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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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Sienna Labs Obtains Sixth Patent Relating To Use Of Plasmonic Nanoparticles In Treatment Of Sebaceous Glands And Hair

December 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sienna Labs announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No.8,906,418 covering, among other aspects, methods of using the company’s targeted plasmonic therapy (TPT) platform for localizing thermal damageto sebaceous glands and hair, a key…

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. And Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration

December 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

SAN DIEGO and CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), an oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and associated pain, and Conkwest, Inc., a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary…

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.’s Mysimba (Naltrexone Hcl / Bupropion Hcl Prolonged Release) Receives Positive CHMP Opinion Recommending Approval For Weight Management In The European Union

December 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products For Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a centralized marketing authorization for Mysimba…

The Ebola Treatment You Know Nothing About

December 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology-derived products have attracted the greatest public and professional interest in treating victims of Ebola virus disease. But a privately-held, small company with a treatment for shock and multi-organ failure may be the dark horse victor in the race to stop the West African outbreak. LB1148 from San Diego-based Leading BioSciences is starting Phase 2 clinical trials…


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Newest San Diego Biotech Jobs

Marcom Program Manager (Carlsbad, CA)

December 19, 2014 – 10:09 pm | Edit Post

This is a position for a Marketing Program Manager. This is a contract role that will often meet, but not exceed 40 hours per week.
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The Marketing Program Manager (MPM) is responsible for driving the development and creation of integrate [...]

Oncology Clinical Nurse Educator (1423123)

December 19, 2014 – 10:00 pm | Edit Post

Details: As the only global provider of commercial solutions, Quintiles understands what it takes to deliver nationally and internationally. Our teams help biopharma get their medicines to the people who need them. We help customers gain insight and access to their markets and ultimately demonstrate their product’s value to payers, physicians and patients. A significant part of our business is acting as the biopharma’s sales force to physicians or providing nurses to educate patients or prescribers. With the right experience, you can help deliver medical breakthroughs in the real world. We are excited to announce that at this time we are looking for Oncology Clinical Nurse Educators to join our team of over 10,000 global field personnel supporting our pharmaceutical and biotech clients. The Oncology Clinical Nurse Educator will Provide Urologists and staff with training, clinical in-services, and information regarding specific prostate cancer and specific drug information. Accelerate disease state awareness in Urologist offices. Educate urology staff on both clinical and operational aspects of appropriate patient identification Educate office staff on the clinical profile of drug therapy including but not limited to clinical benefits and monitoring requirements Provide education programs for professional staff, i.e. doctors, nurses, other key healthcare staff through 1:1 presentation, round table discussions, formal presentations Integrate as needed with sales professionals to identify and work within targeted practices Educate customer’s nursing staff on the infusion of new chemotherapeutic medicines. Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Mastering all aspects of the clinical and administrative profile of a new cancer medication. Teaching key external stakeholders (infusion nurses, other medical staff) on the infusion process associated with a new cancer medication. Partnering with sales and sales management to profile customer accounts, resolve customer issues, and identify new business opportunities. Communicate as required with managers, peers, customer counterparts Educate practices through presentations and workshops Initiate clinical discussions with key personnel in each account (MD, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, nurses). Attend and provide clinical information and/or presentations at national, regional and local meetings Provides staff support, as appropriate at exhibit booths and displays as required May be asked to attend clinically relevant meetings for personal/professional development Attends Plan of Action meetings with the customer as requested Quintiles offers a friendly, progressive work atmosphere and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance and vision coverage, tuition assistance, bonus plan and 401(k). We look forward to the prospect of working with you! Please apply on-line at: http://www.quintiles.com/ EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Systems Analyst, Laboratory Info Systems/Automation – Vertex Pharmaceuticals – San Diego, CA

December 19, 2014 – 7:38 pm | Edit Post

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better…
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FIELD APPICATION SCIENTIST (CALIFORIA )

December 19, 2014 – 6:44 pm | Edit Post

Job Overview:
** The Field Application Scientist (FAS) will be responsible for product demonstrations
** Will participate in trade shows and contribute to the publication of scientific and marketing information.
** Will provide solutions for impro [...]


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Neuwrite SD: No cerebellum? No problem!

December 18, 2014 – 12:04 pm | Edit Post
What happens when you are born missing 80% of your neurons? Well, pretty much nothing, as it turns out, at least when it comes to those missing a cerebellum. Comprising 70 billion of the brain’s 85 billion neurons (Herculano-Houzel 2009), this hindbrain structure is “the primary center of motor coordination in the central nervous system” […]

Biolegend: BioLegend at ASCB/IFCB 2014

December 17, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post
Last week, like every year, BioLegend was present at the 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting (American Society for Cell Biology/International Federation for Cell Biology), which was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Located at the edge of Chinatown, and just a few blocks away from the Old City Cultural District, the venue was large enough to accommodate the several thousand attendees and exhibitors present at the event. Pennsylvania Convention Center. Traditionally, a large number of the

Birch Aquarium: SEA Days: Understanding Ice

December 17, 2014 – 3:05 pm | Edit Post
by Rasheed I. Al Kotob, Volunteer Programs Assistant Each month, the third Saturday is a special day at Birch Aquarium: SEA Days! As the tagline suggests, SEA Days are always full of  “Science, Exploration and Adventure.” Visitors and members can meet a Scripps Institution of Oceanography or UC San Diego researcher and get hands-on with science, [...]

Su Lab: BioGPS Featured Article – siRNA screen for genes that affect Junin virus entry uncovers voltage-gated calcium channels as a therapeutic target

December 17, 2014 – 8:00 am | Edit Post
BioGPS has become the valuable resource that it is because of the contributions from our wonderful user community. Thank you […]