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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 much more, and I hope we can keep this momentum going at our future events. We’re going to bring Milo back in a few months for another session, so he can pick up where he left off–feel free to leave any comments on what you’d like to see. We plan to poll you about your ideas soon. Also, be sure to sign up for the April 30th event which will feature Regulus Therapeutics, a very exciting local company developing microRNA therapeutics. It will be at Tango Del Rey, and we can hold 200 people there, so get the word out! The more people who attend, the more you’ll be able to network with.

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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 the company who will be attending.

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Event Details
Who: Biotechnology professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: San Diego Biotechnology Network April Event Featuring Regulus Therapeutics
When: Thursday, April 30th, 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/april

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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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, Inc.
TSRI
UCI
UCLA
UCSD
Verdezyne
Verenium Corporation
Vical Inc.

SIGN UP BY NOON MONDAY. ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL BE $30 ($20 FOR ACADEMICS).

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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 of the companies attending at the reception desk?” (will do!)

The only criticism may be that the Rock Bottom venue may be too small for us. You may know that we’re hosting our March event in a new location that we’re very excited about, Tango Del Rey, a Spanish-themed venue off of the 5 at Balboa. Here, we can accommodate more of you, and the result will be that you’ll connect with more people at our events, which is what we’re all about! Our March event will also feature a special session that will help you to improve your face-to-face networking skills, led by Milo Shapiro of IMPROVentures. Sign up today!

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The San Diego Science Festival is Here!

Posted by Mary Canady March 1st, 2009 .
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SDSFHave 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 smallest child to even the most established scientist. The first of its kind on the West Coast, the San Diego Science Festival promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-disciplinary celebration of science.

Inspired by international science festivals that draw crowds in the hundreds of thousands, the goal of the San Diego Science Festival is to increase community awareness of science and inspire our nation’s youth to consider science-related careers. At the same time, the science festival will unite our community and showcase the amazing science and innovation taking place throughout San Diego.

Still curious…? Want to participate, host an event, compete in a contest, volunteer, earn community service hours or help sponsor the event?

Learn more at http://www.sdsciencefestival.org/ –we have some of the events listed here as well.

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