NAPLES, FL, April 25, 2005 - BioSpace, The Global Hubsite for the Life Sciences, launched a dedicated BioZone Web page this morning for Puerto Rico's life science community, www.biospace.com/puertorico.
Dubbed 'Isla de Biotec' ("Biotech Island"), the page is located within BioSpace.com and provides BioSpace's online audience of 1.5 million unique monthly visitors with in-depth look at the life science industry in Puerto Rico. The page is updated daily with content specific to the island's bio-pharmaceutical community.
Amgen is a sponsor of the effort and is featured prominently on the page along with open job postings for its Puerto Rico facility. INTERPHEX and Medical Device Puerto Rico, the Island's Premier Life Science Events, are also sponsors of the Web page.
BioSpace designed the Isla de Biotec BioZone to provide its worldwide audience with helpful information about Puerto Rico's life science industry, government organizations, bio-pharmaceutical companies and other relevant initiatives. Additionally, the page provides links to jobs, stocks and other stories within BioSpace.com that are specific to Puerto Rico's life science leaders.
The pharmaceutical industry in Puerto Rico employs 28,000 people. Over USD $31 billion worth of pharmaceutical products were shipped from Puerto Rico in 2003, making the island the world's largest international shipper of pharmaceutical products with a 24.5% share of total shipments. Biotechnology companies including Abbott, Amgen and Eli Lilly have found operational and financial benefits in Puerto Rico. Their projects on the island will employ over 1,200 people. The island also has biotech fill/finish facilities (from Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, www.pridco.com).
BioSpace is globally recognized as the leading provider of web-based resources and information to the life science industry. For over 20 years BioSpace has helped to accelerate communication and discovery among business and scientific leaders in the biopharmaceutical market. With a well-established site infrastructure and loyal online audience of 1.5 million unique monthly visitors, BioSpace.com offers an unparalleled distribution channel for recruitment, investment, product, event and other life science industry messages.
BioSpace, a Career Innovations company, is headquartered in Naples, FL.