SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocom, the association representing the California life science industry, today announced a call for entries for the second annual Life Science Catalyst Awards. In addition, Biocom announced that it is adding a second region from which it is seeking nominees to include Los Angeles County. L.A. will have its own nominees, judges and Catalyst Award winners. The awards are designed to identify accomplished and up-and-coming academics, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and business advisers who are making their mark on the life science industry before reaching their 40th birthday.
"The life sciences industry thrives when we have creative ideas flowing, and these ideas often come from young, up and coming leaders," noted Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. "Expanding our reach to Los Angeles will help emphasize the importance of the next generation of life science leaders to our region as a whole."
Nominations for the award will be accepted until May 31, 2017. Honorees will be highlighted in the cover feature of the Biocom LifeLines magazine and celebrated at a VIP awards reception. The Life Science Catalyst Award will honor standouts from:
- Biotechnology (healthcare, industrial, environmental)
- Medical Devices
- Digital Health
- Universities and Research Institutes
- Business Consulting
- Venture Capital
The list of 2016 Catalyst Award Winners may be found here.
Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California's life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 900 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.
Founded in 1995 in San Diego, Biocom provides the strongest public voice to research institutions and companies that fuel the local and state-wide economy. Our goal is simple: to help our members produce novel solutions that improve the human condition. In addition to its San Diego headquarters, Biocom operates a core office serving the Los Angeles market, satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, and has a continuous staff presence in San Francisco and Sacramento. Our broad membership benefits apply to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics and diagnostics companies of all sizes, as well as to research universities and institutes, clinical research organizations, investors and service providers.
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