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SDBN October 26th Event Featuring Trius Therapeutics

October 5, 2010 – 7:47 am | Edit Post

Trius Therapeutics is a great local company which recently had an initial public offering (IPO), quite a feat in this economy. What is the secret to their success? They focus on antibacterials for life threatening …

SDBN Volunteers Needed for Coastal Cleanup Day September 25th

September 6, 2010 – 11:40 am | Edit Post

We all hear about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an ‘island’ estimated to be twice the size of Texas containing plastic and other waste. How can we help to prevent more trash from reaching our …

September 28th Event Sponsored by Halozyme Therapeutics

September 6, 2010 – 11:02 am | Edit Post

We’re going to try something new for the San Diego Biotechnology Network in September. The folks at Halozyme have offered to start hosting events quarterly at their site in Sorrento Valley, and we’ll kick of …

Speaking of pipelines, what about the education pipeline? #oss2010

August 3, 2010 – 6:47 pm | Edit Post

This is a post from the Open Science Summit, a weekend of talks and discussion about this emerging research approach. Disclosure: Mendeley Research Networks is a sponsor of OSS2010.
Friday had a short series of …

SDBN August 18th Event: The Human Genome 10 Years Later: What Does it Mean for San Diego Biotech?

July 23, 2010 – 4:31 pm | Edit Post

June 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the sequencing of the human genome. As Francis Collins has pointed out, “we invariably overestimate the short-term impacts of new technologies and underestimate their longer-term effects.” As a …

What’s BiotechCamp? A New Way to Share Ideas Is Coming!

July 11, 2010 – 11:54 am | Edit Post

Mary Canady BarcampSD 7 ‘Crowdsourcing Cat Herding’ from Mary Canady on Vimeo.
I presented at a local ‘unconference’ called Barcamp recently in San Diego. The event is great because it is unscripted and interdisciplinary, and we’d …

SDBN July 21st Speed Networking Event Sponsored by Life Technologies

July 1, 2010 – 3:42 pm | Edit Post

Our January Speed Networking event went so well that we promised we’d do it again so that you can meet as many local biotech professionals as possible in one night. How does it work? Check …

San Diego Stem Cell Coalition to Fight ALS: CIRM Update

June 30, 2010 – 1:42 pm | Edit Post

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) granted a local interdisciplinary research team from UCSD, Salk, and Life Technologies $11.5 million for research aimed at finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou …

Join Us at BarCamp in San Diego July 10/11

June 18, 2010 – 7:22 am | Edit Post

There’s a cool local event we think would be a great opportunity to explore new ways to communicate science. A group of us are going to BarCamp San Diego, a two day ‘Unconference’ which is …

The Wonderful World of Wikis for Life Scientists

June 14, 2010 – 12:33 pm | Edit Post
The Wonderful World of Wikis for Life Scientists

You may know that the San Diego Biotechnology Network, and its partner company, Comprendia, are dedicated to improving communication between life scientists and the companies that serve them. As part of this objective, we like …