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Public Policy Newsletter
March 2, 2017

Biocom Expands DC Office, Hires Regulatory Manager
/s/Biocom_Brittany_Blocker.jpg?v=1Biocom is pleased to announce the hire of Brittany Blocker, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, in its Washington D.C. office. Brittany will assist the Director of Federal Policy & Government Affairs with all regulatory matters, monitor and respond to guidance and rulemaking documents, and serve as a point of contact for federal agencies, with a focus on the   Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Prior to joining Biocom, Brittany was a Regulatory Affairs Associate at TissueGene, where she managed regulatory documents for a cell & gene therapy product. She also worked as a Regulatory Submission       Specialist for GlobalSubmit and holds a Regulatory Affairs Certificate from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS). Brittany graduated from Temple University Fox School of Business with a BBA in Legal Studies in Business. She is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Biotechnology Management.  

You can reach Brittany at or 202.962.6663.

Local Affairs

Biocom to Host New San Diego City Councilmembers
Join us on March 29th as we welcome Councilmembers Bry, Ward, and Gomez for a Life Science Roundtable. For more information, click here.

Announcing Biocom and IFMA's 2017 Partnership!
To learn more about the benefits of this new partnership including additional events and access to added educational opportunities, click here.

Biocom Hosts Successful Event with LA Mayor's Office
The panel was a who's who of venture capital firms in LA; panelists discussed life science funding opportunities. Continue reading the event recap here.

Biocom Facilitates Partnership Between San Diego and France
San Diego Mayor Faulconer and French Vice-President Deflesselles signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Read more about the partnership here

Changes to San Diego Land Development Code to Benefit Biocom Members
Biocom was approached by the city’s economic development staff regarding an update that would allow companies located in industrial lands to place moveable machinery in side and rear yard setbacks. Click here to read more.

Federal Affairs

ACA Repeal and Replace Draft Released
The proposals build upon the Better Way white paper made public last year by House Republicans. Continue reading here.

Join Us for our 2017 Oncology DC Fly-In
This event provides a unique opportunity to meet with Washington DC regulators and legislators in an intimate setting. For more details, click here.

HHS, CMS, FDA, NIH Leadership Update
Click hereto read updates on each of these agencies.

State Affairs

State Bill Introduction Deadline Passes, Busy Year Ahead
With the state bill introduction deadline behind us, the substance of these new pieces of legislation is becoming clearer. Click here to continue reading.

Upcoming Public Policy Events
Oncology Advocacy Fly-In
April 5, 2017
4:00 PM