San Diego Biotech: Is the Future So Bright We Gotta Wear Shades?

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  • 1. San Diego Biotech: Is the Future So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades? Feb 1 st , 2010 BioToasters Open House http://sdbn.org/shades
  • 2. Hybritech
    • San Diego’s first Biotech
    • Founded in 1978
    • Diagnostics
    • Hybritech ‘alumni’ founded
      • Ligand, Dura, Gensia, Neurocrine Biosciences, Immune Response Corp., Viagene, Gen-Probe, Nanogen and Genoptix, 175 total
    • SD Region home to ~500 companies
    • Academic centers ‘fuel’ growth
    • CONNECT, Biocom, SDBN, other orgs serve
  • 3. San Diego Biotech *Data from Biocom’s Product Database **Additional data provided by CleanTECH San Diego Area Products Customers Examples No. in SD County* Life Sciences Research Tools & Services Research Scientists Invitrogen, Millipore 278 Medical Device, Diagnostics Point of Care Tools or Tests Clinical Researchers BioSite 74 Biotech/Ag Biofuels, Food & Consumer Products or Additives Investors/Partners, Consumers Sapphire Energy, Verenium 53** Biotech/Pharma Therapeutics Investors/Partners, Consumers Amylin, Intellikine 133
  • 4. Where is Biotech?
    • Numbers calculated from LinkedIn users classified as Biotech, Pharma, Nanotech, Medical Device
    • Actual numbers may be as much as 2X
    • Total Globally: 1.7M US: 1M
  • 5. Trends
    • Funding/Partnerships going to later-stage companies
    • Decrease in funding: more pressure to apply science
    • Trend towards more outsourcing—not all overseas
    • Green tech seems promising, long term impact unclear
    • Mergers/acquisitions
  • 6. California Biotech is Stable
    • Life science co.’s
      • SoCal: 4,348
      • NorCal: 3,888
    • Employment
      • 278,158 to 280,508 2008-2009
    Source: BayBio 2009 Report/San Francisco Chronicle
  • 7. San Diego’s CRO Cluster
    • Xconomy/Assay Depot: 144 preclinical CROs
    • Drivers
      • Drug Discovery R&D Experts
      • Academic powerhouses
      • Cheap Lab Space
      • Virtual now easier
    Source: Xconomy
  • 8. Check out the Appendix & http://sdbn.org/bootstrap for more information
  • 9. The New Tools
    • LinkedIn
      • Build Network
      • Join Groups
    • Blogs
      • Create a ‘channel’
    • Slideshare
    • YouTube
  • 10. TigerTox Launch
    • Logo, Website/Blog, PowerPoint
    • Also Provided
      • Training
      • Materials
    • Full story
  • 11. SDBN, Est. 2008
    • Mission: Promote communication in the San Diego Biotechnology community
    • Monthly events focus on hot science, networking, and workshops
    • Promotion via Social Media
      • LinkedIn (2600+)
      • Twitter (1000+)
      • Meetup (140+)
      • Facebook (370+)
    • Amazing growth—85-100 at each event
      • Branch out to charity events, mini-conferences
      • Engage Scientists in SM to help grow
    • 2009: Expansion into OC and beyond…
  • 12. 2010 SDBN Poll
    • Sent to San Diego Biotechnology Network Members
    • What areas to focus on for SDBN events?
    • 68 Respondents
    • Results can be found at http://sdbn.org/2010poll
  • 13.  
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  • 15. The Future’s So Bright…
    • San Diego Biotech
      • Challenges, Change
    • Adapt & Flourish
      • Network
      • Stay current
    • SDBN, AWIS, BioToasters, SABPA, SDBDG…
  • 16.  
  • 17. Resources Item LInk Social Media for Scientists Pt. 1 http://sdbn.org/sdsms Social Media for Scientists Pt. 2 http://sdbn.org/sms SDBN Calendar http://sdbn.org/calendar SDBN Jobs http://sdbn.org/jobs Xconomy http://xconomy.com