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September 29, 2003
Marine Biological Laboratory Web Site is a 2003 MIMC Awards Finalist

www.mbl.edu nominated in Educational Institution category

MIMC Awards Logo Woods Hole, MA - The Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) web site (www.mbl.edu) has been selected as a finalist for the 8th Annual MIMC (Massachusetts Interactive Media Council) Awards in the Educational Institution category.

The MBL web site was developed jointly by the Marine Biological Laboratory, RDVO, and Avari Studios. The site launched in January of 2003 with a design that represents both the tradition and history of the 115-year-old research and educational institution and its innovative and exciting view of the future.

Held annually by the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council, the MIMC Awards recognize excellence in the creation of interactive technologies designed, produced or developed in New England. The MIMC Awards has been cited as one of the most prestigious awards competitions for New England's interactive industry and the largest technology awards showcase in the country.

"This year's MIMC Award submissions attracted some of the most impressive interactive projects and technology applications in the industry today," said Leslie Cushing, Executive Director of MIMC. "We are delighted to showcase the innovative work that is being produced in the region."

About MIMC
Founded in 1996, MIMC is dedicated to accelerating business opportunities and professional development for its more than 3,000 members throughout New England. Originally serving established and emerging technology companies, MIMC has broadened its focus and attracted leading edge companies and individuals from a variety of industries including financial services and healthcare.

MIMC offers numerous forums, promotional opportunities and award recognition programs for companies of all sizes and in all stages of growth. With more than 50 events each year, MIMC provides its membership with a venue to promote their company to highly targeted audiences through sponsorships, speaking and networking opportunities. For more information, go to www.mimc.org.

About the MBL
Founded in 1888, the Marine Biological Laboratory is the oldest private marine laboratory in the western hemisphere. The MBL's mission is to improve the human condition through basic research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Resident and visiting scientists from around the world conduct research at the MBL in a variety of areas including developmental biology and infertility, neurobiology and neurodegenerative disorders, learning and memory, cell and molecular biology and evolution, genomics and global infectious diseases, scientific aquaculture and behavioral ecology, and nutrient cycling and climate change. In addition, the MBL's advanced, graduate-level educational program is known throughout the life sciences for kick-starting the research careers of the world's best and brightest biologists.

About RDVO
RDVO develops Interactive marketing solutions to help its clients grow their businesses by catalyzing user response and retention. RDVOs teams leverage the full landscape of interactive technologies, providing solutions that are as strategically sound as they are creatively compelling. Founded in 1999, RDVO has delivered impressive results for clients including Fidelity Investments, Abbott Laboratories, Arm & Hammer, CMGi, Firepond Software, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.