About the California Life Science Alliance
The California Life Science Alliance is a collaboration with BayBio, BIOCOM and SoCalBio (the Southern California Biomedical Council) to support and promote the state’s biotech and medical device community. With more than 200,000 employees at about 5,000 establishments that generate more than $70 billion in revenues, California’s life science firms and research organizations represent nearly half of the world’s biotechnology industry, representing all aspects of biotechnology, including healthcare, agricultural biotechnology and green and clean energy companies. The California Life Science Alliance is dedicated to working together to raise the visibility of this industry for elected officials in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and to help the public at large understand the important contributions and impact this industry has on their lives.
BayBio is Northern California's life sciences association. It supports the life sciences community through advocacy, enterprise support and the promotion of best practices and research collaboration. BayBio represents more than 400 members involved in research, development, and commercialization of life science technologies. Over a third of BayBio members are engaged in developing medical technologies, diagnostics and research tools. More info about BayBio can be found at www.baybio.org.
BIOCOM is the largest regional life science association in the world, representing more than 570 member companies in Southern California. The association focuses on initiatives that position the region's life science industry competitively on the world stage, and on the development and delivery of innovative products that improve health and quality of life. This includes initiatives in capital formation, public policy, workforce development and member services. More info about BIOCOM can be found at www.biocom.org.
The Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio or SCBC) is the member-supported trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. Its mission is to promote biomedical and life science research, development, manufacturing and overall economic development in the six counties (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and Santa Barbara) that comprise the greater Los Angeles region. The organization’s programs assist local firms in accessing capital, potential partners and business support services. They also promote technology transfer and workforce training. More information about SoCalBio is available at www.socalbio.org.
Ben Colson, a cancer researcher at Biogen Idec in La Jolla.
|Compound under development at Isis Pharmaceuticals in Carlsbad.|
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