Industry experts in the Life Sciences partner with Elsevier
Amsterdam, 5 July 2005 - Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announces today that it convened its first Life Sciences Corporate Advisory Board meeting on Friday, 24 June at the Elsevier Amsterdam headquarters. The Advisory Board is comprised of a group of international decision makers from across the Life Sciences industry who provide their expertise on customer needs and advise Elsevier senior management on strategic direction.
According to Martin Tanke, Managing Director, Life Sciences, Elsevier: "The key objective of forming such an Advisory Board is to enhance communication and partnerships with our corporate customers. We were able to have a very open dialogue with our Advisory Board members to discuss their needs and expectations, as well as having the wealth of experience and knowledge from these leading experts to discuss relevant industry trends."
Dr. Steve Swain, Director of Published Information at GlaxoSmithKline, attended the first meeting and commented, "Corporate customers have been asking for some time for a forum to enable their views to be represented directly to Elsevier's senior management. This first meeting of the new Corporate Advisory Board was a great step forward, with a genuine two-way dialogue between the corporate members and the Elsevier management on a variety of strategic issues which face us all."
The Advisory Board membership includes representation from the following companies: BASF, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, F. Hoffman-La Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, NovoNordisk, Pfizer, sanofi-aventis and sienabiotech.
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Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.
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