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Brewing Science: Improving Science Communication with ASBMB April 23rd At Mission Brewery

Posted by Mary Canady March 30th, 2012 .
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In April we’re teaming up with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) to host an event at Mission Brewery downtown during the big Experimental Biology conference. You may know we are big proponents of science communication because it helps researchers with their careers, funding, and connecting with other scientists.
The event will feature bloggers, reporters, industry professionals, public speaking experts, and policy makers, all who will be available to help you improve your science communication skills. We’ll have some fun contests to help you meet people, and there …

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SDBN March 26th 2012 Event with Organovo

Posted by Mary Canady March 6th, 2012 .
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Organovo is an exciting San Diego biotech company with technology to create human tissue through a technique called 3D bioprinting. The tissue can be used for drug discovery and development, and the company has been included in the MIT Technology Review’s 2012 TR50 list of the world’s most innovative companies. The excitement around Organovo has grown since they recently announced funding and their stock is now publicly traded. You’ll get the chance to hear from CEO Keith Murphy at our March 26th event, he’ll give a presentation titled ‘3D Bioprinting …

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SDBN February 21st Free Happy Hour: Learning to Leverage Networks

Posted by Mary Canady February 8th, 2012 .
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The SDBN group continues to grow rapidly, with about 6,000 members on LinkedIn, thousands more on Facebook and Twitter, and more than 1,000 biotech professionals attending our events each year. How can you leverage the network and your geographic advantage of being in San Diego? Come to our free happy hour February 21st at Green Flash Brewery and you’ll be able to learn from the Comprendia team about how you can leverage networks and tools to advance your career and business. As usual, we’ll also be open to your suggestions …

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SDBN January 23rd Speed Networking: What Are Your 2012 Goals?

Posted by Mary Canady January 3rd, 2012 .
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It’s a new year! We asked about your 2012 goals in this poll (which you can still take and get a free CST calendar) and got some thoughtful answers. We plugged the text into Tagxedo and got this word cloud which sums it up, with the top words being biotech, pharma, networking, people, learning, companies, job and industry. We’ll post the full results soon along with our vision for 2012, and hope to help you get started quickly with our annual speed networking event January 23rd. Bring your business cards, …

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SDBN 3rd Anniversary Party December 12th 2011 at Green Flash

Posted by Mary Canady November 17th, 2011 .
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Can you believe the San Diego Biotechnology Network is three years old now? We held our first SDBN event in November of 2008, and our objective was to improve networking opportunities for local biotech professionals. After 3 years, how are we doing? We’d like to celebrate and also get your feedback on how we can help you even more in 2012. Join us again at Green Flash in Mira Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. December 12th for some great networking, food, and beer (for purchase, non-alcoholic beverages available as well). Last …

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SDBN October 26th 2011 Happy Hour at Green Flash Tasting Room

Posted by Mary Canady October 6th, 2011 .
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You may know that San Diego is home to at least 36 fantastic breweries. Green Flash Brewery is a great example, and we are lucky that they opened a 4,000 square foot tasting room in the heart of biotech near Sorrento Valley. They have 30 of their great beers on tap, picnic tables outside (which remind me of the happy hours we had back in the genomics boom), and gourmet food trucks which visit nightly.
We thought it would be fun to have an informal happy hour from 5:30-8:30 p.m. October …

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SDBN August 16th 2011 Event Featuring Pathway Genomics

Posted by Mary Canady July 29th, 2011 .
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We polled you late last year about events you’d like us to have in 2011, and diagnostics was one of the top items on the list. In San Diego, we have a great atmosphere for ‘growing’ diagnostics companies, because we have several world class medical and research facilities as well as biotech companies pushing the envelope in several molecular technologies. Pathway Genomics is a great local company focused on genetic testing for disease risk factors and personal wellness. Tests are ordered by individuals through their doctors to help improve treatment …

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SDBN July 19th Event: Virtual Biotech Part 1: How to Effectively Outsource a Drug Discovery Program

Posted by Mary Canady July 1st, 2011 .
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Changes in the drug discovery landscape have presented many tough challenges for our region, including downsizing for larger companies and a dearth of VC funding for startups. With these challenges come opportunities, however, because drug companies are hungry for drug candidates to fill their pipelines. Additionally, the abundance of drug discovery contract research organizations (CROs), the ability to manage them remotely, and the ability to find partners and tools more easily on the internet presents an interesting opportunity.
Our July 19th event is our first in a series of Virtual Biotech …

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SDBN June 21st Event Featuring aTyr Pharma

Posted by Mary Canady May 27th, 2011 .
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The San Diego Biotechnology Network’s June 21st event will feature aTyr Pharma, with Board Member and CEO Jeffry Watkins (Bio) giving a talk titled “Innovation: Where is our Biology?” aTyr is developing therapeutics based on physiocrines, small proteins involved in signaling pathways for areas such hematology, immunology, and metabolism disorders. The company was founded based on research which originated at the Scripps Research Institute, and Watkins’ title indicates the company is reaching beyond in vitro drug discovery to focus on biological processes. It will be exciting to see the …

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SDBN May 17th Speed Networking Event: Meet Your Next Opportunity

Posted by Mary Canady April 28th, 2011 .
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There are many indications that the biotech economy is looking up in San Diego, what’s next for you? Whether it be a new job, business opportunity, or just expanding your network, our May 17th Speed Networking event will help you to meet the people who will help you meet your goals. We always get a great mix of life science researchers and professionals at our events, you’re sure to see some new faces. Prepare your elevator speech, make sure you have lots of business cards, and get ready to make …

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