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#SDBNJune Event Panelist Profile: Ethan Perlstein

Posted by Mary Canady June 10th, 2014 .
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In advance of our June 24th Reinventing California Biotech event, we’re profiling our panelists here on the blog so that we can forego the stuffy PowerPoint presentations/introductions and spend more time discussing the issues. See our first entry below on Ethan Perlstein and track all panelists profiles using the #SDBNJune tag (also the hashtag for the event).
Biography:
Over the course of the last decade first as a graduate student at Harvard and then as a postdoc at Princeton, Dr. Ethan Perlstein developed an approach to studying complex drugs with simple model …

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SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 6/5/2014: What’s On Tap, Career Fair, Hangout, Partnering

Posted by Mary Canady June 5th, 2014 .
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We’re less than three weeks away from the Biotechnology Industry Organization 2014 convention, can you believe it? Here is our latest summary of news and events:

We kicked off June with an event at Karl Strauss in the heart of our biotech sector earlier this week. Congressman Scott Peters, Biocom CEO Joe Panetta, and California Healthcare’s Todd Gillenwater spoke briefly about their excitement about BIO 2014. Panetta spoke about the Digital Health Forum which will showcase San Diego’s strength in this area. Congressman Peters said that even though Congress is in session …

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SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 5/16/2014

Posted by Mary Canady May 16th, 2014 .
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Here is our latest summary of news and events about the upcoming Biotechnology Industry Organization 2014 convention happening in San Diego June 23-26:

Hillary Rodham Clinton Keynote. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at BIO 2014 on Wednesday June 25. Clinton has been influential in shaping healthcare and foreign policy landscapes, and it will be interesting to hear her perspectives on the biotechnology industry.
BIO2014 Press Conference. BIO 2014 COO Scott Whitaker and other representatives visited Janssen Labs in San Diego this week to give a …

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Protein-Protein Interactions and Cancer

Posted by Sandeep Pingle May 15th, 2014 .
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Protein-protein interactions (PPI) are key regulatory processes in cancer because many proteins that directly interact with binding partners regulate tumor growth. Recognizing this role of PPIs, they have been the focus of recent drug development/discovery efforts. In the recent CHI Drug Discovery Chemistry conference, an entire session of the Protein-Protein Interaction meeting was dedicated to targeting PPI for cancer.
Kurt Deshayes, PhD from Genentech talked about targeting cancer by disrupting PPIs. Of all the hallmarks of cancer described by Hanahan and Weinberg, Deshayes’ targeting focused on the hallmark “evading apoptosis”. Inhibitors …

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Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions For Drug Discovery

Posted by Sandeep Pingle May 15th, 2014 .
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Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) organizes the annual Drug Discovery Chemistry (DDC) conference that focuses on drug discovery of small molecule candidates and challenges involved in their optimization. True to its motto “Optimizing Small Molecules For Tomorrow’s Therapeutics”, the DDC meeting that was held in San Diego from April 23-25, 2014 focused on multiple drug discovery platforms.
Small molecule drug discovery aims to treat clinical diseases by targeting specific molecules involved in the disease pathway(s). One of the most important targets for drug discovery is protein-protein interaction (PPI). PPIs are associated with …

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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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