In just a few days Biotechnology Calendar Inc. will hold its annual UCSF Mission Bay laboratory product and technology Event where UCSF researchers get a chance to look at the new lab product technologies for 2013. If you are a lab supplier you will want connect with the high caliber, highly funded and very enthusiastic researchers at this top tier university.
Here are 8 reasons you will want to attend this event.
1. Best on campus sales and marketing event, which provides your company with excellent branding for your company and visibility for you products and gives you over 250 face to face meeting opportunities in less than 5 hours
- NIH 2011 Funding Ranking: Number 2 Nationwide (Direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts and ARRA awards) = $474,767,956
- UCSF just opened the $123 million Dolby Building on the Parnassus Campus to house their stem cell research program (Institute for Regeneration Medicine). The Broad Foundation has given $25 million to the new center, along with the CIRM (prop 71 agency). [see our blog: http://info.biotech-calendar.com/bid/58355] 
- The University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital received a $100 million donation towards the construction of its new location at the UCSF Mission Bay. 
- UCSF is the third largest recipient of NIH funding for stem cell research at $25+ million for FY 2010 & 2011, even though their new building (mentioned above) is entirely supported by private and state funds. 
- The University of California, San Francisco received a $6.5 million gift to research head and neck cancer research, representing the largest private gift in the US for researching this type of cancer. 
- Located on the Mission Bay campus, the J. David Gladstone Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research institution affiliated with UCSF. The 2010 annual budget was $68 million, which included $34 million from NIH. 
- The National Institutes of Health has launched the $190 million NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Program, and in October 2008, NIH announced four major awards. One of the largest, for up to $12 million over five years, goes to collaborating researchers from UCSF, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. 
- UCSF is the headquarters of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. CIRM was created by California’s Proposition 71 in 2004, which authorized $3 billion in grants over ten years for embryonic stem cell and other biomedical research.