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SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 4/21/2014

Posted by Mary Canady April 21st, 2014 .
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Here is our latest snapshot of activities leading up to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2014 convention which will take place in San Diego June 23-26.

Buzz of BIO. Voting for the Buzz of BIO ends April 22nd, get your vote in soon! Here is a list of California companies participating:

Amarantus Bioscience
Apricus Biosciences
AvidBiotics
Bioniz
Igenica
ImaginAb
Maverix Biomics
NewGen Therapeutics

Vote now to help your favorite company be the Buzz of BIO!
Partnering is Open. BIO is expecting 28,000 partnering meetings to take place between 5,000 companies in 3 days! The early bird gets the meeting, as …

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UCSD Research Internship Speed Dating Event April 22

Posted by Mary Canady April 9th, 2014 .
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UCSD is hosting its second “Research Internship Speed Dating” event. This year’s theme is in Enriching Human Life and Society.  The purpose of this event is to connect local life science companies with research minded UCSD undergraduates through a “speed dating” format. Each company will have a chance to meet with 10 students (7 minutes each) studying bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, and more, to determine a match. There will also be a networking session after the one-on-one meetings for companies to network with other students. Students are looking …

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SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 4/1/2014

Posted by Mary Canady April 1st, 2014 .
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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2014 convention is coming to San Diego June 23-26 and we are excited to be a part of it. We’re gearing up with events and activities and will provide regular “snapshots” of activities leading up to the event here on the blog and our other social media channels.

Early bird registration. BIO provides a wide range of options to attend the convention and offers valuable sessions, partnering, and exhibits. When it’s in our own backyard, it really makes a lot of sense to attend, get started …

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SDBN Discount for Biopharmaceutical Development & Production Week: ACT NOW!

Posted by Mary Canady March 17th, 2014 .
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San Diego Biotechnology Network is excited to announce that we have partnered with IBC Life Sciences to offer you a 20% standard rate discount to attend the upcoming Biopharmaceutical Development & Production Week (BDP Week) event taking place at the Hilton Bayfront on March 24-27. (see details below)
This event provides you the most in-depth coverage of bioprocessing methods in the field, to give you the tools you need to develop and manufacture the increasingly diverse and complex molecules emerging in the biopharmaceutical pipeline. The event features 9 conference tracks, 800 …

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Society For Lab Screening And Automation 2014 Conference Recap #SLAS2014

Posted by Greg Mrachko January 30th, 2014 .
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The 3rd Annual Society of Laboratory and Automation Screening Conference (SLAS2014) was held at the San Diego Convention Center on 1/18-22.  It was a reprieve for many as it was an escape from the polar vortex in their home town, whereas for others it was a short commute to the harbor for $15/day parking in the convention garage or using a $12 three-day Trolley boarding pass.  Numerous major companies were featured such as Pfizer, Merck, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, GNF, and Bristol-Myers Squibb plus universities, research institutes and a fair share of …

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New SDBN Partnering Meetings a Success

Posted by DeeAnn Visk January 16th, 2014 .
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A new variation on networking by the San Diego Biotechnology.Network was a smashing success.  Held at the Green Flash Brewery, the addition of the partnering event offered a great opportunity for companies to meet for 10 minute intervals with individuals wanting to talk to them.  This new partnering technique offered great opportunities for both employers and prospective employees.  One hundred and fifty meetings took place from 5:30pm to 6:30pm with many companies participating.
 
 
Claire Weston, from Reveal Biosciences, remarked afterwards, “The partnering meetings were great.  We were able to connect with …

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Review of BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit: December 10-11

Posted by Greg Mrachko December 17th, 2013 .
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December 10th at the Biotechnology Industry Organization Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BIO PacRim) Conference began with the morning Breakfast Plenary Session entitled Pac Rim CEO Spotlight which was moderated by Paul Zorner, a former Diversa employee and current Operating Partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors.  The panel consisted of Joel Cherry (JC) of Amyris, Lee Edwards (LE) of Virent, Kirk Haney (KH) of SG Biofuels and James Levine (JL) of Verenium (now a division of BASF).  The session began with each panelist providing a brief synopsis of …

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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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New San Diego Biotechnology Directory: Snapshot of 400+ Life Science Companies and Organizations

Posted by Mary Canady October 28th, 2013 .
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Since the SDBN’s founding in 2008, we’ve maintained the most complete and accessible local directory of companies to help connect professionals in the region. We’ve recently updated the directory with more information and features. Check out the interactive infographic below and scroll down to learn about how to use the directory and our future plans.

San Diego Biotechnology: Industry Snapshot | Infographics
For this update, we’ve added information such as physical address, phone number, website link, …

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Careers Outside of Academia: Summary of SDBN’s August 26th 2013 Event

Posted by DeeAnn Visk September 26th, 2013 .
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Are you a scientist with an advanced degree, considering careers outside of academia?  The San Diego Biotechnology Network addressed that question with an August 26th event at the Green Flash Brewery in Mira Mesa.  Much networking occurred before and after the formal presentations.  The food was great and the event was well-attended.

Life Science Alternative Careers Workshop
Hugo Villar, of UCSD Extension, introduced us to the coursework offered by UCSD Extension, who also sponsored the evening. Hugo pointed out that we go through many career transitions throughout …

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