Key Players In Life Sciences, IT On Board For Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 24, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced that Apple, EMC, IBM, HP and a number of other technology and life sciences companies will exhibit at the upcoming Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo, taking place March 25-27, 2003 at Boston's Hynes Convention Center. Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo attracts pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government and life science professionals who come to learn how technology tools for the life sciences can drive efficiencies, create opportunities and increase profitability within their organizations.

 

Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo is returning to Boston in a larger facility following its successful launch at the World Trade Center Boston in March 2002, and its West Coast debut in San Diego in November 2002. The 2002 Boston event drew nearly 4,000 attendees and almost 100 exhibitors.

"Bio-ITWorld is a vital forum for companies providing technology solutions for the life sciences to meet face-to-face with customers," said Jeff Allen, vice president of Marketing for BlueArc, a returning Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo exhibitor. "We look forward to showcasing our high performance network attached storage solutions, which are ideal for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that are looking to reap increased productivity benefits from the data associated with their research and business endeavors."

Bio-ITWorld's exhibitor list is a who's who of the key players providing technology solutions for the life sciences. In addition to those already mentioned, following is a sampling of Bio-ITWorld's exhibiting companies:

Amersham Biosciences

AnVil

Avaki Corporation

Cambridge Computer Services

CambridgeSoft Corporation

IDA Ireland

Linux Networx

LION bioscience

Network Appliance

NuGenesis Technologies

Platform Computing

Procom Technology

SemanTx Life Sciences

SPSS

Swiss Biotech

Thermo Electron Corporation

Vertical*i

Waban Software

"A key issue impacting the life sciences industry today is the need for cost-effective data storage and backup solutions. These organizations are extremely data-intensive and cannot afford to spend extra time or IT dollars on recovering lost data," said Jacob Farmer, CTO, Cambridge Computer Services, Inc. "As a specialty integrator of data storage and backup technologies, Cambridge Computer looks forward to showcasing a variety of cutting-edge storage technologies at the show."

"We're excited to bring Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo back to Boston for 2003, along with its expanded conference content and new exhibitors," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and product development, IDG World Expo. "After the energy and buzz surrounding the first Bio-ITWorld last year, we anticipate this year's event will be even bigger and more comprehensive. Nowhere else can life sciences and IT professionals meet, network and discuss such a comprehensive range of issues surrounding the intersection of technology and life sciences."

The Bio-ITWorld Best of Show Awards will make their Boston debut at the upcoming event. Introduced for the first time at Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo/San Diego 2002, the awards will recognize exceptional bio-IT innovations showcased by Bio-ITWorld's exhibitors. Held in conjunction with Bio"IT World magazine, the Best of Show Awards provide a unique opportunity for exhibitors to distinguish their products from the competition. Bio"IT World magazine's editorial team and leading industry experts will select the most innovative products in the following categories: Information Technology Infrastructure, Knowledge Management & Collaboration Applications, Informatics Tools & Data, Supporting Applications and Life Sciences Equipment.

Exhibitors will also take part in interactive presentations held on the Bio-ITWorld exhibit floor. The Technology Demonstration Theater will feature product managers and scientists presenting technology solutions that will revolutionize life science research and discovery. Participating companies include AnVil, APC, Apple, BlueArc, Corporate Technologies, Essex Technologies Group, Gene Logic, NuGenesis, Procom Technologies and Vitza, Inc.

For a full schedule of Bio-ITWorld event activities or for more information, visit http://www.bioitworldexpo.com.

About Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo

Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo (www.bioitworldexpo.com), produced by IDG World Expo, is the leading event to demonstrate how technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes. IDG World Expo designed Bio-ITWorld exclusively for life science professionals looking to evaluate and understand advanced solutions that generate, collect and analyze the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry. Visionaries from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, academic and government markets convene at Bio-ITWorld to learn how the latest tools, services and best practices will help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society.

For more information on Bio-ITWorld 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, Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Conference & Expo and PortablePower. 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.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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