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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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Aurora Spine to Present at Brean Capital Life Sciences Summit Conference

November 22, 2014 – 7:01 am | Edit Post

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwired – Nov. 22, 2014) – Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced today that it will be presenting at the Brean Capital Life Sciences Summit Conference in New York, NY on November 24, 2014. Brean Capital’s Corporate Access product offering includes a number of industry-specific and regional “best idea” investment conferences to facilitate the interaction of company management and institutional investors throughout the year.

Ichor Wields Weapon in Biological Threat Fight

November 21, 2014 – 11:33 am | Edit Post

Ichor Medical Systems Inc., a San Diego-based biotech, recently was awarded funding potentially worth $20.2 million over five years from a national defense organization to develop a special kind of immunization to protect U.S. military members and the general population against biological threats.

Waiting Period Ends for Proposed CareFusion, Becton Deal

November 20, 2014 – 6:01 pm | Edit Post

Becton, Dickinson and Co. and CareFusion Corp. announced that the waiting period mandated under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 regarding Becton’s proposed acquisition of San Diego-based CareFusion expired on Nov. 19.

BioNano Raises $53M to Identify “Structural Variations” in Genome

November 20, 2014 – 5:44 pm | Edit Post

San Diego-based BioNano Genomics, which has taken a fundamentally different approach to analyzing the genome, says today it has closed on $53 million in Series C financing to expand its…

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Newest San Diego Biotech Jobs

Clinical Study Manager – Cytori Therapeutics – San Diego, CA

November 22, 2014 – 6:32 am | Edit Post

At least 5 years experience in biotech, pharmaceutical, or CRO clinical operations required. Set up and maintain accurate study status and accountability logs…
From Indeed – 22 Nov 2014 13:32:59 GMT
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Engineer / PE / Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Architect / RA – Rice Consultants LLC – San Diego, CA

November 22, 2014 – 6:13 am | Edit Post

There are excellent opportunities available for engineers and architects with design and project management experience involving pharmaceutical, biotechnology,…
From CareerBuilder – 22 Nov 2014 13:13:34 GMT
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Area Manager – Scientific Services Job – VWR – San Diego, CA

November 22, 2014 – 2:54 am | Edit Post

VWR enables science in laboratory and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries….
From VWR International, LLC – 22 Nov 2014 09:54:49 GMT
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Area Manager – Scientific Services Job – VWR – San Diego, CA

November 22, 2014 – 2:54 am | Edit Post

VWR enables science in laboratory and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries….
From VWR International, LLC – 22 Nov 2014 09:54:49 GMT
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San Diego Biotech Blog Feed

Meeting Our New Loggerhead Sea Turtle

November 21, 2014 – 4:28 pm | Edit Post
In early January 2015, visitors to Birch Aquarium will be able to see a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle that was recently transported to San Diego from South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina. To learn more about the history of the turtle and find out how you can help support its ongoing care, visit the [...]

Upcoming BaseSpace Developer Conference in San Francisco

November 20, 2014 – 3:49 pm | Edit Post
We want to invite all of you to the BaseSpace Developer Conference in San Francisco!  We’ve been active with many BaseSpace Developer Conferences throughout the world this year, including Heidelberg, Singapore, Bangalore, and our most recent visit to the University of Tokyo in Japan. First of all, we would like to thank all of our developers and speakers, you all made this possible.  We hope it was a great learning experience and look forward to the apps we can bring to BaseSpace

TEDx talk on Citizen Science for Biology

November 20, 2014 – 8:53 am | Edit Post
Earlier this year, Syd Peterson invited me to give a talk at TEDxClaremontColleges. When Syd told me that the theme […]

DNA: Jack of All Trades and Master of All

November 19, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post
Many will say DNA is just a chemical compound and nothing more, and that it needs a cellular setup around it for it to be active. At the cellular level, DNA is capable of sensing the environment as seen by variations in gene expression. However, this occurs in the context of a cellular structure which represents a complex system composed of membrane receptors, signaling molecules, transcription factors, etc., and these work in tandem in influencing the DNA. However there are many lesser known