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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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A Basic Solution: Effective Science Communication Impacts Research Funding

Posted by Jill Roughan May 3rd, 2013 .
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Obtaining funding to support basic research has always challenged scientists and entrepreneurs.  However, in today’s tumultuous economic climate and looming sequester cuts, the future of life science funding is more uncertain than ever.  Since San Diego has been rated among the top life science biotech regions in the US and is home to some of the world’s top research institutions, one of the things that San Diego can rely on is that we are great at innovation. So, how can we, as a community, ensure that this innovation is financially …

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Biotech Journalism Panel Series Part 2: Who’s Great At Communicating San Diego Life Science?

Posted by Mary Canady April 28th, 2013 .
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Part of the motivation behind organizing our upcoming biotech journalism event is that we want to encourage more communication about the terrific life science advances in the region. In putting the panel of local science communication experts together, we realized that there are many other examples we can discuss to inspire you to promote your scientific work. As part of our #SDScicomm series, here are 7 great San Diego life science communication efforts.
First, though, let’s talk about why science communication is so important. As the online media landscape is developing, …

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Biotech Journalism Panel Series Part 1: Where Do You Get Your Local Life Science News?

Posted by Mary Canady April 25th, 2013 .
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In anticipation of our Biotech Journalism event Monday, we’re providing resources related to San Diego life science communication tagged here with #SDScicomm (also the hashtag for the event). Over the five years since the SDBN’s creation, we’ve seen a lot of changes such as the SDUT’s acquisition of the North County Times, the rising popularity of news organizations such as Xconomy, and more local companies starting blogs. Keeping in touch with the local life science news is important for many reasons: to learn about advances, funding, jobs, and events. We …

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SDBN 2013 Poll Results: Drug Development, Translational Research, Green Tech Top Interests

Posted by Mary Canady February 7th, 2013 .
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We have the results of our 2013 poll. You can see the questions we asked here, we kept it short this year. See the results below and we will try to cover the interests and companies you are interested in!

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Company of Interest
# Votes

Illumina
5

Novartis
3

Genomatica
2

GNF
2

Intrexon
2

Life Technologies
2

Pfizer
2

Sapphire Energy
2

Sequenom
2

Synthetic Genomics
2

Verenium
2

Amgen
1

BP Biofuels
1

Cardinal Health
1

Ceres
1

Dart Neurosciences
1

Ferring
1

Halozyme
1

Johnson and Johnson
1

Roche
1

SG Biofuels
1

Takeda
1

Trius Therapeutics
1

Verdezyne
1

Vertex
1

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SDBN 2013 Poll

Posted by Mary Canady January 17th, 2013 .
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2013 is here and we’d like to know how we can serve your needs this year. Please fill out this short survey and we’ll send you a 2013 MO BIO calendar (also shipping with orders from them through January). (Poll is now closed, see the results here.)

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