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Announcing Napa Summit 2014: Get An Invite to Xconomy’s Elite Confab

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 8th, 2014 .
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For the past two years, Xconomy has held an invitation-only event in the heart of California wine country with a general focus on the economy, emerging technology, competitiveness, and jobs—and…

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Appearing Briefly at Your Next Conference: “Whac-A-Mole” Speakers

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 31st, 2014 .
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Whac-A-Mole, for those of you who are not familiar with it, is a fast-paced arcade game in which mechanical moles pop quickly in and out of holes on a large board. You earn points by whacking them…

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Microbiome: The Next Big Biotech Bubble?

Posted by Claire Weston December 16th, 2013 .
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The Microbiome/Microbiota R&D Business Collaboration Forum kicked off in San Diego in October bringing together over 100 scientists and business executives from all over the globe.  This was a first-in-class research-business hybrid conference, stimulated in part by the completion of the Human Microbiome Project in June 2012 that published a rich source of sequencing data in the public domain.
It is estimated that there are at least 10,000 microbial species including bacteria, fungi and viruses residing in and on the human body, encoding millions of genes.  We have a limited understanding …

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ScienceOnline San Diego November 12th 2013 Event Downtown: You’ve Published Your Results, Now Build Your Community

Posted by Mary Canady October 30th, 2013 .
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The San Diego Biotechnology Network is involved with the local ScienceOnline San Diego chapter and we are thrilled to help promote an event downtown coinciding with the Society for Neuroscience 2013 (#SfN13) meeting November 12th. We believe that when scientists collaborate online, everyone benefits.
When success in science today depends not only on getting published, but on finding users for a resource or collaborating beyond institutional walls, communication is a key component to successful science. We’ll be featuring neuroscience projects and resources that are using online resources like Twitter, Google+, and …

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Announcing Oct. 15 Xconomy Healthcare Summit: Request An Invitation

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 28th, 2013 .
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There’s hardly an issue that is more of a hot button than healthcare—and there’s hardly an issue that is surrounded by as much poorly understood, misguided, or outright misleading information. Yet…

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SDBN June 24th Speed Networking Event: Focus On Mentoring

Posted by Mary Canady June 6th, 2013 .
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During the recent Women in Science and Technology event sponsored by AWIS, I was reminded of the importance of mentoring through sessions at the conference and in speaking with scientists. I realized the SDBN could make a difference by providing a mentoring program to help our members. We’ll work out the details based on your feedback, and initially we’ve identified the topics listed below and plan to match mentors and mentees based on your interests.

Career advice
Entrepreneurship
Marketing/Sales
R&D
Interviewing
Gender issues
Finance/Salary
Personal branding
Scientific writing
Management
Family/work balance
Transitioning to industry

We’ll also add more mentoring topics as …

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Announcing Xconomy Napa Summit 2013: New Rules for Growth

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 29th, 2013 .
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Finally, the economy seems to be heading in the right direction, but frustratingly slowly—and peril lurks around every sequester corner. Is that the new normal in this age of rising healthcare costs,…

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April 29th SDBN Biotech Journalism Panel: How Can We Improve Life Science Funding Through Better Communication?

Posted by Mary Canady April 1st, 2013 .
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San Diego’s biotech hub is both comparable and distinguished from other regions such as Boston and San Francisco. A recent report ranked us highly compared to other life science clusters and attributed the success to our cohesiveness as a community, but also noted that our funding is far behind the Boston and San Francisco regions. In addition, sequestration threatens to impact not just our academic institutions, but the research and intellectual property that fuels our industry.
Our 400 biotech companies and 5 major research institutions are covered in only a handful …

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SDBN October 22nd 2012 Event: ScienceOnline, What’s In It For Me?

Posted by Mary Canady October 3rd, 2012 .
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ScienceOnline groups have been cropping up all over the country and we are starting a group in southern California, with some help from folks in LA. At SDBN and other events, we see skepticism from local researchers as to whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Let’s hash it out with a panel of online science experts. From fast publishing, to fundraising, to finding a job, participating in science online has many benefits. The perceived risks may include divulging intellectual property or information and being seen as wasting time by your …

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SDBN August 21st 2012 Event At The Sanford Consortium For Regenerative Medicine

Posted by Mary Canady August 3rd, 2012 .
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The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine is a stem cell research facility representing a collaboration between five of San Diego’s finest research institutions: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, The Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. This new “collaboratory” opened in November of 2011, ideally located between the institutions in La Jolla, and demonstrates the power and potential of working together to fight disease. At our SDBN event August 21st, Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., director of …

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