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Springer Nature Health acquires Austrian health tech start-up, Medbee

App from leading online network for doctors to be expanded to German medical professionals

Heidelberg, 8th September 2022

For nearly a century, Springer Nature has been providing doctors, dentists and pharmacists with trusted insights - advancing medical knowledge for the benefit of patients. Its health division brings together brands such as Springer Medizin, Springer Healthcare and Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, providing better diagnostics, treatment and care of patients.

The addition of Medbee, a leading professional online network for doctors in Austria, to Springer Medizin demonstrates the commitment of Springer Nature to provide high-quality specialist communication tools for the healthcare sector. Medbee’s app solutions enable data and documents to be individually organised and accessed via smartphones, making it easy to use in everyday practice situations. The app also offers networking with individuals and institutions, including a chat function and can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

One key output of this partnership will be a virtual panel on Tuesday 13th September, “Achieving Health Equity Together – Forging the Path Forward.”

Commenting, Joachim Krieger, Managing Director Springer Nature Health, said: "Our commitment to Medbee is based on the fact that we see the company as a highly qualified player that has been supporting the everyday practice of doctors in Austria very successfully with its digital solutions for many years. We would like to ensure that German medical professionals are also able to benefit from the app, which is already used every day by 9,000 smartphone users in Austrian clinics and practices.”

Dr. Andreas Strouhal, founder of Medbee, added: "Medbee's digital competence and focus on content complement each other ideally with Springer Medizin's large, specialist range of medical and pharmaceutical topics. I am convinced that together with Springer we will make Medbee an indispensable digital companion for the medical profession."

This follows Springer Nature Health’s acquisition last year of Dentallect, a Netherlands-based e-learning platform that specialises in training for dental assistants, and the addition to the Springer portfolio of two specialist journals focusing on pain management and the education platform PAINS. 


About Springer Medizin

Springer Medizin (www.springermedizin.de) supplies high-quality specialist information and services across the healthcare sector in the German-speaking countries. Our range of products includes journals, newspapers, books, and extensive digital services for all groups of physicians, dentists, pharmacists and health policy decision makers. Excellent networking with academic societies, professional associations, editors, and specialist authors is a particular feature of our publishing products. Springer Medizin is part of Springer Nature. 

About the Springer Nature Health

Through its three business units and with strong brands, Springer Nature’s Health business provides healthcare professionals with trusted insights, advancing medical knowledge for the
benefit of better diagnostics, treatment and care of patients. It leads the market in Germany and the Netherlands through more than 120 journals/periodicals and a wide portfolio of books and provides additional services for healthcare professionals, including trusted and highly relevant expert medical information, cooperating with more than 200 societies and medical associations. This includes the latest scientific research, continuing medical education, industry news, healthcare policy and practice management. Springer Nature Health delivers highly relevant clinical and scientific content, strategic medical communications solutions, specialised training programmes and medical education initiatives across the full range of therapeutic areas. 


Susie Winter | External Communications | Springer Nature | susie.winter@springernature.com