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


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  • Who are we? We’ve both spent a lot of time at the bench. My background is in Crystallography, William’s XXX.
  • San Diego Biotech: Is the Future So Bright We Gotta Wear Shades?

    1. 1. San Diego Biotech: Is the Future So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades? Feb 1 st , 2010 BioToasters Open House
    2. 2. Hybritech <ul><li>San Diego’s first Biotech </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostics </li></ul><ul><li>Hybritech ‘alumni’ founded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ligand, Dura, Gensia, Neurocrine Biosciences, Immune Response Corp., Viagene, Gen-Probe, Nanogen and Genoptix, 175 total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SD Region home to ~500 companies </li></ul><ul><li>Academic centers ‘fuel’ growth </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECT, Biocom, SDBN, other orgs serve </li></ul>
    3. 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. 4. Where is Biotech? <ul><li>Numbers calculated from LinkedIn users classified as Biotech, Pharma, Nanotech, Medical Device </li></ul><ul><li>Actual numbers may be as much as 2X </li></ul><ul><li>Total Globally: 1.7M US: 1M </li></ul>
    5. 5. Trends <ul><li>Funding/Partnerships going to later-stage companies </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in funding: more pressure to apply science </li></ul><ul><li>Trend towards more outsourcing—not all overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Green tech seems promising, long term impact unclear </li></ul><ul><li>Mergers/acquisitions </li></ul>
    6. 6. California Biotech is Stable <ul><li>Life science co.’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SoCal: 4,348 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NorCal: 3,888 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>278,158 to 280,508 2008-2009 </li></ul></ul>Source: BayBio 2009 Report/San Francisco Chronicle
    7. 7. San Diego’s CRO Cluster <ul><li>Xconomy/Assay Depot: 144 preclinical CROs </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug Discovery R&D Experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic powerhouses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheap Lab Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual now easier </li></ul></ul>Source: Xconomy
    8. 8. Check out the Appendix & for more information
    9. 9. The New Tools <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a ‘channel’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>
    10. 10. TigerTox Launch <ul><li>Logo, Website/Blog, PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Also Provided </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full story </li></ul>
    11. 11. SDBN, Est. 2008 <ul><li>Mission: Promote communication in the San Diego Biotechnology community </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly events focus on hot science, networking, and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion via Social Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn (2600+) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter (1000+) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetup (140+) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook (370+) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Amazing growth—85-100 at each event </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Branch out to charity events, mini-conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage Scientists in SM to help grow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2009: Expansion into OC and beyond… </li></ul>
    12. 12. 2010 SDBN Poll <ul><li>Sent to San Diego Biotechnology Network Members </li></ul><ul><li>What areas to focus on for SDBN events? </li></ul><ul><li>68 Respondents </li></ul><ul><li>Results can be found at </li></ul>
    13. 15. The Future’s So Bright… <ul><li>San Diego Biotech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges, Change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adapt & Flourish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay current </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SDBN, AWIS, BioToasters, SABPA, SDBDG… </li></ul>
    14. 17. Resources Item LInk Social Media for Scientists Pt. 1 Social Media for Scientists Pt. 2 SDBN Calendar SDBN Jobs Xconomy