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SDBN November 17th 2014 Global Biotechnology Project Management Workshop and Networking Event

SDBN November 17th 2014 Global Biotechnology Project Management Workshop and Networking Event

October 24, 2014 – 10:09 am | Edit Post

The San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) is teaming up with UCSD Extension to provide customized training and workshops to meet the local industry’s needs. In a July 2014 survey, 120 respondents indicated that biotech project …

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San Diego Biotechs at #ASHG14: Apps, Analysis, Panels, and Detection

October 22, 2014 – 3:54 pm | Edit Post

In many ways, San Diego is the perfect location for the ASHG 2014 annual meeting, and not just for the perfect weather and the beautiful convention center. The area is home to the two top …

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Day Two at #ASHG14: Knockout Alleles, More Crowdsourcing, Clinical Applications

October 21, 2014 – 6:53 am | Edit Post
Day Two at #ASHG14: Knockout Alleles, More Crowdsourcing, Clinical Applications

The second day of the ASHG 2014 meeting once again featured a number of very exciting concurrent sessions. I was torn between attending the rather cute, and appropriately named ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Big …

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Day One at #ASHG14: Big Data and Crowdsourcing

October 20, 2014 – 7:22 am | Edit Post

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014 annual meeting kicked off in full force today at the San Diego Convention Center. The meeting brings together over 7000 people including basic scientists, physicians, ethicists, and …

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Breaking San Diego Biotech News

Zogenix, Purdue ink hydrocodone pact

October 31, 2014 – 1:34 pm | Edit Post

Competitor will pay Zogenix $10 million in opioid waiver deal.

Doctors with Early Life Stress Found at Risk for Professional Challenges

October 31, 2014 – 10:04 am | Edit Post

A study conducted by the UC San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education program (PACE) found that childhood adversity could potentially play a role in a physician’s later professional relationships.

First Surgical Implant of ZIP ULTRA(TM) MIS Interspinous Device Performed in Israel

October 31, 2014 – 6:01 am | Edit Post

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 31, 2014) – Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced today the first surgical implant of the company’s ZIP ULTRAT Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein.

First Surgical Implant of ZIP ULTRA(TM) MIS Interspinous Device Performed in Israel

October 31, 2014 – 6:01 am | Edit Post

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 31, 2014) – Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced today the first surgical implant of the company’s ZIP ULTRAT Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein.


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Newest San Diego Biotech Jobs

IT Head, US Supply Chain&Fin – Geneva Pharmaceuticals/Sandoz (United States)

October 31, 2014 – 5:17 pm | Edit Post

…the latest trends and benchmarks affect-ing commercial operations in general and the Pharma/ Biotech sector in particular. A good understanding of the Pharma/ Biotech

IT Compliance Analyst – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (United States)

October 31, 2014 – 5:17 pm | Edit Post

…Sciences and/or Engineering. ·5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry ( biotech preferred), 5-8 years of direct experience in documentation development and

Sr. Scientific Business Analyst – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (United States)

October 31, 2014 – 5:17 pm | Edit Post

…college or university and 8+ years of experience in Research, Pharm, Biotech or scientific relevant laboratory environment. High proficiency with Microsoft applications,

Senior Project Manager – IT – MedImmune (United States)

October 31, 2014 – 5:17 pm | Edit Post

…experience *7+ years in project management, preferably in IT supporting Pharmaceutical or Biotech R&D, with a track record of managing multiple medium to high risk


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San Diego Biotech Blog Feed

How Would Mark2Cure Expedite Scientific Discovery?

October 31, 2014 – 12:10 pm | Edit Post
How would thorough annotations improve information extraction from biomedical research literature? To illustrate one of the issues Mark2Cure aims to address, we’ll start with an example drawn from history–the undiscovered public knowledge that an information scientist named Don Swanson successfully … Continue reading →

MyGene.info moved to GRCh38/hg38 for human genes with hg19 still supported

October 30, 2014 – 10:21 am | Edit Post
GRCh38 (or hg38) is the latest human genome assembly, which was released almost a year ago. MyGene.info is now moved to support GRCh38 by default for human genes, but the data (including queries) based on previous assembly version (GRCh37/hg19) are still supported. Here are some details about this change:

Analyze your zombie walk

October 30, 2014 – 9:41 am | Edit Post
Imagine a zombie costume.   You probably see – pale, bloody makeup, ripped clothes, dead-eyed stare. All of that preparation, however, would not be convincing if the zombie were to just move around normally. In fact “Walking Dead” special effects artist/director Greg Nicotero teaches a school on how to lumber around like a zombie for […]

Plight of the Post-Doc

October 29, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post
“The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss It is quite common, and expected, that after receiving a PhD, graduate students will move onto a post-doctoral training position. But the situation for post-docs has changed over the years due to an ever-increasing number of PhD graduates, leaving a huge ocean of post-docs looking for a few deserted islands where the faculty positions are. What then, is the realistic future for the majority of post-docs? For de