Advance Media Registration for BIO 2006 Ends Friday, March 31


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    

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.