June 12, 2018
We attended our first SABPA in San Diego last Saturday, and what a great event. The 17th Annual San Diego Bio-Pharma Conference and 6th Annual Pacific Bio-Partnering event brought together over 500 attendants for a full day of inspiring speaker sessions and networking opportunities. It was great engaging with local biotech companies and learning about their innovative technologies. Dimitri Grigoriadis shared Neurocrine Biosciences' humble beginnings in a garage lab in Sorrento Valley, highlighting the necessity of a talented and motivated team during challenging times. Jonathan Lim, M.D. gave a beautiful talk on IGNYTA, Inc.'s journey. The patient stories were especially powerful. At times, the successes of a company gets lost in the news of funding rounds or acquisitions. Seeing the clinical data reminded me of what we all have in common - getting patients better. Looking forward to next year's event!