Med Ad News, PharmaLive.com sold

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Med Ad News and PharmaLive.com publisher, Engel Publishing Partners, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based Canon Communications, Canon announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Canon, a division of Apprise Media, produces magazine titles and trade shows focused on the medical device, specialty packaging, materials processing, and plastics processing industries.

Canon currently maintains several medical titles including MD&DI (Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry), Medical Product Manufacturing News, Medical Electronics Manufacturing, European Medical Device Manufacturer and others. Canon's digital media holdings include the medical device design and engineering portal, Medical Device Link; online magazine, Advanced Design & Manufacturing (AD&M) and various e-newsletters and e-publications.

Next month, Canon will launch its BIOMEDevice trade show, to provide “a forum for areas where the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing markets are converging,” said Charles McCurdy, Canon CEO.

Engel Publishing, based in Newtown, PA, was established in 1982. Its monthly Med Ad News publication covers business and marketing activities in the pharmaceutical industry.

Engel's R&D Directions title was established in 1995 and is published 10 times a year. R&D Directions' target audience is comprised of research and development professionals at pharmaceutical companies.

PharmaLive.com reports 150,000 unique visitors each month with 65,000 professionals registered to receive its e-newsletters.

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