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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 a good place to network and learn, and SDBN members get a $100 discount to attend, check out the attendee flyer (PDF) for more details. In addition, exhibitors can save $200, see the exhibitor flyer (PDF) for more details. Hope to see you there–feel free to comment below if you’ll be attending, and we’ll be covering the event here on the SDBN blog as well.

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SDBN August Event: The Transformation of the Biotech Business Model

Posted by Mary Canady August 11th, 2009 .
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Our August event will feature an interactive panel in which we’ll discuss the areas you are interested in hearing about: Green technology, Translational Research/Medicine, and Drug Development.

Transformation of Biotech Panel Members:

* Aileen Alvarado-Swaisgood, President, Molecular Alliance (moderator)
* Nigel Beeley, CEO, ENRQI
* Roy Cosan, Director, Strategic Planning & Alliance Management, External Research and Early Development, Johnson & Johnson PRD
* Ali Esteghlalian, Product Manager, Industrial Enzymes & Principal Scientist, Enzyme Applications, Verenium
* Gary Firestein, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Rheumatology Allergy & Immunology, Dean, Translational Medicine, UCSD
* Bruce Steel, Chief Business Officer, Anaphore

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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 still the second leading cause of death in the United States.  
Good news: we can all do something about it – today.  Even if you do not surf, you can be part of our events because they celebrate the “aloha” spirit of surfing to bring together the community in the fight against cancer.  Together we are stronger than one, and only together can we beat this disease. 

$3 million and counting

The Luau & Longboard Invitational is the most successful surfing-related fundraiser in the world.
We’ve raised more than $3 million for San Diego’s own Moores UCSD Cancer Center to support the mission to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 

3 events: 

Third Annual Survivor Beach (link)

Sunday, August 9th, 8-10 a.m., beach near Scripps Pier, free

  • Help break a record for longest line of surfboards to raise cancer awareness and support cancer research
  • Attendees will receive a free “Surfing for a Cure” souvenir and be registered to win a pair of tickets to the 16th annual Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational
  • Prize will be given to the individual who brings the most surfboards

The Longboard Luau VIP Party (link)

Saturday, August 22nd, 6-9 pm, Birch Aquarium, $125

  • San Diego’s premiere party that brings together some of the most respected men and women in surfing history with community and business leaders to celebrate surfing and raise much-needed funds for cancer research.

16th Annual Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational (link)

Sunday, August 23rd
7-11:30 a.m., Longboard Invitational, beach near Scripps Pier, free
12 -4 p.m., Luau, Pawka Green, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, $150

  • The most successful surfing-related fundraiser with a unique international reputation for combining the “aloha” spirit of surfing and bringing together the community in the fight against cancer.

Come celebrate 16 years….Surfing for a Cure!

Twitter: @longboardluau
www.facebook.com/surfingforacure
www.active.com/donate/LongboardLuau

*Email longboardluau@gmail.com with the number of “threes” mentioned in this post and you will be registered for the Survivor Beach contest to win a pair of tickets to the 16th annual Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational.  The winner will be emailed the week of August 11th.

Posted by Jessica Yingling, Director, Corporate Communications & IP Development at Fate Therapeutics, and Event Chair for the Longboard Luau.

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August Event: The Transformation of the Biotech Business Model

Posted by Mary Canady August 6th, 2009 .
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Our August event will feature an interactive panel in which we’ll discuss the areas you are interested in hearing about: Green technology, Translational Research/Medicine, and Drug Development. We realize the impact of the financial crisis and funding shortfall is accelerating trends set by outsourcing and offshoring. Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel. Many companies based in San Diego are making breakthroughs and driving changes with their leading technologies. During this event, we’ll have a panel and brainstorming session designed to help us decide what we can do to adapt to the changing scientific and business climate. As always, we’re making this event about you and you’ll be able to pose questions beforehand and during and talk with the panel members in a casual setting. Register Now!

Transformation of Biotech Panel Members:

  • Aileen Alvarado-Swaisgood, President, Molecular Alliance (moderator)
  • Nigel Beeley, CEO, ENRQI
  • Roy Cosan, Director, Strategic Planning & Alliance Management, External Research and Early Development, Johnson & Johnson PRD
  • Ali Esteghlalian, Product Manager, Industrial Enzymes & Principal Scientist, Enzyme Applications, Verenium(Bio)
  • Gary Firestein, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Rheumatology Allergy & Immunology, Dean, Translational Medicine, UCSD
  • Bruce Steel, Chief Business Officer, Anaphore


Sponsor

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PharmaScouts provides executive recruiting solutions for biotechnology and pharmaceutical jobs throughout the U.S. We specialize in placing highly qualified scientists and executive management personnel, particularly those with advanced scientific degrees related to chemistry and biology, in leadership positions within the biomedical industry. To be the best, a company has to hire the best. At PharmaScouts, our recruiters are scientists trained to “scout out” top talent, explore motivations, match interests, and unite excellence with excellence.

Partner

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The event is being organized in conjunction with PGC200, a community empowering life science professionals to success. Whether you are in transition or have decided to change your career, it may feel like you are on the “Pass Go, Collect $200″ square, about to embark on the next round. How you decide to play the gainful employment game depends on who you know, what you know, and when you are ready to make the big change. At PGC200 events, you will meet people just like you: industry leaders, business stakeholders, scientists from many disciplines, other life science professionals, consultants and contractors, colleagues in transition, recruiters, and simply put: interesting people.

Event Details

Who: Biotechnology professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: San Diego Biotechnology Network’s August Networking Event: he Transformation of the Biotech Business Model
When: Tuesday, August 18th, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey Street, San Diego 92109 (Directions below)
Cost: $20, including appetizers ($15 for Academics) +$5 at door
Contact: http://sdbn.org/contact
For more information about the event: http://sdbn.org/august

Directions: From the North: South on Interstate 5, Exit Balboa Ave, Straight to 4th Traffic Light then left on Bunker Hill St. Building directly ahead 3 blks. From the South: North on Interstate 5, Exit Grand/ Garnet Ave, Straight to 3rd Traffic Light then right on Bunker Hill St. Building directly ahead 3 blks.

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