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Photos from our Feb. 17th Event Available

Posted by Mary Canady March 5th, 2009 .
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Pictures from our February 17th Event are now posted on Flickr. We had 100+ Biotechnology professionals, representing more than 50 companies, and it seemed that everyone had a great time. Nanosyn presented a short presentation on their capabilities, and it was well received. Here are some of the comments we heard:
“It’s a whole roomful of scientists…and they’re all talking to each other!”
“It was refreshing to talk science at a networking event!”
“I want to thank you–I got a job offer that resulted from one of your events.”
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The San Diego Science Festival is Here!

Posted by Mary Canady March 1st, 2009 .
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Have you ever wanted to sit down and chat with a Nobel Laureate? Did you know that red wine not only goes well with steak, but also has anti-aging properties? Have you ever wanted to uncover the mysteries of baseball’s knuckleball? These and other intriguing questions will be answered at the Inaugural San Diego Science Festival (SDSF), the biggest celebration of science the West Coast has ever seen!
The Festival will descend on San Diego with events throughout the county in March and April 2009 with something for everyone, from the …

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Onsite Registration Available Tonight Starting at 7:00 p.m.

Posted by Mary Canady February 17th, 2009 .
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We’ve reached our limit for the venue for our event tonight, but we’ve found that some space opens up throughout the night, so we’ll allow on-site registrations starting at 7:00 p.m., and the fee will be $15.
Thanks!
Mary

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50+ Companies/Institutions To Be Represented at our Tuesday Event!

Posted by Mary Canady February 15th, 2009 .
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Here is a partial list of the companies that will be represented at our Feb. 17th SDBN Event–please register by noon tomorrow. We are still deciding if/how to take onsite registrations (depends on the total–we have space restrictions at this venue).

Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Aerotek Scientific, LLC
Agilent
Althea Technologies
Amylin
Anaphore Inc.
BioBlocks
BioFocusDPI
Bio-Quant
Burnham Institute
Canopus Bioscience
Celgene
Ceregene
ChemBridge Corp.
City of Hope
Diverse Diagnostics
eBiochemica
Favrille, Inc.
Genalyte
GenWay Biotech
Gilson
Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals
IBM
iDiverse, Inc.
Inovio Biomedical Corporation
ISTA Pharmaceuticals

Medistem
Millipore Corp.
Nanogen
Nanosyn
Orasun
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Inc
Pharmatek
Salk Institute
San Diego State University – College of Sciences
Sangart
SanRx Pharmaceuticals
Sapphire Energy
ScienCell
Senomyx
SNBL USA
SourceSolution, Inc.
Summit Drug Development
The Scripps Research Institute
TigerTox
UC-Irvine
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO
Verenium Corp.
Vical Inc.

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Sponsorship for March SDBN Event Now Available

Posted by Mary Canady February 15th, 2009 .
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We’re working on something really cool for our March event. It will be a bit different in that we’re going to have a mini-workshop on networking skills. So, just about any company that wants to get exposure to a large number of biotechnology decision makers can sponsor. We also expect to attract some of the local media with this event. If you’re interested, please contact Mary.

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Nanosyn to be featured at Feb. 17th event

Posted by Mary Canady February 12th, 2009 .
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The votes are in and Nanosyn will be our featured company at the Feb. 17th SDBN event. They’ll give a short presentation, which should be interesting. As you may know, CRO business is booming these days due to the downsizing at big pharma. I actually worked with them about a year ago as a client and in organizing a Fragment-based Lead Discovery conference.
Sign up soon, the event is fast approaching!

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San Diego Biotechnology: What’s in a name?

Posted by Mary Canady January 24th, 2009 .
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While I was putting together the directory of San Diego Biotechnology companies here on the site, the distribution of names that started with particular letters struck me. Being a scientist (long ago…), I decided to graph this phenomenon, counting the number of companies that begin with each letter. As you can see, the clear winner is the letter “A”. What is the reason for this, is there some sort of attachment to this letter due to the old days when “AAA Plumbing” would be listed first in the yellow pages? …

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Happy New Year!

Posted by Mary Canady January 17th, 2009 .
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Hello!
We hope you had an enjoyable holiday. We’ve been working on lining up events for ’09 and we think we’re close to announcing our next one…stay tuned!
’08 brought many challenges to the San Diego Biotechnology industry–some good and bad. We know that we had several layoffs at major companies, that is of course bad. But we also have a great opportunity in many emerging areas: green technology, nanotechnology, and several new areas of drug discovery such as stem cells and RNAi. San Diego is poised for much growth in …

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SDBN Gear, Just in Time for the Holidays!

Posted by Mary Canady December 11th, 2008 .
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Don’t know what to get your coworkers for the holidays? How about SDBN gear? We’ve created a variety of items at the SDBN Cafe Press store, http://cafepress.com/sdbn. Choose from a wide variety of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other very “giftable” items. We’ve added $1 to the cost of each item to be donated to the SDBN events. Want to buy some items for yourself? Go ahead, we won’t tell! Show that you are a member of the SDBN, the premier biotechnology networking group in San Diego.

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Test Drive the SDBN Site!

Posted by Mary Canady December 8th, 2008 .
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We know you can look around the SDBN website on your own, it’s not rocket science, but we thought a listing of all the features might be nice, since we’ve added a few lately:

News: We feature news feeds from several sources to give you the only complete source of San Diego Biotechnology news available. You can access this several ways: visit sdbn.org/news, follow @SDBN on twitter, or subscribe to the rss feed.
Jobs: We also feature San Diego Biotech jobs here, and you can access them via: visiting sdbn.org/jobs …

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