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BioConference Live Attracts Major Life Science Sponsors

Boston, MA, September 14, 2009 / b3c newswire / - PlatformQ, a digital media company that produces online events for the healthcare, education and energy markets, and LabRoots, a free social networking site catered to the scientific community, today announced the initial slate of speakers and sponsors for BioConference Live. BioConference Live is the first of its kind online-only conference for the life science and biotech community offering live interaction between research scientists and industry experts. Leading sponsors for the event, scheduled to take place November 17th to 19th include: Abcam, AbD Serotec, Applied Biosystems, Artel, Asuragen, Bio-Rad, Biosynthesis, Corning, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Genway Biotech, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, Invitrogen, Mettler Toledo, Mirus, R&D Systems, Shimadzu, Sigma Aldrich, and Tecan.

"We are delighted to support the inaugural BioConference Live conference," said Julie Robinson, Sr. Mgr, Advertising & Media Global Marketing of Life Technologies, created by the combination of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems. "This event, which will bring the research community together online to present and interact, is complimentary with our mission to foster scientific exploration."

Bioconference Live extends the experience of the social network LabRoots with a live event featuring streaming video presentations, live chat and a virtual exhibit floor.

BioConference Live will feature live keynote presentations from such speakers as Dr. M. Fatih Yanik, a faculty member in MIT's Department of Engineering, who will be presenting on "High-Throughput In Vivo On-Chip Screens For Discovery Of Small-Molecules & Genetic Pathways" and Dr. Thomas R. Insel, M.D., a Director at the National Institute of Mental Health, who will present on "Mental Illness: The Next Frontier in Biomedical Research", or Dr. Seth Finklestein, CEO of Biotrofix, who will present "Animal Models of CNS Disease". A complete list of speakers and session topics is available at Attendees can easily text in questions to be addressed in real-time.

"Time is a precious commodity for research scientists, yet they need to stay up-to-date with the latest findings and practices in their field," said Eric Roman, General Manager, GE Healthcare Life Sciences. "We are pleased to support BioConference Live. This event delivers all the value of a physical conference conveniently to any computer."

BioConference Live will also feature case studies in topical areas such as analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, cancer research, cell and tissue analysis, drug discovery and delivery, genetics and genomics, lab automation, microbiology, neuroscience, nucleic acid amplification and testing and protein expression. To register to attend this groundbreaking online conference for free, or learn more about presentation or sponsorship opportunities, visit

About PlatformQ -
PlatformQ is a digital media company that produces virtual events in the education, energy and healthcare markets. PlatformQ connects people, organizations and associations worldwide, enabling them to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders at online events. Virtual events produced by PlatformQ offer great access to content, real-time networking, interactivity, global reach, and efficient use of time and resources for attendees. PlatformQ events provide marketers with a measurable, targeted, and contextual environment for promoting products and services.

About LabRoots -
LabRoots is a social utility designed to network the professional scientific community based on individual scientific experience, discipline, and aptitude. LabRoots fosters world-wide scientific communication and incorporates the newest social networking technologies. LabRoots allows scientists to connect with each other as they describe their research interests on a myriad of unique features and tools, discovering meaningful collaborations across geographic boundaries and fields of expertise.

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BioConference Live and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

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