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The Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) is the trade association of the life-science industry in the Greater Los Angeles region. 

SoCalBio represents and promotes the medical device and biotechnology industries in Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire and communities located in the Gold Coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for job creation and economic development ... learn more


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Equity Vs. Philanthropic Crowdfunding

April 3, 2014, 4:00 - 7:00 pm 
Calit2 Auditorium, UCI (Irvine)
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Register Now for the 2014 SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Grant Funding

May 15, 2014 - 8 am - 4 pm
Calit2 Auditorium, UCI (Irvine)

Learn about non-dilutive grant funding opportunities at the NIH, BARDA, and the DoD. For more information and to register, click here

SoCalBio Holds a Board Meeting on January 23 and Elects Veteran Investor Joseph Boystak to the Board of Directors
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Joseph A. Boystak (photo right) is Founder, President  & CEO of Brightwaters Capital, LLC.  He is also a partner in the newly created equity crowdfunding firm Poliwogg . Learn more

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Looking for a Job in a Bioscience Company?

C3 Jian (Marina del Rey)

Aubery Group (Irvine)

Click here to see a listing of over 250 new jobs available at bioscience companies located in the Greater Los Angeles region.

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SoCalBio Helps Emerging Companies Access Government Grant Funding

SoCalBio Organizes Cool and Informative Events

Thanks to Participants in the 15 SoCalBio Investor & Partnership Conference

Robert Ward of AstraZeneca Delivers the luncheon keynote about partnering in the era of open innovation
Conference Co-chair, Joseph Boystak of Brightwaters Capital, makes remarks about VC investment trends
Canada's Display
Perkins Coie's Display
Neu-Spine's display was one of the busiest as many attendees were curious about the compnay's lumbar stabilization system

The Conference featured 40 emerging biosciebce and telehealth ventures such as StemVax presented by Dr. Dwain Morris-Irvin
ZD Medical Showcases its vascular imaging devices
Doug Given of Bay City Capital makes remarks about his fund's strategy of investment

The Conference offered ample networking opportunities. Nimesh Shah of Domain Associates with Ashraf Ibrahim of Vitalex Bioscieces


The 2013 SoCalBio Workforce Summit Held August 21 at the Van de Kamp Innovation Center

New SoCalBio Member Companies Congregate at the Organization's Offices in Downtown Los Angeles to Hear about Membership Benefits and Discuss Strategies to Sharpen our Region's Competitive Edge

Second Sight Medical Products Showcases its First of Breed Implantable Retina during the SoCalBio Networking Forum on May 30 at the USC Health Sciences Campus

SoCalBio represents a region that is home to 900+ bioscience companies employing 80,000 + people

Bioscience Industry Adds Jobs Over the Past Decade

A recent report by Battelle Technology Partnership shows that:

  •  The bioscience industry now employs about 1.6 million people throughout the US.

  • The industry added Jobs Over the Last Decade, 
    Despite Economic Setbacks for the Nation 

  • Bioscience jobs grew by 6.4% from 2001to 2010, while overall economy recorded a 2.9% decline in jobs

  •  The industry remains challenged by continuing tight capital markets and need For regulatory reform .... Learn more

New SoCalBio Members

BioVinc (Culver City)

BioVinc offers the new fluorescent molecular probes targeting bone, based on technology developed by Professor Charles E. McKenna at the University of Southern California ... Learn more


Biolase Inc. (Irvine)
Biolase specialize in the development, manufacturing and marketing of lasers and related products to provide biological treatments that eliminate pain and are safer for patients .. Learn more
ADRx (Thousand Oaks)
ADRx, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company created to develop first-in-class and best-in-class drugs for amyloid diseases. The company intends to discover and develop drug candidates independently and in partnertnership with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies ...


Biotechnical Services Inc. (San Diego)
Provides scientific lab equipment sales and services, such as calibration and validation.... Learn more


Response Genetics (Los Angeles)

Response Genetics is a publicly traded biotech company focused on developing molecular diagnostic assays to help determine the patient's response to cancer therapies ... Learn More


Pharmacos Biopharmaceutical Services (Irvine)
Pharmacos services small to mid-size specialty biopharmaceutical and medical device companies by providing a complete suite of outsourcing and/or consulting services which support drug development, registration, commercialization, life cycle management and commercial operations ..


CRB USA  (Carlsbad)
CRB is a global design, construction and consulting firm that services the bioscience and other advanced technology industries. The firm employs over 600 people in 10 offices serving clients throughout the world ... Learn More 

API Vanguard (Irvine)

A supplier of pharmaceutical ingredients ...Learn more


Dr. Marion Digital (Torrance)  
Dr. Marion Digital is a telehealth company that provides tools and other online applications to empower elderly care ... Learn more


BAM Architcture Studios (Los Angeles)


BAM Architecture Studio is a full service architecture practice providing design, consulting and master planning services to commercial and institutional clients ... Learn more

Cal State Chanel Island (Camarillo)
California State University Channel Islands is a four-year public comprehensive university located in Camarillo, California in Ventura County ... Read more
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
A fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, NC. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine; the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health; the commercialization of research discoveries through Wake Forest Innovations, and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities ... Learn more
BASi provides world-class research to the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Established in 1974, BASi offers an extensive array of 
contract laboratory services and also manufacture more than 30 different scientific instruments  ... Learn more 
Mesirow Financial (Los Angeles Office) 
Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1937, it is an independent, employee-owned firm with approximately 1,200 employees globally. With expertise in Investment Management, Global Markets, Insurance Services and Consulting, Mesirow Financial strives to meet the financial needs of institutions, public sector entities, corporations and individuals... Learn more
AVI-SPL (Cypress)


AVI-SPL helps customers of all sizes and industries to develop their video communications strategies by providing services that assess, develop and support solutions. ... Learn more


Gordon L. Schooly, Ph.D., LLC (San Diego) 
Provides global regulatory and clinical development strategy and execution. FDA, EMA, Health Canada and Australia Health Authority representation. Biostatistics and clinical data management, electronic regulatory submissions including CDISC and C-Path, analytics support to government health agencies and private health care providers .. Learn more  
Citrus College (Glendora)

A community college in the San Gabriel Valley ... Learn more

Globizz (Gardena)


Globizz is an international consulting company with extensive experience in cross-border business. The company provides strategic planning and risk management services to Japanese companies interested in expansion in the US  and American companies interested in doing business in Japan... Learn more


Interlean LLC (Lawndale)


Interlean is created by Mr William Botha, formerly with Baxter Biosciences and Avrio Biopharmaceuticals, to offer Lean deployment services customized to fit the needs of the tightly regulated pharmaceutical and medical device companies ...learn more


Quantason (Los Angeles)


Quantason has developed a revolutionary, next-generation bi-modal (US/IDUS) platform technology which fundamentally changes the utilization of conventional ultrasound both as a modality for diagnostic imaging and as an active screening method ... Learn more


Amethyst Life Sciences 

@ the New Ventura BioCenter (Thousand Oaks)


Amethyst Life Sciences, Inc., is a privately-funded company whose mission is to enable new start-up businesses in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, nanotechnology, and materials science ... Learn more


Exact Staff, Inc. (Woodland Hills)


exactstaff Exact Staff is a healthcare and medical device staffing service provider. The company will be represented in SoCalBio by its CEO Ms. Karen Goodwin kgoodwin@exactstaff.com  ... Learn more


Kite Pharmaceuticals (Los Angeles)
Kite is a UCLA spin-off that is 
advancing a portfolio of proprietary product candidates designed to leverage and enhance the patient's own immune system to fight tumor cells ... Learn more


Tempest Technologies (Los Angeles)
Tempest Technologies is a professional services firm devoted to advancing the objectives of government, non-governmental organizations and private industry clients through quantitative research methods, mathematical and statistical modeling and analysis, and software engineering and development ....Learn more


Racer Technology (Singapore)
Established in December 1988, Racer Technology specializes in manufacturing of high quality precision plastic components and sub assemblies for medical device and other industries.... Learn more
Micro Quality Labs (Burbank)
Micro Quality Labs offers a comprehensive range of contract testing services to the Cosmetic, Nutritional, Pharmaceutical, OTC and household products industries ... Learn more 

Exact Staff, Inc. (Woodland Hills) ... learn more

Ritter Pharmaceuticals (Los Angeles) ...Learn more

NanoSmart Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Laguna Hills) .. Learn more

Vince and Associates Clinical Research (Irvine) ... Learn more

Exponent (Los Angeles & Irvine)

BionCR (Irvine)

Integrity Bio (Camarillo)

Claremont BioSolutions (Upland)

One3 IP Management (Newbury Park)

Diamond Capital partners (Los Angeles) ... Learn More

Sheldon Mak & Anderson (Pasadena) ... Learn more

Stellar Biotechnologies (Port Hueneme) ....Learn more

AMSBIO (Lake Forest) ...Learn more

General Lab & Clean Room Supplies (Newbury Park) ... Learn more

CellWorks (Irvine) .... Learn more

Holomic LLC ... Learn more

Chromologic (Pasadena) .... Learn more

ResearchDx (Irvine)  ....  Learn more 

Neumedicines (Pasadena)  .... Learn more 

SMRT Therapeutics (Los Angeles) 

Fox Rothschild (Los Angeles) ... Learn more 

Siegal Consulting (Pasadena) .... Learn more 

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