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Drug Information Association Selects IGLOO Software to Power its Professional Networking Initiative

Kitchener, ON — Jul 22, 2010

IGLOO Software (www.igloosoftware.com), a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, today announced the Drug Information Association (DIA) is powering its professional networking initiative with the IGLOO Software platform. DIA is a neutral, non profit, global, professional association of nearly 18,000 members who work in every facet of the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and related products.

DIA`s professional networks, branded DIA ConneX, will allow users  to network, collaborate, and communicate with their peers in a secure environment  anywhere in the world. DIA ConneX features easy-to-use content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools that allow like-minded professionals from around the world to build trusted networks where interactive communication and information exchange can occur.  

"We are thrilled to be working with IGLOO Software, a leader in online communities and social networking,” remarked Paul Pomerantz, DIA Worldwide Executive Director. "They provide a full suite of features and functionality that will benefit our members and programming globally.”

“Associations provide value to their membership base in two ways: through the services and support they provide and through the connections they facilitate,” said Dan Latendre, CEO, IGLOO Software. “With DIA ConneX, multiple networks or group spaces will be created in order to drive member-to-member interaction within specific communities of practice. It’s exciting to think about what will emerge when we bring together 18,000 people around their shared interests, across cultures and time zones.”






ABOUT DIA: DIA is the global connector in the life sciences product development process. Our association of more than 18,000 members builds productive relationships by bringing together regulators, innovators and influencers to exchange knowledge and collaborate in an impartial setting. DIA’s network creates unparalleled opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and has the interdisciplinary experience to prepare for future developments. The dedicated efforts of DIA staff, members and speakers enable DIA to provide a comprehensive catalogue of conferences, workshops, training courses, scientific publications and educational materials. DIA is a global community representing thousands of stakeholders working together to bring safe and effective products to patients. DIA is an independent, nonprofit organization with its global center in Washington, D.C., USA; regional offices covering North and South America (Horsham, Penn., USA); Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (Basel, Switzerland); and Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai) and China (Beijing). For more information, visit www.diahome.org.

About IGLOO Software
IGLOO is a social software company that builds online communities for business. Uniting content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools, within one secure social networking platform, organizations use IGLOO’s online communities to tear down the walls that prevent people from connecting, communicating and collaborating with each other. Whether the obstacles are organizational or geographic, a more open and connected business improves employee productivity (Workplace Communities) and helps to foster better relationships with customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). IGLOO also offers the Social Media Playbook, a free online resource and step-by-step guide that teaches proven community building strategies. For more information, visit www.igloosoftware.com or IGLOO Software solutions for health care and associations or call 1-877-664-4566.  

Stephen Rahal
IGLOO Software
519-489-4120 x301 / cell: 519-500-9134