Posted by Jim H on April 15, 2011
Just found out that there is a Biotech mixer at Ceresville Mansion next week.
The luncheon is to introduce the Bio Tech field to the services Ceresville Mansion provides. It is free to attend. We would need to have RSVP’s in no later than close of business on Monday, April 18thto ensure proper setting and food preparation.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
8529 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701
Use the following contact and provide my email for the RSVPs.
Stephanie Norton: Event Coordinator
web site: www.ceresville.com
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Posted by Jim H on April 12, 2011
Biobeers on Friday rocked the Akonni house. We had about 200 people and killed 3 kegs in just about 3 hours, a new Biobeers record (although some people have nothing to be proud about). Let’s hope we can break that record in June. I have several people offering to sponsor in June, but we need a venue. If anyone has space for 200 people and the desire to have 200 people in biotech roost in their hood foe a few hours in June, let me know…
I uploaded some pictures sent to me by Cheryl at Akonni onto MeetUp. If you have any you’d like to share, please let me know.
And speaking of FredCoBio stuff, I was invited by my friends at SAIC-Frederick to be a part of a “Media Tour” of NCI-Frederick. the tour included a nice overview, a tour of the Laboratory of Proteomics and Analytical Technology (LPAT), the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer and the Electron Microscope Lab. It was a good tour, fairly basic on the hard core science side of things, but a good tour nonetheless.
I learned a couple things:
1. US consumers spent about $5.1 billion USD on Halloween in 2010. The entire budget for NCI annually is $5.2 billion. That means we spent about as much on pagan rituals and high fructose corn syrup products (excluding motor fuel) in 2010 as we did on cancer research.
2. The Federal Government spent in 30 days in the was in Iraq as much as they have in the past 30 years on cancer research (per the NCI budget).
OK, which one is has the best ROI? The War on Cancer or the War on Terrorism?
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Posted by Jim H on April 5, 2011
A quick reminder that the next installation of BioBeers will be this Friday April 8th at Akonni Biosystems in Downtown Frederick! I can’t wait! For those not familiar with Akonni, they’re been getting a lot of attention for their rapid DNA extraction system and their rapid, low-cost microarray systems. The street address is 400 Sagner Ave., Suite 300, Frederick, MD 21701. I hereby proclaim anyone from Frederick County that needs a GPS to find it, right next to McCutcheon’s, is automatically un-invited. You know who you are.
Please RSVP via email, LinkedIn or MeetUp
Many thanks to our two sponsors: Biotech Primer and the Chesapeake Insurance Group of Sandy Spring Bank. Still room for more. Call or email me if you’re interested in sponsoring or else I will be forced to sponsor it myself and you will be inundated with news not ready to print about Hemacell Perfusion, LavaAmp‘s foray into the Echoing Green Fellowship and merciless pleading for contract work to pay the bills. Enough groveling…
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