IDG Announces Expansion of Bio-IT World Global Product Line in Asia

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 20, 2003 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced the expansion of its global bio-IT product line in Asia, with several events planned and a publication launch in Japan. With the growth of bio-IT spending in Japan's life sciences industry expected to increase at a 5-year CAGR of 17 percent and to reach $2.3 billion by 2006 according to IDC, IDG has strengthened its commitment to provide information resources for the bio-IT community in Asia. IDG's global bio-IT portfolio includes over twelve events and five publications in countries including Australia, Sweden and Denmark.


"IDG is building on more than 22 years of Asian experience by adding BioITWorld Conference & Expo shows in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China, and a new publication in Japan," said Patrick Kenealy, CEO of IDG. "By understanding Asian cultures, languages, and technology buying trends, IDG delivers the biggest and the best information technology buyer audiences in the Asia Pacific region."

New Publication Supports Rapidly Emerging Japanese Bio-IT Market

Bio-IT World Japan is the newest addition to IDG's global bio-IT product line. Scheduled to debut in March with an initial controlled circulation of 10,000, Bio-IT World will be published four times a year in 2003. The publication's mission is to provide the Japanese life sciences communities with a unique, reader-friendly mix of Japanese and international industry and product news, technology and research reports, business and employment coverage, and guest expert editorials.

Targeted at decision-makers in the bio-IT, pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and environmental industries, Bio-IT World will cover topics such as medical technology, drug discovery and development, drug delivery, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, bioproduction, agrobiology, probiotics, neutraceuticals, cosmeticeuticals, and environmental biology. Bio-IT World's editorial team is led by Editor in Chief Naoyuki Sakai.

Focused on life sciences professionals who evaluate and understand advances in IT solutions and bioinformatics, BioITWorld Conference & Expo is the first event in Asia to exclusively showcase how information technology is transforming the life sciences. For technology marketers to introduce life sciences products face-to-face, IDG's bio-IT conferences and events provide the most targeted forums.

Events include:

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Hong Kong

February 25-26, 2003


Bio-IT World Conference & Expo


May 28-29, 2003


Bio-IT World Conference & Expo


July 9-10, 2003


Bio-IT World Conference & Expo and MedPharma World

China (Shanghai)

September, 2003

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo


September 18-19, 2003


For more information on these events, visit

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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