SOURCE: Aptara Inc.

December 01, 2008 11:08 ET

Portland Press Limited Extends Three Year Relationship With Aptara

Aptara Delivers High Quality, Cost-Efficient Solution to Not-for-Profit Publisher

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Aptara, Inc., a global leader in content transformation services, and Portland Press Limited, a not-for-profit publisher of journals in the cellular and molecular life sciences, today announced the extension of their three year relationship for the origination of journals in the Portland Press portfolio.

Accurate origination of journal content, as well as the timely and cost-effective delivery of electronic products and print files, is a core business requirement for Portland Press Limited. Aptara's ability to deliver high quality, cost-efficient solutions through the use of proprietary technology has played a key role in enabling Portland Press Limited to meet its institutional goals.

"Publication of our journals (approximately 10,000 pages per year) on schedule and within budget allows us to meet our publication deadlines and to fulfill our commitments to our stakeholders: authors, editors, reviewers, readers, subscribers, librarians, and journal owners," said Pauline Starley, head of editorial department at Portland Press Limited. "The seamless relationship between our production team and the Aptara team in Delhi, as well as regular meetings with our local Aptara representative, are essential factors in the successful working partnership that we have developed."

"Successful long-term partnerships with our important clients are integral to Aptara's success; we focus on strong service levels to meet the unique requirements of our clients and we understand the value of these long-term relationships," said Dev Ganesan, president and chief executive officer of Aptara.

About Aptara

Aptara delivers technologically advanced and integrated content transformation solutions that enable customers to unleash the value of their content and uncover new revenue opportunities. Aptara delivers full life-cycle content management services -- content capture, digitization and distribution -- and learning and development solutions to leading publishers and Fortune Global 500 companies. Aptara also provides solutions to financial institutions, information aggregators, professional societies, government agencies, universities, libraries, and the automotive and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, the company serves customers around the globe from ISO certified facilities and employs more than 3,500 people worldwide. Aptara has nine offices across the United States, India, United Kingdom and Australia. For more information on Aptara and its services please visit www.aptaracorp.com.

About Portland Press Limited

Portland Press Limited is an innovative, not-for-profit publisher of leading high-quality journals and books in the cellular and molecular life sciences. It is the wholly owned publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society and the surplus from the sale of its publications is returned to the scientific community via the charitable activities of the Society.