IDG Unveils Premiere Issue Of Bio-IT World

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 13, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, announced that Bio-IT World, the first publication established to support the rapidly emerging information needs of the life sciences industry, debuts today. Launched as a monthly publication with a controlled circulation of 25,000, the premiere issue features a special report on the "Champions of Bio-IT." Bio-IT World also introduced its accompanying website ( in conjunction with the launch of the publication.


"We are on the verge of a technology revolution in the life sciences that will surpass the impact of the computer revolution of the last century," says Patrick McGovern, chairman and founder of IDG. "This revolution will create new industries, and innovative products and services that will dramatically increase the length and quality of human life. IDG is pleased to help accelerate this revolution by providing leading edge information on the role of IT in the life sciences."

March Issue Highlights

The "Champions of Bio-IT" feature contains interviews with top executives at 60 of the leading bio-IT equipment and technology companies in the world. To compile this exclusive list, Bio-IT World editors interviewed CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, vice presidents of research, and other senior executives from U.S. and international IT, bioinformatics and biotechnology companies, who summarized their companies' involvement in the life sciences, key products, partners, and forthcoming developments, as well as their personal vision and motivation regarding the future of the life sciences. Companies were selected by Bio-IT World editors based on their market leadership, and distinctive technology niche. The responses, from senior executives at companies like IBM, Oracle, Compaq, Rosetta, Accelrys and CuraGen, highlight key products and technologies that support each company's current business and future priorities. This special feature will also be highlighted on Bio-IT World's website as an ongoing interactive section that allows visitors to nominate leaders of companies in the life sciences and technology industries.

Larry Ellison, chairman and CEO of Oracle Corporation and one of the executives interviewed for this special survey, presented his view on the life sciences industry:

"The life sciences industry is where horizons are wide open. There will be lots and lots of companies born, lots of new products, and lots of science at least for the next 50 years," he said. "Because of that, we've decided to focus heavily on the life sciences industry."

Post launch, each issue of Bio-IT World will include coverage based on eight technology pillars – Computing and Computer Architecture; Informatics Data, Tools and Services; Storage and Data Management; Network and Internet Infrastructure; Systems Integration and Consulting; Life Science Applications; Life Science Equipment; and Knowledge Management and Collaboration – that will serve as the foundation for all of Bio-IT World's content.

The publication will contain a stimulating mix of content: the latest news and analysis prepared by Bio-IT World's unrivalled team of editors and correspondents; features and case studies providing in-depth coverage of critical issues surrounding the development and implementation of new IT solutions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries; "The Dodge Retort" by IT Executive Editor John Dodge, and regular commentaries from Dr. Kevin Davies, editor in chief.

In the inaugural issue, Debra Goldfarb, Group Vice President, Worldwide Systems and Life Science Research at IDC discusses "IT Supplier Ecosystems in the Biosciences World," focusing on the types of partnerships that are best-suited to specific companies' competencies. Bio-IT World will also feature other knowledgeable life science pioneers as guest contributors.

With its tagline – 'Information Technology for the Life Sciences' – Bio-IT World's mission is to provide quality, focused editorial information which enhances scientific research, the R&D process and the business success of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries through the effective utilization of bioinformatics and related applications of information technology in the life sciences.

The premiere issue launches with 96 pages and more than 30 ad pages and support from such bio-IT industry leaders as IBM, Lion Bioscience, Oracle, Rosetta Biosoftware, EMC, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Accelrys, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Tripos, KPMG, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and 3rd Millenium. Bio-IT World is the official media sponsor of BioITWorld Conference & Expo, held March 12-14 at the World Trade Center in Boston. For complimentary copies of the premiere issue, please visit Bio-IT World at booth #728. The issue may also be viewed at

Premium positions, charter advertiser discounts and value-added programs are available by contacting Alan Bergstein, vice president and publisher at 508-628-4806 or by e-mail at Information on custom publishing opportunities is available by contacting Diane Lieberman, vice president of marketing, at 508-628-4805 or by email at Subscription information is available on the web at

About Bio-IT World, Inc.

Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Bio-IT World, Inc., provides information products and services to meet the needs of bio-IT professionals focused on strategic IT applications in the life sciences. The company's premiere publication, Bio-IT World, and accompanying website deliver the latest news analysis and information on the technology infrastructure and applications driving innovation in the bio-IT community. Established in September 2001, Bio-IT World Inc., is an IDG company.

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