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Pictures From Our March 18th Event Now Available

Posted by Mary Canady April 9th, 2009 .
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Pictures from our March 18th SDBN event featuring Milo Shapiro from IMPROVentures are now posted on Flickr. Special thanks to Richard Ludwig of California BioSolutions for being our photographer! The photos showcase our new venue, Tango Del Rey, which was a big hit! We had around 100 in attendance, and Milo went through a series of fun games aimed at helping us break the ice and take more chances in talking to people we don’t know. There was a clear change in the atmosphere after his session, people were interacting …

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Regulus Therapeutics to be Featured at April 30th Event

Posted by Mary Canady March 29th, 2009 .
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SDBN’s April event will feature Regulus Therapeutics, an exciting new company focused on the development and commercialization of microRNA therapeutics. SDBN events are the only place you can learn about the hottest scientific research in San Diego, and also have plenty of time to network with 100+ biotechnology professionals.
For more information about Regulus Therapeutics, see their fact sheet (PDF). Bal Bhat, Ph.D., Senior Director, Medicinal Chemistry, will give a 15 minute presentation on Therapeutic Targeting of microRNAs, and you’ll get a chance to talk with him along with others from …

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Register Soon to Connect with 50+ San Diego Biotechs at our Upcoming Event

Posted by Mary Canady March 15th, 2009 .
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We’ve gotten people from a lot of great companies signed up for our event this Wednesday March 18th, see below for a partial list. Sign up soon so that you will be able to make connections with them (the list below is just under 50, we’ll surely surpass that with the last minute additions):

Accelrys
Active Motif
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
ARIANNE
BD Biosciences
BIA Separations
BioBlocks
Biosite
Burnham Institute for Medical Research
Celgene
Cell Signaling Technology
ceregene
Cychem
Cymer
Favrille
FMD
Genalyte, Inc.
Genentech
Gilson
Halozyme Therapeutics
Health Decisions Inc.
Invitrogen (Life Technologies)
Kalypsys
Kellogg School of Management
Lab Pros, Inc.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals
LSIT
Metabasis Therapeutics
Metrum Research Group
MicroConstants
Millipore
Nanosyn
Nativis
NexBio, Inc
NovaRx
Ockham Development Group
Organovo
Pfizer
PROVEN Scientific Staffing
Salk Institute
Sanford Rose Associates
Sangart
SourceSolution, Inc.
Stemgent
Summit Drug Development
TargeGen, …

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Photos from our Feb. 17th Event Available

Posted by Mary Canady March 5th, 2009 .
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Pictures from our February 17th Event are now posted on Flickr. We had 100+ Biotechnology professionals, representing more than 50 companies, and it seemed that everyone had a great time. Nanosyn presented a short presentation on their capabilities, and it was well received. Here are some of the comments we heard:
“It’s a whole roomful of scientists…and they’re all talking to each other!”
“It was refreshing to talk science at a networking event!”
“I want to thank you–I got a job offer that resulted from one of your events.”
“Can you post a list …

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The San Diego Science Festival is Here!

Posted by Mary Canady March 1st, 2009 .
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Have you ever wanted to sit down and chat with a Nobel Laureate? Did you know that red wine not only goes well with steak, but also has anti-aging properties? Have you ever wanted to uncover the mysteries of baseball’s knuckleball? These and other intriguing questions will be answered at the Inaugural San Diego Science Festival (SDSF), the biggest celebration of science the West Coast has ever seen!
The Festival will descend on San Diego with events throughout the county in March and April 2009 with something for everyone, from the …

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Onsite Registration Available Tonight Starting at 7:00 p.m.

Posted by Mary Canady February 17th, 2009 .
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We’ve reached our limit for the venue for our event tonight, but we’ve found that some space opens up throughout the night, so we’ll allow on-site registrations starting at 7:00 p.m., and the fee will be $15.
Thanks!
Mary

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50+ Companies/Institutions To Be Represented at our Tuesday Event!

Posted by Mary Canady February 15th, 2009 .
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Here is a partial list of the companies that will be represented at our Feb. 17th SDBN Event–please register by noon tomorrow. We are still deciding if/how to take onsite registrations (depends on the total–we have space restrictions at this venue).

Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Aerotek Scientific, LLC
Agilent
Althea Technologies
Amylin
Anaphore Inc.
BioBlocks
BioFocusDPI
Bio-Quant
Burnham Institute
Canopus Bioscience
Celgene
Ceregene
ChemBridge Corp.
City of Hope
Diverse Diagnostics
eBiochemica
Favrille, Inc.
Genalyte
GenWay Biotech
Gilson
Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals
IBM
iDiverse, Inc.
Inovio Biomedical Corporation
ISTA Pharmaceuticals

Medistem
Millipore Corp.
Nanogen
Nanosyn
Orasun
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Inc
Pharmatek
Salk Institute
San Diego State University – College of Sciences
Sangart
SanRx Pharmaceuticals
Sapphire Energy
ScienCell
Senomyx
SNBL USA
SourceSolution, Inc.
Summit Drug Development
The Scripps Research Institute
TigerTox
UC-Irvine
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO
Verenium Corp.
Vical Inc.

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Sponsorship for March SDBN Event Now Available

Posted by Mary Canady February 15th, 2009 .
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We’re working on something really cool for our March event. It will be a bit different in that we’re going to have a mini-workshop on networking skills. So, just about any company that wants to get exposure to a large number of biotechnology decision makers can sponsor. We also expect to attract some of the local media with this event. If you’re interested, please contact Mary.

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Nanosyn to be featured at Feb. 17th event

Posted by Mary Canady February 12th, 2009 .
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The votes are in and Nanosyn will be our featured company at the Feb. 17th SDBN event. They’ll give a short presentation, which should be interesting. As you may know, CRO business is booming these days due to the downsizing at big pharma. I actually worked with them about a year ago as a client and in organizing a Fragment-based Lead Discovery conference.
Sign up soon, the event is fast approaching!

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San Diego Biotechnology: What’s in a name?

Posted by Mary Canady January 24th, 2009 .
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While I was putting together the directory of San Diego Biotechnology companies here on the site, the distribution of names that started with particular letters struck me. Being a scientist (long ago…), I decided to graph this phenomenon, counting the number of companies that begin with each letter. As you can see, the clear winner is the letter “A”. What is the reason for this, is there some sort of attachment to this letter due to the old days when “AAA Plumbing” would be listed first in the yellow pages? …

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