Springer Science+Business Media Acquires Current Medicine Group

Nov 11, 2005

Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a publisher for the healthcare community. CMG is based in the United Kingdom and the United States and consists of four different operating units: Current Medicine Group Ltd (London), which publishes books, pamphlets and manuals for primary care professionals, hospitals and physicians; Science Press Internet Services Limited (London), which creates and manages Web sites and produces educational content and news via its portal MedWire; Current Medicine LLC (Philadelphia), which publishes atlases and produces an image library (Images.MD); and Current Science Inc (Philadelphia), which publishes medical review journals. The approximately 100 employees of the units will join Springer. Abe Krieger and Jane Hunter, Managing Directors of, respectively, CMG's US and UK businesses, will also join Springer and continue to run the CMG units.

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