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|About San Diego, CA|
San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. The presence of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), with the affiliated UCSD Medical Center, has helped make the area a center of research in biotechnology.
As of 2013, San Diego has the second-largest biotech cluster in the United States, below the Boston area and above the San Francisco Bay Area. There are more than 400 biotechnology companies in the area. In particular, the La Jolla and nearby Sorrento Valley areas are home to offices and research facilities for numerous biotechnology companies. Major biotechnology companies like Neurocrine Biosciences and Nventa Biopharmaceuticals are headquartered in San Diego, while many biotech and pharmaceutical companies, such as BD Biosciences, Biogen Idec, Integrated DNA Technologies, Merck, Pfizer, Élan, Celgene, and Vertex, have offices or research facilities in San Diego.
There are also several non-profit biotech and health care institutes, such as the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Scripps Research Institute, the West Wireless Health Institute and the Sanford-Burnham Institute. San Diego is also home to more than 140 contract research organizations (CROs) that provide a variety of contract services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
GTCbio has been made aware that a service provider by the name of Exhibition Housing Services (EHS)/Exhibition Housing Management (EHM) has contacted a number of our speaker, including those for this conference, in order to offer hotel reservation services.
Exhibition Housing Services/Exhibitors Housing Management has NOT received any authorization from GTCbio to contact our speaker or any of our guests, nor to use any of GTCbio’s names or trademarks on information they send out to our attendees. Exhibition Housing Services does NOT represent GTCbio in any way, and we have no affiliation with the company.
If you are contacted by Exhibition Housing Services (email addresses will end in @ehshousing.com) or Exhibition Housing Management (email addresses will end in @exhibitorshm.com) regarding making a reservation through them, we strongly urge all our speaker and attendees to exercise caution before proceeding with any transactions with the company. We did some research and found the following information about EHS:
In order to ensure your room reservation is handled securely and appropriately, please make your conference hotel reservation directly through our hotel venue with the contact information above, or a credible hotel booking service.