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Social Media for Scientists Slidecast

Posted by Mary Canady June 5th, 2009 .
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Social Media for Scientists
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Thanks again to everyone who participated in our event last week! It was a ‘first’ for many things and I’m proud to announce that with your help we pulled almost everything off. We didn’t get a full video of the event, but re-recorded the audio and posted it on Slideshare (also embedded above).
Thanks also to Proven Scientific for sponsoring, and to volunteers John Cox, Cathy Yarbrough, Richard Ludwig, Caron Golden, Julie Wright, Steve Ohrmund, and Luigi (Lou) Schioppi. William Gunn is truly …

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About last night…

Posted by Mary Canady May 29th, 2009 .
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THANKS to everyone for last night’s Social Media for Scientists event! I’ll post more info soon, but if you’re logging on looking for the ‘preso’ it can be found here: http://sdbn.org/smpreso
Join the friendfeed group too! http://friendfeed.com/sdbn
More soon…
Mary

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BIO 2009: Stem Cell Companies’ ‘Fate’ Relies on Interdisciplinary Business Models

Posted by Mary Canady May 19th, 2009 .
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I attended the ‘Mastering Your (Cell) Fate: Stem Cells, iPSCs and the Future of Medicine’ session at BIO on Monday, which featured a panel of specialists: G. Steven Burrill, CEO, Burrill & Company, Aaron Rowe, Reporter, Wired News, Paul Grayson, CEO, Fate Therapeutics, Ian Ratcliffe, CEO, Stemgent, and Richard Gregory, Senior VP Head of Research, Genzyme. Members of the audience included biotech professionals, media, and even some patients who were eager to hear about the progress of iPSC therapies. iPSCs are ‘induced Pluripotent Stem Cells’ which are mature adult cells …

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Good Morning from BIO!

Posted by Mary Canady May 18th, 2009 .
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You may know I’m a blogger at the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Atlanta. I’m here and adjusting to the time change. I’m eager to cover stories about San Diego Biotech–we’ve got a lot going on here! Today Paul Grayson, CEO of Fate Therapeutics, and Ian Ratcliffe, CEO of Stemgent, will be speaking in the ‘Mastering Your (Cell) Fate: Stem Cells, iPSCs and the Future of Medicine’ session.’ Check out the BIO blog for the latest. I hope to speak with them, stay tuned! It’s raining off and on here, …

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Social Media for Scientists: SDBN’s May 28th Event

Posted by Mary Canady May 1st, 2009 .
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SDBN’s May Event: Building a network and using your knowledge to advance your career and scienceWant access to a network of tens of thousands of scientists who you can help you advance your career? Learn about your peers’ work in real time, and discuss it with them? We’ll spend part of the night covering LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, FriendFeed, and examples specific to life science and biotechnology during this networking event. We’ll introduce you to new resources and ideas which are revolutionizing science communication. This event will be customized to your …

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See you tonight–50+ Companies Represented!

Posted by Mary Canady April 30th, 2009 .
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Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. We’ll have onsite registration ($25, $20 for academics with ID), so feel free to stop by. You’ll be able to network with people from 50+ companies at the event, and we always do our best to ensure that you make as many contacts as possible. Also, Regulus Therapeutics will be giving a presentation on microRNA therapeutics, a very hot drug discovery topic. We’ll also be giving away some shwag from Labarmor, including a stylish black labcoat!
Event details: http://sdbn.org/april
See you there!
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Seven Ways To Use The SDBN More Effectively

Posted by Mary Canady April 17th, 2009 .
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The San Diego Biotechnology Network is a next generation organization dedicated to helping people connect better than ever before. What makes it different? Well, for starters, members can interact easily both online and face to face, making your connections more powerful and easy to maintain than ever before. You can leverage this group in many ways, and the fact that it has 1000+ members (and growing fast) means that you have a lot of power! Here are 7 ways you can get the most out of the SDBN:

You can contact …

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Pictures From Our March 18th Event Now Available

Posted by Mary Canady April 9th, 2009 .
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Pictures from our March 18th SDBN event featuring Milo Shapiro from IMPROVentures are now posted on Flickr. Special thanks to Richard Ludwig of California BioSolutions for being our photographer! The photos showcase our new venue, Tango Del Rey, which was a big hit! We had around 100 in attendance, and Milo went through a series of fun games aimed at helping us break the ice and take more chances in talking to people we don’t know. There was a clear change in the atmosphere after his session, people were interacting …

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Regulus Therapeutics to be Featured at April 30th Event

Posted by Mary Canady March 29th, 2009 .
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SDBN’s April event will feature Regulus Therapeutics, an exciting new company focused on the development and commercialization of microRNA therapeutics. SDBN events are the only place you can learn about the hottest scientific research in San Diego, and also have plenty of time to network with 100+ biotechnology professionals.
For more information about Regulus Therapeutics, see their fact sheet (PDF). Bal Bhat, Ph.D., Senior Director, Medicinal Chemistry, will give a 15 minute presentation on Therapeutic Targeting of microRNAs, and you’ll get a chance to talk with him along with others from …

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Register Soon to Connect with 50+ San Diego Biotechs at our Upcoming Event

Posted by Mary Canady March 15th, 2009 .
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We’ve gotten people from a lot of great companies signed up for our event this Wednesday March 18th, see below for a partial list. Sign up soon so that you will be able to make connections with them (the list below is just under 50, we’ll surely surpass that with the last minute additions):

Accelrys
Active Motif
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
ARIANNE
BD Biosciences
BIA Separations
BioBlocks
Biosite
Burnham Institute for Medical Research
Celgene
Cell Signaling Technology
ceregene
Cychem
Cymer
Favrille
FMD
Genalyte, Inc.
Genentech
Gilson
Halozyme Therapeutics
Health Decisions Inc.
Invitrogen (Life Technologies)
Kalypsys
Kellogg School of Management
Lab Pros, Inc.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals
LSIT
Metabasis Therapeutics
Metrum Research Group
MicroConstants
Millipore
Nanosyn
Nativis
NexBio, Inc
NovaRx
Ockham Development Group
Organovo
Pfizer
PROVEN Scientific Staffing
Salk Institute
Sanford Rose Associates
Sangart
SourceSolution, Inc.
Stemgent
Summit Drug Development
TargeGen, …

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