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  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    September 2015 Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at SDEE September Happy Hour hosted by New English Brewing Company.

    Everyone is welcome (and yes, registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    October 2015 Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at SDEE October Happy Hour hosted by New English Brewing Company.

    Everyone is welcome (and yes, registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.


  • News From SDEE Members

    Explora BioLabs Opening a New Preclinical Contract Research Headquarters

    Explora BioLabs will be opening its new preclinical contract research headquarters and fourth vivarium incubator facility in the Coast 9 complex in Sorrento Valley in mid-September. Together with its three other facilities in Torrey Pines Mesa and Mission Bay, Explora will now operate 40,000 square feet of small animal research space. Explora looks forward to using its expanded capacity to better serve San Diego’s vibrant entrepreneurial biotech community in moving their pharmacology programs forward. If you would like an invitation to Explora’s Sorrento Valley facility Grand Opening celebration or a tour of our new vivarium, please contact CEO Richard Lin at rlin@explorabiolabs.com.
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    ACD is Turning 100!

    ACD will soon be releasing our 100th cell-based protein tyrosine kinase assay and we invite you to share in the celebration! Our assay platform reveals kinase biologies that can go undetected using more traditional biochemical assays. We want you to learn more about our system and invite you to participate in our upcoming webinar titled “Exploring the impact of genetically-altered kinases on small-molecule efficacy”. This ongoing series is hosted by Carna Biosciences and the next presentation is scheduled for September 9th at 10 am PDT. Registration is free and will entitle you to promotional discounts on our profiling services. Please visit http://www.carnabio.com/english/webinar/ to learn more and to register for the event.
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  • Meet SDEE Community

    Want to Help Academic Entrepreneurs Succeed? Check out Amy Duncan's interview with Susan Baxter, PhD, Executive Director CSUPERB.

    Commercializing academic research isn’t typically included in the curriculum for scientific training. Entrepreneurial researchers struggle to translate their skills to industry and their inventions into a new company. Finding a market fit, or just navigating the entrepreneurial world can be a hard puzzle to solve. The skills required for success in a start-up differ from skills needed to succeed in an academic lab.  To address this gap, the NSF created I-Corps to help academic researchers commercialize their technologies. I-Corps provides grants and a framework for academic faculty and students to learn entrepreneurship skills and identify valuable product opportunities. I-Corps works through “Nodes” and “Sites” identified through grant awards to carry out its mission. NSF makes I-Corps grant awards to academic institutions that have existing innovation or entrepreneurial programs in place. In August, the White House announced an expansion of the program extending to organizations other than universities. One I-Corps Site is the California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB). Susan Baxter, PhD, Executive Director of CSUPERB Operating under the California State University (CSU) system, CSUPERB’s role is to develop a professional biotechnology workforce. In 2014, CSUPERB and San Diego State University (SDSU) were awarded a $300,000 three-year grant to establish an I-Corps Site.
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    Developing Molecular Diagnostics Tests

    4 Tips from a Pro I interviewed Bonnie Anderson, President and CEO of Veracyte for a GEN (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) article.  In addition to being a dynamic and engaging interviewee, she shared a sound plan for the development of further molecular diagnostic tests by her company. Veracyte utilizes genomic technology to help patients avoid unnecessary surgery during disease diagnosis, reducing risk and healthcare costs. Here they are: 1)  Understand the clinical pathway for diagnosing a medical condition; intervene at the right point in the clinical pathway, answering a question that changes what happens next for the patient. 2)  Do the science.  For example, your product must be good enough to keep most patients out of surgery, or you will not have a commercially viable product. 3)  Demonstrate clear value by publishing in well-recognized journals.  Use of the product must change patient care to be of value. 4)  Get reimbursed by payers.  This is why it is imperative to demonstrate the value of your test. Bonnie Anderson, President and CEO of Veracyte.  Source: Veracyte website, used with permission.
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in order to provide a voice for the early stage start-up, to support new entrepreneurs and their companies,
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to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding, business, and jobs to the San Diego area.

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