MADISON – Follow the activities of Wisconsin’s delegation at the 2008 BIO convention in San Diego by reading the “Wisconsin BIO Blog” beginning Monday, June 16. The June 17-20 BIO meeting will attract more than 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 120 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 interviews of a few presenters participating in Wisconsin’s “BioTheater,” which is part of the Wisconsin Pavilion at the San Diego Convention Center.

This year’s Wisconsin BioTheater presenters include EraGen Biosciences Inc.; Planet LLC; Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation; InViragen Inc.; FluGen Inc.; Marshfield Clinic Applied Sciences; CDI Bioscience; SciLog Inc.; Invivosciences LLC; Covance Inc.; NeoClone; High Throughput Genomics Inc.; Centrose LLC; and WiCell Research Institute. Also, look for video of Gov. Jim Doyle’s appearance with life sciences investor Steve Burrill.

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

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