The UBM Canon MedTech Group is pleased to announce a new Community Reach Program which will benefit both medical OEM professionals and all MD&M Event exhibitors. Set to launch at MD&M West, the world's largest medical OEM event, the Community Reach Program will give all medical exhibitors a home on Qmed.com, the world's only 100% qualified medical device supplier directory, search engine, and central industry resource.
The UBM Canon MedTech Group conducted a recent study which found that 83% of medical OEMs actively use supplier sourcing websites. Given this fact, the new Community Reach Program will help to better connect medical OEMs with qualified medical device suppliers year-round. Medical OEMs will be able to search for MD&M exhibitors on Qmed by company name or supplier category and can schedule meetings prior to an upcoming show.
Qmed reaches the largest audience of MedTech professionals:
- Qmed averages 500,000+ unique visitors per year
- Over 80% of Qmed's registered users are also MD&M and BIOMEDevice attendees
- Over 20% of pre-registered attendees for MD&M and BIOMEDevice events sign up for Qmed before the live shows
"We are thrilled to offer MD&M exhibitors the opportunity to join the world's only qualified supplier sourcing directory," stated Tim Simone, Qmed Brand Director. "The Community Reach Program will make it easier for medical OEMs to find and connect with qualified suppliers and exhibitors before, during, and after an event."
Qmed launched in April 2010 and continues to focus on building the most robust, content-rich platform for OEMs and qualified medical device suppliers by enhancing search capabilities and developing tools that efficiently create business connections for the MedTech industry.
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 plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
Qmed is the world's ONLY 100% qualified medical device supplier directory, search engine and industry resource, 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.
SOURCE UBM Canon