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At a Glance


The Largest and Most Experienced Leader and Advocate of California’s Life Science Sector

Biocom harnesses the collective power and experience of the most innovative and productive life science clusters in the world, with powerful advocacy and transformative programs to help companies in their quest to improve the human condition. Biocom provides the strongest public voice for research institutions and companies that fuel the California economy.

Biocom provides five main categories of service to its members

Public Policy & Advocacy
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Advocating for a greater life science future

Building Networks
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150+ annual life science events

Capital Development
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Connecting members with capital and novel resources

Business Strategies and Services
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Strategic sourcing solutions backed by a proven process

Workforce Development
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Strengthening California’s life science community

Public Policy & Advocacy
Biocom drives advocacy and public policy initiatives that give members a strong and respected voice with elected representatives and regulatory officials at the federal, state, and local levels.

Building Networks
Biocom creates valuable networks that accelerate member success through a variety of programs, including specialized events, targeted conferences, expert committees, leadership dinners, advocacy fly-ins, industry-focused meetings, scientific roundtables, venture capital days, and member-to-member networking.

Capital Development
Biocom connects member companies with venture capital and other sources of funding through a variety of dynamic programs, including angel investing, licensing and partnering opportunities, M&A discussions, research grant insights, and one-on-one discussions.

Business Strategies and Services
Biocom’s Purchasing Group offers robust, strategic, consortium-level programs that leverage group buying power to reduce costs and increase efficiency across the enterprise. From lab equipment to health benefits, travel, insurance, and supplies, Biocom provides members with targeted solutions to ensure cost-effective growth. 2016 member savings: $150 million.

Workforce Development
Biocom provides high-quality programs to accelerate the growth of the life sciences ecosystem through workforce development and STEM education programs via its 501(c)(3), the Biocom Institute.

Deeply Rooted in Public Policy

Biocom works on behalf of nearly 1,100 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge workforce development and STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs. Biocom provides the strongest public voice for research institutions and life science companies that fuel the California economy.

Strategic Global Presence

Quick Facts

Corporate Status: 501(c)(6)
Founded: 1995
Number of Members: 1,100+
Number of Employees Across Organization: 52
Locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Tokyo
Number of Events/Year: 150+
Number of Board Members: 60
President and CEO: Joe Panetta
International Collaborating Partners: EuroBioMed, Japan BioIndustry Association, LINK-J, One Nucleus, AusBio, City of Kobe, City of Yokohama
Biocom PAC (Political Action Committee): CA ID #963088
Registered Lobbyists: Yes
Member Demographics:

  • Life science, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics, and bioinformatics companies
  • Contract Research Organizations
  • Academic Institutions/Research Institutes
  • Service Providers
  • Investment Firms

Membership ranges from life science companies with under 10 employees to those with 500+ employees, as well as service providers. Biocom annual membership benefits transfer across all office locations in California.

Biocom Institute (BI): A 501©(3) providing programs in workforce development and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education programs for students. and @BiocomInstitute.

Biocom Institute Signature Program: Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering.


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