SOURCE: MichBio

MichBio

September 19, 2011 13:48 ET

MichBio and KnowledgeWatch Announce Strategic Alliance

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - MichBio and KnowledgeWatch today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to develop "miBio NewsWatch," a news and information gathering channel of value to Michigan biosciences companies.

The alliance employs KnowledgeWatch Navigator Web services to continually aggregate concentrations of bioscience news with content that focuses on their market segment. KnowledgeWatch tracks and harvests information from a wide variety of sources to efficiently deliver one-page, real-time news digests with links for readers.

Visitors to the MichBio website will be able to register for a 14-day trial of miBio NewsWatch. During this period, subscribers will have access to a broad subset of bioscience-related articles from a wide range of publications. Articles are culled based on pertinent industry profiles and keywords, and users are able to choose specific articles according to their industry sector needs and interests. MichBio membership will be necessary for the service to continue after the trial period ends.

"MichBio's membership spans the biosciences, including pharma/biotech, medical devices/equipment, diagnostics, and ag/bio-based technologies, and access to up-to-date, pertinent information is invaluable in keeping pace with market developments and competition," said Stephen Rapundalo, Ph.D., MichBio president and CEO. "Easy access, current availability and relevance are key to the miBio NewsWatch product and will be of great benefit to our Michigan bio-companies."

"We have worked closely with MichBio on the direction of content and information management for the complex bioscience knowledge base we have developed, and we're looking forward to adding high-value enhancements regularly as we go forward," noted Donald Hogan, KnowledgeWatch CEO. "KnowledgeWatch Web services have performed well in the field of cardiology, and now we are employing our newest developed technological platform to work with the bioscience industry. We're planning to change the way knowledge workers obtain and use current information in their individual fields."

About MichBio - MichBio is the trade association committed to driving growth of Michigan's biosciences industry. MichBio members include biosciences companies, academic and research institutions, biosciences service providers, and related organizations.

About KnowledgeWatch - KnowledgeWatch is a pioneer in the field of automated knowledge acquisition. Based in Ann Arbor, MI, KnowledgeWatch provides a Web solution for professional organizations and enterprises reducing the costly job of providing most relevant content about their industry subjects and delivering the ability to power innovation for knowledge workers in many industries. For more information, contact KnowledgeWatch at 248-427-0726 or visit the Website at www.knowledgewatch.com

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