Elsevier acquires QUOSA

Elsevier, the  provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, has acquired QUOSA a content management and workflow productivity solutions provider for researchers and information managers.

QUOSA’s current solutions and platform, including its Information Manager and Virtual Library, will continue to be supported. QUOSA’s technological capabilities will be developed into Elsevier-branded solutions, raising the efficiency of the search and discovery process. They will also allow researchers and information professionals to manage information more efficiently at the various stages of the research workflow including organizing, archiving and sharing.

“Elsevier is focused on delivering productivity enhancing tools to researchers and information managers to help accelerate and promote scientific discovery. Our acquisition of QUOSA ensures that we continue to deliver more value to our customers by improving the search, retrieval, management, analysis and sharing of the increasingly disparate types of information required to improve research outcomes,” said Alexander van Boetzelaer, Managing Director of Elsevier Corporate Markets. “QUOSA brings to Elsevier an innovative offering and technological expertise that align well with Elsevier today.”

Elsevier and QUOSA have collaborated successfully since 2007 when the latter’s PDF Download Manager was incorporated in SciVerse Scopus.  Later the feature was embedded in SciVerse ScienceDirect. Elsevier’s acquisition of QUOSA marks a continuation of this collaboration which has boosted research productivity for the users of both solutions.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Boston, QUOSA began by targeting the academic and government segments and now also serves a range of corporate customers, including more than half of the Top 25 pharma-biotech companies. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

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