Takes Life Sciences Career Fair and Investor Forum to San Diego

Unprecedented Millennium Roadshow Has Record Attendance

Mar 09, 2000, 00:00 ET from

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- (,
 the premier global hub for the life sciences industry, has officially begun
 its Millennium regional roadshow.  First stop was the San Francisco Bay Area
 this past January, where an unprecedented 55 biotech companies and over
 2,000 attendees participated in the Biotech Bay 2000 Life Sciences Career Fair
 and Investor Forum.  The millennium map edition of Biotech Bay, Northern
 California's regional hotbed, included a record number of 63 industry
 participants.'s second stop will be Southern California's
 Biotech Beach this upcoming May.'s website is continuously updated with the news, company
 profiles, jobs, resources, and events from within each regional hotbed --
 areas of the world with a high concentration of workers and resources.  Every
 two years renews the map campaigns, which communicate a visual
 identity for each biotech community.'s goal is to update and
 celebrate each community through the regional map campaigns and industry-wide
 events facilitating employment and investment opportunities in the Life
 Sciences.  Currently, Southern California's regional hotbed, Biotech Beach,
 has 64 industry-related organizations participating in its millennium map
 edition.  Highlights of the group include Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Allergan,
 Amgen, Baxter Hylands, Dura Pharmaceuticals, Invitrogen, Ligand
 Pharmaceuticals, Merek Research Laboratories, Pharmingen (BD Biosciences), RW
 Johnson Research Institute, Sequenom, and Xoma.
     The Life Sciences Career Fair and Investor Forum,
 "Biotech Beach 2000:  Binding the Bench and the Net," manifests's
 ability to bring the Southern California biotech community together for an
 event facilitating employment and investment in the local life sciences
 industry.  The combined affair will attract all facets of the biotech
 community -- high-level executives, investors, students, researchers, and job
 seekers -- to the Town & Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley, San Diego,
 California, on May 20, 2000. partners with, leading producer of
 institutional-quality conferences and radio programs for retail investors, to
 produce an information-packed biotechnology investment conference geared
 towards individual investors in Southern California.  The event provides a
 forum for retail investors to interact with management of public life science
 companies.  The program includes 35-minute analyst presentations from 20+ top
 biotech companies, several keynote speakers giving additional insight into the
 industry, and an informational presentation on how to analyze the biotech
     Concurrently, recruiters from leading life science companies meet with job
 seekers during the daylong Career Fair.  Life Sciences Forums address recent
 advances and career opportunities in biotechnology while prominent
 professionals speak and host panels on topics such as "Alternate Careers in
 Life Sciences."  Recruiting spaces for the Career Fair began selling March 1st
 and are limited.  Come, recruit, and employ the best and brightest in biotech.
 For registration information, please visit ( is the premier global hub for the life
 sciences industry.  Through its website, launched in 1995, the company has
 created a point of convergence for those who work in the industry by providing
 Community, Content and Commerce on a feature-rich platform. is
 dedicated to accelerating discovery in biotechnology by facilitating exchange
 crucial to the industry through its site, the most heavily trafficked life
 sciences portal on the web. attracts 1.8 million page views per
 month from over 225,000 unique visitors seeking real-time industry news,
 information resources, investment data, company profiles, stock quotes,
 employment listings, and a neutral platform enabling business-to-business
 (B2B) commerce.  The company began in 1985 as an awareness catalyst and
 regional marketer to promote investment in life sciences and has been
 dedicated to the industry for over a decade.