About Us

The Largest and Most Experienced Advocate

For over years, Biocom California has helped move the life science industry forward with transformative resources that enable companies to make meaningful connections. Biocom California harnesses the collective power and experience of the most innovative and productive life science clusters in the world, with powerful advocacy and transformative programs to help companies in their quest to improve the human condition.


Biocom California has locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. Each Biocom California location utilizes targeted initiatives and custom-tailored programs to give area members best-in-class resources for their unique needs.

Deeply Rooted in Public Policy

Biocom California works on behalf of over members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge workforce development and STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs. Biocom California provides the strongest public voice for research institutions and life science companies that fuel the California economy.

Our Values


We endeavor to provide the highest value to our members.

Commitment to Service

We take joint responsibility in all that we do.

Passion for the Cause

We believe in the mission of the life science industry.


We evolve to address the changing needs of our community.

Striving for Excellence

We go the extra mile to exceed our goals.

Biocom California provides five main categories of service –
our pillars – to our members.

  • Public Policy & Advocacy

    We drive advocacy and public policy initiatives that give members a strong and respected voice with elected representatives and regulatory officials at the federal, state, and local levels.

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  • Building Networks

    We create valuable networks that accelerate member success through a variety of programs, tailored events, advocacy fly-ins, scientific roundtables, venture days, and member-to-member networking.

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  • Capital Development

    We connect members with venture capital and other sources of funding like angel investing, licensing, partnering M&A discussions, research grant insights, and one-on-one discussions.

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  • Business Strategies and Services

    We offer robust, strategic, consortium-level programs that leverage group buying power to reduce costs and increase efficiency across the enterprise.

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  • Workforce Development

    We provide high-quality programs to accelerate the growth of the life sciences ecosystem through workforce development and STEM education programs.

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Strategic Global Presence

Quick Facts

Corporate Status: 501(c)(6)
Founded: 1995
Number of Members: +
Number of Employees Across Organization: 52
Locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, Sacramento
Number of Events/Year: 250+
Number of Board Members: 60
President and CEO: Joe Panetta
International Collaborating Partners: EuroBioMed, Japan BioIndustry Association, LINK-J, One Nucleus, AusBio, City of Kobe, City of Yokohama
Biocom California PAC (Political Action Committee): CA ID #963088
Registered Lobbyists: Yes
Member Demographics: Life science, pharmaceutical, medical device, bioinformatics companies, contract research organizations, academic institutions/research institutes, service providers, and investment firms
Membership ranges from life science companies with under 10 employees to those with 500+ employees, as well as service providers. Biocom California annual membership benefits transfer across all office locations in California.

Biocom California Institute: A 501(c)(3) providing programs in workforce development and STEM education programs for students.

Generation STEAM: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

Become Part of the Biocom California Team

We are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected].