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SDBN Sept. 22nd Event Featuring Intellikine

Posted by Mary Canady September 1st, 2009 .
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The September San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) event will feature Intellikine, a leader in the development of innovative, small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, and recently in the news for raising $51M in VC funding. Troy Wilson, Ph.D., CEO, will give a short presentation, and as always there will be plenty of time to ask questions and interact with representatives from Intellikine.
Troy Wilson is the President, CEO and a founder of Intellikine, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of small molecule …

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2009 SoCalBio Investor Conference

Posted by Mary Canady September 1st, 2009 .
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I’ve been attending a lot of events in San Diego and reading reports that opportunities for funding are increasing. I’ve been invited to attend the 2009 SoCalBio Investor and Partnership Conference September 17th in Santa Monica, and I wanted to pass on the information to the group, as I know many of you are interested in getting funding, networking, or learning about what’s new.
The morning will consist of 3 parallel tracks of company presentations in Biotech/Biopharma, Devices, and Diagnostics and Instrumentation. After a networking lunch, Dr. Francois Nader, CEO …

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Pics From Our August Event

Posted by Mary Canady August 26th, 2009 .
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Pics from our August Transformation of the Biotech Business Model panel event have been posted on our Flickr group at http://flickr.com/groups/sdbn. Thanks to Steve Fouskarinis for taking them. We’re also working on video and writing some summaries that will help if you weren’t there. Stay tuned!

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SDBN/SBS Partnership: Conference Discounts for Members

Posted by Mary Canady August 24th, 2009 .
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The Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) has named the San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) as a education partner for their upcoming Label-free Symposium, which is taking place in San Diego November 2-3. They’ve got a great lineup and label-free technologies can be used in many stages of drug discovery, including lead identification, optimization, and ADMET, and they have exciting applications for difficult targets like GPCRs. I have the utmost respect for the SBS, and I know many consider their events to be the leading drug discovery conferences.
The event will be …

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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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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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The Transformation of the Biotech Business Model: Vote on SDBN’s August Event

Posted by Mary Canady July 30th, 2009 .
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San Diego County biotech in 2008 represented the third largest community for developing the next generation of biopharmaceuticals and cutting edge therapies. 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. SDBN and PGC200 are partnering to bring you key people from these companies so that you can hear directly how these changes will help our …

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What is “healthcare innovation?” You tell us!

Posted by Mary Canady July 29th, 2009 .
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The BIL:PIL 2009 Healthcare Innovation Conference will bring together over 200 entrepreneurs, health professionals, technologists, and laypeople to describe the future of healthcare.
BIL:PIL will be held in the unconference format. For those unfamiliar, unconferences are free of charge, with no sponsored presentations, and the proceedings are open to all who wish to present. To ensure that the agenda is not dominated by any one interest, and to help with scheduling and room placement, registered attendees will vote online for the talks that they most wish to hear. Our goal is …

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