Advance Media Registration for BIO 2006 Ends Friday, March 31

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (

March 29, 2006

) -- The deadline for advance, online registration for those seeking media credentials for the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2006 Annual Convention, April 9-12, 2006, at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, will be March 31, 2006, at 5 p.m. EST.

This will be the last date for freelancers who wish to apply for media credentials to submit letters from editors, and for web-based and college publications to apply.  To register, please visit http://www.bio.org/news/pressreg/mediareg.asp?multievent=14.    

On-site media registration will be available starting Saturday, April 8, at 9 a.m. at the McCormick Place Convention Center.  Only reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations may register on site with valid, current media credentials (i.e. official picture identification from the employing news organization). Without proper, approved credentials, on site media registration will be denied.  Freelance journalists and web-based publications will not be able to register on-site.

 

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

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About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.