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Coe-Truman Technologies acquires Marathon Multimedia Abstract Processing business & announces strategic partnership with Learner’s Digest International, LLC

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Chicago, IL and Glendale, CA – May 1, 2012 – Learner’s Digest International and Coe-Truman Technologies, Inc (CTT) today announced the formation of a strategic partnership designed to increase access to leading-edge technology for medical, scientific, and technical societies. The two companies will collaborate to drive innovation across all aspects of the value chain, from abstract and speaker management to posters, webcasting, and enduring materials.

In a first step of the partnership, CTT has acquired the Marathon Multimedia Abstract Processing business from Learner’s Digest. To ensure continuity of service, CTT has opened an office in Northfield, Minnesota, staffed by former Marathon Multimedia customer service, technology, and project management personnel.

“CTT’s leadership in the abstract management field is longstanding and we are excited by the addition of Marathon’s business as a catalyst for expanding our capabilities to existing customers. CTT is uniquely poised to share best practices across medical and scientific associations and broadening the pool will directly benefit our customers and the science they advance”, said Mark Coe, CEO of Coe-Truman Technologies.

The partnership will focus on developing innovations that enhance functionality, ease integration, and reduce demands on meeting planning staff. CTT will focus on data and workflow management activities such as abstract submission and grading, invited speaker management, and program development tools, while Learner’s Digest will focus on content and distribution activities such as virtual poster halls, webcasting, and enduring materials production and marketing.

“This partnership will help us better serve our society customers,” said Fred Studier, CEO of Learner’s Digest International. “Combining the expertise and innovation of CTT and Learner’s Digest will allow us to develop dramatic innovation in the world of scientific and educational meeting management.”

About Learner’s Digest International

Learner’s Digest International is an independent e-learning company dedicated to using advanced technology to improve the quality, convenience and accessibility of medical education. With brands such as Audio-Digest Foundation and iPosters Virtual Poster Halls, Learner’s Digest has 60 years’ of experience helping global healthcare professionals stay informed and continue their professional education. For more information, visit www.learnersdigest.com.

About Coe-Truman Technologies, Inc

Coe-Truman Technologies (CTT) is a privately-held software company focused on the needs of associations and the efficiency of the education planning process for educational meetings. CTT pioneered the online abstract management industry in 1995 with the “OASIS” (Online Abstract Submission and Invitation System) product and has continued to evolve its offerings to include supporting technologies such as Mobile Applications, eBooks, and Live Meeting Content Capture Services. For more information, visit www.abstractsonline.com.

Contacts
Mark W. Coe
President
Coe-Truman Tech.
(312) 646-6140
Brendan McLoughlin
CMO
Learner’s Digest International
(818) 240-7500