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SDBN October 26th Event Featuring Trius Therapeutics

October 5, 2010 – 7:47 am | Edit Post

Trius Therapeutics is a great local company which recently had an initial public offering (IPO), quite a feat in this economy. What is the secret to their success? They focus on antibacterials for life threatening …

September 28th Event Sponsored by Halozyme Therapeutics

September 6, 2010 – 11:02 am | Edit Post

We’re going to try something new for the San Diego Biotechnology Network in September. The folks at Halozyme have offered to start hosting events quarterly at their site in Sorrento Valley, and we’ll kick of …

SDBN August 18th Event: The Human Genome 10 Years Later: What Does it Mean for San Diego Biotech?

July 23, 2010 – 4:31 pm | Edit Post

June 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the sequencing of the human genome. As Francis Collins has pointed out, “we invariably overestimate the short-term impacts of new technologies and underestimate their longer-term effects.” As a …

What’s BiotechCamp? A New Way to Share Ideas Is Coming!

July 11, 2010 – 11:54 am | Edit Post

Mary Canady BarcampSD 7 ‘Crowdsourcing Cat Herding’ from Mary Canady on Vimeo.
I presented at a local ‘unconference’ called Barcamp recently in San Diego. The event is great because it is unscripted and interdisciplinary, and we’d …

SDBN July 21st Speed Networking Event Sponsored by Life Technologies

July 1, 2010 – 3:42 pm | Edit Post

Our January Speed Networking event went so well that we promised we’d do it again so that you can meet as many local biotech professionals as possible in one night. How does it work? Check …

San Diego Stem Cell Coalition to Fight ALS: CIRM Update

June 30, 2010 – 1:42 pm | Edit Post

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) granted a local interdisciplinary research team from UCSD, Salk, and Life Technologies $11.5 million for research aimed at finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou …

SDBN June 23rd Networking Event Featuring Advanced BioHealing

May 31, 2010 – 1:03 pm | Edit Post

Advanced BioHealing (ABH) is a great local company that has turned their product for diabetic foot ulcers, Dermagraft, into a success story for regenerative medicine. I met them at the BIO convention in May and …

Jon Eisen – Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea to sample the breadth of microbial diversity

May 28, 2010 – 12:54 am | Edit Post
Jon Eisen – Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea to sample the breadth of microbial diversity

I recently attended the 2010 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting with my colleague Mary Canady. I’ll be covered the scientific sessions and shared interesting developments in genetics, microbiology, and technology. See also the …

Stephen Quake Keynote: Single-molecule sequencing shows microbial diversity is greater than expected #ASMGM

May 26, 2010 – 2:05 pm | Edit Post

I’m blogging this week from the 2010 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting with my colleague Mary Canady. I’ll be covering the scientific sessions and sharing interesting developments in genetics, microbiology, and technology. You …

Flip This Asset: San Diego’s Advanced BioHealing ‘Fixed Up’ Dermagraft for Profit and Growth #BIO2010

May 5, 2010 – 12:00 pm | Edit Post
Flip This Asset: San Diego’s Advanced BioHealing ‘Fixed Up’ Dermagraft for Profit and Growth #BIO2010

Wednesday I attended a regenerative medicine-focused breakfast at the BIO convention and learned about San Diego company Advanced BioHealing (ABH), who took a ‘fallen’ asset, Dermagraft, and not only turned it into an $85M/year product, …