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#BIO2014 Opening Reception: What A Night!

Posted by Roberta Alexander June 24th, 2014 .
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BIO 2104 is finally here in San Diego! Today was the first day of the convention, and the day ended with a fabulous Opening Reception on the USS Midway. The Midway is one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in the United States Navy and operated from September 1945, just after World War II ended, until 1992, when it was decommissioned and docked in the San Diego bay. The aircraft carrier certainly deserves a visit, but a party of this kind should really not be missed. The party, sponsored by the …

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#SDBNJune Panelist Profile: Joseph Jackson

Posted by Mary Canady June 23rd, 2014 .
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Biography: Joseph P Jackson III is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and activist in the “Open Science Movement.” He has been studying the rise of new open innovation models since 2000, when the arrival of Napster prompted him to think radically about the economics of sharing in the digital era. He is a graduate of Harvard College (2004) and the London School of Economics (2005).
As Founder of the Open Science Summit, and co-founder of BioCurious, the first Silicon Valley biotechnology membership lab, he and his work have been featured …

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#BIO2014 San Diego Representation #1: Who’s Speaking?

Posted by Mary Canady June 20th, 2014 .
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San Diego Biotech companies have great representation at the 2014 Biotechnology Industry Organization convention taking place June 23-26 here. We’ll be highlighting local companies speaking, exhibiting, and otherwise participating here on the SDBN blog, and you can see all our coverage at sdbn.org/bio2014. In the table below, we list companies who are speaking in the organized sessions, and note that 76 local companies are presenting, including the Business Forum which is not listed below. Check out the table below and click on the name of the session to link to …

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#SDBNJune Event Panelist Profile: Claire Weston

Posted by Mary Canady June 19th, 2014 .
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In advance of our June 24th Reinventing California Biotech event, we’re profiling our panelists here on the blog so that we can forego the stuffy PowerPoint presentations/introductions and spend more time discussing the issues. See our entry below on Claire Weston and track all panelists profiles using the #SDBNJune tag (also the hashtag for the event).
Tell us about yourself:Scientist, entrepreneur, mom – not necessarily in that order.
What gets you up in the morning? I love my job! I am lucky to work with some very smart interesting people and I …

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Where To Eat & Drink At #BIO2014 Near The San Diego Convention Center

Posted by Mary Canady June 19th, 2014 .
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Where should you grab a quick bite, or wine and dine an important client while attending the Biotechnology Industry Organization 2014 convention (#BIO2014) next week? Here are the San Diego Biotechnology Network’s suggestions, and we’ve limited it to places we’ve tried personally, or have heard a lot about. Use the map above or the list below to navigate. Sadly, we are unable to recommend a Mexican place at this time (although you can get fish tacos at Tin Fish), but there is still some …

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#SDBNJune Event Panelist Profile: Ethan Perlstein

Posted by Mary Canady June 10th, 2014 .
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In advance of our June 24th Reinventing California Biotech event, we’re profiling our panelists here on the blog so that we can forego the stuffy PowerPoint presentations/introductions and spend more time discussing the issues. See our first entry below on Ethan Perlstein and track all panelists profiles using the #SDBNJune tag (also the hashtag for the event).
Biography:
Over the course of the last decade first as a graduate student at Harvard and then as a postdoc at Princeton, Dr. Ethan Perlstein developed an approach to studying complex drugs with simple model …

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SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 6/5/2014: What’s On Tap, Career Fair, Hangout, Partnering

Posted by Mary Canady June 5th, 2014 .
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We’re less than three weeks away from the Biotechnology Industry Organization 2014 convention, can you believe it? Here is our latest summary of news and events:

We kicked off June with an event at Karl Strauss in the heart of our biotech sector earlier this week. Congressman Scott Peters, Biocom CEO Joe Panetta, and California Healthcare’s Todd Gillenwater spoke briefly about their excitement about BIO 2014. Panetta spoke about the Digital Health Forum which will showcase San Diego’s strength in this area. Congressman Peters said that even though Congress is in session …

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SDBN’s June 24th 2014 Downtown Event: Reinventing California Biotech: DIY is the New Bootstrap Event

Posted by Mary Canady May 21st, 2014 .
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The California biotech landscape has changed over the past 10 years due to stagnant or decreasing funding for research in both the academic and private sector. However, a new breed of biotechnology champions have taken matters into their own hands, breathing new life into California life science. These pioneers have diverse backgrounds but are united in their quest to find creative solutions to challenges in funding and to rethink the norm in biotechnology entrepreneurship. At this downtown event coinciding with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2014 convention, you’ll get the …

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SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 5/16/2014

Posted by Mary Canady May 16th, 2014 .
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Here is our latest summary of news and events about the upcoming Biotechnology Industry Organization 2014 convention happening in San Diego June 23-26:

Hillary Rodham Clinton Keynote. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at BIO 2014 on Wednesday June 25. Clinton has been influential in shaping healthcare and foreign policy landscapes, and it will be interesting to hear her perspectives on the biotechnology industry.
BIO2014 Press Conference. BIO 2014 COO Scott Whitaker and other representatives visited Janssen Labs in San Diego this week to give a …

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#BIO2014 San Diego Press Conference: Third Time, We’re Charmed

Posted by Roberta Alexander May 15th, 2014 .
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BIO Convention COO Scott Whitaker, Biocom CEO Joe Panetta, BayBio CEO Gail Maderis, and California Healthcare Institute CEO Todd Gillenwater receive proclamation of BIO Week in San Diego, June 23-26. Image courtesy @BIOCOMCA on Twitter.

The International Convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, better known as BIO, is coming to San Diego on June 23-26, 2014 at the Convention Center.
A press conference was held May 14 at the beautiful Janssen facility in San Diego. The panelists were Dr. Diego Miralles, Global Head of Innovation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Scott Whitaker, COO and President …

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