New Products Ready to Make their Debut at Bio-IT World Conference + Expo This Week in Boston; Event offers in-depth education and a first look at the latest technology solutions

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 16, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that this week's Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(R) will showcase the latest technology solutions for life sciences. Taking place May 17-19, 2005 at Boston's Hynes Convention Center, Bio-IT World 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.

The exhibit floor will showcase the latest technology solutions from leading companies such as EMC, Fujitsu, BlueArc, Hewlett-Packard, Standard Register and Waters. Exhibitors planning to showcase new products at the event include the following:

BlueArc: Titan allows a single file system to grow up to 256 terabytes and delivers throughput of up to 20 Gigabits per second – providing the best performance and return on investment in the storage industry.

CambridgeSoft Corporation: BioOffice Ultra 2005, BioDraw Ultra 2005 and BioAssay Ultra. BioOffice Ultra is the ultimate suite for managing biological data. It includes BioAssay, BioDraw, Chem3D, E-Notebook, ChemDraw, the ChemINDEX database and Ultra levels of Inventory, ChemDraw and Chem3D.

CRF: CRF's electronic patient diary, TrialMax, is an easy to use eDiary tool that enables study teams to build, implement, manage, and execute eDiary studies successfully.

EMC: EMC Documentum Regulatory Submission Solution helps life sciences organizations comply with integrity, confidentiality and accessibility requirements of eCTD initiatives. Additionally, the EMC Assured Records Management (ARM) Solution helps lower legal and discovery costs by enabling organizations to achieve a new level of performance in the execution of compliant recordkeeping practices.

GraphLogic: BioGraphWeaver Turnkey Solutions is a customized, Web-based process and data management enterprise systems for the life sciences. Custom systems for essentially any life science application can be constructed, including those for proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, genotyping, microarrays and sequencing.

InforSense: BioScience is built to support all life science data, from nucleotide sequence collections via SNP haplotypes, and protein structures to microarray and mass spectroscopy data. It provides a solid platform on which to build your Bioinformatics infrastructure.

Penguin Computing: BladeRunner is a Linux optimized blade server, offering twice as much compute density compared to competing products, making it the ideal datacenter consolidation platform.

Thermo Electron: Proteome X LTQ is an integrated proteomics workstation with: Hight-Throughput Protein ID; Maximum protein sequence coverage; Phosphorylation site mapping; and Multidimensional protein ID.

Waters: Waters NuGenesis SDMS 7.0 Platform; Waters Empower 2 Software; and Waters eLab Notebook. Waters NuGenesis SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) 7.0. is a complete solution for IT, laboratory, regulatory and business management. This release improves NuGenesis SDMS' ability to store and manage any type of scientific data.

Beyond the exhibit floor, Bio-IT World attendees will also have numerous opportunities to network with their peers and obtain valuable education at a wide variety of informative educational sessions, special events and forums. Event highlights include:


An impressive keynote lineup includes three industry visionaries who are shaping the bio-IT landscape. Human Genome Mapping Pioneer, J. Craig Venter; World Wide Web Inventor, Tim Berners-Lee; and Lawrence J. Lesko of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research will discuss how technology is transforming the life sciences, drug discovery, the World Wide Web and the environment.

Conference Sessions and Workshops

The Conference features internationally recognized speakers from all life science market segments including drug discovery, drug development and e-clinical trial research. Speakers come from a wide range of companies and institutions such as: Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Biogen, Novartis, Eli Lilly, UK Biobank, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, IBM, HP, netNumina, Apple, Oracle, Harvard Medical School, National Cancer Institute, {New England Journal of Medicine} and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (The Institute for Genomic Research), among others.

Venture Forum Hosted by Ernst & Young and IDG Ventures

The Venture Forum unites the bio-IT and biopharma industries as no gathering before. This one-day event will provide informed, in-depth analysis on the investment landscape for both the biotech and biopharma technology industries. The forum will give attendees a clearer understanding of where the life science research and drug discovery markets are heading, where monies are being invested, and the organizations that are positioning themselves to be the future drivers of these technological advances.

Opening Night Networking Reception

Sponsored by Life Science Insights, the reception offers an opportunity to network with colleagues and like-minded peers, visit exhibiting companies and preview the latest technology innovations while enjoying cocktails and h'ors d'oeuvres.

Educational Sessions on the Show Floor

The Technology Showcase on the exhibit floor will feature product managers and scientists presenting technology solutions that will revolutionize life science research and discovery.

The "Best of Show" Awards Ceremony

Presented by Bio-IT World magazine, the awards will recognize breakthrough technology products introduced by exhibiting companies at Bio-IT World.

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About Bio-IT World Conference + Expo

Bio-IT World Conference + Expo is the leading event to demonstrate how technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes. Bio-IT World Conference + Expo is designed 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-IT World Conference + Expo to learn how the latest tools, services and best practices will help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society. For more information, visit .

About Bio-IT World, Inc.

A business unit of IDG, Bio-IT World, Inc., publishes information across a variety of media to meet the needs of bio-IT, life science, healthcare, pharmaceutical and regulatory professionals. The company's award-winning publication, Bio-IT World, and accompanying website, , deliver the latest news, analysis and information on the application of technology products and services to enable the life sciences R&D value chain – spanning basic research, drug discovery and development, clinical trials, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, the company's weekly electronic publication, Health-IT World News, cover business, technology and product developments related to healthcare management systems and outcomes-based medicine. Established in September 2001, Bio-IT World, Inc. is headquartered in Framingham, Mass.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-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(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at .