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BioSpace, 2008 BIO International Convention and BIOCOM Launch 9th Edition of Biotech Beach Hotbed Map Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpace, the leading online source for life science careers and news, along with the 2008 BIO International Convention and BIOCOM, unveiled this morning the 9th edition of the Biotech Beach(TM) Hotbed Campaign. The campaign features both a regional promotional Hotbed Map and also functional components to work in conjunction with the economic and workforce development initiatives of Southern California.

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"BioSpace is pleased to partner with both the 2008 BIO International Convention and BIOCOM on the Biotech Beach Hotbed Campaign," said Wes Crews, CEO of BioSpace. "With the 2008 BIO International Convention being held in San Diego and through the tireless work of BIOCOM, Southern California continues its legacy as a leading community of biotech innovation."

The Biotechnology Industry Organization chose California as the host state for the 2008 BIO International Convention in San Diego, California on June 17- 20.

"California is home to a thriving biotech industry and we are pleased to bring the 2008 BIO International Convention to California," said Robbi Lycett, vice president of Conventions & Conferences at BIO. "The strong biotech clusters in California will contribute greatly to our event via attendees, exhibitors and investors interacting and exchanging ideas and innovations to further expand biotechnology applications to help feed, heal and fuel the world."

The iconic Biotech Beach Hotbed Map creatively displays the campaign's member organizations and is distributed internationally. The map is fully integrated within and available for download on the Biotech Beach Homepage, which maintains critical daily biopharmaceutical industry news, careers and information from the region.

The effort includes bioscience and medical device companies, service and supply providers to the community, and also research institutes, non-profit organizations and universities. Detailed online profiles of the participating organizations can be found through the Biotech Beach Homepage.

About BioSpace

BioSpace,, is globally recognized as the leading provider of career solutions and online resources and information to the life science, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. With a well-established site infrastructure and loyal online audience, offers an unparalleled distribution channel for recruitment, investment, product, event and other life science industry messages. BioSpace is a subsidiary of onTargetjobs.

About BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention brings together life science executives, investors, scientists, policy leaders, and journalists from around the world. This year's event in San Diego is expected to attract over 24,000 attendees and will include 60+ domestic, regional and international pavilions showcasing the latest in research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. For more information about the BIO 2008 Convention in San Diego, visit:


Proudly representing the Greater San Diego and Southern California life sciences community, BIOCOM has become the largest regional life sciences association in the world. Highly focused on the success of the 450+ members and the San Diego life sciences community, BIOCOM consistently creates value through its programs and relevant member benefits. For more information, visit:

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