ACAD
38.36
-0.54
-1.39%
AEMD
0.196
-0.01
-4.6341%
APRI
1.61
-0.13
-7.47%
ARNA
4.49
+0.05
+1.13%
ATEC
1.41
+0.01
+0.71%
CNAT
6.66
-0.15
-2.20%
CRXM
0.354
-0.007
-1.8056%
CYTX
0.985
+0.002
+0.183%
DXCM
69.43
-1.13
-1.60%
GNMK
10.69
-0.24
-2.20%
HALO
16.86
-0.08
-0.50%
ILMN
189.59
-3.01
-1.56%
INNV
0.145
-0.008
-4.918%
INO
10.35
-0.25
-2.36%
ISCO
0.074
+0.004
+5.714%
ISIS
66.37
-1.38
-2.03%
LGND
89.75
+0.83
+0.93%
LPTN
2.23
-0.01
-0.45%
MBVX
3.36
-0.01
-0.30%
MEIP
2.16
-0.02
-0.92%
MNOV
4.09
+0.11
+2.76%
MRTX
27.87
-0.15
-0.54%
MSTX
0.49
0.00
+1.03%
NBIX
43.37
-0.31
-0.71%
NUVA
43.99
+0.23
+0.53%
ONCS
0.268
-0.009
-3.423%
ONVO
5.19
+0.12
+2.37%
OREX
7.36
-0.08
-1.08%
OTIC
31.8
-1.32
-3.99%
QDEL
23.38
-0.43
-1.81%
RCPT
169.885
-1.255
-0.733%
RGLS
17.49
-0.8
-4.37%
RMD
65.7
-7.68
-10.47%
SCIE
0.026
+0.002
+7.9167%
SPHS
0.8
-0.025
-3.0542%
SRNE
10.52
-0.15
-1.41%
TROV
8.8
-0.13
-1.46%
VICL
1.005
-0.025
-2.427%
VOLC
17.99
0.00
0.00%
ZGNX
1.54
-0.11
-6.67%
ACAD
38.36
-0.54
-1.39%
AEMD
0.196
-0.01
-4.6341%
APRI
1.61
-0.13
-7.47%
ARNA
4.49
+0.05
+1.13%
ATEC
1.41
+0.01
+0.71%
CNAT
6.66
-0.15
-2.20%
CRXM
0.354
-0.007
-1.8056%
CYTX
0.985
+0.002
+0.183%
DXCM
69.43
-1.13
-1.60%
GNMK
10.69
-0.24
-2.20%
HALO
16.86
-0.08
-0.50%
ILMN
189.59
-3.01
-1.56%
INNV
0.145
-0.008
-4.918%
INO
10.35
-0.25
-2.36%
ISCO
0.074
+0.004
+5.714%
ISIS
66.37
-1.38
-2.03%
LGND
89.75
+0.83
+0.93%
LPTN
2.23
-0.01
-0.45%
MBVX
3.36
-0.01
-0.30%
MEIP
2.16
-0.02
-0.92%
MNOV
4.09
+0.11
+2.76%
MRTX
27.87
-0.15
-0.54%
MSTX
0.49
0.00
+1.03%
NBIX
43.37
-0.31
-0.71%
NUVA
43.99
+0.23
+0.53%
ONCS
0.268
-0.009
-3.423%
ONVO
5.19
+0.12
+2.37%
OREX
7.36
-0.08
-1.08%
OTIC
31.8
-1.32
-3.99%
QDEL
23.38
-0.43
-1.81%
RCPT
169.885
-1.255
-0.733%
RGLS
17.49
-0.8
-4.37%
RMD
65.7
-7.68
-10.47%
SCIE
0.026
+0.002
+7.9167%
SPHS
0.8
-0.025
-3.0542%
SRNE
10.52
-0.15
-1.41%
TROV
8.8
-0.13
-1.46%
VICL
1.005
-0.025
-2.427%
VOLC
17.99
0.00
0.00%
ZGNX
1.54
-0.11
-6.67%
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Engineer 2 – Process Development – Illumina, Inc. – San Diego, CA

July 10, 2014 – 11:27 am

in a high volume biotech production environment. You… are encouraged to apply. • Work experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or semiconductor industries is…
From Illumina, Inc. – 10 Jul 2014 18:27:49 GMT
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Sr Engineer – Process Development – Illumina, Inc. – San Diego, CA

July 10, 2014 – 11:27 am

in a high volume biotech manufacturing environment… are encouraged to apply. • Work experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or semiconductor industries is…
From Illumina, Inc. – 10 Jul 2014 18:27:48 GMT
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Sr Software Engineer (Architect/Technical Lead) at PSC Biotech (San Diego, CA)

July 10, 2014 – 8:57 am

Description PSC Biotech is one of the world’s largest compliance consulting firms specializing in compliance consulting in the life sciences industry. Presently we are recruiting for an experienced and knowledgeable Senior Software…

Immunoassay Research Scientist (R3) – Pfizer Inc – La Jolla, CA

July 9, 2014 – 10:50 pm

or viral infections. Preferred: •Work experience primarily based in biotech/pharmaceutical industry settings and focused around areas of vaccine development…
From Pfizer Inc – 10 Jul 2014 05:50:34 GMT
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Sr. Consultant, R&D Vault – Veeva Systems – San Diego, CA

July 9, 2014 – 10:39 pm

master data management for life sciences customers ranging from emerging biotechs to the largest global pharmaceutical companies. Read the buzz, see our videos…
From Veeva Systems – 10 Jul 2014 05:39:22 GMT
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Automation Engineers – Bootstrap Incubation – San Diego, CA

July 9, 2014 – 8:17 pm

Experience in biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing… Information BS degree in Engineering and and biotech/ life science industry experience is preferred
From Bootstrap Incubation – 10 Jul 2014 03:17:42 GMT
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Document Control Specialist – Sequenom – San Diego, CA

July 9, 2014 – 6:31 pm

MasterControl highly desired Previous document control/auditing experience with a biotech, life sciences, or pharmaceutical environment preferred Proficient…
From Sequenom – 10 Jul 2014 01:31:09 GMT
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Magic Beans in the Land of Oz

July 9, 2014 – 5:00 pm

“Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain.” 
 

– The Wizard, The Wizard of Oz

Perhaps it was a bit of surprise to see Dr. Mehmet Oz summoned in front of Congress recently. He is a well respected cardiovascular surgeon with a hit TV show and millions of fans who get plenty of medical advice from him. His facebook page has over 4.6 million likes. So, what did he do wrong, if anything?

Basically, he was chastised by a few members of the Senate Consumer Protection Panel for playing a role in the perpetuation of scams purporting the benefits of supplements, including green coffee bean extract and others, as “magic bullets” for weight loss. He has gone on in front of his audience and used terms like “lightning in a bottle”, “miracle”, and “magic weight loss cure”. Somehow, this doesn’t really sound too different from turn of the century snake oil vendors. He admitted that “they don’t have the scientific muster to present as fact”.

In his defense, he has clarified that he does not officially endorse or sell the products, i.e., he is not paid to promote the products, and he has created OzWatch as a means for consumers to report scams.

But this blog isn’t really about the great and wonderful Dr. Oz. It’s about our culture of supplements and diet pills. Because of our colossal need to resolve all our current and future maladies using magic pills, consumers spend upwards of hundreds of billions of dollars in looking for that magic cure. This is especially evident when you look at the weight loss industry.

Everyone’s doctor will tell them that the best approach to weight loss is diet and exercise. This advice is not challenged in the medical community; everyone agrees with it. Yet, for the average person diet and exercise takes too much time, too much work, too much discipline, etc., so people look to other avenues. With this demand comes the swindlers and purveyors of half-truths who will convince you of anything to make a fast dollar. Furthermore, it’s almost impossible to tell fact from fiction when it comes to how companies market their products to consumers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the regulating bodies in charge of protecting American consumers, but are they doing enough? Regarding green coffee bean extract, the FTC recently sued green coffee bean sellers for deceiving consumers through fake news sites and bogus weight loss claims. While this is particularly extreme, there are plenty of more questionable sales tactics and claims that are not always addressed by the FTC or the FDA. Clearly, vitamins and supplements are not nearly under the level of scrutiny at which therapeutic drugs are regulated.

So what can you do to protect yourself?

Ask: can these claims be true? Snopes.com is an excellent website that sorts fact from myth. Visit WebMD.com and find information (you can also find product reviews here). Ask your doctor.
Read the scientific literature for yourself. If companies make claims about studies, go find those studies and ask questions. Start with PubMed. How large was the trial (5 patients or 500 patients)? What were the controls? Were the results statistically significant?
Investigate the brand. Have there been complaints filed with this company (BBB, FTC, Yelp, etc.)? Not all manufacturers make equivalently functional products, so find the ones that people trust.

So, let’s get out there and be fit and eat right. If you feel you really need to take supplements, let’s use our brains and not just accept everything we’re bombarded with as the absolute truth, especially if it comes from the Land of Oz.Read more on CNN’s coverage of Dr. Oz and Congress.View John Oliver’s take on the Dr. Oz situation.

Contributed by Dzung Nguyen, PhD.

Senior Scheduler / Planner – Planet Pharma – Oceanside, CA

July 9, 2014 – 4:59 pm

Primavera Version 6 and Microsoft Project Standard 2003. -Pharmaceutical/Biotech project experience, including commissioning and validation activities, is…
From Planet Pharma – 09 Jul 2014 23:59:30 GMT
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Business Development – Cold Calling – Biotech at Temporary Contract (San Diego, CA)

July 9, 2014 – 4:19 pm

some Biotech knowledge. This person will be calling in to Biotech and Pharma companies speaking to lab manager, production manager etc… inquiring about scientific open positions. Desired Skills: Chemical Engineering Business Development…