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Biotech Company To Use Trumba Connect To Attract Top Talent

SEATTLE, WA, June 6, 2007 – Trumba Corporation, a developer of innovative online calendaring solutions, announced today that Biogen Idec has selected Trumba Connect to power its online recruiting calendar. The company plans to use its Trumba-powered calendar to increase awareness and attract new talent. Trumba Connect is an online event calendaring solution that helps organizations increase event awareness and attendance and better connects them with their audiences through a comprehensive suite of tools that includes a hosted, interactive Web calendar, email, and reporting services.

Biogen Idec is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative therapies. The company is using Trumba Connect to publicize its presence at biotech industry and association tradeshows, career fairs, and other industry events around the world. Trumba Connect will help Biogen Idec increase attendance at events, recruit more people, and raise overall awareness for the company and its advancements in the biotech industry.

“Our people are the heart and soul of our entire operation and we are always seeking the most talented individuals to join our team and help us fulfill our vision of scientific excellence,” said Grant Sidney, Senior Business Analyst, Talent Acquisition at Biogen Idec. “Trumba Connect gives us a unique tool for reaching prospects and connecting them with our company. Whether they are actively looking for a job or interested in breaking into the biotech industry, we want them to be aware of the exciting career opportunities available at Biogen Idec.”

Trumba Connect enables visitors to the Biogen Idec Web site to interact with the recruiting calendar by adding events to their personal calendars, signing up for email and text message updates and reminders, and forwarding event information to friends. Biogen Idec also plans to incorporate the advanced registration feature into its online calendar, which will allow the company to identify attendees before the event, get to know them ahead of time, and set up on-site interviews.

“Every day organizations are discovering new applications for our technology that go beyond simply adding event calendars to their Web sites,” said Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Trumba. “Trumba Connect’s interactive capabilities make it an excellent communications vehicle to complement Biogen Idec’s recruiting efforts and help them stay tapped in to top talent in the biotech industry.”

About Biogen Idec

Biogen Idec creates new standards of care in therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs. Founded in 1978, Biogen Idec is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative therapies. Patients in more than 90 countries benefit from Biogen Idec's significant products that address diseases such as lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. For product labeling, press releases, and additional information about the company, please visit

About Trumba

Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online calendaring solutions that help businesses and organizations effectively publish, promote and communicate their events online. The company’s flagship product, Trumba Connect, allows organizations to embed highly interactive and customizable calendars within their websites. Trumba customers also benefit from an array of event-centric tools that include the ability to email calendars, create categories of calendars based on event types or geography, leverage user-generated content through event submission forms, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring solutions, and much more. Trumba technology is used by institutions of higher education, newspapers, corporations, associations, cities and towns, hospitals and large religious organizations. Trumba Connect is a subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution. The company is privately held and backed by three of the industry’s leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, and Oak Investment Partners. To find out more about Trumba, visit

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