Apple, United Devices Join Roster For BioITWorld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 26, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced it has now signed on more than 70 life sciences and IT companies to exhibit at BioITWorld Conference & Expo, to premiere at the World Trade Center Boston, March 12 – 14, 2002. Apple, United Devices and X-MINE are among the newest additions to the lineup for this groundbreaking event, promising to secure BioITWorld's status as the world's largest gathering of vendors offering IT products and services specific to life sciences.

 

BioITWorld will be the first event for bioscience professionals to focus exclusively on information technologies that are transforming the life sciences throughout the entire discovery and development process. Leading visionaries from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government markets will come together to identify and learn about the latest tools and services that speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information produced by the life sciences industry.

BioITWorld is also attracting the brightest new start-ups in this expanding market. Ten dynamic new companies from around the country will present their products and services to leading life sciences venture capitalists as part of the BioITWorld Venture Summit.

"With only two weeks left until BioITWorld, we're seeing companies rushing to take part in this important new event," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO, IDG World Expo.

"These exhibitors recognize-and are capitalizing on-the growth opportunities within the biosciences market. As exhibitors at the inaugural BioITWorld, these companies are leading the charge into this exciting new market."

Recent research from leading industry analyst firm IDC indicates that IT infrastructure spending in the biosciences market is expected to grow from $9.2 billion in 2000 to more than $28 billion in 2005.

"Recent scientific advances such as the mapping of the genome are increasing exponentially the huge quantities of data that must be processed throughout the product development pipeline," said Michael E. McGuinness, president and CEO of exhibiting company NuGenesis Technologies. "As a supplier of software designed to capture, organize and access such data within IT infrastructures, we're pleased that BioITWorld has emerged to provide the forum for industry leaders and suppliers to work towards solving this challenge."

In addition to Apple, United Devices and X-MINE, the following life sciences and IT companies have signed on recently to exhibit at BioITWorld Conference & Expo:

Astrum Software Corporate Technologies

BioDiscovery Electronic Business Solutions

Biosift MTI

Cambridge Computer Services SBC DataComm

Clinivation Unison Information Systems

Comerica

These companies will join others such as Bio.com, Compaq, CuraGen Corporation, EMC, HP, IBM Life Sciences, Inforonics, Network Appliance, Sun Microsystems and Viaken Systems on the show floor. Sponsors of BioITWorld also include Science Magazine, The Journal of Biolaw and Business, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, CIO, IDC and IDG's new publication, Bio-IT World.

The opening keynote at BioITWorld Conference & Expo will be delivered by Dr. Eric Lander, founder and director of MIT Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research. The event will also feature additional keynotes from Roy Dunbar, CIO of Eli Lilly and Company, as well as Michael Capellas, chairman and CEO of Compaq Computer Corporation.

To register for BioITWorld Conference & Expo or to obtain information about exhibiting, visit http://www.bioitworld.com.

About BioITWorld

BioITWorld Conference & Expo (www.bioitworld.com), produced by IDG World Expo, is the first event to demonstrate how information technology is transforming life sciences throughout the entire discovery and development processes. IDG World Expo designed BioITWorld for life sciences professionals looking to evaluate and understand the advanced IT solutions and bioinformatics that help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society. Visionaries from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic and government markets will convene at BioITWorld to learn how the latest tools, services and training can speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry.

For More Information

For more information on BioITWorld Conference & Expo please contact Ryan Colby, Product Manager at (508) 424-4811 or via email at ryan_colby@idg.com. More information is also available by calling (800) 560-7612.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo and COMNET Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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