Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2001) -- For the first time, anyone can hear and view the best-attended sessions during BIO 2001, using BIO's new streaming video center on the Internet. More than 50 hours of the special and plenary sessions were videotaped and are now available for viewing at any time over the next six months.

Full meeting registrants to BIO 2001 can view these sessions at
no charge, simply by registering with their name, city and state as printed on their registration badge. Others will only pay US $49.50 for complete access to the streaming video content.

"This is a great way to be in two places at once," said Ray
Briscuso, BIO executive director. "Many of the sessions were standing room only, and we want to make certain all attendees have access to the information and news in those popular sessions."

All visiting viewers will create a password during the quick and
easy sign-up process, and will then have full access to all 50 hours of informative, news-making sessions in science, business and finance and other tracks during BIO 2001.

"This communications tool also allows scientists and biotech
business leaders who could not attend BIO 2001 a chance to see the most popular sessions," Briscuso said.

The Best of BIO 2001 streaming video is available on the
Internet by clicking on "Best of BIO 2001" on the Web site.

NEW: Videotapes of the selected special and plenary sessions
are also available for US $50 per session for a VHS video. The complete list of available videos is viewable on the Best of BIO 2001 player index shown on the site above. Requests for videos should be made by sending an e-mail to or by calling the BIO meetings department 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.