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SDBN July 23rd Speed Networking: Build Your Team

Posted by Mary Canady July 2nd, 2012 .
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It’s time again for our ever popular speed networking event July 23rd! We hold this occasion semiannually and we always get a big, enthusiastic crowd. This time we’ll focus on helping you build the team which will help meet your goals. We’ll provide useful information and you’ll get the opportunity to connect with many biotech and life science professionals in a fun environment.
Building a team is important whether you’re looking for a job, searching for new clients, or just want to get to know people in the industry. At our …

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Summer Science Activities for Kids: San Diego and Beyond!

Posted by Mary Canady June 21st, 2012 .
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Summer Science Activities for Kids: San Diego and Beyond!
We asked our Twitter ‘think tank’ about summer activities involving science for kids and got some great answers! The links for descriptions of activities are below, and they are followed by resources for parents in San Diego.
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Summer Camp at Steve Spangler ScienceScience is fun. So why leave all the fun to teachers during the school year? Use our Science …

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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.
From idea to …

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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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