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INNOVATION: Finding the way from ordinary to extraordinary

Posted by Jessica Yingling June 12th, 2012 .
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The biggest question in entrepreneurship is how does one take an idea and make it reality, make it something that’s tangible and positively affects an individual and society as a whole. This was the theme at March’s SDBN networking event with Organovo, sponsored by Invetech.
Invetech helps companies translate innovations into breakthrough products.  They work with diagnostics, life sciences, medical devices, industrial, consumer and clean-tech industries.  Based in Australia, Invetech opened an office in San Diego in 2008 and has worked with a number of local companies including Organovo.
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Brewing Science: Improving Science Communication with ASBMB April 23rd At Mission Brewery

Posted by Mary Canady March 30th, 2012 .
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In April we’re teaming up with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) to host an event at Mission Brewery downtown during the big Experimental Biology conference. You may know we are big proponents of science communication because it helps researchers with their careers, funding, and connecting with other scientists.
The event will feature bloggers, reporters, industry professionals, public speaking experts, and policy makers, all who will be available to help you improve your science communication skills. We’ll have some fun contests to help you meet people, and there …

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San Diego’s Biotechnology Companies: Who’s Taking Off?

Posted by Lara March 8th, 2012 .
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Here at SDBN we’ve been updating our directory of 400+ San Diego biotech companies.  We were surprised to find close to 40 companies removed from the local scene – due to acquisition or shut down.  But we also found a net gain in companies, with 68 added. We’ve begun to add some of the ‘provenances’ of new companies, as well as what’s happened to those that are no longer listed, and welcome your comments and additions as well, please leave them as a comment below. Note that some companies …

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SDBN March 26th 2012 Event with Organovo

Posted by Mary Canady March 6th, 2012 .
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Organovo is an exciting San Diego biotech company with technology to create human tissue through a technique called 3D bioprinting. The tissue can be used for drug discovery and development, and the company has been included in the MIT Technology Review’s 2012 TR50 list of the world’s most innovative companies. The excitement around Organovo has grown since they recently announced funding and their stock is now publicly traded. You’ll get the chance to hear from CEO Keith Murphy at our March 26th event, he’ll give a presentation titled ‘3D Bioprinting …

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Building & Leveraging Life Science Networks

Posted by Mary Canady February 24th, 2012 .
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Building & Leveraging Life Science Networks
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Getting a Scientist’s Attention at #SLAS2012

Posted by Lara February 14th, 2012 .
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Now that SLAS 2012 has wrapped up, the question is, amid all of those robotic arms, who truly stood out? We saw some great examples of vendors who were able to draw the crowds, while showcasing some pretty cool technology.
Here’s a list of some great ways to get a scientist’s attention, wonderfully demonstrated by three life science vendors at SLAS 2012.

Creativity counts. Rather than a bunch of cylinders and valves scattered about with some brochures on a table, Clippard center-staged an Air Guitar, rigged to be played.  How does …

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SDBN February 21st Free Happy Hour: Learning to Leverage Networks

Posted by Mary Canady February 8th, 2012 .
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The SDBN group continues to grow rapidly, with about 6,000 members on LinkedIn, thousands more on Facebook and Twitter, and more than 1,000 biotech professionals attending our events each year. How can you leverage the network and your geographic advantage of being in San Diego? Come to our free happy hour February 21st at Green Flash Brewery and you’ll be able to learn from the Comprendia team about how you can leverage networks and tools to advance your career and business. As usual, we’ll also be open to your suggestions …

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Focus on San Diego: Life Science Conferences Spring 2012

Posted by Mary Canady January 31st, 2012 .
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This spring San Diego downtown will be buzzing with scientific discussions as our city hosts a number of major scientific symposia.  We are excited to attend and soak in all the science that will be shared during these two months.  Our own Mary Canady will also be participating in a panel discussing on the triumphs and trials of Transitioning from Academia to Industry at the Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society on Tuesday, February 28, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
We hope that you are planning on attending at least some …

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SDBN January 23rd Speed Networking: What Are Your 2012 Goals?

Posted by Mary Canady January 3rd, 2012 .
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It’s a new year! We asked about your 2012 goals in this poll (which you can still take and get a free CST calendar) and got some thoughtful answers. We plugged the text into Tagxedo and got this word cloud which sums it up, with the top words being biotech, pharma, networking, people, learning, companies, job and industry. We’ll post the full results soon along with our vision for 2012, and hope to help you get started quickly with our annual speed networking event January 23rd. Bring your business cards, …

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SDBN 3rd Anniversary Party December 12th 2011 at Green Flash

Posted by Mary Canady November 17th, 2011 .
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Can you believe the San Diego Biotechnology Network is three years old now? We held our first SDBN event in November of 2008, and our objective was to improve networking opportunities for local biotech professionals. After 3 years, how are we doing? We’d like to celebrate and also get your feedback on how we can help you even more in 2012. Join us again at Green Flash in Mira Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. December 12th for some great networking, food, and beer (for purchase, non-alcoholic beverages available as well). Last …

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