SOURCE: Cambridge Healthtech Institute

March 12, 2007 15:07 ET

CHI's Bio-IT World Marks 5th Year Anniversary With Special Issue

"Champions 2.0" Issue Highlights 50+ Global Leaders of the Bio-IT Enterprise in Their Own Words

NEEDHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 -- To mark the 5th anniversary of Bio-IT World, Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Bio-IT World editors revisited the Champions theme that dominated the inaugural issue back in 2002. The March 2007 fifth anniversary issue -- mailing March 13th -- is dedicated to "Champions 2.0" -- a series of candid and illuminating interviews with chief executives, thought leaders and life science evangelists at dozens of the leading technology providers who are driving and in many cases transforming the drug discovery industry. From high-performance computing, systems biology and next-generation sequencing to discovery informatics, computational chemistry and electronic data capture, these individuals are among the true innovators, entrepreneurs, and champions of the bio-IT enterprise.

"So much has happened to the industry in the past 5 years, not all of it good of course," said Kevin Davies, Ph.D, editor-in-chief. "But what this issue resoundingly demonstrates is not only the conviction of dozens of industry leaders that the climate for drug discovery is improving, but also the critical role that technology is playing, fueling a shift from empirical trial-and-error experimentation to an industry reliant upon information, computation and prediction of outcomes. We've chosen to highlight dozens of technology providers whose offerings will especially impact the efficiencies and success of drug discovery through clinical trials."

A sampling of the companies profiled includes: IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Sun, Oracle, Apple, Spotfire, Applied Biosystems, Thermo Fisher, 454, Inforsense, Ingenuity, Phase Forward, etrials, Hewlett Packard, Labvantage, TimeLogic, Silicon Graphics, Caliper, Blue Arc, Accelrys, Agilent Technologies, Insightful, Genstruct, ClinPhone, Nextrials, Isilon.

Additional companies (including some unable to meet the editorial deadline) will appear in the complete Champions 2.0 section available on the Bio-IT World website --, along with the complete profile from the print edition.

Additional editorial coverage in the March issue includes:

--  Highlights from CHI's Pharmaceutical and Biotech Leaders Summit
--  The VC view of diagnostics
Copies of the Champions 2.0 Special Issue will be available at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, April 30 - May 2, 2007, Boston, MA.

About Bio-IT World

Bio-IT World publishes critical information across a variety of media to meet the needs of bio-IT professionals. Coverage focuses on the range of tools and techniques, both computational and experimental that increase the efficiency and success of drug discovery, development, and clinical trials.

Bio-IT World and its accompanying website,, deliver the latest news, analysis and information on the indispensable technologies driving discovery, development, and clinical trials. Bio-IT World has received more than 34 awards for editorial and design excellence. Established in September 2001, Bio-IT World, headquartered in Needham, MA, is a business of Cambridge Healthtech Institute.

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Cambridge Healthtech Institute renowned conferences are the underpinning for all our other information resources. Each year, CHI organizes over 80 conferences. The company strives to develop quality programs that provide valuable new insights and competing points of view while offering balanced coverage of the latest developments. Basic research related to commercial implications is covered, with heavy emphasis placed on end-user insights into new products and technology as well as coverage on the strategy behind the business. Leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations present their most current findings in a forum that features panel discussions and audience participation. Over the past 14 years, CHI has produced more than 600 conferences, attracting more than 50,000 attendees from around the world.

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