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General Dermatologist – Dermatology Specialists, Inc. – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 11:48 pm | Edit Post

Our group has become increasingly active in clinical trials over the past several years and is currently involved in ongoing studies with several major…
From HEALTHeCAREERS Network – 01 Oct 2014 06:48:17 GMT
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Clinical Support Specialist – Millennium Health – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 10:53 pm | Edit Post

Strong attention to detail with the ability to find and correct mistakes. Prefer minimum of 1 year clinical support, sales support, or customer service…
From Millennium Health – 01 Oct 2014 05:53:04 GMT
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Security Officer – Biotech at Alliedbarton (San Diego, CA)

September 30, 2014 – 10:50 pm | Edit Post

Overview: ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare,…

Rare diseases: actually quite common

September 30, 2014 – 10:36 pm | Edit Post

There are a lot of “rare diseases” out there, a complex menagerie of conditions that you probably will never hear about. But every day, peop
There’s actually been a lot more movement recently from biotech and pharmaceutical companies on these diseases, for two reasons. First, the FDA is more willing to approve drugs for “orphan” diseases that have no other treatment. Second, the cost of caring for patients (especially in the US) is so high that companies can charge astronomical prices for drugs, which are paid for by insurance companies because they nevertheless represent a saving. And there we have a microcosm of the moral ambiguities associated with pharma in the developed world. It’s miserably expensive to develop treatments, and the failure rate is appalling, which means that the patients end up paying a huge overhead. And here in the land of the free, that means that there’s a substantial number of people who can’t access the treatments that they need.
Recently, ultra-rare diseases have gained a bit of attention. These are diseases that affect only a few people worldwide. The rarest of the rare is NGLY1 deficiency, which was the subject of a beautiful feature in the New Yorker by Seth Mnookin. There are only a handful of known patients in the world with this disease, and the fact that we even know about it is a testament to the persistence of the family of Bertrand Might, the young boy in whom the disease was first characterized. The story (you really do need to read Mnookin’s article) is a testament to what can be achieved, but also to how much we still need to do. With a few (rich) backers, NGLY1 deficiency has become a small but significant area of research, but it will be many years and a whole lot more money (it seems terribly mercenary to talk about cuts to medical research budgets here, but I’m going to anyway) before we can think about curing it.
Which makes me wonder: how many less well-connected people are suffering from diseases that we don’t even know about, let alone understand?

“If you think research is expensive, try disease!”

September 30, 2014 – 10:16 pm | Edit Post

“If you think research is expensive, try disease!” – Mary Lasker
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/about/legacy.htm

Clinical Program Manager – BioPhase Solutions – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 9:58 pm | Edit Post

We are currently looking for a Clinical Program Manager to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company. Bio….
From BioPhase Solutions – 01 Oct 2014 04:58:51 GMT
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Research Manufacturing Associate – 4002 – R&D Partners – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 8:36 pm | Edit Post
Research Manufacturing Associate – 4002 – R&D Partners –  San Diego, CA

BS Biology, Chemistry or related with experience in GLP / FDA Regulated biotech Unpacking, inspecting and accessioning saliva samples Extract DNA from saliva…
From R&D Partners – 01 Oct 2014 03:36:48 GMT
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Research Manufacturing Associate – 4002 – R&D Partners – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 8:36 pm | Edit Post

BS Biology, Chemistry or related with experience in GLP / FDA Regulated biotech Unpacking, inspecting and accessioning saliva samples Extract DNA from saliva…
From R&D Partners – 01 Oct 2014 03:36:48 GMT
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Oracle Generalist / Data Conversion Lead – 8889 – California Creative Solutions Inc. – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 8:15 pm | Edit Post

experience in the following areas: • Experience in the medical devices, biotech, healthcare or Pharma industries • Experience with validated systems • Business…
From California Creative Solutions Inc. – 01 Oct 2014 03:15:50 GMT
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Analytical Chemist (san diego)

September 30, 2014 – 5:59 pm | Edit Post

Seeking Chemists to interview in San Diego as soon as this week.
Analytical Chemists: Seeking hands on experience with HPLC, UV-Vis, MS, LCMS and column chromatography. Prefer candidates with previous GMP skills. Specifically: RP-HPLC, SE-HPLC, SCX- [...]