BioITWorld Conference & Expo to Make West Coast Debut in San Diego

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 12, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced that following its successful Boston launch, BioITWorld Conference & Expo is making the leap to the West Coast this fall. The event, which is the largest tradeshow to focus on IT solutions for life sciences, will take place November 12-14, 2002 at the San Diego Convention Center.

 

IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced that following its successful Boston launch, BioITWorld Conference & Expo is making the leap to the West Coast this fall. The event, which is the largest tradeshow to focus on IT solutions for life sciences, will take place November 12-14, 2002 at the San Diego Convention Center.

BioITWorld Conference & Expo, launched in March 2002 at the World Trade Center Boston, was created to address the emerging Bio-IT industry — the merging of information technologies and life sciences, and the resulting transformation of the entire discovery and development process. The Boston event attracted more than 100 exhibitors and 3,976 total participants.

Leading visionaries from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government markets will gather at BioITWorld Conference & Expo to identify and learn about the latest IT solutions for life sciences. Top IT players in this burgeoning industry will be on hand to showcase the newest tools and services to speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information produced by the life sciences industry.

Exhibitors are already lining up to take part in BioITWorld Conference & Expo/San Diego. Some of the companies that have thus far signed up to exhibit include:

Bio-ITWorld Magazine NuGenesis Technologies

Biotech Tech Platform Computing

Chemical Computing Group Scientific Software

EMC SciTegic

geneticXchange Tripos Inc.

IBM Turbo Genomics

Linux NetworkX

"IDG World Expo's BioITWorld provides an excellent forum for discussions about the convergence of information technology and life sciences," said Inna Kuznetsova, integrated marketing communications manager, IBM Life Sciences. "BioITWorld's focus on bioinformatics specialists differentiates it from other shows. IBM is working with many bioinformatics companies to deliver solutions that can help accelerate drug discovery and development. The November 2002 BioITWorld show promises to be a great venue for sharing insights about IT solutions that can help the life sciences industry leap forward in developing new drugs and medical treatments."

The event will also feature an in-depth conference program addressing the most pressing needs of bioscience professionals looking for IT solutions, as well as those of IT professionals looking to better understand the bioscience industry's IT requirements. Conference sessions will be presented by leading industry experts, including Dr. Shawn Ramer, vice president, R&D Informatics, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Dr. John Reynders, vice president for Information Systems, Celera; and Dr. Reinhard Schneider, CIO, LION bioscience.

"The response to BioITWorld Conference & Expo in Boston was phenomenal," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. "Attendance and enthusiasm at the event exceeded our expectations, indicating that demand is growing for information technology solutions tailored to life sciences. We hope to repeat this success again on the West Coast this fall."

BioITWorld Conference & Expo's advisory board includes industry leaders such as Kevin Davies, editor-in-chief, Bio-IT World Magazine; Tony Frudakis, CEO/CSO, DNAPrint genomics, Inc.; Rainer Fuchs, vice president, Research Informatics, Biogen; James Golden, business development manager, 454 Corporation; Debra Goldfarb, group vice president, Worldwide Systems and Server Research, IDC; Rich Hamer, chief scientific officer, Viaken Systems Inc.; David Hodgson, director of bioinformatics, Pfizer Global R&D; Andrew Kelly, director of marketing, Platform Computing; Sangtae Kim, vice president and information officer, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company; Inna Kuznetsova, integrated marketing communications manager, IBM Life Sciences; Eric Lander, founder and director, MIT Whitehead Institute, Center for Genome Research; George Maalouf, president, Genomix; Jon Simmons, vice president, Life Sciences, Oracle; and David Valenta, global market development manager, Hewlett-Packard Company.

For more information on the upcoming event, visit www.bioitworldexpo.com.

About BioITWorld

BioITWorld Conference & Expo (www.bioitworldexpo.com), produced by IDG World Expo, is the largest 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.