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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 policy makers 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.

Click Here for SoCalBio Membership Application

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Greater Los Angeles

18th Annual SoCalBio Conference

November 4, 2016—  Hilton Long Beach, CA
With a CEO Reception & Dinner on November 3, from 5 to 9 pm

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.

Hilton Long Beach
701 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90831

Friday, November 4, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

SoCalBio Emerging Company Boot Camp

18th Annual SoCalBio Conference


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 compoanies 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