Giunti Labs announces MedBiquitous membership and LCMS technology extension with Healthcare LOM Metadata at SMILE 2006

Sestri Levante, Italy, September 13, 2006

During SMILE 2006 – The First Symposium on Medical Interactive eLearning, held in Sestri Levante, Italy, on September 13-15, Giunti Labs, Europe’s leading eLearning and Mobile Learning Technology provider, announces its membership in MedBiquitous. Giunti Labs demonstrates extension of its award winning learn eXact LCMS Suite to adhere also to Healthcare LOM, the MedBiquitous Metadata and Vocabulary profiles.

MedBiquitous is a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing healthcare education through technology standards that promote professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care. MedBiquitous is accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to create standards to support healthcare education and competence assessment.

As an active contributor in all the main international technical eLearning standardization bodies, Giunti Labs has strong interest in developing standards-based technological solutions for advanced health care training. MedBiquitous membership gives an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and participate in working groups that will define the technology blueprint for healthcare education.

Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of Giunti Labs, comments: “With important clients using our LCMS solution in medical education and pharmaceutical training initiatives, such as IVIMEDS (International Virtual medical School), UK NHS R-ITI Project (National Health Service, Radiology Integrated Training Initiative), Astra Zeneca and Pfizer, we are more and more active in offering users the ability to tag, store and retrieve their learning resources against any market standard profile they wish to adhere to. MedBiquitous membership provides us an important opportunity to add new sector specific, tagging schemas to the medical installations we have world wide.”

“Giunti is offering innovative solutions that will have an impact on healthcare education,” comments Peter Greene, M.D., Executive Director of MedBiquitous. “We are delighted to have Giunti as a member of MedBiquitous and are excited about the implementation of Healthcare LOM into learn eXact. This implementation will make it easier for healthcare educators to link learning activities to healthcare competency frameworks and manage continuing education offerings.”

About Giunti Labs

Giunti Labs with EMEA headquarters in Italy and UK office in Milton Keynes, is the provider of the learn eXact suite, Europe's leading eLearning and Mobile Learning Content Management Technology. The company is a major contributor to the European eLearning R&D and standardization arena. learn eXact is interoperable with all major Vendor-driven and Open Source LMS and VLE solutions in the market including Oracle, Sumtotal, Saba, Webct, Blackboard, Sakai, .LRN and Moodle.

About learn eXact eLearning and Mobile Learning Content Management Solution

learn eXact is the integrated suite for third generation eLearning and mobile learning that enables you to create, manage and deliver content based on Learning Objects, XML, standards and international specifications. learn eXact is a powerful Learning Content Management System (LCMS) that allows you to speed up the processes of creating, indexing, storing, revising and managing eLearning and mobile learning content. eXact Mobile is the first commercial Mobile Learning Content Management Solution. It is a new module of learn eXact, that enables context-aware learning content delivery always when the learner needs to access it.

About MedBiquitous

Founded by Johns Hopkins Medicine and leading professional medical societies, MedBiquitous is a non-profit, international group of professional medical and healthcare associations, universities, commercial, and governmental organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare education through technology standards that promote professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care. MedBiquitous is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop information technology standards for healthcare education and competence assessment.

For further information please contact:

In UK
Angus Turpin
learn eXact Sales
a.turpin@giuntilabs.com
www.giuntilabs.co.uk
+447733365063

In other areas
Minna Leikas
International Marketing Manager
m.leikas@giuntilabs.com
www.giuntilabs.com
+39 3489399127

Valerie Smothers
Deputy Director, MedBiquitous
valerie.smothers@medbiq.org
www.medbiq.org
+1 410-385-2367 x131