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