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October 24, 2014 – 10:09 am | Edit Post

The San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) is teaming up with UCSD Extension to provide customized training and workshops to meet the local industry’s needs. In a July 2014 survey, 120 respondents indicated that biotech project …

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Breaking San Diego Biotech News

Abbott Acquires Topera for $250M, Gains Entré to Global AFib Market

October 30, 2014 – 12:39 pm | Edit Post

Abbott, the healthcare giant based near Chicago, IL, has acquired Topera, a venture-backed startup founded on diagnostic technology developed by a San Diego cardiologist to pinpoint the electrical…

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Promising Data Presented at the Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium on Thoracic Oncology From an Investigator-Sponsored Trial of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals’ Bavituximab in Combination With Pemetrexed and Carboplatin in Front-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

October 30, 2014 – 6:41 am | Edit Post

Promising Data Presented at the Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium on Thoracic Oncology From an Investigator-Sponsored Trial of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals’ Bavituximab in Combination With Pemetrexed and Carboplatin in Front-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

York Hall Science Labs Get $6.5 Million Makeover to Help Students Graduate in Four Years

October 30, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

Four undergraduate teaching laboratories for biology and chemistry students have undergone a $6.5 million makeover as part of implementation of the UC San Diego Strategic Plan. The renovated labs in York Hall will eliminate a key barrier to students accessing impacted laboratory science courses—making it easier for them to graduate in four years.

California Brain Research Program Launched

October 30, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

Cal-BRAIN—a statewide research grants program that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain—is officially underway. The first call for proposals has gone out, and the program expects to announce its first awards in early 2015.


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Newest San Diego Biotech Jobs

Head of Immunology, Vaccine Immunotherapeutics (VITx) Research – Pfizer Inc – La Jolla, CA

October 30, 2014 – 2:55 pm | Edit Post

Accountable for design and execution of a VITx RU program (to be determined) regulatory and clinical strategy that gains endorsement from the VRD leadership…
From Pfizer Inc – 30 Oct 2014 21:55:12 GMT
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Oncology Immunotherapy Lead – Pfizer Inc – La Jolla, CA

October 30, 2014 – 2:55 pm | Edit Post

A thorough understanding of immuno-oncology, cancer biology and its relationship to drug development, the practice of medical oncology and standards of care…
From Pfizer Inc – 30 Oct 2014 21:55:12 GMT
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R&D Chemist (3) (San Diego)

October 30, 2014 – 2:47 pm | Edit Post

This position is located in the Sorrento Valley area at a leading biotech company. We currently have 3 Full Time Chemist positions open. We are looking for candidates with a B.S. in the Life Sciences and anywhere from 0-3 years of experience with HPL [...]

Research Associate (Sorrento Valley)

October 30, 2014 – 1:17 pm | Edit Post

Research Associate
Do you have a strong background in science or related field such as Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering? Is your knowledge involving laboratory techniques or other Familiarity with cGMP up to date? I [...]


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San Diego Biotech Blog Feed

Analyze your zombie walk

October 30, 2014 – 9:41 am | Edit Post
Imagine a zombie costume.   You probably see – pale, bloody makeup, ripped clothes, dead-eyed stare. All of that preparation, however, would not be convincing if the zombie were to just move around normally. In fact “Walking Dead” special effects artist/director Greg Nicotero teaches a school on how to lumber around like a zombie for […]

Plight of the Post-Doc

October 29, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post
“The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss It is quite common, and expected, that after receiving a PhD, graduate students will move onto a post-doctoral training position. But the situation for post-docs has changed over the years due to an ever-increasing number of PhD graduates, leaving a huge ocean of post-docs looking for a few deserted islands where the faculty positions are. What then, is the realistic future for the majority of post-docs? For de

The Dark Art of Computer Learning

October 29, 2014 – 8:44 am | Edit Post
It is a well-established fact that computers will one day rise up to kill us all. But what is rapidly becoming clear is that they first intend to humiliate us before their xenocidal rampage. A recent report found that roughly half of current U.S. jobs currently filled by humans are likely to be taken by […]

Spotlight: GeneMania

October 29, 2014 – 7:00 am | Edit Post
This week, we profile GeneMANIA a web tool developed by a team of researchers in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular […]