April 1, 2010

2 Min Read
The Q and You

Progress is critical to the medical device industry. New iterations of products are constantly introduced to the market to accommodate the ever-changing needs of end-users. Likewise, those of us who serve the medical device industry also need to reinvent and evolve our products to better serve the interests of our end-users--you.

That's the intent of Launched last month by Canon Communications, publisher of MPMN, Qmed is an online tool designed to expedite and enhance the search for a supplier. Not your typical company directory, Qmed is a comprehensive sourcing guide that only includes qualified suppliers to the medical device industry. Limiting listings to qualified medical device supplier companies is key to the mission of the site and its benefit to OEM users. Prior to obtaining a live listing, supplier companies are even screened to ensure that they are FDA registered, CGMP compliant, ISO 13485 certified, or have demonstrated expertise in serving the medical device community. Furthermore, company information, including product specs and white papers, is consolidated and made accessible right from a given supplier's page so that OEMs are sufficiently informed before contacting the vendor. Users can then actually connect directly with potential partners through Qmed's request-for-quote option.

Because of its focus on sourcing products, services, and technologies for medical device design and development, is also the new home of MPMN Online. A synergistic pairing, MPMN and Qmed together present medical device personnel with the cutting-edge technologies they need and the companies that provide them. Many full-contract manufacturing companies tout the advantage of being a 'one-stop shop;' Qmed and MPMN Online are offering a similar capability for all OEM supply-chain needs. The goal of both entities is to ultimately assist engineers with finding the products, services, and suppliers they need to produce a safe, effective, and innovative end product.

Although it boasts a brand-new, user-friendly design, retains the same type and quality of content you count on from MPMN Online. On our new site, you'll still find our daily blog, Medtech Pulse, MD&M bonus material, and our Ask the Experts panelists, which are available to help solve your application-specific or general industry questions on a variety of topics. Select content from our current print issue and archives of previous issues of MPMN also continue to be readily accessible. does enable MPMN to expand its online-exclusive offerings and increase the available dynamic content,however. Web-exclusive companion pieces to print articles can enrich your learning experience while special features and videos provide an array of engaging educational options. We may have moved, but we're now in a better neighborhood with more to offer. Come visit MPMN Online at!

Shana Leonard

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