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Onsite Registration Available Tonight Starting at 7:00 p.m.

Posted by Mary Canady February 17th, 2009 .
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We’ve reached our limit for the venue for our event tonight, but we’ve found that some space opens up throughout the night, so we’ll allow on-site registrations starting at 7:00 p.m., and the fee will be $15.

Thanks!

Mary

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50+ Companies/Institutions To Be Represented at our Tuesday Event!

Posted by Mary Canady February 15th, 2009 .
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Here is a partial list of the companies that will be represented at our Feb. 17th SDBN Event–please register by noon tomorrow. We are still deciding if/how to take onsite registrations (depends on the total–we have space restrictions at this venue).

Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Aerotek Scientific, LLC
Agilent
Althea Technologies
Amylin
Anaphore Inc.
BioBlocks
BioFocusDPI
Bio-Quant
Burnham Institute
Canopus Bioscience
Celgene
Ceregene
ChemBridge Corp.
City of Hope
Diverse Diagnostics
eBiochemica
Favrille, Inc.
Genalyte
GenWay Biotech
Gilson
Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals
IBM
iDiverse, Inc.
Inovio Biomedical Corporation
ISTA Pharmaceuticals
Medistem
Millipore Corp.
Nanogen
Nanosyn
Orasun
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Inc
Pharmatek
Salk Institute
San Diego State University – College of Sciences
Sangart
SanRx Pharmaceuticals
Sapphire Energy
ScienCell
Senomyx
SNBL USA
SourceSolution, Inc.
Summit Drug Development
The Scripps Research Institute
TigerTox
UC-Irvine
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO
Verenium Corp.
Vical Inc.


Want more details about these companies? Many are listed on our San Diego Biotechnology Company Directory: http://sdbn.org/directory

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Sponsorship for March SDBN Event Now Available

Posted by Mary Canady February 15th, 2009 .
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We’re working on something really cool for our March event. It will be a bit different in that we’re going to have a mini-workshop on networking skills. So, just about any company that wants to get exposure to a large number of biotechnology decision makers can sponsor. We also expect to attract some of the local media with this event. If you’re interested, please contact Mary.

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Nanosyn to be featured at Feb. 17th event

Posted by Mary Canady February 12th, 2009 .
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The votes are in and Nanosyn will be our featured company at the Feb. 17th SDBN event. They’ll give a short presentation, which should be interesting. As you may know, CRO business is booming these days due to the downsizing at big pharma. I actually worked with them about a year ago as a client and in organizing a Fragment-based Lead Discovery conference.

Sign up soon, the event is fast approaching!

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San Diego Biotechnology: What’s in a name?

Posted by Mary Canady January 24th, 2009 .
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While I was putting together the directory of San Diego Biotechnology companies here on the site, the distribution of names that started with particular letters struck me. Being a scientist (long ago…), I decided to graph this phenomenon, counting the number of companies that begin with each letter. As you can see, the clear winner is the letter “A”. What is the reason for this, is there some sort of attachment to this letter due to the old days when “AAA Plumbing” would be listed first in the yellow pages? Or is there some subliminal idea that a company that begins with the letter “A” will be first in the field? Following “A” are “S”, “C”, and “I”. Are these trends specific to Biotech, or do they happen in other fields as well? “C” may be popular because of California or Chemistry, “I” because of the plays on latin In vitro, etc. Hard to say otherwise. When thinking of a name for a new Biotech company, however, you may want to set yourself away from the crowd and choose a letter such as J, U, W, X, or Y. You can stay abreast of the new Biotech companies in San Diego by signing up for updates and attending our events…and you can impress everyone with your knowledge of how new companies fit into this trend. Will we see new trends such as an increase in “N” for nanotechnology? Will there be other trends for the Clean Tech/Green Tech fields? Stay tuned!

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