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This is a one-day conference organized annually by the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) to showcase the strength and future of the bioscience industry in Los Angeles/Orange County and neighboring communities.

This conference will:

  • PhotoShowcase emerging bioscience firms and technologies looking for capital and seeking partnerships

  • Offer keynote presentation and panel discussions to help entrepreneurs navigate an economy that is both challenging and changing

  • Highlight the role of public/private partnerships in sustaining a regional culture of innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Explore new and realistic bioscience commercialization business models given changes in the economy, consumer behavior and public policy

  • Create an environment for rich networking and information exchange among various bioscience industry stakeholders


Alcon's Peter Richardson Will Keynote the Upcoming SoCalBio Investor Conference


PeterRichardson SoCalBio is pleased to announce that Mr Richardson, who heads Alcon's clinical and regulatory affairs, will serve as a keynote speaker during the 14th Annual SocalBio Investor and Partnership Conference to be held on November 7 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Richardson will talk about partnering for innovation and provide an overview of Alcon's expanding presrence in Southern California. Mr. Richardson previously served as Chief Scientific Office for MannKind Corporation in Valencia and Sr. Vice President at Novartis. The SoCalBio Investor Conference is a showcase for emerging biotech and device companies. It will feature, among other things, over 40 presentations by bioscience companies seeking funding or partners ... RSVP to attend

Interested in Making a Presentation During This Conference?

Device, biotech and health informatics companies interested in making business presentations during this event should send  non-confidential executive summaries to

When summaries are received, interested firms will be invited to make presentations to the company selection committee

Selected companies will be mentored to ensure that their presentations meet the highest standards required by investors and potential partners.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Biotech, pharma, IVD, informatics and medical device company executives
  • Venture capitalists
  • Angel investors
  • Investment bankers
  • Life-science educators and researchers
  • Service providers
  • Policy makers
  • Economic development professionals
  • Media Representatives

What Did They Say About Last Year's Conference?

"I was very impressed by the SoCalBio Conference in many ways. First, it was a well- organized and seamless process. I enjoyed the location, the concurrent sessions and the food. More importantly, I liked the select group of professionals, and the companies lined up. It was a great experience and a helpful seminar for me." 

Varaz Shahmirian, Ph.D. Laursar Technologies (Northridge, CA)

"It was my pleasure to participate in this year's conference. Overall, I was very pleasantly impressed with the conference. The attendees were a good mix of bio and life-science business folks and service providers. I met lots of people who were either potential clients or referral sources. I was surprised how many attendees I already knew-- which made the conference more enjoyable. The sessions that I attended ran smoothly, with good audience attendance and participation."

Mark Benedict, Ph.D.
Knobbe Martens 
(Irvine, CA)

SoCalBio Serves the life-science industry in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and Santa Barbara Counties