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.


SoCalBio was created with support from Rebuild LA (RLA) under its second president, Linda Griego. SoCalBio was incorporated in December of 1995 as a non-profit (c) 6, membership-based, California trade association. SoCalBio became fully functional by mid-1997. 


SoCalBio promotes and supports biomedical and biotechnology research, development, and manufacturing in the Greater Los Angeles region for economic development and job creation.


SoCalBio welcomes members from counties across Southern California including LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. SoCalBio champions the biomedical industry and promotes member growth and success in SoCal.

Executive Officer

Robert Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.


Chairman, Alfred Mann Foundation | Valencia, CA

Michael Wise


Partner, Perkins Cole LLP | Century City, CA

Board Members At Large

George Ayoub

Board Member

Co-Founder/CEO Qwixel Therapeutics, Former President & CEO, One Lambda | Canoga Park, CA

Robert Bishop

Board Member

President, Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator | Pasadena, CA

Joseph Boystak

Board Member

President & CEO Brightwaters Capital LLC, Partner Poliwogg | West Los Angeles, CA

Goran Matjasevic, Ph.D., MBA.

Board Member

Executive Director, Chief Executive Roundtable UCI | Irvine, CA

Charles McWilliams

Board Member

Vice President Strategic Alliances, and West Area Sales at VWR, part of Avantor | Huntington Beach, CA

Jennifer Neff, Ph.D.

Board Member

CEO & CTO Allvivo Vascular | Lake Forest, CA

William (Bill) Pratt

Board Member

VP and Director of Creative Design Kinamed | Camarillo, CA

Ayman Salem, MD, FAANS

Board Member

CEO at ikioo Technologies, Inc. | Burbank, CA

Emeritus Members

Ahmed Enany

President & CEO, SoCalBio

Our Team

Walid Sabbagh Jr., Ph.D.

President & CEO

Brandon Dumlao

Director of Operations

Y Hoang

Program Manager