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SDBN July 28th 2014 Speed Networking Event: Caution, Connections Ahead!

July 7, 2014 – 2:53 pm | Edit Post

Our downtown events during AACR and BIO were very successful and we gained a lot of momentum, so in July we’re speeding back to the heart of San Diego biotech, Sorrento Valley and Green Flash …

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NIH/NSF Funded Start-Ups Highlighted at #BIO2014

June 26, 2014 – 6:13 am | Edit Post

Traditionally, BIO has been focused on bringing well-established biotech and pharma companies together.  This year, the organizers wanted to shake things up abit and allow NIH/NSF funded SBIR companies, some of which have zero revenue, to showcase their business and have an opportunity to talk with investors and C-level execs about their work and vision for the future.   This all occurred at the INNOVATION Zone in the Exhibitor Hall throughout the conference. There were more than 50 companies presenting with a focus on drug discovery, diagnostics, biofuels and many other platform technologies.

Image 1: Innovation Zone at @BioConvention Exhibitor Hall

Image 1: Innovation Zone at @BioConvention Exhibitor Hall

There’s still time to meet with the companies.  Below are some highlights to give you a taste of the cutting-edge technology that was presented:

PhylloTech developed a method to produce large amounts of protein from tobocca plants that is not only cost efficient but environmentally safe compared to traditional methods.  

Privo Technologies developed a topical wafer for the treatment of oral cancer.

Humanetics developed an oral suspension pill that patients can take to protect them from the harmful effects of radiation therapy and diagnostic procedures.

Kiyatec developed a 3-D cell-based phenotypic models of cancer to allow for better testing of therapeutics targets.

Novasentis developed the world’s first digitally controlled catheter.

CytoVale developed a rapid label-free diagnostic platform to clinically validate hundreds of patient samples with 85% sensitivity and specificity.

Sharklet developed the worlds first texture designed to inhibit bacterial contamination.  This is predominantly useful for tubing sets used in hospital settings where bacterial infections contribute to 10,000 deaths a year.

Phi Optics developed a label-free, non-invasive quantitative live cell imagining.

Image 2: Daniel Pfaff (left) and Danielle M. Stacy, PhD (right) present their company, PhylloTech, at #BIO2014 Innovation Zone.

Image 2: Daniel Pfaff (left) and Danielle M. Stacy, PhD (right) present their company, PhylloTech, at #BIO2014 Innovation Zone.

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Future of Cancer Therapeutics: #BIO2014

June 25, 2014 – 7:29 am | Edit Post

It has been four decades since the initiation of President Nixon’s “War on Cancer”, but never have the signs for victory looked so encouraging. This is an exciting phase in cancer research, so much so that some in the field are even using the “c” word. Cure!

via Future of Cancer Therapeutics: BIO2014.

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Bioethics in Drug Development: BIO2014

June 24, 2014 – 6:52 am | Edit Post

Consider a case where a patient has a disease with high mortality and no effective treatment available. A new experimental drug is now being tested in a clinical trial. However, this is a randomized clinical trial, which means that it will have a treatment group and a placebo group (that does not get the actual drug).

via Bioethics in Drug Development: BIO2014.

Pumping in cancer drugs

August 30, 2014 – 11:00 am | Edit Post

Cancer drugs could be carried into tumors with a new microscopic biological pump.

Director, Business Systems – Sequenom (San Diego, CA 92121)

August 30, 2014 – 10:52 am | Edit Post
Director, Business Systems – Sequenom (San Diego, CA 92121)

…and support of complex COTS and custom developed systems in a biotech or laboratory environment ranging from Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence,

Business Systems Analyst – Commerical / Marketing – Illumina, Inc. – San Diego, CA

August 30, 2014 – 2:13 am | Edit Post

based environment Experience in supporting software applications Experience in Biotech or other high tech industry a plus Strong communications/interpersonal…
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Laboratory Automation Engineer – Millennium Laboratories, Inc – San Diego, CA

August 29, 2014 – 11:10 pm | Edit Post

field with at least 3 years of experience preferably in the pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry Experience with automated laboratory systems and technology…
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Software Developer – Cypress HCM (San Diego, CA 92121)

August 29, 2014 – 10:02 pm | Edit Post

…This is with a fast-paced start up developing cutting edge products for the Biotech Space. This is a great opportunity for a Developer with a strong background

AD Clinical Data Management – Planet Pharma – San Diego, CA

August 29, 2014 – 8:24 pm | Edit Post

years data management experience; minimum 4 years in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry or CRO environment 3 years experience supervising Clinical Data…
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ZMapp Ebola protection strong in monkey tests

August 29, 2014 – 6:48 pm | Edit Post

The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp protected all monkeys infected with the deadly virus.

Principal Data Scientist Job – Celgene Corporation – San Diego, CA

August 29, 2014 – 3:23 pm | Edit Post

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology space and a passion for identifying and answering questions to advance our…
From Celgene – 29 Aug 2014 22:23:02 GMT
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Clinical Laboratory Scientists – Toxicology

August 29, 2014 – 3:06 pm | Edit Post

We are a local San Diego-based company with an exciting new opportunity for Clinical Laboratory Scientists to work in our state-of-the-art CAP & CLIA certified Testing Facility. Under minimal direction, individuals will be responsible for the setup a [...]

Safety Engineer – On Demand Environmental – San Diego, CA

August 29, 2014 – 12:59 pm | Edit Post

Our client is seeking a contract or direct hire safety engineer. Experience in biotech/pharma industry or with California OSHA a plus. CIH or CSP a plus. Technical…
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