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    The trade association of the bioscience industries in Greater Los Angeles and neighboring communities

Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) is a nonprofit, member-supported trade association that serves the biotech, med tech, IVD  and digital health communities in the six counties that comprise the Greater Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino). SoCalBio’s programs help local firms gain access to capital, potential partners, and other business services. The Council also promotes technology transfer and workforce training, while informing policymakers and the public at-large about the benefits of the region’s bioscience industry. SoCalBio is open to membership by firms and organizations engaged in all aspects of bioscience research, technology development, and commercialization.

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SoCalBio Networking Forum: Future of Nucleic Acid Medicine

City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010
Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Nucleic acids have been researched during the last two decades for their potential in creating drugs that affect protein targets considered undruggable by small-molecule or protein therapeutics. After years of ups and downs, the quest to use nucleic acids as therapeutic agents may finally bear fruit if the FDA approves Alnylam’s Patisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of hereditary amyloidosis.
If cleared, Patisiran will have the distinction of being the first RNAi drug that reaches the marketplace. It will also pave the way for nucleic acid therapeutics to emerge as another major drug modality, much like the development of the biologics as a drug modality where the road to success has also been winding and marked by ups and downs. 
This mixer will features presentations on the prospects of nucleic acid-based drug development approaches, from anti-sense and RNAi to replicons and gene editing, and highlight local efforts in unlocking the potential of these approaches in creating wonder drugs. 
  • Omar K. Haffar, Ph.D., President & CEO, EOS Biosciences
  • Vuong Trieu, Ph.D., Executive Chairman, Marina Biotech
  • More TBA 
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Join us for the 20th Annual SoCalBio Conference

Westin Long Beach 
333 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
Friday, September 28, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
The SoCalBio Conference is an annual event organized by the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio). This conference is preceded by a CEO Reception & Dinner which will feature keynote presentations by distinguished speakers. The SoCalBio conference showcases Southern California value-based bioscience innovations and explores efficient pathways to bring them to market. In addition to plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, this conference will feature at least 40 company presentations showcasing the strength and future of the bioscience industry in Los Angeles/Orange County and neighboring communities.
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2018 SoCalBio Digital Health Conference (#SoCalBioDH)

Hotel Maya 
700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802
Friday, November 9, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM (PST)
The SoCalBio Digital Health Conference is an annual event organized by the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio), the trade association of the bioscience and health industries in the Greater Los Angeles region. The Conference is a showcase of gadgets and new digital health technologies developed in Southern California that promise to disrupt the $3 trillion US healthcare system.
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 Startup Accelerators, Incubators, & Support Programs in Greater Los Angeles

First Look at Digital Health Firms in Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the top digital health hot spots in the US. SoCalBio has identified over 165 companies in our region developing and providing digital health solutions. The majority of these firms was born after the passage of the HITECH ACT and ACA in 2008. There are two main clusters of firms:

  • The first is in West Los Angeles, from Santa Monica and Beverly Hills in the north to Torrance in the south.
  • The second is in Southern Orange County from Irvine to San Juan Capistrano.

Click Here to Access and Interactive Map of Digital Health Firms in Greater Los Angeles

(Please keep in mind that we are continuously updating this map as we are still adding companies founded in 2015)

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SoCalBio Can Help You Cut the Cost of Doing Business

In partnership with the Biotechnology Industry Organization, (BIO), SoCalBio member companies and organizations participate in the nation’s largest group purchasing program for the bioscience industry.  This program helps you access products and services from lab and office supplies to insurance and shipping services at significant discounts offered exclusively to SoCalBio members located in Southern California.

This program gives you the purchasing power of the largest companies in your industry. In addition,  it saves you the time and effort you would have to expend to negotiate pricing. In partnership with BIO, we have pooled the purchasing power of thousands of companies to benefit your company.

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SoCalBio Helps Cut the Cost of Doing Business

Learn Why Incubators Are Vital to Biotech’s Success in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County has an emerging biotech cluster including 100+ companies. There are a few established companies in the area. For example, Amgen, the biggest biotech company in the world, is located just outside the western edge of the County in Thousand Oaks. But the overwhelming majority is still in the R&D phase. The list of notable companies includes:

Astellas Pharma, ArmagenTech, C3Jian, Claremont Bio, DxTerity Diagnostics, Emmaus, Epeius Biotech, ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Kite Pharma, Liquid Genomics, Molecular GPS, Nanthealth, Nantcell, Nantbiosciences, Puma Biotechnology, Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Synedgen, and Xencor

Nearly half of the County’s biotech firms is made up of early-stage ventures housed in seven incubators. Therefore, the future of biotech in Los Angeles rests in part on the success of these incubators in nurturing startups and help them move to the next level.

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Biotech Incubators in Los Angeles

Learn about bioscience industry workforce trends based on a company survey conducted by SoCalBio. The survey shows, among other things,  that:

  1. The bioscience industry experienced healthy Job growth and expected to add jobs at a rate higher than that of the private sector in the Greater Los Angeles Metro Area.
  2. 25% of future hires are expected to be in the regulatory, quality and engineering categories
  3. Because many firms are emerging pre-product ventures, nearly one of every future five hires is going to be in R&D
  4. One of every five new jobs is likely to be in manufacturing. This is higher than the share of manufacturing of private sector jobs in the Greater Los Angeles Metro Area.
  5. Most new jobs require college or graduate degrees. However, manufacturing, lab research and information technology offer opportunities not requiring 4-year college degrees or higher

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Bioscience Workforce Trends in the Greater Los Angeles Region


Access the Battelle Study and Master Plan for Promoting the Bioscience Industry In Greater Los Angeles


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