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About Biocom Committees

Biocom committees are an ideal way for individuals from member companies to expand their knowledge base, network with like-minded peers, and help shape the strategy of Biocom programs.

Committees are made up of leading members from specific sub-sectors and routinely come together to discuss emerging trends, share best practices, and plan programming that promotes further innovation at the regional, statewide, and global levels.

Click through below for more information about each committee or submit an inquiry to join a committee.

Bay Area Policy Working Group
Bay Area Policy Working Group
The Biocom Bay Area Policy Working Group meets on a quarterly basis to address local policy and regulatory issues in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This committee provides a forum for Biocom California members to proactively deliver input on proposed legislative changes at city and county levels of government. Committee members review and discuss Biocom Bay Area legislative positions then vote on which policies merit Biocom California positions, and what those positions should be. Group participants can attend Biocom California policy related events, including legislative roundtables and Biocom California receptions for elected officials.

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Big Data/ Bioinformatics Committee
Big Data/ Bioinformatics Committee

From molecular data to patient data, our life science companies are faced with the unique challenge and opportunity of harnessing the big data tsunami. This initiative aims to identify the new trends and best practices in data generation, knowledge management and information technology that are critical to our members success.

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Capital Development & Partnering Committee*
Capital Development & Partnering Committee*

The Capital Development & Partnering Committee implements and manages aggressive financial capital development actions required to attract, sustain and fuel growth of the region.

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Cell & Gene Therapy Working Group
Cell & Gene Therapy Working Group

Biocom California’s Cell & Gene Therapy Working Group aims to support members operating in the cell & gene therapy space by keeping abreast of industry and federal agency trends, engaging on issues impacting the community, sharing best practices, and providing opportunities to network.

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Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

This committee was formed to better position companies of the life science industry to be properly represented in the community by laying a foundation for industry-wide Corporate Social Responsibility strategies, maximizing the talent and resource potential of the life science industry to bring to the San Diego community, and providing development support for Biocom Institute initiatives.

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CRO Committee
CRO Committee

The CRO Committee has built a unique support network between industry companies and CROs. It helps to identify ways that industry members can work with CROs to strategize about their specific needs.

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Digital Health Committee
Digital Health Committee

Biocom members understand how wireless and mobile technologies could revolutionize healthcare, which is why we launched our Digital Health Initiative uniting the industry to increase digital health awareness and overcome legislative barriers.

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EH&S Committee – San Diego
EH&S Committee – San Diego

The San Diego Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee is comprised of life science industry health and safety managers, and meets bimonthly to share best practices, provide continuing education opportunities, and plan workshops and events for those working in these fields. Through this committee, Biocom members work collaboratively with local regulators and inspectors, and recommend positions on environmental legislation to Biocom’s Public Policy Oversight Committee.

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Facilities Committee – San Diego
Facilities Committee – San Diego

The San Diego Facilities Committee is comprised of life science facility managers, landlords, architects, brokers, and lab suppliers, and meets bimonthly to share best practices, provide continuing education opportunities, and plan workshops and events for those working in these fields.

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Facilities/EH&S Committee – Bay Area
Facilities/EH&S Committee – Bay Area

The joint Facilities/EH&S committee provides a central forum in the Bay Area life science community for professionals working in these fields to share best practices, participate in continuing education opportunities, and design workshops and events.

 

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Facilities/EH&S Committee – Los Angeles
Facilities/EH&S Committee – Los Angeles

The joint Facilities/EH&S committee provides a central forum in the Los Angeles life science community for professionals working in these fields to share best practices, participate in continuing education opportunities, and design workshops and events.

Topics include construction, permitting, lab/office design, inspections, and other issues involved in operating a facility. Through this committee, Biocom members work collaboratively with local regulators and inspectors to ensure consistency in regulatory application and consideration of the industry in legislative proposals.

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Federal Policy Committee
Federal Policy Committee

Biocom’s Federal Committee addresses legislative issues faced by the life science community of California and serves as a resource for all federal policy-related matters. The committee weighs in on legislative proposals affecting the industry, recommends official positions, shares insight on advocacy matters, and participates in policy events.

 

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Food & Ag Tech Committee
Food & Ag Tech Committee

Biocom’s Food & Ag Tech Committee aims to support members operating in the Food & Ag Tech sector by keeping abreast of industry trends, engaging on issues impacting the Food & Ag Tech community, sharing best practices, and providing opportunities to network.

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Greater Los Angeles Policy Committee
Greater Los Angeles Policy Committee

Biocom’s Greater Los Angeles Policy Committee meets on an ad-hoc basis to address policy issues in the greater Los Angeles area. This committee provides a forum for Biocom members to proactively deliver input on proposed legislative changes at city and county levels of government. It also conducts review and discussion of proposed Biocom legislative positions and votes on which ones merit Biocom positions, and what those positions should be.

Group participants have the opportunity to attend Biocom policy related events, including legislative roundtables and Biocom receptions for elected officials.

Committee contact: Melanie Cohn

HR Biotech Group (HRBG) | Biocom Institute
HR Biotech Group (HRBG) | Biocom Institute
Biocom Institute and HR Biotech Group (HRBG) have come together to facilitate interaction amongst life science Human Resources professionals across California. The mission of this partnership is to provide a forum for HRBG members to share resources, ideas, practices, policies and programs, and networking opportunities in a fun and collaborative environment within the California life sciences industry.

Intellectual Property and Patent Law Committee
Intellectual Property and Patent Law Committee

Biocom’s IP committee brings California’s legal and life science communities together through discussion of important intellectual property and patent law issues affecting our members, and serves as a forum to improve working relations between the USPTO and industry.

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Los Angeles Startup Resources Committee
Los Angeles Startup Resources Committee

The Los Angeles Startup Resources Committee supports the growing early-stage ecosystem in the greater Los Angeles region, while providing opportunities for committee members to meet other area professionals, keep current on issues affecting the local industry, and share best practices.

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Medical Device & Diagnostics Committee
Medical Device & Diagnostics Committee

The Medical Device & Diagnostics Committee supports outreach to the medical technology sector of the life science community to include quarterly events targeting medical technology issues, a needs assessment survey and more.

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Purchasing Group Advisory Committee
Purchasing Group Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committees provide an opportunity within the life science community to discuss best purchasing trends within the following areas: Lab, Facilities/Operations, Data/IT, Travel, and Finance/HR.

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Regulatory Affairs Committee
Regulatory Affairs Committee

Biocom’s Regulatory Affairs Committee aims at addressing regulatory and scientific issues faced by the life science community of California. The committee provides insight on legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the industry, recommends official positions, and acts as a resource for the Biocom membership.

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State Legislative Affairs Committee
State Legislative Affairs Committee

The Biocom State Legislative Affairs Committee reviews California state legislation and regulatory proposals, and makes recommendations for Biocom positions for same.  Membership on the committee, which meets monthly, is open to any Biocom member in good standing.

Committee contact: Jimmy Jackson

Veterans Committee
Veterans Committee

The Veterans Initiative Committee discusses ways to create paths for veterans to enter the industry, bringing together key military, educational and biotechnology leaders. The Veterans Initiative Committee plans to create an open environment where current veteran issues related to job readiness and placement are discussed and solutions are established.

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MORE EVENTS & NETWORKING RESOURCES

Biocom California Events
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Life Science Event Sponsorship Opportunities
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Biocom Catalyst Awards
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STEAM Events – Institute Festival of Science & Engineering
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