Media Registration Available Online for BIO VentureForum East 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2006) -- Advance media registration is now available online for the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) VentureForum East 2006, scheduled for June 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson in Jersey City, NJ.   

Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media.  Advance registration is available through June 5, 2006.  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 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. (CURE), Delaware BioScience Association, BioFlorida, Georgia Biomedical Partnership, MdBio, Biotechnology Council of New Jersey, New York Biotechnology Association, North Carolina Biosciences Organization, Pennsylvania Bio, Palmetto Biotechnology Alliance (South Carolina), and VaBIO (Virginia Biotechnology Association).

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.