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11th SoCalBio Investor/Partnership Conference

Posted by Mary Canady August 24th, 2009 .
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11th SoCalBio Investor/Partnership Conference, September 17th, Santa Monica, $450 to attend for non-members
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Biocom September Breakfast Meeting

Posted by Mary Canady August 24th, 2009 .
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Social Media 2.0
Confirmed Speakers:
Mauricio Minotta, Director of Communications, The Salk Institute
Peter Pitts, Partner and Director, Global Health New York, Porter Novelli
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, California 92037
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7th Annual SDVG Venture Summit

Posted by Mary Canady August 24th, 2009 .
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7th Annual SDVG Venture Summit
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Hilton Bayfront hotel in San Diego, CA
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The 4th SABPA Entrepreneur Symposium

Posted by Mary Canady August 24th, 2009 .
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When: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009
Where: The Institute of Americas, UCSD
Lecture title: Life science entrepreneurship lessons from 26 years and
8 companies: startups, turnarounds, IPOs, and (one) failure
Speaker: Mr. Lewis Shuster, CEO, Shuster Capital.

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Ali R. Esteghlalian, Ph.D.

Posted by Mary Canady August 13th, 2009 .
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Dr. Ali R. Esteghlalian is a Principal Scientist and Product Manager, Emerging Specialty Enzyme Products at Verenium Corporation (San Diego, California, USA.) He has been involved in enzyme applications research & management, as well as bioproduct development for more than ten years. He specializes in the application of polysaccharide degrading enzymes in natural fiber processing and pretreatment and bioconversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks for biofuels production. Working with major industrial clients worldwide, he currently directs the product management activities for a diverse portfolio of specialty enzyme products with applications in …

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SDBN August Event: The Transformation of the Biotech Business Model

Posted by Mary Canady August 11th, 2009 .
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Our August event will feature an interactive panel in which we’ll discuss the areas you are interested in hearing about: Green technology, Translational Research/Medicine, and Drug Development.
Transformation of Biotech Panel Members:
* Aileen Alvarado-Swaisgood, President, Molecular Alliance (moderator)
* Nigel Beeley, CEO, ENRQI
* Roy Cosan, Director, Strategic Planning & Alliance Management, External Research and Early Development, Johnson & Johnson PRD
* Ali Esteghlalian, Product Manager, Industrial Enzymes & Principal Scientist, Enzyme Applications, Verenium

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Longboard Luau Begins This Weekend!

Posted by Mary Canady August 7th, 2009 .
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I once heard that people can only remember three things.  I also heard that good things come in threes.  So with that, here are three things to remember and three things to do.*

1 in 3

One in three people will get cancer at some point in their lives. 
Good news:advancements in early detection and new treatments over the past decade have been able to reduce the number of deaths annually from cancer by 16 percent.
Bad news: cancer is …

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ACS San Diego: Emerging Company Showcase

Posted by Mary Canady August 6th, 2009 .
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Title: Emerging Company Showcase
Location: Pfizer Inc. Wave Cafe, Building CB4
Description: Emerging Company Showcase
Starting, Sustaining, and Succeeding in Today’s Economy
“The bull market has ended, and the biotech model we all came to know has ended with it.
There will be a Darwinian winnowing and only the fittest will survive.”
Starting Up Strong During a Tough Time: The Aragon Story
Dr. Richard Heyman, President and Head of Research and Development, Aragon Pharmaceuticals
Prospering in Today’s Economic Climate: The Amira Story
Dr. Peppi Prasit, Chief Scientific Officer, Amira Pharmaceuticals
One of the ”Most Successful US Startups 2008”: The Trius …

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August Event: The Transformation of the Biotech Business Model

Posted by Mary Canady August 6th, 2009 .
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Our August event will feature an interactive panel in which we’ll discuss the areas you are interested in hearing about: Green technology, Translational Research/Medicine, and Drug Development. We realize the impact of the financial crisis and funding shortfall is accelerating trends set by outsourcing and offshoring. Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel. Many companies based in San Diego are making breakthroughs and driving changes with their leading technologies. During this event, we’ll have a panel and brainstorming session designed to help us decide what we can …

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What’s Next for San Diego Biotechnology? Poll Results

Posted by Mary Canady August 2nd, 2009 .
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We polled SDBN members to find out what they want to hear about at our August 18th panel, and the results are in! We weren’t surprised that Green tech was #1, but did find it surprising that Translational Research/Medicine was so high on your list, and that Drug Development was 3rd, while Drug Discovery didn’t get any votes. Some of the responses you gave are below:

Companies You’d Like to Hear From*

Novocell

Biomatrica

Volcano Corp.

Synthetic Genomics

Assay Depot

BrainCells

Anaphore

Sapphire Energy

Topics You’d Like to Hear About

Mobile applications in health

Moving discoveries into the …

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