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The San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization run by local entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs interested in Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Tech and Alternative Energy. SDEE was founded to provide a voice and resources for early stage startups, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and sponsor networking and educational services to help develop skills necessary to bring new businesses and funding to the San Diego area. 

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  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 22 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    September Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. This month's Happy Hour is sponsored by SDEE member companies, Biosurplus and Lysulin. Members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name-tag, then exchange your business card with each sponsor for one free drink ticket and one free food ticket.  Everyone is welcome to attend, the registration is free, and SDEE members get 10% drinks discount!  Not an SDEE member? Stop by the SDEE table to learn more about the benefits of joining. Ask around, our members will fill you in too!
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 05:30 PM · $30.00 USD
    Hera Hub in San Diego, CA

    Planning for success: When and how to develop a regulatory roadmap

    Regulatory approval is a major inflection point and value driver for companies, yet many wait too long to plan and develop a roadmap for success. In this workshop you will learn about:   The overall regulatory process What steps to take and when to take them Documentation and quality systems What to look for in hiring regulatory expertise   Our speakers have first-hand experience and expertise in all phases of the regulatory process for drugs and IVD/devices. Regardless of the stage of your company, you will gain valuable knowledge and insights. Join us for an informative discussion.   Speakers Jennifer Grodberg, Sr. Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Program Management, Forge Therapeutics Luis Jimenez, Vice President, Business Development, Brandwood Biomedical Michael Monahan, Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals   Agenda: 5:30pm –  6:00 pm Networking and light refreshments 6:00pm –  7:30 pm Presentations and Q & A 7:30pm –  8:30 pm Breakout Sessions with individual speakers / discussion & networking   $30 SDEE & HeraHub Members $50 Non-members
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    October Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Wells Fargo Bank in San Diego, CA

    Lunch and Learn with Wagenknecht IP Law Group

    Strategies for Protecting Life Science Inventions October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm   Location: Wells Fargo Bank, 4655 Executive Drive - 2nd floor conference center, San Diego, CA 92121 Parking in Wells Fargo parking structure is covered for 2 hours ONLY if RSVPs received by October 16th Please join us for a lunch and learn to have an informal discussion about how to best strategize to protect your life science inventions and minimize costs. Please come prepared to ask questions and share you own experiences.  Agenda How to determine whether your DNA & protein sequences are eligible for patent protection Approaches for expanding patent scope to cover protein fragments & variants Steps for patenting diagnostic tests Considerations when pursuing medical treatments internationally Factors in support of keeping your platform technology as trade secret About our Speakers:              Ray Wagenknecht is a patent attorney with strong ties to San Diego's research and development community with 15 years of experience protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.  Ray's practice includes comprehensive patent and trademark representation, including patent and trademark prosecution, due diligence, freedom to operate (FTO) analysis, and trademark opposition proceedings. Ray received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of San Diego School of Law (USD), and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).              Antony Novom is a patent attorney with more than 18 years of experience counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property protection, prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clean tech, biofuels, and electronic hardware. Antony received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from California Western School of Law, San Diego, and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  Wagenknecht IP Law Group is a full-service intellectual property boutique law firm representing corporations, universities, and nonprofit institutions. The Firm has consistently been recognized as a "Top Patent Firm" by Intellectual Property Today Magazine and was awarded "Best for Medical Device Patent & Trademark Protection" from Acquisition International.   This is a free event!   RSVP by October 16th to: “Andy” Kotner   Andy@WagenIPLaw.com Please indicate food preference for Box Lunch – Chicken, Beef, or Vegetarian Please indicate if you need parking vouchers

  • News From SDEE Members

    Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Director

    Collidion, Inc. and it’s subsidiaries,  Plex Pharmaceuticals & Avenlogics, Inc has an immediate full-time position open for Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Director. Position: Full-time Location: Flexible To apply, visit www.collidion.com/careers   Founded in 2015, Collidion, Inc. is a private healthcare company with two subsidiaries, Avenlogics, Inc. and Plex Pharmaceuticals. Collidion strives to improve the future of global healthcare through the acquisition, licensing, development, and commercialization of drugs and medical devices for various markets.  Collidion invests industry expertise and capital to develop these technologies into recognizable solutions for patients and medical professionals. Collidion values innovation, scientific rigor, collaboration and a passion for change.   Avenlogics, Inc., Collidion’s subsidiary, is focused on the development and commercialization of several anti-infective based products.  The Company’s pipeline of antimicrobial products addresses a growing need for alternative therapies to effectively treat infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens. Collidion’s solutions include several antimicrobial platforms with potential applications in human and animal medicines, wound care, surface disinfection, and improved safety for the food supply chain. The company is located alongside with Collidion, Inc in Petaluma, CA.   Plex Pharmaceuticals is a scientifically-driven company with a vision to improve the lives of patients with complex diseases and conditions. The company is focused on the treatment of diseases generally caused by protein misfolding: ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and cataracts.  The company was founded in 2009.  Plex has a rich pipeline of drug discovery programs and a dedicated scientific team. Plex’s drug discovery lab and operations are located in San Diego, California.   PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATORY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR   Regulatory representation and leadership to cross-functional product development teams, development of regulatory strategies and support for clinical and non-clinical development programs and marketing applications.  Responsible for project timelines and management of 510K, PMA, IND, NDA and global regulatory submissions.  Lead regulatory activities including planning and reviewing of CMC, clinical and nonclinical sections of regulatory submissions.  Plan, direct and prepare regulatory submissions (IND, NDA, IDE, 510(k), PMA) to ensure compliance with FDA and international regulations and guidelines.  Develop and maintain SOPs with an emphasis on drug and device regulations.  Perform research regarding regulatory strategic recommendations, and new and revised governmental regulations.  Conduct successful negotiations and interactions with domestic and foreign regulatory agencies on assigned projects.  Provide regulatory guidance with regard to preparation, review and approval of labeling and promotional materials.  Prepare and assist with applicable regulatory audits.  Statistical techniques.      EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:     Minimum of B.S. in life sciences, engineering, or equivalent required.  Advanced degree preferred.      EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:    Minimum 5-7 years of experience in regulatory affairs for pharmaceutical and medical device biopharmaceutical companies.  Veterinary product experience highly desirable.  Experience with successful FDA and international agency negotiations and audits.  Experience in developing and submitting successful 510(k), PMA, IND/NDA submissions with a thorough understanding of the drug and device development processes, FDA regulations and ICH guidelines.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.      OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:    Detail oriented with well-developed organizational and analytical skills.  Experience with submitting documents in CTD and eCTD format.  Suited to working in a fast-paced, small company environment.     
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    Fully equipped 1000-1500 Sq. Ft. laboratory space available for sub-lease in Sorrento Mesa area

    Plex Pharmaceuticals is interested in sub-leasing 1000-1500 Sq. Ft. of laboratory space on a month-to-month or long-term basis. The sub-lessee will have access to common laboratory equipment, chemical fume hood, tissue culture and other general lab instruments. Lab bench with 3-5 knee holes, dedicated office space, wi-fi, shared conference room, common kitchen and reception area. Interested parties please contact Sridhar Prasad at 858-733-0858 or email: sprasad@plexpharma.com
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  • Meet SDEE Community

    Thank you to HBA and BDO for a Great Networking Event

    On Thursday, August 23, 2018, San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) partnered to organize a fun happy hour sponsored by BDO United States, an accounting firm with offices throughout the world.
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    5th Annual Hera Venture Summit

    We're excited to be partnering with Hera Labs and Hera Hub to promote the 5th Annual Hera Venture Summit on September 15, 2018. This intensive one-day event aimed at building bridges between female FOUNDERS and female FUNDERS, will include keynote presentations by industry leaders, panel discussions, interactive investor table, and hands-on breakout sessions focused on equipping women the basics of angel investing and female entrepreneurs the tools to access capital. Check out the schedule of entrepreneurs and investors participating as speakers and panelists. When: Saturday, September 15th 9am-7pmWhere: University of San Diego Who: Angel investors, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning more about investing in women-owned companiesRegister today: https://www.heraventuresummit.com/ and use promo code SDEE40 to receive $40 off!
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SDEE PLATINUM SPONSORS

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SDEE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by local San Diego entrepreneurs
in order to provide a voice for the early stage start-up, to support new entrepreneurs and their companies,
and to sponsor networking and educational events
to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding, business, and jobs to the San Diego area.

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