Advanced BioHealing (ABH) is a great local company that has turned their product for diabetic foot ulcers, Dermagraft, into a success story for regenerative medicine. I met them at the BIO convention in May and wrote a blog post about their work. They really impressed me, and we thought SDBN members would be interested in hearing their story. ABH doesn’t fit neatly into a single category (perhaps somewhere between medical devices and stem cells, according to the ‘buckets’ we used in our 2010 poll), but perhaps that is part of their success. As we’ve discussed, San Diego Biotech has seen its share of companies who have difficulties traversing the ‘valley of death’ leading to product commercialization, so we think this story is of great interest.
Kathy McGee, Advanced BioHealing’s Vice President and General Manager, will give a short presentation (Bio/Abstract), and representatives from ABH will be on hand to network with throughout the event. ABH is HIRING so this will be a great opportunity for you if you are interested. Sponsorships for the event are also available, contact us for more information. The event will take place June 23rd at 5:30 p.m., and you can register here.
Who: Biotechnology professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: San Diego Biotechnology Network Event June 23rd featuring Advanced BioHealing
When: Wednesday, June 23rd, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey Street, San Diego 92109 (Directions below)
Cost: $20/$15 Academic, +$5 at the door (cash/check only)
For more information about the event: http://sdbn.org/june
Directions: From the North: South on Interstate 5, Exit Balboa Ave, Straight to 4th Traffic Light then left on Bunker Hill St. Building directly ahead 3 blks. From the South: North on Interstate 5, Exit Grand/ Garnet Ave, Straight to 3rd Traffic Light then right on Bunker Hill St. Building directly ahead 3 blks. Park on the street or in the structure just past (south of) Tango del Rey. DO NOT park in the Science Center lot.