BIO 2005 Press Room Officially Opens

PHILADELPHIA (June 17, 2005) – The BIO 2005 Press Room in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 204-B/C, officially opens at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2005. The telephone number is (215) 418-2458.

The press room features internet-enabled computer stations, laptop hook-ups, phone lines and a live feed of plenary sessions. BIO will provide space for interviews on a first-come, first-served basis. All registered media have access to the press room.

Press room hours are as follows:

·               Saturday, June 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

·              Sunday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

·              Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

·              Wednesday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.