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BIO Projects '12,000 to 15,000' at 2009 International Convention in Atlanta, Below Last Year's Attendance

The economy has taken its toll on the Biotechnology Industry Organization's upcoming international convention in Atlanta, with BIO "currently expecting between 12,000-15,000 attendees" will visit the four-day event set to start at the Georgia World Congress Center — compared with the 20,108 who visited BIO 2008 in San Diego, BIO spokeswoman Erin Reese told BioRegion News on Friday.

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