IDG Launches Australian Biotechnology News

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 6, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, announced today the launch of Australian Biotechnology News, the first publication established to support the rapidly emerging information needs of the growing biotechnology market in Australia. Simultaneously launched is a complementary website (, featuring the latest news, recruitment, e-mail newsletters, research products, and a biotechnology edition of IDG's premier corporate database, Contacts.


"The Australian biotechnology market is robust and growing rapidly, but despite the number of world renowned biotechnology companies like CSL, Resmed and Cochlear, there is a serious gap for information services for the life sciences," said Don Kennedy, managing director of IDG Australia. "Australian Biotechnology News will serve as the first and only significant media information provider locally dedicated to senior decision makers in this sector."

Debuting as a weekly, Australian Biotechnology News will target senior business, IT, and scientific buyers. With a paid circulation of 5,500, the publication's mission is to provide the Australian biotechnology community with a unique mix of industry and product news, and technology research reports.

Covering topics such as drug discovery and development, drug delivery, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and agriculture, Australian Biotechnology News will work with an editorial advisory board consisting of internationally renowned scientists and executives with leadership positions in biotechnology companies and organizations.

Headquartered in Sydney since 1978, IDG Australia is Australia's leading business-to-business print and online technology publisher. IDG has been recognized by the Australian Business Publishers Association for "Business Publicaton of the Year" in each of the past two years. IDG publishes leading business-to-business titles including CIO, Computerworld, Australian Reseller News, Information Age, Australian PC World, and Australian Biotechnology News. IDG Australia's online network offers users 12 websites, dozens of specialized e-newsletters, and Australia's premier corporate database, IDG Contacts. Company information is available at For more information on Australian Biotechnology News, please contact Publisher and Vice President Andrew Birmingham at or visit

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.01 billion, IDG 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 (, a gateway to IDG's 330 websites powered by more than 2,000 journalists reporting from every continent in the world. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo and the new BioITWorld Conference & Expo. Research company IDC provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at