MADISON – Follow the activities of Wisconsin’s delegation at the 2009 BIO convention in Atlanta by reading the “Wisconsin BIO Blog” beginning Monday, May 18. The May 18-21 BIO International Convention, the world’s largest event for biotechnology, will attract up to 20,000 people from around the world.

Offered through, the blog will include news stories, columns, interviews and video coverage related to Wisconsin’s role in the annual convention. Some 60 people from Wisconsin are expected to attend. The blog will also include background information from the Wisconsin Technology Council on the state’s growing biotech and medical devices industries.

Go to or to read about what’s happening on the convention floor.

The blog will also include video coverage of state political leaders, such as Gov. Jim Doyle and Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel, and breaking news on Wisconsin companies and events.

Contributors to the blog will be Tom Still and Ryann Petit-Frere of the Tech Council, Michael Flaherty of Flaherty & Associates, a Madison-based public relations firm, and free-lance photojournalist Tracy Will.

The Tech Council is the independent, non-profit and non-partisan science and tech policy advisers to the governor and the Legislature.