Learn about innovations and trends in San Diego’s thriving biotech and life science industries.

  • Trends in San Diego life science facilities

    San Diego’s homegrown industry is most often referred to as biotech, but that really does not capture the industry’s broad swath. In my view, what are generically labeled as biotech facilities are actuality life science facilities.

  • Building for San Diego’s biggest biotech company

    Local general contractor BNBuilders – founded as a biotech builder – specializes in highly technical and complex construction projects. The firm has recently completed laboratories, manufacturing and R&D facilities for Celgene, Gilead, Amgen, Calibr and Illumina. Locally and along the West Coast, BNBuilders has built best in class projects for world-class leaders in the biotech and life science industries.

  • Chimerix’s experimental drug improved survival for patients with adenovirus

    Chimerix Inc.’s antiviral drug improved survival in patients with adenovirus, according to initial results in a study started after a media storm over emergency use of the drug for a dying boy.

  • Five 'priority' sectors poised for local growth

    Five of San Diego County's leading "priority industries" — ranging from health care to advanced manufacturing — are poised to generate more than 10,000 jobs in the coming year.

  • Inequitable conduct and patent prosecution

    U.S. patent law imposes a duty of candor on all associated with the prosecution of applications before the U.S. Patent Office. A breach of this duty can give rise to inequitable conduct, if it is found any individual associated with prosecution of the application omitted material information with the intent to deceive the Patent Office. Inequitable conduct provides an equitable defense to a charge of infringement. Materiality of the omitted information much be such that “but-for” the omission, the patent would not have issued. See Therasense v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 649 F.3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2011). Therasense raised the then-existing standard for finding inequitable conduct. While this is a high standard, inequitable conduct has been found in post-Therasense cases.

  • Water-intensive life science companies not too worried about drought

    Life science companies don’t seem to be too worried that water restrictions would be imposed upon them, given the large economic impact of this industry on the San Diego economy.

Archived Reports

Inside Biotech - 2011

Take an in-depth look at San Diego's vibrant life sciences sector with our annual publication, Inside Biotech.

Inside Biotech - 2009

Explore the latest technologies, newest medical and drug discoveries, financing, IP issues and more.

Inside Biotech - 2008

Find out more about San Diego life science companies as we explore the latest technologies, drug discoveries, financing, IP updates and more.

Inside Biotech - 2007

The Daily Transcript takes an in-depth look at the biotech sector, including financing, educational needs and the latest research coming out of local companies.

Inside Biotech - 2006

This special report takes an in-depth look at the biotech sector of our local economy. We'll discuss what's going on in the biotech arena from many angles and explore the latest technologies used in drug discovery. We'll also review the latest intellectual property news.

Inside Biotech - 2005

The Women's Business Center of California Business to Business Expo is all about women-owned businesses showcasing their products and services to other women and the business community at large. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at National University, 9388 Lightwave Ave.