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SDBN 3rd Anniversary Party December 12th 2011 at Green Flash

Posted by Mary Canady November 17th, 2011 .
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Can you believe the San Diego Biotechnology Network is three years old now? We held our first SDBN event in November of 2008, and our objective was to improve networking opportunities for local biotech professionals. After 3 years, how are we doing? We’d like to celebrate and also get your feedback on how we can help you even more in 2012. Join us again at Green Flash in Mira Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. December 12th for some great networking, food, and beer (for purchase, non-alcoholic beverages available as well). Last …

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SDBN October 26th 2011 Happy Hour at Green Flash Tasting Room

Posted by Mary Canady October 6th, 2011 .
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You may know that San Diego is home to at least 36 fantastic breweries. Green Flash Brewery is a great example, and we are lucky that they opened a 4,000 square foot tasting room in the heart of biotech near Sorrento Valley. They have 30 of their great beers on tap, picnic tables outside (which remind me of the happy hours we had back in the genomics boom), and gourmet food trucks which visit nightly.
We thought it would be fun to have an informal happy hour from 5:30-8:30 p.m. October …

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Lpath Granted Two Additional U.S. Patents Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Drug Programs

Posted by Mary Canady October 5th, 2011 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 5, 2011) – Lpath, Inc. (OTCBB: LPTN), the industry leader in lipidomics-based antibody therapeutics, received official notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that Lpath has been issued two fur…

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Lpath Initiates Dosing of iSONEP in First of Two Proof-of-Concept Trials

Posted by Mary Canady September 29th, 2011 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 29, 2011) – Lpath, Inc. (OTCBB: LPTN), the industry leader in lipidomics-based antibody therapeutics, has initiated dosing in its PEDigree clinical trial where iSONEPT is being investigated as a treatment for retinal …

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Cytori & Apollo Hospitals Group of India Formalize Celution(R) Agreement

Posted by Mary Canady September 23rd, 2011 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 23, 2011) – Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) has entered into a Celution┬« System agreement with Apollo Hospitals, one of Asia’s largest private healthcare groups, to offer the technology initially at select cosmet…

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Medistem Receives FDA Approval to Begin Clinical Trial in USA With ERC Stem Cells

Posted by Mary Canady September 22nd, 2011 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 22, 2011) – Medistem Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MEDS) announced today approval from the FDA to initiate a dose-escalating clinical trial in patients with critical limb ischemia using its Endometrial Regenerative Cell (ERC) st…

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True Diagnostics Receives sFDA Clearance for Its TrueDX(TM) Platform With TSH

Posted by Mary Canady September 20th, 2011 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 20, 2011) – True Diagnostics, Inc.T (www.TrueDiagnostics.com) announces the Company has received sFDA clearance for its TrueDXT Platform with its first test for TSH and expects shipments to China to begin before the e…

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Cytori Amends and Expands Credit Facility Led by GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services

Posted by Mary Canady September 12th, 2011 .
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 12, 2011) – Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) amended its loan facility with GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, Oxford Finance Corporation and Silicon Valley Bank by extending the maturity date from June 201…

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SDBN August 16th 2011 Event Featuring Pathway Genomics

Posted by Mary Canady July 29th, 2011 .
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We polled you late last year about events you’d like us to have in 2011, and diagnostics was one of the top items on the list. In San Diego, we have a great atmosphere for ‘growing’ diagnostics companies, because we have several world class medical and research facilities as well as biotech companies pushing the envelope in several molecular technologies. Pathway Genomics is a great local company focused on genetic testing for disease risk factors and personal wellness. Tests are ordered by individuals through their doctors to help improve treatment …

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SDBN July 19th Event: Virtual Biotech Part 1: How to Effectively Outsource a Drug Discovery Program

Posted by Mary Canady July 1st, 2011 .
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Changes in the drug discovery landscape have presented many tough challenges for our region, including downsizing for larger companies and a dearth of VC funding for startups. With these challenges come opportunities, however, because drug companies are hungry for drug candidates to fill their pipelines. Additionally, the abundance of drug discovery contract research organizations (CROs), the ability to manage them remotely, and the ability to find partners and tools more easily on the internet presents an interesting opportunity.
Our July 19th event is our first in a series of Virtual Biotech …

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