SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpace.com, the global hubsite
for the life sciences industry, today announced the launch of a project aimed
at creating the "Next Generation" site for the California Healthcare Institute
(CHI). CHI is a non-profit public policy research and advocacy organization
for the life sciences industry in California, home to nearly one-third of
U.S. biotechnology companies. CHI aims to create a world-class website where
a global audience can keep abreast of political and business developments that
affect California, and that are often crucial to the entire industry. The
Institute has engaged BioSpace.com to design and host a new site that
integrates the company's extensive applications and information services and
tailors them to CHI's audience. BioSpace.com provides a host of content and
commerce services for the life sciences through its hub website, attracting
the industry's largest community on the Internet.
"BioSpace.com has been both a catalyst and a long-time partner in our
Internet efforts," said David Gollaher, Ph.D., CHI President & CEO. "They
have a technologically expert team that's savvy about the requirements of an
Internet audience, and they provide deep knowledge of the industry and
excellent services for the life sciences community. We believe this venture
will greatly benefit our members and advance CHI's advocacy of the industry in
The project has evolved during a three-year relationship between
BioSpace.com and CHI. BioSpace.com was responsible for CHI's first presence
on the Internet and has maintained the current CHI site. BioSpace.com is the
exclusive third-party online publisher of the organization's economic and
public policy reports. CHI has been a long-time supporter of BioSpace.com's
efforts to create a cohesive community within the life sciences industry.
"There has always been a great deal of synergy between our organizations
and our expanding relationship is indicative of the success we've had in our
joint endeavors," said Scott Clarke, CEO of BioSpace.com. "We will work
together to integrate our know-how in serving the entire industry through the
Internet and apply it to their efforts focused on California."
BioSpace.com's technology team will implement a dynamic new graphical user
interface and state-of-the-art technical architecture in the new CHI website,
developing a framework that provides full remote publishing capability and
allows CHI to input, edit and update content via a relational database. In
addition, the company will provide CHI with applications, such as the life
sciences glossary engine and the technology used to distribute BioSpace.com's
daily email newsletter, as well as content relevant to the organization's
audience. BioSpace.com will also provide training to enable CHI staff to
maintain the website, while still providing round-the-clock technical support.
About the California Healthcare Institute
Headquartered in La Jolla, California, the California Healthcare Institute
(CHI) represents more than 200 leading biotechnology, medical device,
diagnostics, and pharmaceutical companies, and public and private academic
biomedical research organizations in the state. The Institute conducts
economic and public policy research, produces industry analyses, develops
educational programs, formulates policy, and engages in direct advocacy on
behalf of the biomedical R&D community and the patient community they serve.
CHI's mission is to advance responsible public policies that foster medical
innovation and promote scientific discovery.
BioSpace.com (http://www.biospace.com) is the global hubsite for the life
sciences industry. The company has created a point of convergence for those
who work in the industry by providing content, community, and commerce on a
feature-rich platform. BioSpace.com is dedicated to accelerating discovery in
the life sciences by facilitating exchange crucial to the industry through the
application of contextual commerce, an end-to-end e-commerce solution.
BioSpace.com attracts over 2 million page views per month from over 400,000
unique visitors seeking real-time industry news, information resources,
investment data, company profiles, stock quotes, employment listings, and an
innovative business-to-business (B2B) supply solution developed cooperatively
with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).