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Join Xconomy for Profiles in Biotech Perseverance in SF Dec. 9

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 3rd, 2013 .
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Drugs don’t just roll out of anybody’s lab by next Tuesday, and then keep popping out on some exponential curve. The biotech industry depends on investors who are willing to speculate on hot ideas in…

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The Human Genome Project Wasn’t Overhyped. The Payoff Just Took Time

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 3rd, 2013 .
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[This post was co-authored by Sean Harper, Amgen's executive vice president of R&D.] People in the tech industry often like to say that we overestimate the short-term impact of new technology and…

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BioNano Genomics Raises $10M from Venture Investors

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 2nd, 2013 .
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San Diego’s BioNano Genomics said today it has raised $10 million in venture financing to continue commercializing its long-strand gene sequencing technology in the United States, Europe, and Asia….

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An Xconomy Slideshow: Moving the Conversation Forward in San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 30th, 2013 .
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Since the day we were founded in Cambridge, MA, a little more than six years ago, Xconomy has held an annual reception in every city where we have established an outpost to provide business news…

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The Pharma Bureaucracy Index: Who’s Nimble, and Who’s Sloooowww?

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 30th, 2013 .
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Bureaucracy is one of the dirty words in business. Nobody wants to publicly admit their company is bogged down with too many layers of management, or needs a dozen committees to sign off on every…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Evoke, Halozyme, Biocept, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 27th, 2013 .
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The life sciences are on a roll in San Diego, as more companies line up to go public. We have the latest on local IPOs, along with the rest of the local industry news. —Healthcare IPOs are…

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San Diego’s Connect Begins Search for New Innovation Leader

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 23rd, 2013 .
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Connect, the San Diego nonprofit supporting local innovation and entrepreneurship, has hired an executive search firm to help the organization recruit a new leader following the death of Connect CEO…

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The Best Biotech Graduate Schools in Real Life

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 23rd, 2013 .
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[Updated 2 pm ET 9/30] Let’s imagine, for a second, you are someone in your 20s or 30s, getting started in the biotech industry. You want to work somewhere you can acquire a well-rounded set of…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Ex-CEO Shoots Two, OncoSec, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 19th, 2013 .
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[Updated 9/21/13 8 pm. See below.] It was a quiet week for life sciences news in San Diego, except for a shooting spree in La Jolla that wounded two people, including a prominent UC San Diego cancer…

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Don’t Be Naïve: 7 Things to Know Before Taking a Biotech Startup Job

Posted by sandiegobiotech September 16th, 2013 .
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You’ve spent years working hard to hone your skills in science, medicine, or business. You’ve accomplished things, and you have the talent and desire to do more. You may be bored, or stuck at a…

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