CHICAGO, ILL. (April 8, 2006) -- The BIO 2006 Press Room in the McCormick Place Convention Center, room 105C/D, officially opens at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 9, 2006. The telephone number is 312-791-6631.
The press room features internet-enabled computer stations, laptop hook-ups, phone lines and a live video feed of plenary sessions. BIO will provide space for one-on-one interviews on a first-come, first-served basis. All registered media have access to the press room.
Press room hours are as follows:
· Sunday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Monday, April 10 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Tuesday, April 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Wednesday, April 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on BIO 2006, please visit http://www.bio.org/events/2006/. Media registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. Reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations may register onsite with valid media credentials. Freelance journalists and online publications may not register onsite.
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.