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UCSD Research Internship Speed Dating Event April 22

Posted by Mary Canady April 9th, 2014 .
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UCSD is hosting its second “Research Internship Speed Dating” event. This year’s theme is in Enriching Human Life and Society.  The purpose of this event is to connect local life science companies with research minded UCSD undergraduates through a “speed dating” format. Each company will have a chance to meet with 10 students (7 minutes each) studying bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, and more, to determine a match. There will also be a networking session after the one-on-one meetings for companies to network with other students. Students are looking …

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SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 4/1/2014

Posted by Mary Canady April 1st, 2014 .
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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2014 convention is coming to San Diego June 23-26 and we are excited to be a part of it. We’re gearing up with events and activities and will provide regular “snapshots” of activities leading up to the event here on the blog and our other social media channels.

Early bird registration. BIO provides a wide range of options to attend the convention and offers valuable sessions, partnering, and exhibits. When it’s in our own backyard, it really makes a lot of sense to attend, get started …

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SDBN April 7th #AACR14 Downtown Happy Hour

Posted by Mary Canady March 25th, 2014 .
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Downtown Happy Hour? You asked for it, you got it! Results from our 2014 SDBN member poll indicated that you wanted happy hours during upcoming conferences downtown. The American Association of Cancer Research’s 2014 Annual Meeting (#AACR14) will bring 18,000 researchers, professionals, and clinicians to downtown San Diego April 5-9. We’ve planned a networking happy hour a short walk from the meeting April 7th from 6:00-9:00. Meet cancer researchers and local professionals in a casual atmosphere. As always, we’ll facilitate networking so you’ll make a lot of connections. AACR registrants …

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SDBN Discount for Biopharmaceutical Development & Production Week: ACT NOW!

Posted by Mary Canady March 17th, 2014 .
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San Diego Biotechnology Network is excited to announce that we have partnered with IBC Life Sciences to offer you a 20% standard rate discount to attend the upcoming Biopharmaceutical Development & Production Week (BDP Week) event taking place at the Hilton Bayfront on March 24-27. (see details below)
This event provides you the most in-depth coverage of bioprocessing methods in the field, to give you the tools you need to develop and manufacture the increasingly diverse and complex molecules emerging in the biopharmaceutical pipeline. The event features 9 conference tracks, 800 …

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SDBN Poll: Results are IN!

Posted by Mary Canady March 13th, 2014 .
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View the presentation to see the results, leave any comments below, and stay tuned for 2014 events based on YOUR input!

SDBN 2014 Poll from Mary Canady

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SDBN 2014 Survey: Help Us Plan!

Posted by Mary Canady February 5th, 2014 .
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We have always valued input from our members foremost in planning our events and activities. Whether you’re an individual looking for a job, or representing a company that needs more exposure in 2014, we want to hear from you. You’ll also get a 2014 calendar from San Diego’s own MO BIO Laboratories!
Click here to take our 2 minute 2014 planning survey!

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Society For Lab Screening And Automation 2014 Conference Recap #SLAS2014

Posted by Greg Mrachko January 30th, 2014 .
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The 3rd Annual Society of Laboratory and Automation Screening Conference (SLAS2014) was held at the San Diego Convention Center on 1/18-22.  It was a reprieve for many as it was an escape from the polar vortex in their home town, whereas for others it was a short commute to the harbor for $15/day parking in the convention garage or using a $12 three-day Trolley boarding pass.  Numerous major companies were featured such as Pfizer, Merck, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, GNF, and Bristol-Myers Squibb plus universities, research institutes and a fair share of …

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New SDBN Partnering Meetings a Success

Posted by DeeAnn Visk January 16th, 2014 .
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A new variation on networking by the San Diego Biotechnology.Network was a smashing success.  Held at the Green Flash Brewery, the addition of the partnering event offered a great opportunity for companies to meet for 10 minute intervals with individuals wanting to talk to them.  This new partnering technique offered great opportunities for both employers and prospective employees.  One hundred and fifty meetings took place from 5:30pm to 6:30pm with many companies participating.
 
 
Claire Weston, from Reveal Biosciences, remarked afterwards, “The partnering meetings were great.  We were able to connect with …

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Review of BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit: December 10-11

Posted by Greg Mrachko December 17th, 2013 .
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December 10th at the Biotechnology Industry Organization Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BIO PacRim) Conference began with the morning Breakfast Plenary Session entitled Pac Rim CEO Spotlight which was moderated by Paul Zorner, a former Diversa employee and current Operating Partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors.  The panel consisted of Joel Cherry (JC) of Amyris, Lee Edwards (LE) of Virent, Kirk Haney (KH) of SG Biofuels and James Levine (JL) of Verenium (now a division of BASF).  The session began with each panelist providing a brief synopsis of …

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SDBN January 13th 2014 Speed Networking Event: Focus on Biotech Partnerships

Posted by Mary Canady December 17th, 2013 .
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We just updated the SDBN directory, it now contains more than 430 San Diego biotech organizations with important information for each such as category, size, address, website and career page. Our vision is that the information it provides will serve as a hub for organizations and individuals to connect.
At our January 13th 2014 Speed Networking event, we will show the potential of the directory by using it to facilitate partnering meetings. Whether you represent an organization, are an individual in industry or academia, or a consultant serving the life sciences, …

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