SAN FRANCISCO and SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BigBio Communications, publisher of the Big3Bio newsletters and web service, proudly announces that Charles River Laboratories has signed on as a Foundation Partner of Big3Bio. The goal of this partnership is to assist BigBio Communications in its future development of industry events and increased content offerings in the Big3Bio regions of Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego.

As the leading aggregator service of news and developments in biotech’s “Big 3” bioclusters, Big3Bio keeps each region’s stakeholders up-to-date on, and connected with, those communities through its daily newsletters, websites, and social media channels. With the support of Charles River, Big3Bio will be able to expand its products and services for its readers and industry supporters. This partnership coincides with the annual BIO International Convention (in the “Big 3” region of San Diego), which attracts more than 16,000 attendees and more than 1,800 exhibitors. Big3Bio is a media partner for the BIO Convention and is proud to have an industry leader such as Charles River as a new Foundation Partner.

“We are excited that Charles River has committed to our Foundation Partner program,” said Tilton Little, co-owner of BigBio Communications and publisher of Big3Bio. “Charles River is committed to partnering with the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to help progress candidates through the drug discovery and development pipeline, with the ultimate goal of delivering treatments to patients who critically need them. We believe this relationship is imperative as we move forward with giving these ‘Big 3’ communities valuable networking, career-building, and funding opportunities through Big3Bio events and new publications.”

Charles River is the second organization to join the Foundation Partner program; BioBridges became the initial Foundation Partner in 2016.

“We’re pleased to announce our partnership with BigBio Communications,” said William Barbo, Corporate Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Charles River. “Big3Bio provides a valuable source of industry-specific content, tailored to our community hubs. Charles River is committed to supporting and nurturing innovation in these hubs, a goal that is closely aligned with Big3Bio’s mission.”

Big3Bio will begin offering these events – as well as new website “Centers” (specialized content areas) and new publications – in the fall of 2017. Subscribers to Big3Bio will receive updates on further development, as well as information about sponsorship and other opportunities.

“Through this partnership with Charles River, BigBio Communications is committed to providing more ways for these biotech hubs to be connected and grow their clusters,” said Little. “This type of union sets up substantial network opportunities in these regions, not only for those within these regions, but also for global companies seeking to do work with ‘Big 3’ organizations.”

Charles River is also participating in the 2017 BIO International Convention. Stop by booth #1128 to learn more. For more information about Big3Bio’s Foundation Partner program, contact Big3Bio at info@big3bio.com.

About BigBio Communications/Big3Bio
BigBio Communications is a global independent communications company and the publisher of Big3Bio, the leading aggregator service for the top three life science hubs in the world: Boston, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Big3Bio’s newsletters and additional channels provide complete, daily coverage of the news, events, jobs, and developments in these regions to the industry’s top professionals and executives. More information is available at www.bigcom.bio. Subscribe to the Big3Bio newsletters at www.big3bio.com.