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BioSpace and BIOCOM Announce 2009 Biotech Beach™ Hotbed Campaign  
9/30/2008 4:16:39 PM

Hotbed Map showcases Biotech Industry in Southern California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 30, 2008 - BioSpace, the world's leading online bioscience job board and life science career fair company, along with BIOCOM, launched this morning the 2009 Biotech Beach™ Hotbed Campaign, which highlights the bioscience industry in San Diego and Southern California.

“BIOCOM is excited to partner once again with BioSpace on Biotech Beach, and to help promote the life science industry in Southern California,” said Jennifer Landress, the vice president of corporate relations for BIOCOM. “Each year, the Biotech Beach Map proves how dynamic the Southern California biotech, medical device and diagnostic community is and shows how vital the industry is, not only to our region, but to the world.”

The iconic Biotech Beach Hotbed Map, found at http://www.biospace.com/pdf/biotechbeach_MediaKit.pdf, uniquely displays the campaign’s member organizations and is distributed internationally. Organizations featured on this year’s map include BIOCOM, Peprotech, Pfizer, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Althea, Vertex, Synteract and over 34 other participants including research institutes and universities. Detailed online profiles of all participating organizations can be found through the Biotech Beach Homepage, http://www.biospace.com/hotbed.aspx?regionid=12, the online hub for critical daily biopharmaceutical industry news, careers and information from the region.

“For over a decade, the Biotech Beach Hotbed Map has been a symbol of the vitality of the bioscience industry in Southern California,” said Wes Crews, CEO of BioSpace. “As the industry in this region has grown and evolved, the Biotech Beach Online Community has prided itself on serving as the trusted source for bioscience information and career opportunities in Southern California.”

About BioSpace
BioSpace is the leading online community for life science careers, news and information. For over 23 years BioSpace has helped to accelerate recruitment, communication and discovery among business and scientific leaders in the biopharmaceutical market. The company’s flagship life science industry Web site, BioSpace.com (www.biospace.com), offers unparalleled opportunities for targeted recruitment, product, investment, event and other bioscience messaging. The company also hosts over 25 biopharmaceutical career events annually.

BioSpace is a subsidiary of onTargetjobs (www.ontargetjobs.com) and also powers DeviceSpace (www.devicespace.com) and ClinicaSpace (www.clinicaspace.com), online communities for medical device and clinical research professionals respectively.

About BIOCOM
BIOCOM is the largest regional life science association in the world, representing more than 575 member companies in Southern California. The association focuses on initiatives that positively influence the region’s life science community in the development and delivery of innovative products that improve health and quality of life. This includes initiatives in capital formation, public policy, workforce development, group purchasing and member services - www.biocom.org.

CONTACT:
BioSpace
Brian Vacanti
V.P., Marketing
817-717-1404


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