The Birthplace of Biotech

Located in the heart of biotech in South San Francisco, Biocom California’s Bay Area office aims to support this dynamic industry through unique and time-tested initiatives of Advocacy, Capital Development and Partnering, Community and Networking, Talent, and Savings.


Bay Area Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly Bay Area newsletter. Distributed on the second Friday of every month, we’re pleased to provide the latest policy updates, program and product offerings, and noteworthy press from members in the Bay Area.

Economic Impact of Life Sciences in the Bay Area




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Economic Impact Reports

The Bay Area includes the nine counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. Bay Area companies in the Life Science industry directly employed 178,958 people in 2020, with average annual earnings exceeding $179,000 per year, the highest average annual earnings in California. The industry supported over 411,000 jobs in the region (direct/indirect/induced) in 2020 and generated $159 billion in economic activity in Total Business Sales. Major sub-sectors include Research and Manufacturing, Medical Devices and Equipment, Biotechnology, Biopharmaceuticals, Scientific/Research Tools, and Food and Agriculture Biotech.

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Member benefits apply to all life science companies with a presence in California including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics, synthetic biology, food and agriculture tech, and diagnostic companies. We also support Contract Research Organizations, Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations, research universities and institutes, investors, and service providers.



Bay Area Facilities/EH&S Committee

Bay Area Regional Policy Committee

Bay Area Startup Resources Committee

Cell & Gene Therapy Committee

Food & Ag Tech Committee

HR Biotech Group (HRBG) | Biocom California Institute

Bay Area Initiatives


Biocom California’s T+B+M community aims to create opportunities from experts across digital health.

Tech Futures Group

Connect with experienced advisors fluent in a variety of business resources at no cost.

Workforce Development Initiatives

Diversity Training

Create a diverse and inclusive workforce and measure your progress.

Career Lab Job Portal

California’s repository for life science jobs.

Veterans Initiative

Support military veterans as they transition to civilian careers.

Student Programs

Support students with internships and mentoring.

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1 Tower Place, Suite 150
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(415) 943-9375
[email protected]

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