J.D. Edwards, Sun Microsystems Join Roster for BioITWorld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2002 – Market leaders and innovative start-ups continue to sign up to exhibit at first West Coast event IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced it has now signed on J.D. Edwards, Sun Microsystems and many other high-profile companies to exhibit at BioITWorld Conference & Expo. Taking place November 12-14, 2002 at the San Diego Convention Center, BioITWorld Conference & Expo is the industry's most comprehensive event demonstrating how information technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes.


BioITWorld exhibitors will showcase the newest tools and services to speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information produced by the life sciences industry. The industry's leading IT companies are eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to meet face-to-face with pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals looking for the latest technology solutions for the life sciences.

Many companies that exhibited at the first BioITWorld Conference & Expo in Boston in March 2002 have signed up once again for the San Diego event, including:

Avaki Corporation Network Appliance

BioDiscovery Inc. NuGenesis Technologies

Biotech Tech Platform Computing

CambridgeSoft Corporation Rosetta Biosoftware

EMC Corporation Science Factory

eResearch Technology Inc. SciTegic

IBM Sun Mcrosystems

Other companies taking part in November's BioITWorld Conference & Expo in San Diego include:

Accenture LION bioscience

BlueArc Corporation Lynx Therapeutics

Chemical Computing Group Medidata Solutions

Convera MolSoft

Crywolf Consulting Racksaver

Genetic Xchange Ross Systems, Inc.

Insightful Corporation Software AG

Dr. J. Craig Venter, the president of The Center for the Advancement of Genomics and founder and former president of Celera Genomics, will kick off BioITWorld Conference & Expo in San Diego with his keynote address on November 13. As previously announced, the event will also feature the BioITWorld Venture Summit, a one-day event to provide emerging life science companies access to top venture capitalists. The BioITWorld Venture Summit will be hosted by Ernst & Young and is developed in collaboration with IDG Ventures.

"We expect a lot of business to get done at BioITWorld this November," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO, IDG World Expo. "Our exhibitors recognize–and are capitalizing on–the growth opportunities in IT for the life sciences. The success of our inaugural Boston event indicates that there is a strong need for a tradeshow where life sciences professionals can learn more about the new IT solutions available to help them speed discovery and development."

BioITWorld Conference & Expo sponsors include cornerstone sponsor IBM; platinum sponsors Accenture, Chemical Computing Group, Inc., EMC, Sun Microsystems and Tripos; silver sponsor Software AG; and life science solution sponsors BlueArc, Convera, J.D. Edwards and Rosetta Biosoftware.

For more information on the upcoming BioITWorld Conference & Expo, visit http://www.bioitworldexpo.com.

About BioITWorld Conference & Expo

BioITWorld Conference & Expo (www.bioitworldexpo.com), produced by IDG World Expo, is the largest event to demonstrate how information technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes. IDG World Expo designed BioITWorld for life science professionals looking to evaluate and understand advanced IT solutions and bioinformatics that speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry. Visionaries from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic and government markets will convene at BioITWorld to learn how the latest tools, services and training will help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society.

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, COMNET Conference & Expo and Integrated Security 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.), 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