BIO 2002 Media Registration Opens

WASHINGTON, DC – (January 30, 2002) – Advance media registration for the 16th annual BIO 2002 International Convention and Exhibition is now available. The meeting will be held June 9 – 12, 2002 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

BIO 2002, the world’s premier biotechnology conference, will feature more than 100 panels and workshops on drug development, food and agriculture, bioethics, and regulatory processes.

BIO’s 1994 convention in Toronto attracted 2,000 attendees. Since then, the convention has grown each year, leading to a record-shattering turnout of 14,000 in San Diego for BIO 2001. There were 900 exhibit booths and more than 600 registered media.

Registration for approved media is complimentary, and advance registration is
encouraged. Advanced registration is required for freelance journalists, and must be accompanied by a letter from the editor of the news organization for which the freelance journalist is working.

To register, go to the Web site and click on “Media.” Follow directions for online media registration.

Without proper registration or approved press credentials, access to BIO 2002
will be denied. If you have any questions, please contact BIO Communications Coordinator Carrie Housman at (202) 962-9200.

BIO represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

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