The numbers may be smaller than the tens of thousands of attendees a major show like Macworld Conference & Expo can expect to draw, but IDG World Expo is pleased with the 4,292 life sciences and IT professionals who showed up to last week’s Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo in Boston, Mass.
The event took place at the Hynes Convention Center and gave vendors an opportunity to show off technology products aimed at the life sciences market. Among the exhibitors was Apple, which demonstrated its Xserve, Mac OS X Server, and several Mac models, including the coveted 17 inch PowerBook G4. When not in the exhibit hall area, attendees sat in on more than three dozen conference sessions, symposia and keynote speeches to discuss the future and present of the Bio-IT market.
“It’s encouraging to see specific instances of bio-IT making strides, as we’ve seen this week at Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo,” said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and product development, IDG World Expo.
The event served as a launching point for a variety of announcements ranging from collaborations between technology firms and research groups to the launch of new software and hardware systems aimed at molecular modeling, data management, laboratory information management and more.
IDG plans to follow up next year with a return engagement in Boston.
Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo comes back to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center from March 30 – April 1, 2004. For details, visit the Web site.