Science Market Update

San Diego Scientists Seek Laboratory Products at Vendor Show

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Jun 18, 2012

You may know that Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. has been bringing life science researchers and laboratory supply vendors together for 19 years now, but did you know that we began in San Diego with the UCSD Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event?  This showcase is still one of the largest on-campus networking events for scientific research and lab product suppliers.  Each year it draws an enthusiastic annual following of Laboratory product supply companies and top-level research scientists.  This year the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event at the University of California, San Diego is expected to attract over 700 university scientists who will be there to actively seek new products and services for their life science research programs. 



 (Researchers register to attend the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™.)

Last year this UCSD event attracted over 750 academic researchers seeking new and improved technologies for their ongoing research programs. 

  • Exhibitor’s surveys from the 2011 Biotechnology Vendor Showcase revealed that on average,  124 researchers viewed products at each booth and/or viewed product demonstrations.
  • Of those visits, exhibitors reported an average of 29 researchers showed significant purchasing interest in the products that were being offered by that exhibitor.
  • Exhibitors reported an average product value of $6,118 for goods and services presented at this event.



(Researchers at the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event)

Show participants came from multiple departments across the UCSD campus.  Departments that had the largest numbers of scientists in attendance included:

  • 78 researchers attended from the Bioengineering Department
  • 117 research scientist participated from the Biology Department
  • 25 Biomedical researchers arrived to view products from the Biomedical Sciences Department
  • 40 scientists came from the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Department
  • 74 chemists attended from the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
  • 107 Research specialists came from the Department of Medicine
  • 45 research scientists visited from the Neurosciences Department
  • 29 researchers came from the Pathology Department
  • 28 scientists came from the Pediatrics Department
  • 47 Researchers attended from the Pharmacology Department

Consider this information on the UCSD campus:

  • In 2011, UC San Diego received close to $960M in scientific research endowments.
  • Expenditures for the entire university totaled $3,007,186,000

Currently, UCSD has some of the most expansive biomedical building development programs in the world.  Recently completed and ongoing construction projects include the following:

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardio Vascular Center

  • Opened in 2011
  • Construction Expenditure: $228M
  • Gross Square Feet totals 128,000

Medical Education and Telemedicine Center

  • Opened in 2011
  • Construction Expenditure: $70M
  • Gross Square Feet: 132,000

Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine

  • Opened in 2011
  • Construction Expenditure: $28M
  • Gross Square Feet: 132,000

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Facility

  • Opens in 2012
  • Construction Expenditure: $93M
  • Gross Square Feet: 132,000

Health Sciences and Biomedical Research Facility II

  • Opens in 2013
  • Construction Expenditure: $180M
  • Gross Square Feet: 145,000

Altman Clinical and Transitional Research Institute Building

  • Opens in 2015
  • Construction Expenditure: $269M
  • Gross Square Feet: 330,000

UC San Diego: Jacobs Medical Center

  • Opens in 2016
  • Construction Expenditure: $698M
  • Gross Square Feet: 509,500

For a detailed UCSD funding report click the green button below.

If you are a researcher in the San Diego Area or a laboratory supplier in the area, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. would like to welcome you to attend the 34th SemiAnnual Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event on campus at UCSD.  This event will take place again on August 23, 2012.



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