Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2006 Media Registration Now Open

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will hold its BIO 2006 Annual International Convention for the first time in the Midwest April 9-12, 2006, at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center. Over 20,000 biotech executives, investors, journalists, policy makers and scientists from more than 60 countries are expected to attend.

The BIO 2006 Annual International Convention will feature more than 150 sessions and workshops, the world's largest biotech partnering forum, six plenary sessions, more than 1,500 exhibitors, evening receptions ideal for networking, a career fair, and international representation from all around the globe.

Sessions will focus on topics affecting the industry including biodefense, business development, cancer, clinical research and trials, devices and diagnostics, global business, drug discovery and development, emerging company issues, food and agriculture, global health, industrial and environmental issues, intellectual property, policy and regulatory issues, and many more. An up-to-date program and session listing may be found at

Advance media registration for BIO 2006 is now available online. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. To register, please visit Only reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations may register onsite with valid media credentials. All freelancers and online publications must register in advance by Friday, March 31, 2006.

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.

Biotechnology Industry Organization

CONTACT: Erin Reese of the Biotechnology Industry Organization,+1-202-962-9200

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