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Thieme opens office in Rio de Janeiro

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Thieme has opened a South American office. Thieme Publicações LTDA, which is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has just published the first Portuguese-language clinical book “Endonasal: Atlas de anatomica cirúrgica.”

The publisher says that, unlike Thieme Publishers Delhi, which since 2008 has focused mainly on the local education and training sector, Thieme Publishers’ activities in Brazil will target the clinical market. The subsidiary aims to become the leading surgical knowledge provider in Portuguese.

'Brazilian research institutions generate numerous scientific insights and articles that need to be published. So far, the institutions have handled the publications themselves,' explained Daniel Schiff, senior vice president of Thieme Publishers. 'Our preliminary talks with the surgical departments of Universidade de São Paulo, the leading teaching and research center in Latin America, have been very successful and have led to publishing contracts. We also established good connections with local medical associations.'

According to the company, Brazil also offers other advantages: the country has a stable and functioning democracy, a large and independent market with an open environment for international investors, and a medical publishing sector that is just beginning to consolidate.

'When we took a closer look at the Latin American market, we realised that Brazil – despite it being a Portuguese- and not Spanish-speaking country – seems to be the point of convergence of this highly diverse continent,' Schiff noted.