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August 06, 2013

WorldOne Interactive Partners With ExpertConnect to Expand Direct Physician Consultation Capability

New York, N.Y. and Emeryville, Calif. — Alliance enhances best-in-class Primary Intelligence Platform in health care & life sciences industry

WorldOne, the global leader in health care insights and intelligence, and ExpertConnect, a leading primary research provider, have entered into a strategic partnership under which each company's clients will have access to an expanded, best-in-class Primary Intelligence Platform.

As a result of the partnership, WorldOne will offer one-on-one telephone consultations and in-person meetings to health care and financial services clients seeking direct, real-time insight from the world's leading health care experts.

"Integrating global expert consultations into MedLIVE further solidifies WorldOne's market leading position in primary quantitative and qualitative research for the health and life sciences industries," said Jake Coniglio, senior vice president of global strategy for WorldOne Interactive. "We chose to partner with ExpertConnect because of its superior compliance systems, innovative use of technology and robust custom recruiting capability, developed during its 23-year history of connecting clients with health care industry subject matter experts."

Eric Broyles, ExpertConnect's CEO, added "We are thrilled to be partnering with the world's leading health care research organization and are excited to offer our clients access to WorldOne's unmatched health care Intelligence Platform, MedLIVE, supported by its global network of 1.8 million health care professionals in more than 80 countries."

"Eric's unique qualifications as corporate lawyer and years of expert network industry experience have enabled him to create a robust compliance platform supported by a high performing, client focused team, said WorldOne CEO Peter Kirk. "We look forward to working with ExpertConnect to enhance both of our client offerings."

About WorldOne

WorldOne is the global leader in healthcare data collection, insights and intelligence. Headquartered in New York with 18 regional offices across North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, WorldOne brings online and offline access to medical professionals through a range of differentiated products and services. In July 2012, WorldOne acquired SERMO, the largest online physician community in the United States, to provide an expanded platform for its Global Networked Community comprising over 1.8 million healthcare professionals spanning 80 countries, including more than 385,000 U.S. physicians. For more information visit: www.worldone.com.

About ExpertConnect

ExpertConnect provides institutional investors, corporations, and professional service firms with access to a broad and deep network of leading subject matter experts across all industries. ExpertConnect employs robust systems to ensure all consulting meets the highest legal and ethical standards and has been custom recruiting and matching thought leaders with clients for more than 20 years. ExpertConnect maintains offices in Emeryville, CA, New York, NY, Washington, DC and Austin, TX. For more information visit: www.expertconnect.net

Contact

WorldOne
Jon Michaeli
617-497-1110

ExpertConnect
Christopher Gaudioso
(917) 746-6230