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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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Zogenix, Purdue ink hydrocodone pact

October 31, 2014 – 1:34 pm | Edit Post

Competitor will pay Zogenix $10 million in opioid waiver deal.

Doctors with Early Life Stress Found at Risk for Professional Challenges

October 31, 2014 – 10:04 am | Edit Post

A study conducted by the UC San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education program (PACE) found that childhood adversity could potentially play a role in a physician’s later professional relationships.

First Surgical Implant of ZIP ULTRA(TM) MIS Interspinous Device Performed in Israel

October 31, 2014 – 6:01 am | Edit Post

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 31, 2014) – Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced today the first surgical implant of the company’s ZIP ULTRAT Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein.

First Surgical Implant of ZIP ULTRA(TM) MIS Interspinous Device Performed in Israel

October 31, 2014 – 6:01 am | Edit Post

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 31, 2014) – Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced today the first surgical implant of the company’s ZIP ULTRAT Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein.


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Newest San Diego Biotech Jobs

Clinical Trials Coordinator needed for 6-8 weeks (San Diego)

October 31, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Edit Post

*This is a temporary position anticipated to last 6-8 weeks.
Qualifications Summary:
Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four-year accredited college or university in a related field and at least 2 years of related experience. Must have intermediate t [...]

Part-Time Lab Technician (Sorrento Valley)

October 31, 2014 – 1:19 pm | Edit Post

An Immediate position is available at a Sorrento Valley biotech company for a Laboratory Technician.
Responsibilities/Job description:
-Perform basic lab duties such as measuring concentrations and preparing dilutions on samples, assembling PCR rea [...]

Junior DeltaV Professionals at PSC Biotech (San Diego, CA)

October 31, 2014 – 12:57 pm | Edit Post

Description   PSC Biotech is one of the world’s largest compliance consulting firms specializing in compliance … and validation support to top-tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Currently, we are looking for DeltaV…

Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise at BASF – the Chemical Company (San Diego, CA)

October 31, 2014 – 12:55 pm | Edit Post

for a Senior Regulatory Specialist at our San Diego, CA Biotech Center of Expertise. The successful candidate will … development and sales persons at the San Diego CA Center of Biotech Expertise. This location develops and commercializes…


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How Would Mark2Cure Expedite Scientific Discovery?

October 31, 2014 – 12:10 pm | Edit Post
How would thorough annotations improve information extraction from biomedical research literature? To illustrate one of the issues Mark2Cure aims to address, we’ll start with an example drawn from history–the undiscovered public knowledge that an information scientist named Don Swanson successfully … Continue reading →

MyGene.info moved to GRCh38/hg38 for human genes with hg19 still supported

October 30, 2014 – 10:21 am | Edit Post
GRCh38 (or hg38) is the latest human genome assembly, which was released almost a year ago. MyGene.info is now moved to support GRCh38 by default for human genes, but the data (including queries) based on previous assembly version (GRCh37/hg19) are still supported. Here are some details about this change:

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