SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpace.com (http://biospace.com), 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. BioSpace.com's second stop will be Southern California's Biotech Beach this upcoming May. BioSpace.com'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 BioSpace.com renews the map campaigns, which communicate a visual identity for each biotech community. BioSpace.com'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 BioSpace.com Life Sciences Career Fair and Investor Forum, "Biotech Beach 2000: Binding the Bench and the Net," manifests BioSpace.com'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. BioSpace.com partners with InformedInvestors.com, 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 industry. 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 http://www.biospace.com/beach2000. BioSpace.com (www.biospace.com) 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. BioSpace.com 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. BioSpace.com 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.