Sermo acquired by WorldOne

Online physician networking site Sermo, which was created in 2005 and to boasts more than 130,000 members, has been acquired by New York-based healthcare data collection company WorldOne for an undisclosed amount. The combined membership for the sites will surpass 350,000 verified doctors, making WorldOne the largest U.S. physician network. Globally, WorldOne's network spans 1.7 million healthcare professionals in 80 countries. According to WorldOne CEO Peter Kirk, Sermo's "social media expertise" will enable more rapid growth and collaboration between physicians. According to an Xconomy article, Sermo has raised more than $40 million since being founded. Announcement

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