San Diego biotech has grown thanks to a collaborative spirit which is sometimes manifested in the acquisition and joining of companies towards a common goal. Lilly’s presence here is indicative of this type of growth, beginning with their acquisition of SGX Pharmaceuticals and Applied Molecular Evolution, and they’ve continued to move forward and contribute to the region.
The SDBN is dedicated to helping the local life science community understand and leverage the fantastic opportunities available through networking and sharing resources. Lilly is a leader in this area and formed the Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) platform in 2009, allowing researchers to submit compounds to be testing using their assays. As of May 2012, Lilly has a total of 258 affiliations with over 500 individual accounts globally and has screened almost 16,000 compounds. To learn more, visit the program’s site at openinnovation.lilly.com.
John Munroe, Lilly’s Senior Director, Translational Science & Technologies (Bio), will speak about OIDD at our June 25th event. We hope to stimulate discussion about how local companies and institutions can leverage this resource. As always, there will be plenty of time for networking with Lilly representatives and drug discovery professionals, click here to register.
Who: Life science researchers and professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: June 25th Event with Lilly
When: Monday, June 25th 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where:Green Flash Brewery Tasting Room, 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard San Diego, 92121 (directions below)
Cost: $25/20 (Academic), $50 for recruiters (with benefits), dinner provided, beer and soda available for purchase.
Register for the event: http://sdbn.org/register
Directions: From the west: From the 805 North or South exit Mira Mesa Blvd, head east for 2.0 miles, the Green Flash Tasting Room will be on the left/north side of the street at Flanders Drive. From the east: From the 15 North or South exit Mira Mesa Blvd, head west for 3.6 miles, the Green Flash Tasting Room will be on the right/north side of the street at Flanders Drive.
Parking: The Green Flash lot holds about 70 cars, so come early and carpool if you’d like to park there. You can also park on the street, but be very mindful that there are some poorly marked ‘no parking’ areas, especially on Sequence where there is a center lane.