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Partner Days

Biocom began facilitating Partner Days in 2012. The Partner Days program brings buyers and sellers together to discuss potential partnerships, licensing opportunities and/or M&A deals.

For the Partner Days, the Biocom Capital Development Committee invites representatives from a big pharmaceutical company to come to San Diego for a day of 1:1 meetings with pre-selected companies. Companies are selected through an application process pushed out to all Biocom members and the community at large. Biocom works with the company representative to review applications and identify companies that fit their partnering strategy. Accepted companies are scheduled in meetings/presentations with the company executives.

Additionally, on the day of the meetings, CEOs/CFOs of local biotech companies are invited to a networking event in which the Company has the floor to talk about their company, the various business units and their partnering strategy.

For information on how to participate in Partner Days events, please contact Jennifer Landress or Oscar Rodarte 

Upcoming Partnering Events

Partnering Forum with Illumina and Illumina Accelerator

Join us for a Breakfast Partnering Forum, Illumina Accelerator Presentation, and Networking Reception on July from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here

7:30 AM Registration/Networking | 7:45 am -9:00 am Breakfast Partnering Forum | 9:30 AM Networking

A global genomics leader, Illumina provides complete next-generation sequencing workflow solutions to the basic and translational research communities. Illumina technology is responsible for generating more than 90% of the world’s sequencing data. 

Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fueling groundbreaking advancements in the fields of oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, and forensic science.

Illumina 1:1 Meeting Opportunity:

Illumina is seeking to meet with research institutions, companies, and entrepreneurs at all stages to explore strategic partnerships, investments, and partnering opportunities.  Additionally, Illumina Accelerator is interested in meeting with startups developing breakthrough applications in genomics.

Illumina is interested in:

  • Technologies related to genomics and their applications in agriculture, biotech, and health care.
  • Applications of genomics including therapeutics, agriculture technologies, oncology, reproductive health, synthetic biology, direct to consumer, and diagnostics.
  • Bioinformatics and data analytics approaches.

To apply for a 1:1 Meeting from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, COMPLETE AN APPLICATION HERE

Applications due: July 3rd, 2017

There are no fees for these events. Preferential selection for 1:1 meetings will be given to academic researchers and Biocom member companies. 

About Illumina, Inc. 

Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments. To learn more, visit and follow @illumina.

About Illumina Accelerator

Illumina Accelerator is the world’s first business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. It provides select startups with seed investment, business guidance, access to Illumina’s sequencing systems and reagents, and fully operational lab space in the San Francisco Bay Area during each six-month funding cycle. For more information, visit and follow

Upcoming Capital Development Events
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Partnering Forum
July 10, 2017
3:30 PM
Venture Day with Novo Ventures - Los Angeles
July 11, 2017
8:00 AM
Partnering Forum with Illumina and Illumina Accelerator
July 17, 2017
7:00 AM

"Thank you very much for putting together such a stellar group of colleagues and personal friends to meet with the J&J Innovation Center. This speaks highly of Biocom's commitment to supporting the efforts of our Academic Institutions."

Ruben Flores

Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute