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September 2, 2014 – 12:54 pm | Edit Post

The SDBN is very pleased to host a Town Hall event with 52nd District Congressman Scott Peters September 22nd where we’ll discuss issues important to local life scientists and professionals such as research funding and …

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Aurora Spine Announces Expansion of U.S. Hospital Network Through Agreement With MedAssets

October 23, 2014 – 6:01 am | Edit Post

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 23, 2014) – Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced it has entered into a national contract with MedAssets. MedAssets is one of the nation’s largest third-party providers of supply chain management and outsourced procurement capabilities. MedAssets manages, on behalf of its clients, more than $50 billion in supply expense per year through the MedAssets National Procurement Center.

MediciNova, Inc. Announces FDA Granted Orphan Drug Designation To MN-001 (Tipelukast) For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

October 23, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (Nasdaq:MNOV) and the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code Number:4875), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan…

Details For REVA Medical’s Special Meeting Of Stockholders

October 23, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — REVA Medical, Inc. (ASX:RVA) (“REVA” or the “Company”) will hold a Special Meeting of Stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) on Friday 31 October 2014 at 10:30 a.m. AEDT (which is 4:30 p.m. US PDT on Thursday, October 30, 2014). The meeting will be held at…

High-Fat Meals Could Be More Harmful To Males Than Females, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reveals

October 23, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

High-Fat Meals Could Be More Harmful To Males Than Females, According To New Obesity ResearchLos Angeles – Oct. 16, 2014 Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and…

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Newest San Diego Biotech Jobs

Sales Operations Manager – Millennium Health – San Diego, CA

October 22, 2014 – 11:13 pm | Edit Post

A minimum 5 years of experience in the life science and or biotechnology fields. Millennium Health, based in San Diego, is a leading health solutions company…
From Millennium Health – 23 Oct 2014 06:13:18 GMT
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Research Scientist I- HTS Automation – Vertex Pharmaceuticals – San Diego, CA

October 22, 2014 – 8:06 pm | Edit Post

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better…
From Vertex Pharmaceuticals – 23 Oct 2014 03:06:20 GMT
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Manufacturing Technician (Rancho Bernardo)

October 22, 2014 – 3:36 pm | Edit Post

We have an immediate need for a Manufacturing Technician to work at a global leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of molecular diagnostic products that are used primarily to diagnose human disease, screen donated human blood, and ens [...]

Sales Support Coordinator (La Jolla/UTC)

October 22, 2014 – 3:26 pm | Edit Post

Reporting to the Director of Membership, the Sales Support Coordinator will engage prospective clients via telephone and email to qualify their interest and fit for our organization and pass qualified prospects to the sales team. In addition, this pe [...]

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San Diego Biotech Blog Feed

BioGPS Featured Article – Correcting for Differential Transcript Coverage Reveals a Strong Relationship between Alternative Splicing and Organism Complexity

October 22, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post
BioGPS has become the valuable resource that it is because of the contributions from our wonderful user community. Thank you […]

How To Be A Superhero — #GeneOTW with Myostatin

October 20, 2014 – 7:17 am | Edit Post
The Hulk had gamma radiation, Peter Parker had a radioactive spider, and the Spartans had the official 300 Workout (and […]

What causes ageing?

October 20, 2014 – 12:36 am | Edit Post
Ageing is caused by a complex interplay between genes and environment. Both external environment, things like diet, exercise, stress and infection, and the environment of each cell, things like oxidative stress and epigenetic changes (changes in marks on DNA) affect how our cells, and therefore how our whole body ages. Ageing is an accumulation of […]

The Next Generation is Here: Prespectives on the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI)

October 17, 2014 – 2:27 pm | Edit Post
My name is Ashley Silvia, and I am currently a second year graduate student at Penn State in the Forensic Science Department with a concentration in biology. My PI is Dr. Jenifer Smith and we are working on a Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) validation project using the MiSeq platform. In the future, I would like to continue work on other projects involving NGS, but with a medical research focus. Running on two hours of sleep, we set out for the airport to find a new flight after ours had been