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SDBN July 28th 2014 Speed Networking Event: Caution, Connections Ahead!

Posted by Mary Canady July 7th, 2014 .
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Our downtown events during AACR and BIO were very successful and we gained a lot of momentum, so in July we’re speeding back to the heart of San Diego biotech, Sorrento Valley and Green Flash Brewery! Join us July 28th for our ever popular speed networking, where you’ll race towards reaching the limit of biotech professionals you can connect with in one night. Hone your 30 second elevator speech and bring lots of business cards, you’ll run through them in no time. If you haven’t been to one of our speed …

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SDBN’s June 24th 2014 Downtown Event: Reinventing California Biotech: DIY is the New Bootstrap Event

Posted by Mary Canady May 21st, 2014 .
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The California biotech landscape has changed over the past 10 years due to stagnant or decreasing funding for research in both the academic and private sector. However, a new breed of biotechnology champions have taken matters into their own hands, breathing new life into California life science. These pioneers have diverse backgrounds but are united in their quest to find creative solutions to challenges in funding and to rethink the norm in biotechnology entrepreneurship. At this downtown event coinciding with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2014 convention, you’ll get the …

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#BIO2014 San Diego Press Conference: Third Time, We’re Charmed

Posted by Roberta Alexander May 15th, 2014 .
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BIO Convention COO Scott Whitaker, Biocom CEO Joe Panetta, BayBio CEO Gail Maderis, and California Healthcare Institute CEO Todd Gillenwater receive proclamation of BIO Week in San Diego, June 23-26. Image courtesy @BIOCOMCA on Twitter.

The International Convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, better known as BIO, is coming to San Diego on June 23-26, 2014 at the Convention Center.
A press conference was held May 14 at the beautiful Janssen facility in San Diego. The panelists were Dr. Diego Miralles, Global Head of Innovation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Scott Whitaker, COO and President …

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SDBN April 7th #AACR14 Downtown Happy Hour

Posted by Mary Canady March 25th, 2014 .
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Downtown Happy Hour? You asked for it, you got it! Results from our 2014 SDBN member poll indicated that you wanted happy hours during upcoming conferences downtown. The American Association of Cancer Research’s 2014 Annual Meeting (#AACR14) will bring 18,000 researchers, professionals, and clinicians to downtown San Diego April 5-9. We’ve planned a networking happy hour a short walk from the meeting April 7th from 6:00-9:00. Meet cancer researchers and local professionals in a casual atmosphere. As always, we’ll facilitate networking so you’ll make a lot of connections. AACR registrants …

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SDBN Poll: Results are IN!

Posted by Mary Canady March 13th, 2014 .
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View the presentation to see the results, leave any comments below, and stay tuned for 2014 events based on YOUR input!

SDBN 2014 Poll from Mary Canady

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SDBN 2014 Survey: Help Us Plan!

Posted by Mary Canady February 5th, 2014 .
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We have always valued input from our members foremost in planning our events and activities. Whether you’re an individual looking for a job, or representing a company that needs more exposure in 2014, we want to hear from you. You’ll also get a 2014 calendar from San Diego’s own MO BIO Laboratories!
Click here to take our 2 minute 2014 planning survey!

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SDBN January 13th 2014 Speed Networking Event: Focus on Biotech Partnerships

Posted by Mary Canady December 17th, 2013 .
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We just updated the SDBN directory, it now contains more than 430 San Diego biotech organizations with important information for each such as category, size, address, website and career page. Our vision is that the information it provides will serve as a hub for organizations and individuals to connect.
At our January 13th 2014 Speed Networking event, we will show the potential of the directory by using it to facilitate partnering meetings. Whether you represent an organization, are an individual in industry or academia, or a consultant serving the life sciences, …

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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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Building San Diego Biotech Event October 28 2013: Incubate, Communicate, Collaborate

Posted by Mary Canady October 2nd, 2013 .
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Funding challenges across the board have resulted in many creative solutions for local biotech entrepreneurs, including using shared resources in life science incubators or finding money outside of venture capital. Additionally, organizations such as the San Diego Entrepreneur Exchange and the San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) have formed to address these challenges through increased communication and networking. At the SDBN October 28th meeting, we’ll assemble a panel to discuss these new business models as well as to provide resources and networking to help entrepreneurs launch life science start-ups in San …

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