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Biocom Member Events

As a benefit of membership with Biocom, we are proud to share our upcoming member events. Add your conference or event to our public calendar by submitting an application. To do so, click here.


Webinar Aug 29th: Automated Optimization of IgG Production in CHO Cells

Common ways of quantifying the production of IgG or other proteins are either labor-intensive (e.g. ELISAs) or prohibitively slow (e.g. HPLC), particularly at the throughput required for DOE studies. A rapid alternative for quantification and kinetics analysis of biologics is the high-throughput Octet HTX platform that utilizes Bio-Layer Interferometry to detect real-time binding of molecules. Learn how coupling this high-throughput analysis with automation enabled the DOE optimization of IgG expression in a CHO cell line. 


Biotech Demystified: The Science Behind the Business

This course, intended for non-scientist business professionals in the Biotech and Pharma industries, provides participants with a practical understanding of the basic science powering their businesses, giving them the essential tools needed to succeed in today's life science industries. This course provides executives and decision makers with a practical understanding of the basic science powering the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.


23rd Annual Biotechnology-Derived Therapeutics: Perspectives on Nonclinical Development Symposium

This Charles River-sponsored event unites drug development professionals in an interactive setting to discuss the nonclinical development of biotherapeutics, including safety concerns, regulatory hurdles and innovative approaches to problem solving. The collegial spirit of this meeting creates exceptional opportunities for information sharing and networking while you enjoy the chic beach ambiance and views of the Pacific Ocean. Please join us in gorgeous Southern California for another unique and exciting educational opportunity.

Don't miss our optional biotech workshop on Sunday, September 10 when making your travel plans. The registration fee includes daily breakfast and lunch, as well as a reception on Tuesday evening. Attendees can also receive a discounted hotel rate. Combined with our assembly of industry-leading experts and the highest level of drug development information and resources available, the Charles River Biotech Symposium is a great value.

More information here. Register here.



Capturing the Data: Improving Patient Outcomes

Could the advancement of new technologies leveraging data and analytics hold the key to transforming healthcare into a more patient centric and cost efficient model? Startups are innovating in areas such as data aggregation, risk stratification, outcomes reporting and even staffing standardization – all of which have the end goal of putting more focus on enhancing patient care. The progression of the value-for-service model has also sparked development of data driven solutions capable of demonstrating improvements in patient outcomes. The role of data in patient care is expanding in so many ways - come hear players in the field discuss trends, potential impact, challenges and more. 

Join Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS for a discussion with experts on how data can affect patient outcomes. We’ll explore topics such as:

  • Types of data and differences in application
  • Where and how to find effective patient data
  • The benefits of data and how it influences patients
  • How data will increase the quality of healthcare
  • What it takes to improve patient outcomes


La Jolla Institute’s community lecture series “Life Without Disease”

From Asthma to Zika: Exploring the worlds within us 

Explore the human immune system through a different lens when you join Dr. Zbigniew Mikulski for the next Life Without Disease Lecture at La Jolla Institute. This event is free and will include a Q&A after the presentation. 

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Life Without Disease Lecture Series
La Jolla Institute's community lecture series "Life Without Disease" provides San Diegans with an opportunity to hear about the latest advances in immune research and learn first-hand about exciting research conducted at the Institute. The lectures are delivered by prominent leaders in their field and are offered at no charge to the public three times a year. 
Date & Time: 
September 28, 2017 4:30- 6:30pm 
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology 



Date: October 3, 2017
Location: Farmer & the Seahorse, San Diego, USA
Smart Health topics: Diagnostics, sequencing, liquid biopsies, behavior change, neural circuits & connections, clinical data analytics, ingestibles,...

What is ITF2017 Healthcare?
ITF Healthcare is an exclusive event for business leaders, biomedical experts and visionaries in healthcare and nanotechnology.
The forum provides insights into fast evolving R&D on the border between healthcare and nanotech, with a specific interest in solving current and future healthcare challenges. In addition, we hope this meeting will provide networking opportunities with people interested in the interdisciplinary approach and foster a supportive ecosystem that leads to successful novel healthcare treatment and detection solutions.
There will be inspiring presentations with market trends, evolutions and latest breakthroughs in nanoelectronics-based innovations for healthcare. All this of course with ample opportunities for networking and discussing business opportunities.
ITF Healthcare is part of the prestigious series of Imec Technology Forums. Other ITF events are hosted in the USA, Japan, Israel and Southeast Asia,  with the flagship ITF conference in Belgium.

Who attends ITF2017 Healthcare?
If you are involved in healthcare innovation, from a business or technology perspective, you should not miss this unique opportunity to attend ITF2017 Healthcare. At the forum, you’ll meet industry experts, business leaders, futurists, and technology gurus from the healthcare innovation ecosystem including life science, pharma, medical device and nano electronics industry to discuss the future in healthcare.
You’ll have the chance to network, meet with key people, and get first-hand insights in what drives future developments in advancing healthcare.



Meet with...MPM Capital

Do you have innovation that will change the face of medicine? MPM Capital is looking for leading scientific research that addresses unmet medical needs across therapeutic areas. MPM is no stranger to Johnson and Johnson Innovation, JLABS, with investments that recently helped 3 Bay Area JLABS companies reach the next level. MPM is now investing two funds, BV2014, a $400M fund focusing on early stage companies developing therapies for unmet medical needs (Series A and earlier), and the Oncology Impact Fun, a $470M fund that invests solely in oncology companies of any stage (therapeutics only - no diagnostics). For more information on MPM visit

Vinay Bhaskar, Ph.D., Principal with MPM Capital, will be in attendance to provide an overview presentation on MPM's key areas of interest and venture investment philosophy. To be considered for a one-on-one meeting complete the information required in the link below.

10:30am | Registration & Networking 
11:00am | Presentation and Q&A 
11:45am | Lunch & Networking 
12:30-5:00pm | One-on-one Meetings* 

*Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and been approved. Applications are due September 1st. Apply Here.

Register for this event here!



16th Annual BIO Investor Forum

Hosted by BIO, the 16th Annual BIO Investor Forum, will take place October 17-18, 2017 in San Francisco at The Westin St. Francis. The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on investment strategies, trends and opportunities for the industry's most transformational and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The conference draws public and select private biotech companies looking to make the connections needed to take their products to the next phase.


The Advanced Lateral Flow Course

The Advanced Lateral Flow Course is an exclusive, 3-day seminar with an in-depth focus on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of lateral flow tests.

Upcoming Biocom Events
LA Taco Happy Hour
August 23, 2017
5:00 PM
Biocom's DeviceFest & Digital Health Summit
August 30, 2017
7:00 AM
Hear From Young Professionals in Life Science Who Are Redefining Success & Paving the Way
September 6, 2017
5:00 PM