Media Registration for 2007 BIO International Convention Now Available Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 12, 2007) -- Media registration is now available for the 2007 BIO International Convention, sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. The global event for biotechnology will take place May 6-9, 2007 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, with more than 19,000 industry leaders from 1,700 companies as well as public officials representing 60 countries expected to attend. Furthermore, the BIO Business Forum, held May 7-9, 2007 is expected to host in excess of 10,000 partnering meetings during the event.

The event, highlighted by the theme “New Ideas. Bold Ventures. Global Benefits,” will feature a program packed with sessions and speakers focusing on the global aspects of biotechnology, including business development, global health, clinical research/clinical trials, policy, bioethics, devices and diagnostics, biopreparedness, intellectual property/legal, food and agriculture, and industrial and environmental issues. International seminars will spotlight national-level developments from more than 30 countries and regions worldwide.

A 250,700-square-foot exhibit hall will showcase a record number of state, regional and international pavilions, and the BIO Business Forum partnering sessions promise to be the most successful to date. Networking opportunities will abound at evening and special events. The annual BIO Career Fair will be held Sunday, May 6, 2007 at the World Trade Center, Boston.

Advance media registration for the BIO International Convention is now available online. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. To register, please visit Reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations may register onsite with valid media credentials. All freelancers, college and online publications are strongly encouraged to register in advance by Friday, April 20, 2007.

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.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
Feb. 12-14, 2007
New York City

2007 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
March 21-24
Orlando, FL

BIO International Convention
May 6-9, 2007
Boston, MA