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Artificial Intelligence Committee
Artificial Intelligence Committee

The purpose of this committee will be to coordinate, prepare and execute, educational-focused events with the purpose of informing various populations on how to apply, embed, and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for their own needs, as it relates to life science. We focus events towards industry companies, regulatory/compliance, investors, researchers, or general applications.

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Bay Area Policy Committee
Bay Area Policy Committee

Biocom’s Bay Area Policy Committee meets on an ad-hoc basis to address policy issues in the greater San Francisco Bay 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

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 Committee*
Capital Development Committee*

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

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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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Education Committee
Education Committee

The Biocom Institute Education Committee assists in increasing awareness and participation from the K-12 demographic, including teachers and parents as well as students. This committee provides valuable input on current needs within the schools as well as major changes in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) from a curriculum standpoint. Their knowledge and insight helps shape the offering of programs and workshops, which makes an impact on teachers and students in the greater San Diego area.

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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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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

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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Legislative Committee
Legislative Committee

The legislative Committee focuses on issues at the local, state and federal levels and take positions on various pieces of legislation at all levels of government that will impact the life science industry. The committee also provides the grassroots support necessary for Biocom to effectively advocate for the benefit of the 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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Public Policy Oversight Committee
Public Policy Oversight Committee

The Public Policy Oversight Committee provides leadership and oversee activities of Biocom in the area of legislative and regulatory affairs, including establishing the organization’s official position on legislation and regulatory proposals of interest.

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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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Volunteer Committee
Volunteer Committee

Biocom Institute Volunteer Committee members serve as leads during major events such as EXPO Day. This committee aids in recruiting new volunteers and maintaining current volunteers for events that take place throughout the year. The committee also gives input on logistical needs and event preparation. Members also become ambassadors in the community in terms of marketing our events and attracting new volunteer support.

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