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Biocom at BIO 2017


Communicate. Collaborate. Accelerate

With more than four days of partnering, programming and networking, BIO 2017 brought unprecedented opportunities for Biocom to maximize opportunities and accelerate success for our members.  

State-wide, member-driven, and strategically focused, Biocom made certain that BIO was a success for our 900+ members across California. Below are some highlights of our work on your behalf. 


With the global biotech community at our doorstep, Biocom shared the story of California’s life science leadership and ensured our members’ voices were heard.

Media Presence:Biocom shared the story of California’s life science leadership through media appearances, interviews, and visibility opportunities.

Interviews:NPR's BiotechNation, BIG3Bio, Nature Biotech and BIO Buzz.  

Biocom involvement:Biocom CEO Joe Panetta, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Office Dina Lozofksy, and Executive Director Liisa Bozinovic of the Biocom Institute were all interviewed.

Media:Biocom was a part of the Monday highlights video

Capital Development Achievements:Biocom held meetings with Eli Lilly, Zoetis and AbbVie Ventures to discuss future partnering events and actively participated in Start-Up Stadium.

Genomics, Genomics, Genomics: By joining in the launch of the San Diego Regional EDC’s Genomics Impact Report, Biocom ensured San Diego lived up to is title as Genomics Capital of the World. 

The Language of Life Science: A joint breakfast with One Nucleus celebrated life science in the London/Cambridge area of the United Kingdom. Biocom also presented at the French Pavilion with EuroBiomed. Biocom has signed MOUs with both organizations.

Facetime: Biocom scanned over 1,000 attendee badges at the Biocom booth.

Biocom’s robust staff presence ensured that every opportunity to join forces with life science leaders to better serve our members was leveraged.'

Thinking Globally: Biocom hosted an extremely successful KOBE Summit with our Japanese partners from the city of Kobe, Japan, and facilitated a joint MOU signing between EuroBiomed and Link-J, our partners from the South of France and Tokyo. 

Acting Locally: Team Biocom represented at the 5K on Monday (along with Board members Steve Mento, Ted Schroeder and Mark Stevenson). Proceeds from the run went to Fisher House, a San Diego organization that provides military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

Serving Those Who Served: Biocom held our first Veterans Panel preceding the Talent Connect session, encouraging veterans to join the life science industry and attracting new veterans to the Biocom Veterans Committee.

Uniting in Celebration: The Biocom Unite party was well-attended with media, executives, scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, international delegations, and many others in attendance.

CRO Heroes: Our customized Biocom CRO booth drew crowds and recognized the importance of new and existing Contract Resource Organizations in accelerating life science in California.

California’s global reputation and Biocom’s open-door policy to new international partners and state-spanning ideas gave worldwide visibility to our strategic priorities.

Expanding Opportunities: Biocom signed an MOU with our counterparts in Australia, AusBio, strengthening our relationship with the Australian life science community in a new way. Immix, one of our members in LA, joined us for the signing as they are currently undertaking clinical trials in Australia.

Driving Success in Los Angeles: LA Mayor Garcetti’s office addressed the 70 attendees at the LA Meet Up on Wednesday.

Defining Delegations: Official Delegations met with the World Trade Center and OneNucleus (our UK partner) to further refine plans for the San Diego Mayor’s Delegation trip to London in October, including Biocom in the delegation.

Deepening Connections: Biocom met with the Japan BioIndustry Association partners to discuss potential enhancements to the California Pavilion during the BioJapan Conference in October 2017.

Backing the Bay Area: Biocom attended an informative invitation-only breakfast presentation by the City of South San Francisco.