IDG Launches Biotech in Denmark

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 9, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced the launch of Biotech, the first publication established to support the rapidly emerging information needs of the biotech market in the Medicon Valley, the region that spans greater Copenhagen in Denmark, and the region that is expected to become the most attractive for life science-related investments by 2005, according to Nature Biotechnology. Biotech ( is the Danish sister publication of U.S.-based Bio-IT World, and the fourth publication of IDG's recently launched life sciences product line. Biotech has a monthly circulation of 12,000.


"As Medicon Valley is home to 60 percent of Scandinavian pharmaceutical companies and boasts one of the fastest growth rates for life sciences start-ups in Europe, more than 135,000 students, 26 hospitals, and 11 universities are in need of focused and reliable information on the emerging biotech field in Denmark," said Arne Steinmark, editor in chief of Biotech Denmark. "Biotech meets this need by providing local in-depth coverage of industry trends and analysis related to, new products, science and ethics, and careers."

Recently debuted September 2, Biotech's mission is to provide the Danish bioresearch and biobusiness communities with a unique, reader-friendly mix of local and international industry and product news, technology and research reports, business and employment coverage, intellectual property and ethics articles, and guest expert editorials.

Targeted at decision-makers in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and environmental industries, Biotech will cover topics such as medical technology, drug discovery and development, drug delivery, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, neutraceuticals, and cosmeticeuticals. Led by Editor in Chief Arne Steinmark, Biotech features advertisers such as Alfalaval, NovoNordisk, Lundbeck, Apple, BD Biosciences, Amersham Biosciences, SPSS, and SAS Institute. Biotech will form an advisory board consisting of 20 influential managers from the biotech industry in the Medicon Valley region to identify the latest trends in the life sciences industry.

With more than 40,000 people working in over 5,000 startup biotech companies in Medicon Valley, Denmark ranks second in Europe with public companies in the product pipeline, according to Ernst & Young. In addition, Cambridge, Mass.-based Biogen (one of the biggest biotech companies in the U.S.) established its first production facility outside the U.S. in Denmark. Other companies who have invested considerable in the area include: Novo Nordisk, Lundbeck, and Genmab. More than 250 biotech companies are based in the region, and together with Big Pharma, they generate annual exports of more than $4 billion.

For more information on Biotech, please contact Editor in Chief Arne Steinmark at or visit

About International Data Group

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