Key Players in Life Sciences, IT on Board for BioITWorld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA. – NOVEMBER 6, 2001 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced that IBM Life Sciences, Hewlett-Packard, CuraGen and a number of other leading life sciences and IT companies will exhibit at BioITWorld Conference & Expo. BioITWorld Conference & Expo is the first major event showcasing the latest in bioinformatics and IT solutions for the life sciences industry. The groundbreaking event will premiere at Boston's World Trade Center from March 12 – 14, 2002.


BioITWorld will be the first event for bioscience professionals that focuses exclusively on information technologies that are transforming the life sciences throughout the entire discovery and development process. According to leading industry analyst firm IDC, IT spending in the bio-science market is expected to grow from $4 billion in 2001 to more than $11 billion in 2004.

"Keeping up to date on the latest technology applications in the fast-moving life sciences arena is always a challenge," said James Golden, Ph.D., director of bioinformatics at New Haven, Conn.-based CuraGen Corporation. "As a genomics-based biopharmaceutical company, we're constantly looking for ways to enhance our bioinformatics platform to speed our drug discovery process. BioITWorld fills a vacuum in conference topics and presents a tremendous opportunity for information sharing and contact building."

Recognizing the significant potential of this market, companies in both the life sciences and IT industries have been signing up at a brisk pace for BioITWorld in Boston. Some of those companies include:

– Alchematrix – OmniViz, Inc.

– AnVil Informatics, Inc. – Parabon Computation, Inc.

– – Physiome Sciences

– BioSpace – Rosetta Biosoftware

– BioTechniques – Ross, Martel & Silverman LLP

– – Science Factory

– Blackstone Computing – Science Magazine

– CuraGen Corporation – Scimagix, Inc.

– GenomeWeb – Scitegic

– Hewlett-Packard Company – Spotfire, Inc.

– IBM Life Sciences – Structural Bioinformatics

– Inforonics – Textco, Inc.

– LeadScope, Inc. – Viaken Systems

– MicroPatent

At BioITWorld, leading visionaries from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government markets will come together to identify and learn about the latest tools and services that speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information produced by the life sciences industry.

"IDG World Expo conceived this event to serve as a catalyst for the growth of new industries, new products and services and new careers," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. "Our current exhibitors, as well as additional companies looking to come on board, know they will realize a significant return on their investment through the business leads they'll generate, the professionals they'll meet and the knowledge they'll acquire."

In a separate announcement made on October 22, IDG World Expo announced the opening keynote at BioITWorld Conference & Expo will be delivered by Dr. Eric Lander of MIT's Whitehead Institute. A world-renowned contributing author to the human genome mapping project, Dr. Lander serves on the event's advisory board along with Dr. Lee Jensen,; Dr. Rainer Fuchs, Biogen; Dr. Jim Golden, CuraGen; Dr. Tony Frudakis, DNAPrint Genomics, Inc.; Dr. George J. Maalouf, Genomix; David Valenta, Hewlett Packard; Dr. Caroline Kovack, IBM Life Sciences; Debra Goldfarb, IDC; Mark Weitner, Parabon Computation; Andrew Kelly, Platform Computing; and Dr. Rich Hamer, Viaken.

To register for BioITWorld Conference & Expo or to obtain information about exhibiting, visit

About BioITWorld

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

For More Information

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About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( 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 and COMNET Conference & Expo, which features Enterprise Application Summit and ESPWorld. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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