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You(r) Biocom

When You’re With Biocom – You Are Biocom

Welcome to You(r) Biocom: A Year-Long Campaign Aimed at Showcasing Member-Driven Programs that accelerate life science success.

August Feature: Innovate

Your Biocom membership keeps your team operating effectively while simultaneously building a pipeline of talent for California’s life science future.

View past You(r) Biocom posts: August (Innovate), July (Accelerate), June (Showcase), May (Unite), April (Advocate),March (Inspire)February (Connect)January (Ignite)

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About You(r) Biocom 
For nearly 25 years, Biocom members have been instrumental in shaping transformative programming and powerful advocacy that enriches California’s leading life science industry. This year, we’ll be featuring some of our member-driven programs and initiatives that help researchers, investors and advocates alike in our mission to accelerate California’s largest, most innovative network of life science clusters in the world. Stay tuned every month for new ways to take advantage of your Biocom membership benefits.

SHOWCASING BEST PRACTICES

The tools your team needs to get to the next level

Facilities Certification Programs

Facility management is a key part of any lab operation, and Biocom’s facilities programs emphasize educating employees on safe and sustainable best practices. Through our partnership with Veolia and OSI, members can take advantage of free trainings as well as year-round certification opportunities geared towards employees who generate, handle, or manage hazardous waste. Trainings are also intended for individuals that sign hazardous waste or medical waste manifests and meet California, EPA and Department of Transportation training requirements.

In addition, Facilities and Environmental Health & Safety Committees in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area provide central forums for all facilities-related issues including facilities management, development codes, permitting, real estate trends and financing opportunities. These committees also offer continuing education through Facilities Workshops and recommends positions on facilities-related bills to our Legislative Committee and Public Policy Oversight Committee.

Biocom Member Spotlight Series

The Biocom Member Spotlight Series, launched this summer, provides a platform for members to share their life science journeys with the Biocom network. The series continues this month with Praful Doshi, Co-Founder, CEO and CTO of Leo Lens, a company harnessing the power of digital printing to provide desirable and innovative solutions using contact lenses for both medical and cosmetic applications.

FILLING THE TALENT PIPELINE

Attracting & retaining an innovative California workforce

Workforce Development

Biocom members contribute to a statewide talent pool by supporting workforce development programs. Through partnerships with industry educators like 2connect and the Leadership Edge, our members take advantage of discounts to professional development classes and seminars.

Our next “Communicate with Purpose” workshop is in November. The half-day seminar will help members assess strengths and development areas around strategic communication and presentations and apply a framework to communicate with purpose and clarity in day-to-day communications and decision-making presentations. This month, the Biocom Charity Golf Tournament will bring members together to raise money for Biocom Institute’s Veterans Initiative, which provides resources for veterans hoping to bring their proven skillsets to careers in life science.

STEM

Biocom Institute’s STEM initiative looks to the future of California’s life science workforce to encourage students of all backgrounds to pursue a career in the industry. Our STEM Initiatives include the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, which reaches more than 75,000 San Diegans each year, and STEM In Your Backyard. These STEM initiatives allow for face-to-face interaction with STEM professionals—positive and diverse role models— and deliver experiences that encourage California’s youth to stay involved and to pursue STEM careers. Our STEM Initiative provides a holistic approach to STEM education by incorporating parent education so parents from all communities understand the impact STEM will have on their child’s future. Additionally, we work with teachers so in-classroom lessons can be as effective and exciting as possible and promote youth-to-industry interaction both in an engaging external setting and inside the classroom.

ELEVATING CALIFORNIA’S PROFILE

Advocating for a brighter future

Informing Policymakers

This October, Biocom and the cities of Fremont, Newark, Union City, and Milpitas invite members to join us for a life science roundtable luncheon with Mayors Mei, Nagy, Dutra-Vernaci, and Tran.

Your membership provides a unique opportunity to join this roundtable and discuss matters specific to your industry and company. Topics to be covered include workforce housing, transportation, taxation, local regulatory agencies and building construction. This is also a chance for members to build relationships with the mayors and city staff, and for them to understand the importance of your contributions to the region. Biocom’s public policy team strives to connect members to policymakers to supplement our advocacy efforts through two-way education. Through dozens of events like October’s upcoming roundtable, members play a valuable role in keeping legislators informed on our industry’s needs and, in turn, staying up to date on current policies.

On September 24th, the Annual Biocom PAC Legislative Staff Appreciation Reception will honor the legislative staff who often toil anonymously in ensuring our legislative process runs smoothly. Held in San Diego, this event is an excellent opportunity to show your appreciation for the staff members of elected officials who provide information, guidance and resources when industry-related issues arise.

Capital Development Education

Biocom’s Capital Development initiative educates member companies, venture capitalists and partners on potential avenues of collaboration. Our team’s constant communication with larger biotech companies helps us better understand what technologies they’re looking for and, in turn, enables us to deliver early-stage member companies with innovative opportunities to grow.

By educating companies all over the globe on the exciting intellectual property being developed in California, we’re attracting diverse sources of capital and partners to invest in our members up and down the state. Our efforts have resulted in the extraordinary growth of Partner and Venture days, giving our members one-on-one exposure with key decision-makers to form unique, high-value relationships.

BECOME A MEMBER

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