Issue 12 2019

Acquisition International - Issue 12 2019 5 News : from around the world Elsevier Acquires 3D4Medical, Creator Of World-Leading 3d Anatomy Technology Elsevier, a global information analytics business specialising in science and health and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical created Complete Anatomy, the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy platform, revolutionising how students, educators, health professionals and patients understand and interact with anatomy. With outstanding technology and design that pushes the boundaries of how people learn using advanced 3D visualisation tools, Complete Anatomy has garnered more than a million registered users at more than 300 of the world’s top universities. “When we started 3D4Medical, we wanted to disrupt the way anatomy was taught and learned,” said John Moore, Founder of 3D4Medical. “Our advanced and proprietary technology and content are available on the devices used by a new generation of students. Together with Elsevier, a global leader in medical content, we look forward to this new and exciting chapter.” 3D4Medical’s Complete Anatomy has won an Apple Design & Innovation Award and was selected as the “Best of the Year” on multiple occasions on Apple’s App Stores, also reaching the top spot in the Microsoft App Stores. 3D4Medical has also been a winner of the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. Elsevier is a global leader in anatomy education and content, with world leading brands including Netter, Gray’s Anatomy, Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy and McMinn & Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy. More than 30 percent of medical doctors learn anatomy from these brands. This acquisition brings a world class 3D technology platform to complement these brands and will further strengthen Elsevier’s health education offerings, improving learning outcomes for health students and professionals. “We are looking forward to accelerating our medical education offerings with the addition of 3D4Medical,” said Jan Herzhoff, Managing Director, Health Education, Elsevier. “With 3D4Medical’s advanced technology and brilliant content, we hope to bring this 3D anatomy platform to more learners, educators and professionals. We see 3D4Medical as a perfect extension of our ClincalKey and ClinicalKey for Students platforms. We are pleased to welcome 3D4Medical to Elsevier and look forward to serving those global audiences dedicated to advancing the understanding of anatomy.” 3D4Medical joins Elsevier’s well-established and trusted health education offerings. ServerFarm, the innovative data centre developer and operator, has joined the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, which connects service providers and enterprises with AI-ready facilities for smooth, quick, and cost- effective AI deployments. NVIDIA DGX™ systems power AI use cases from data security and analytics to connected cars, a market expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7% from 2019 to 2026, according to Verified Market Research. Developed to meet the demands of AI and analytics, NVIDIA DGX systems are built on the revolutionary NVIDIA Volta™ GPU architecture. Combined with innovative GPU-optimised software and simplified management tools, these fully- integrated solutions are designed to give data scientists the most powerful tools for AI exploration. Service providers and enterprises across verticals have adopted NVIDIA DGX systems, but to do so, they must have access to modern data centre facilities that can support accelerated computing operations. For those that don’t, the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program leads the way to validated colocation partners with state-of-the-art facilities that are ideal for hosting DGX AI compute infrastructure. “We routinely hear from executives who want to get away from physical IT infrastructure management and the associated capital expenditures, but they have concerns about the ability to securely leverage next-gen technologies,” said Avner Papouchado, CEO of ServerFarm. “Our collaboration with NVIDIA is a prime example of how our customers can have it all - lower costs, more control, and accelerated digital transformation. As a new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program partner, we’re staying ahead of the curve and investing in the technologies needed to manage today and tomorrow’s workloads.” “The NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program makes deploying state-of-the-art AI infrastructure easier than ever,” said Tony Paikeday, Director of Product Marketing for DGX Systems at NVIDIA. “With global data centre providers like ServerFarm, we’re helping enterprises overcome the facilities challenges associated with accelerated computing infrastructure.” This news follows announcements about ServerFarm’s Amsterdam data centre acquisition and $200 million recapitalisation. Joining Forces to Help Enterprises Deploy AI