August Event: The Transformation of the Biotech Business Model

Our August event will feature an interactive panel in which we’ll discuss the areas you are interested in hearing about: Green technology, Translational Research/Medicine, and Drug Development. We realize the impact of the financial crisis and funding shortfall is accelerating trends set by outsourcing and offshoring. Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel. Many companies based in San Diego are making breakthroughs and driving changes with their leading technologies. During this event, we’ll have a panel and brainstorming session designed to help us decide what we can do to adapt to the changing scientific and business climate. As always, we’re making this event about you and you’ll be able to pose questions beforehand and during and talk with the panel members in a casual setting. Register Now!

Transformation of Biotech Panel Members:

  • Aileen Alvarado-Swaisgood, President, Molecular Alliance (moderator)
  • Nigel Beeley, CEO, ENRQI
  • Roy Cosan, Director, Strategic Planning & Alliance Management, External Research and Early Development, Johnson & Johnson PRD
  • Ali Esteghlalian, Product Manager, Industrial Enzymes & Principal Scientist, Enzyme Applications, Verenium(Bio)
  • Gary Firestein, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Rheumatology Allergy & Immunology, Dean, Translational Medicine, UCSD
  • Bruce Steel, Chief Business Officer, Anaphore



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The event is being organized in conjunction with PGC200, a community empowering life science professionals to success. Whether you are in transition or have decided to change your career, it may feel like you are on the “Pass Go, Collect $200” square, about to embark on the next round. How you decide to play the gainful employment game depends on who you know, what you know, and when you are ready to make the big change. At PGC200 events, you will meet people just like you: industry leaders, business stakeholders, scientists from many disciplines, other life science professionals, consultants and contractors, colleagues in transition, recruiters, and simply put: interesting people.

Event Details

Who: Biotechnology professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: San Diego Biotechnology Network?s August Networking Event: he Transformation of the Biotech Business Model
When: Tuesday, August 18th, 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
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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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