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Practical Tools For Innovation
O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference
January 28-31, 2002 -- Tucson, AZ
Chambered Nautilus

The Exhibit Hall will be open:
     Tuesday, Jan. 29 & Wednesday, Jan. 30
     10:00 am - 4:15 pm
     Indigo & Verbena Rooms


Platinum Sponsors

Nature Publishing GroupThe Nature Publishing Group is the world's preeminent publisher of top-quality scientific information. Our flagship journal, Nature, has been in print for over 130 years. Today it is accompanied by 12 other Research and Review Journals, over 30 Specialist Journals, innovative online Reference Works such as the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, and the web-based news service, Nature Science Update.

Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems is synonymous with vast compute power, robust hardware and open standards for Java and internet technologies. Sun supports the life science community's goal of developing an end-to-end solution that spans R&D-CRM, and understands that successful solutions can only be achieved through extensive technology sharing and open standards.

Silver Sponsors

AppleApple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970's with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980's with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators and creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

CompaqCompaq Computer Corporation supplies high performance solutions for a wide range of Life Science organizations and is a critical partner for researchers who are working to improve human health. Compaq stands as the leading supplier of computing systems for Life Science research, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

Hewlett-Packard Company Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is challenging for leadership in the Life Sciences markets. HP had total revenue of $45.2 billion in its 2001 fiscal year. Information about HP world-class Supercomputers, Servers, and Workstations running UNIX, Linux, and Windows can be found at

Heller Ehrman AttorneysHeller Erhman offers a full range of legal services to its life science and bioinformatics clients. These include corporate financing of bioinformatics companies from seed financing to public offering; mergers, acquisitions, and spin-off transactions involving genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical companies; strategic counseling on the establishment of viable informatics patent portfolios; patent infringement litigation; and complex multilateral licensing agreements and informatics research collaboration arrangements among academic institutions and commercial entities. Our clients include large, publicly-traded companies as well as emerging companies and industry and trade associations, among them the following: the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Compugen, Gene Logic, Structural Bioinformatics, DoubleTwist, Tularik, Silicon Insights, Merck, and Predict. Heller Erhman also represents the Open Source Bioinformatics Foundation, which is a participant in the OíReilly conference.

International Codon InstituteInternational Codon Institute--The Institute is a non-profit educational and scientific entity dedicated to studies and research in Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology. The mission of the Institute is to promote improved understanding of the "Universal Genome". The focus of the Institute is on grad students. "Bioinformatics Benefits the Biosphere!"

Iobion InformaticsIobion Informatics is a bioinformatics software company specializing in software for the analysis of microarray data. GeneTraffic 1.0 software offers data analysis for two-color arrays and is Iobionís first of many planned product releases. Iobion focuses on customer needs and will continue to provide you, the biologist, with software products that are affordable, powerful, and timely.

PlatformPlatform is the world's leading distributed computing software provider, with desktop to Grid solutions that allow Life Sciences organizations to dramatically improve time to market and quality of results. Platform has strategic relationships with industry leaders including Compaq, LION Bioscience and SAS. Its open, scalable software solutions are the choice of more than 1,500 result-driven organizations around the world.

Media Sponsors

BioInform NewsletterBioInform Newsletter--Since 1997, bioinformatics professionals around the world have relied on BioInform for exclusive, up-to-the-minute coverage of trends in life sciences computing. These elite practitioners know there is no substitute for the behind-the-scenes reporting and expert analysis delivered every week in BioInform. is a non-profit organization which promotes freedom and openness in bioinformatics by providing free and open resources for the further development of such. The community has more than 1,200 members and almost four dozen resources and projects for research, development and information.

Genome Technology MagazineGenome Technology Magazine--Put your finger on the pulse of the new biology. Genome Technology is the only monthly magazine focused on the technology and business of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Its readers are an elite audience of genomics scientists and technology professionals worldwide. Genome Technology takes you inside the minds, the methods and the machines shaping the new biology. has quickly become the leading source of genomics news for tens of thousands of life science professionals. With updates throughout the business day,'s team of expert journalists delivers high-value, forward-looking reports on the business and technology of genomics.

O'Reilly NetworkO'Reilly Network--Online Resource for Open and Emerging Technologies. You trust O'Reilly to help you do your job more efficiently and effectively. And you can trust O'Reilly Network to deepen your knowledge and technical skills. O'Reilly Network offers information beyond O'Reilly books: from thought-provoking articles to extensive searchable resources. It's your essential technology site before and after conferences:

The ScientistThe Scientist is a bi-weekly magazine reporting on the news, issues and trends that impact life scientists. It provides scientists with an essential source of information and analysis on research, technology, policy, business, funding and careers to help them stay informed and make decisions.

Tech OasisTech Oasis Amidst rugged mountains, deep canyon lakes, and the lush Sonoran desert arises the Arizona Tech Oasis... Tech Oasis is a geographic location, an organized force, a business philosophy and a way of life... A great place to live, learn, work and play. Tech Oasis.

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