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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

SoCalBio Company Screenning Session

This is one of a series of organizational and company screening meetings organized by the  Southern California Biomedical Council — the trade association of Greater LA’s bioscience/digital health communities — in preparation for the 18th Annual SoCalBio Conference to be held on November 4 at the Hilton Long Beach, CA. (www.socalbioinvest.com). The objective of these screening meetings is to screen as many biotech, device, Dx and digital health companies as possible and select the best 40 candidates for funding and partnership formation.

Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles  
550 South Hope Street, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Friday, September 30, 2016, from 12:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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SoCalBio Company Screening Session

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2016 SoCalBio Boot Camp for Emerging Company

This boot camp is designed for biotech, medtech, Dx and digital health companies selected to make presentations during the Annual SoCalBio Conference. It will provide emerging entrepreneurs and innovators with an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital and/or forge partnerships. Issues covered run the whole gamut from how to make effective presentations and IP protection to reimbursement and meeting FDA regulatory requirements.

Archer Norris 
777 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Friday, October 7, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

SoCalBio Emerging Company Boot Camp


SoCalBio Emerging Company Boot Camp

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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

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