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BIL:PIL Healthcare ‘Un’conference

Posted by Mary Canady October 12th, 2009 .
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BIL:PIL 2009 is an ad-hoc conference for people who are changing the landscape of healthcare through science, technology and public policy. From present issues to cutting edge advancements, BIL:PIL will bring together an innovative group of thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines to brainstorm, discuss and take action.
Taking place at SDSU Oct. 30-31–very affordable (free, small donation requested), great speakers, should be very dynamic and interactive.
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SDBN October 29th Event: Bootstrapping Biotech

Posted by Mary Canady October 7th, 2009 .
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Starting and Growing A Life Science Company

NEW! Get resources & connect at http://sdbn.org/bootstrap, and come ready to interview or be interviewed! http://bit.ly/4r02Kn
You’ve got an idea for a company or a product that you think is really great. What are the next steps? Whether you need funding to get started, or are ready to launch your product, understanding your position in the marketplace is the first step. Evaluating your competition, customers, and value proposition are necessary and require a comprehension of science, technology, and business. Fortunately, today’s ‘consultant-friendly’ atmosphere means that …

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Instant Social Media for Life Scientists

Posted by Mary Canady October 4th, 2009 .
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**Updated April 14, 2011**
A few times over the last week or so, I’ve been asked how many life science companies are utilizing social media. I decided to make a list, and I also have some hints and shortcuts for you so that you can get a head start. In this post, I am focusing on companies that have physical or software products for life scientists and biotech companies not classified as healthcare (e.g., Monsanto). Note that I also have some personal genomics companies listed–they’re a bit of a grey area, …

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2009 BIOCOM Investor Conference

Posted by Mary Canady September 27th, 2009 .
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2009 BIOCOM Investor Conference
The 4th Annual BIOCOM Investor Conference is a unique opportunity to gain access to leading technology from Southern California, one of the industry’s largest life science communities, and new this year the conference will be expanded to include presentations from top companies throughout the Southwest.*
Oct. 26-27
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, California 92122
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How Connected Are You?

Posted by Mary Canady September 8th, 2009 .
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Many of you know I’m a big fan of Seth Godin, a real thought leader in social media. I’m reading a book of his called ‘Tribes,’ which talks about the need for people to come together with a common interest and towards a common goal (and I highly suggest the book). I realized that’s what we’re doing with the SDBN–utilizing the new tools available to create more communication among biotechnology professionals in the region. Seth suggests that one of the things that helps a Tribe to grow is to facilitate …

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SDBN Sept. 22nd Event Featuring Intellikine

Posted by Mary Canady September 1st, 2009 .
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The September San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) event will feature Intellikine, a leader in the development of innovative, small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, and recently in the news for raising $51M in VC funding. Troy Wilson, Ph.D., CEO, will give a short presentation, and as always there will be plenty of time to ask questions and interact with representatives from Intellikine.
Troy Wilson is the President, CEO and a founder of Intellikine, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of small molecule …

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2009 SoCalBio Investor Conference

Posted by Mary Canady September 1st, 2009 .
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I’ve been attending a lot of events in San Diego and reading reports that opportunities for funding are increasing. I’ve been invited to attend the 2009 SoCalBio Investor and Partnership Conference September 17th in Santa Monica, and I wanted to pass on the information to the group, as I know many of you are interested in getting funding, networking, or learning about what’s new.
The morning will consist of 3 parallel tracks of company presentations in Biotech/Biopharma, Devices, and Diagnostics and Instrumentation. After a networking lunch, Dr. Francois Nader, CEO …

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Pics From Our August Event

Posted by Mary Canady August 26th, 2009 .
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Pics from our August Transformation of the Biotech Business Model panel event have been posted on our Flickr group at http://flickr.com/groups/sdbn. Thanks to Steve Fouskarinis for taking them. We’re also working on video and writing some summaries that will help if you weren’t there. Stay tuned!

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SDBN/SBS Partnership: Conference Discounts for Members

Posted by Mary Canady August 24th, 2009 .
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The Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) has named the San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) as a education partner for their upcoming Label-free Symposium, which is taking place in San Diego November 2-3. They’ve got a great lineup and label-free technologies can be used in many stages of drug discovery, including lead identification, optimization, and ADMET, and they have exciting applications for difficult targets like GPCRs. I have the utmost respect for the SBS, and I know many consider their events to be the leading drug discovery conferences.
The event will be …

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Longboard Luau Begins This Weekend!

Posted by Mary Canady August 7th, 2009 .
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I once heard that people can only remember three things.  I also heard that good things come in threes.  So with that, here are three things to remember and three things to do.*

1 in 3

One in three people will get cancer at some point in their lives. 
Good news:advancements in early detection and new treatments over the past decade have been able to reduce the number of deaths annually from cancer by 16 percent.
Bad news: cancer is …

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