BioSpace Unveils Inaugural BioPenn™ Hotbed Campaign 
10/19/2005 5:08:43 PM

NAPLES, FL, October 1, 2004 - BioSpace, the leading online information source for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, unveiled this morning the first BioPenn™ Hotbed Campaign for Pennsylvania's life science community.

BioPenn Hotbed link:
BioPenn Map link:

BioPenn highlights biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, industry service and supply companies, research institutes, non-profit organizations and universities within Pennsylvania. Companies participating in the inaugural campaign include AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, Wyeth BioPharma and others. BioPenn joins 9 established Hotbed communities throughout the United States and Australia.

"Pennsylvania's dramatic growth in the life science sector has called for the launch of a Hotbed Campaign specifically for the Keystone state. We are very pleased to welcome Pennsylvania as a stand-alone member of BioSpace's family of communities", said Brian Vacanti, Division Manager of BioSpace.

The new campaign features a new BioPenn Hotbed Map, created by BioSpace's professional artist and displays the corporate logos and facilities of participating organizations. The map is further enhanced through the integration of many functional components including a BioPenn Hotbed Homepage, on BioSpace's industry leading Website,

The original 1985 Biotech Bay™ Map for the San Francisco Bay Area hangs on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

About BioSpace

BioSpace is globally recognized as the leading provider of web-based resources and information to the life science industry. For 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 over 1.5 million unique monthly visitors, offers an unparalleled distribution channel for recruitment, investment, product, event and other life science industry messages.

BioSpace promotes and adds online functionality to distinct regional clusters of bioscience industry through their world renowned Hotbed Campaigns. Current campaigns include Biotech Beach™, Biotech Bay™, Genetown™, BioCapital™ and others. Additionally, BioSpace offers an online life science career center, live career events and a clinical trials database, CCIS™.

BioSpace, a Career Innovations company, is headquartered in Naples, FL.


Melissa Fodor
Marketing Manager
(239) 659-0100