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Michael B. Laffin

For immediate release:
January 28, 2003

Carnegie Mellon Business School Presents 3rd Annual Bioforum

PROGRAM: The Biotech Club at Carnegie Mellon University's business school presents Bioforum 2003, a daylong conference focusing on the business behind biotechnology. This year's theme is "The Future of Biotechnology and Drug Discovery." Bioforum 2003 includes a technology showcase that features seven early-stage biotech companies pitching venture capitalists; a biotech and pharmaceutical workshop series targeted to the non-technical professional; a tradeshow displaying local and regional companies and products; and a speakers panel including Mike Hathaway, general manager, Worldwide Global Services, IBM Life Sciences; Tim Opler, director, Healthcare Banking CSFB; and Dan Adams, CEO, Protein Sciences and co-founder of Biogen.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Students and community members interested in the business processes related to the development of biopharmaceuticals. Sponsors include IBM Life Sciences, Pfizer, Merck and The Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon. Supporters include The Pittsburgh Technology Council and TechyVent.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003; 9 a.m. to noon, technology showcase; 1 to 4 p.m., workshop series; 5 to 6 p.m., tradeshow; 6 to 8:45 p.m., speakers panel; 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. reception.

WHERE: Technology showcase - Posner Hall, Carnegie Mellon campus. Workshop series, tradeshow and speakers panel - Carnegie Museum Music Hall and Great Hall.

COST: The event is free for students. Others will be charged $35 for the speakers panel or $45 for the entire day.

REGISTER: For registration information, please visit


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