BioTech Solutions (BTS) Changes Name to Scientist Solutions Events

Life Science On-Site Tradeshow Company Serving North American Scientist Community Leverages Branding From Sister Company Scientist Solutions

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 1, 2009) - Scientist Solutions, Inc., a life sciences company globally connecting scientists through its premier online discussion board and science community, announced today that its sister company BioTech Solutions, Inc. (BTS) officially changed its name to Scientist Solutions Events. Scientist Solutions Events is a life science tradeshow company, founded in 2004, that serves thousands of life scientists onsite at more than 200 institutions, with product showcases from over 400 different vendors throughout North America.

Last year, the company conducted more than 400 shows, reinforcing its leading position in the market. The new domain name,, will launch later this week with an improved interface, followed by significant feature upgrades in the coming weeks.

Marcia Allen, Founder and Co-CEO of BTS and Scientist Solutions, was one of the pioneers in the life sciences industry to create mobile product events to minimize disruptions to scientists. Back in 1998, Ms. Allen and a fellow scientist began setting up trade events in the scientists' backyards to get them out of the lab, connecting the vendor and the scientist in a new way. By conveniently bringing multiple vendors to the scientists' location, scientists could access a wealth of product data at one time and place to apply to their research. Ms. Allen opened the door for significant research efficiencies with BTS by helping scientists to have more time to work at their bench spaces uninterrupted by sales calls.

In 2004, Ms. Allen launched two new companies to bring information more efficiently to the life science community and to create a convenient place where scientists from around the world could collaborate via the Internet. "There are many synergies between our online community and tradeshow businesses -- both share similar scientist customers and life science vendor partners," said Ms. Allen. "It just made sense to leverage the strong brand we have built with Scientist Solutions. We can now promote these businesses as an integrated package to the vendor community and cross promote them to scientists looking for collaboration, new technology and product info."

Key Differentiators of Scientist Solutions Events

Over the past five years, Scientist Solutions Events (formerly BTS) has expanded its scope to include locations throughout North America. In 2008, the company hosted more than 400 mini-tradeshows or product showcases. Scientist Solutions' team consists of life science experts with backgrounds in research and/or sales. "We know our customers because many of us have once sat in their seat," added Ms. Allen.

"Scientists come to Scientist Solutions because we have built a reputation as a trusted advisor -- a solution provider with free advice that helps scientists speed discovery. As an organization by Scientists... for Scientists, we have more scientists in our company than any other type of staff. We are extremely protective and diligent about the content we provide, and it's this reputation that continues to draw more people in," said Alfred Lagaya, CoFounder and former Scientist of Scientist Solutions Events.

"Scientist Solutions Events (formerly BTS) does an excellent job coordinating the Gilead Supplier Expos," said Jim Latimer, C.P.M., Gilead Sciences Director of Global Procurement. "We have more than 70 suppliers and 300 Gilead employees at the event, and the feedback from all attendees is positive. I recommend Scientist Solutions Events unequivocally."

About Scientist Solutions

Founded in 2004, Scientist Solutions pioneered one of the first, multi-disciplinary, scientist moderated online forum for scientists. This site enables scientists and technicians to overcome geographic boundaries and share information and collaborate in problem solving. Connecting scientists worldwide for information exchange translates into improved research methods, accelerated discovery, scientific advancements and lower costs of operating labs. In addition, Scientist Solutions also bridges the gap between the life science vendor and scientist communities through its on-site product showcases featured at scientific institutions throughout North America. To learn more about Scientist Solutions and Scientist Solutions Events visit and, respectively.

Contact Information: Contact: Cathy Sperrazzo Eye-To-Eye Communications, Inc. (858) 565-9800

BioTech Solutions (BTS) officially changed its name today to Scientist Solutions Events. Here's the new company logo.