Media Registration Available Online for BIO VentureForum East 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2005) -- Advance media registration is now available for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) VentureForum East 2005, scheduled May 9-11 at the Intercontinental Hotel-Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.   

Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media.  Advance registration is available through May 2, 2005.  To register or for additional information, please visit  Only reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations with valid media credentials may register onsite.

BIO VentureForum East is the largest annual East Coast regional investor conference for venture stage biotechnology and healthcare firms.  It features plenary sessions and workshops on financing and partnering trends in the biotechnology industry, networking receptions, and presentations by 120 biotech companies which have been selected by an advisory board of leading equity capital leaders. 

BIO VentureForum East is sponsored by BIO in partnership with BIOTECanada and 12 state biotechnology associations, including the Biotechnology Association of Alabama, Connecticut United for Research Excellence Inc., Delaware BioScience Association, BioFlorida, Georgia Biomedical Partnership Inc., Maryland Bioscience Alliance (Technology Council of Maryland), Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Biotechnology Council of New Jersey, New York Biotechnology Association, North Carolina Biosciences Organization, Pennsylvania Bio and Virginia Biotechnology Association.

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.