05 Nov, 2013Thinking About Founding A Life Science Startup? Now Is The Time!


Successful life science startup entrepreneurs share the basics on starting a business. Aspiring entrepreneurs received advice from an optimistic panel at the recent San Diego…

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19 Sep, 2013Kevin Lustig Discusses Drug Development on Radio Show


Each week Brian Britt, veteran Union Tribune radio host, interviews the San Diego’s best and brightest, thought leaders and visionaries for his radio…

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16 Jul, 2013Open Science Lab Inauguration in Carlsbad


Bio, Tech and Beyond has opened its doors in Carlsbad. The new facility is a hackerspace for do-it-yourself (DIY) scientists, engineers, and hobbyists….

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07 May, 2013The World’s Largest Garage Laboratory


San Diego Business Journal recently interviewed Assay Depot’s CEO Kevin Lustig about his latest side venture ‘Bio, Tech and Beyond; the world’s largest…

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21 Mar, 2013Rare Disease $10K Grant For Rett Syndrome


Our Rare Disease Science Challenge ended March 15 and Qiang Chang was voted as the winner of our $10,000 research grant. His project…

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30 Jan, 2013Open Science Coming to San Diego


Carlsbad, CA is soon to be home to San Diego’s own community laboratory space. Much along the lines of Genspace in NYC and…

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12 Dec, 2012Tri-State Open Science Challenge Awards $16K to Four Citizen Scientists


We’ve just wrapped up the Tri-State Open Science Challenge, the second that we’ve held. We are proud to announce four winners awarding $16,000 worth of research money. We are excited to see where the projects go and hope that the research funding goes a long way towards helping them with their projects. Along with the prize money, winners also earned a 1-year subscription to Genspace, our community laboratory partner for this competition. Science not only needs money, but the input of others, so this will be a great value to the winners. We’d also like to thank the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for donating one of the $5000 prizes, a great example of the government supporting citizen research.

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30 Oct, 2012Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science and Finding a Cure for Cancer


It seems as if hardly a week goes by now without reading about a new example of crowdsouricing or citizen scientists working on…

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22 Aug, 2012Open Science Challenge Winner: Derek Jacoby


Today, we look at our second winner of the Bay Area Open Science Challenge and his work. Derek Jacoby is studying gout treatment…

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21 Aug, 2012Open Science Challenge Winner: Ryan Bethencourt


A couple of months ago, Assay Depot and BioCurious wrapped up it’s first Open Science Challenge. We had some great proposals submitted, but ultimately,…

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