BioSpace Spotlights the growing Midwest Life Science Community Print and online campaign features companies across 10 states

DENVER, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BioSpace, the leading life sciences employment and news website, launched the 2012-2013 BioMidwest™ Hotbed Campaign, marking the campaign's ninth edition.

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The campaign highlights leading organizations across Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Participating companies are included on an electronic and printed campaign map promoting members both online as well as at industry events and career fairs.

Eleven percent of U.S.-based jobs on BioSpace are posted in the BioMidwest Hotbed region. In addition, over the last year 69 companies in the area posted biotech, pharmaceutical and clinical research jobs on, and 20 percent of those jobs were at the director or executive level.

"BioSpace Hotbed campaigns showcase some amazing life science companies, giving luster to their brands throughout their region and the nation," said Chanille Hewett, life sciences product manager at onTargetjobs, the parent company of BioSpace. "It's exciting to help connect these leading organizations with thousands of specialized professionals through the campaign's promotional resources."

BioMidwest is part of a series of Hotbed campaigns, each hosted on its own BioSpace Web page. The campaign's sponsor is Astellas Pharma US and participant companies include Alkermes, MPI Research, SGS Life Science Services, Meridian BioScience and more.

About provides biotech, pharmaceutical and clinical research jobs to a wide audience of industry professionals. serves as the leading resource for biotechnology careers, news and resources. For more than 25 years, has helped accelerate recruitment, communication and discovery among business and scientific leaders within the life sciences.

An onTargetjobs, Inc., company, powers, a key resource for medical device and diagnostics jobs and industry information, as well as for clinical research jobs and industry information.



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