SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DM+DIthe medtech industry’s leading media brand for over 40 years, produced by Informa Markets – Engineering, today announced the launch of Qmed+, a revolutionary online supplier directory developed to help the medtech industry bring innovative, life-changing medical devices to market.

The team behind DM+DI and Qmed interviewed purchasing influencers at major medical device OEMs, midsize manufacturers, and start-ups to understand their sourcing processes and pain points. Following feedback directly from the medical device industry, Qmed+, a next-generation online supplier directory dedicated exclusively to the medical device industry, was launched.

“The new platform builds on the legacy of the Qmed brand to address the medtech industry’s most important vendor discovery challenges while delivering added value,” said Shana Leonard, vice-president President Content and Strategy, Informa Markets – Engineering. “The digital landscape is changing at a breakneck pace, but online supplier directories have remained static and unchanged for years. Qmed+ breaks the mold by focusing on facilitating meaningful connections, saving time, and giving medtech professionals a more personalized sourcing experience through high-value built-in features like chat, favorites, batch bidding, and online meeting capabilities.

When launching a new vendor search online, medical technology professionals often waste time scrolling through pages of irrelevant and unqualified Google search results. The Qmed+ online supplier directory eliminates the clutter of search engine results to immediately connect medical technology buyers with relevant potential partners. Qmed+ only offers approved suppliers with direct experience serving the medical device industry, ensuring that all potential partners understand the rigors and regulations associated with this complex industry.

New features and functionality include:

  • Build capacity to track potential partners

  • Easy-to-use communication tools that allow users to quickly connect with the right supplier and contacts using an in-platform instant messaging tool

  • Scheduling and online meeting features on the platform that move the conversation forward and get questions answered quickly

  • A Request for Proposal (RFP) submission tool that allows users to identify relevant vendors; enter criteria such as budgets, specifications, and desired turnaround time; massive explosion at identified businesses; and track responses to speed up and streamline the bidding process

  • Category keywords, robust search functionality and selection filters that help users quickly find relevant vendors that match specific search criteria

  • Detailed vendor profiles that showcase highlights of key capabilities, products and services, as well as additional marketing content such as white papers, brochures, data sheets, company news and other educational resources for inform the selection of suppliers

Qmed+ has more than 1200 qualified suppliers for the medical device industry. Suppliers featured on the site include Qosina, Accumold, Master Bond Inc., Teleflex Medical OEM, and 3DEO, among others.

Qmed+ is the official online directory of providers of the DM+DI media brand as well as major MD&M and BIOMEDevice events. Visit qmed.com for more information.

About Informa Markets Engineering:

Informa Markets Engineering Portfolio is the leading B2B event digital media producer, publisher and company for the $3 trillion global technology-enabled advanced manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products provide trusted information to the engineering market and leverage our proprietary database of 1.3 million names to connect suppliers with buyers and purchasing influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the world. The engineering portfolio is curated by Informa, the world’s leading exhibition organizer that brings a wide range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them thrive 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.informamarkets.com.

About Informa Markets:

Information Markets creates platforms for specialized industries and markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio includes more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets such as engineering, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, construction and real estate, fashion and apparel, hospitality, food and drink, and health and nutrition, among others. We provide our customers and partners around the world with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exposures, specialized digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading trade show organizer, we bring a diverse range of specialty markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them thrive 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.informamarkets.com.