CHI's Corporate Timeline

1992 - CHI was established with 8 employees 

1993  

  • 12 conferences were produced 
  • First PCR meeting 
  • Dr. Jonas Salk presented at the First Vaccine Meeting


1994 

  • Launched corporate website 
  • First High Throughput Screening Meeting 
  • First Molecular Diversity Meeting 
  • First Human Genome Meeting 


1995

  • 40 conferences were produced 
  • First Bioinformatics Meeting 
  • First Biomarkers and Cancer Prognostics Meeting 
  • First Proteomics Meeting 
  • First Cancer Vaccines Meeting 
  • First Genetic Screening & Diagnostics Meeting 


1996 

  • First Gene Quantification Meeting
  • First Combinatorial Chemistry Meeting in JAPAN
  • 1997 First Cheminformatics Meeting
  • First DNA Forensics Meeting
  • First Beyond Humane Genome Meeting
  • Renowed professor Iam Wilmut presented at Veterinary
    Molecular Biology meeting right after announcing Dolly the cloned sheep
  • Dr. Henry Lee presented at DNA Forensics


1998 

  • First Genetic Variations Meeting
  • First Pharmacogenomics Meeting


1999 

  • 55 conferences were produced
  • First In Silico Biology Meeting
  • First Lab Chips & Microarrays Meeting in EUROPE
  • Launch of CHI's Marketing Services Division
  • Launch of CHI Life Science Reports


2000 

  • 48 conferences were produced
  • First Chemical Genomics Meeting
  • First Microarray Data Analysis Meeting 
  • First Recombinant Antibodies Therapeutics Meeting 
  • Launch of CHI's monthly Genome Link e-newsletter 


2001 

  • First Genomic Samples Preparation Meeting 
  • First Structure Based Drug Design Meeting 
  • Launch of CHI's Pharmaceutical Strategy Series (PSS)
  • Launch of Peptalk: The Protein Information Week


2002 

  • First Metabolic Profiling Meeting 
  • First Protein & Peptalk Meeting 
  • First Protein Chips Meeting 
  • First Target Validation Meeting 
  • First Biodefense Meeting 
  • Launch of World Pharmaceutical Congress


2003 

  • First Predictive ADME Meeting 
  • First RNAI Interference Meeting 
  • Sydney Brenner keynote at MMTC 


2004 

  • First High Content Analysis Meeting 
  • First Safety & Toxicity Biomarkers Meeting
  • Launched PEGS
  • Launched Biomarker World Congress
  • Launched Discovery on Target


2005 

  • First Bridging Pharma & IT meeting 
  • First Stem Cells Congress
  • Launched Cellutions Summit


2006 

  • 90+ conferences were produced 
  • Launched PharmaWeek CHI's weekly e-newsletter
  • Acquired BioIT World publications and Expo 
  • Corporate headquarters moved from Newton to Needham 
  • First Translational Medicine Meeting 
  • First Drug Development Meeting about CHINA 
  • First Tissue Microarrays Meeting 
  • First Next-Generation Sequencing meeting 
  • Ray Kurzweil keynote at Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 


2007 

  • 100+ conferences will be produced 
  • Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference achieves record attendance 
  • Launched Insight Pharma Reports 
  • Announced Cambridge Meeting Planners 
  • Dr. David J. Galas Keynote Presenter at Beyond Genome 
  • David E. Shaw keynote at Bio-IT World C+E 
  • Launched Life Science Webcasts
  • Announced Cambridge Healthtech Media Group


2008

  • Launched new integrated website offer access to all CHI properties
  • Acquisition of Barnett International


2011

  • Over 300 events are run across all divisions of CHI
  • PEGS attendance hits over 1200 delegates
  • Bio-IT World Expo delivers its highest attendance with over 2100 delegates
  • Over 13,000 attendees participate at CHI conferences
  • Launched NGSLeaders.com - A Community for Next Generation Sequencing Pioneers