SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocom, the association representing the Southern California life science community, announced a call for entries for the inaugural Life Science Catalyst Awards. The awards, developed in conjunction with the San Diego Venture Group, are designed to identify accomplished and up-and-coming academics, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and business advisers who are making their mark on San Diego's life science industry before reaching their 40th birthday.
"Fostering the growth of the next generation of life science executives will keep the life science industry in San Diego vibrant and ensure that the brightest minds stay here to make their mark," noted Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. "The Life Science Catalyst Award is one way we can acknowledge and congratulate younger leaders, and we urge people who know of a young leader in San Diego to nominate him or her."
Nominations for the award will be accepted until July 15, 2016. Honorees will be highlighted in the cover feature of the Biocom LifeLines magazine and celebrated at the SDVG annual Luminaries Dinner in October, 2016. The Life Science Catalyst Award will honor 40 standouts from:
- Biotechnology (healthcare, industrial, environmental)
- Medical Devices
- Digital Health
- Universities and Research Institutes
- Business Consulting
- Venture Capital
Biocom is the largest, most experienced advocate for California's life science sector, working on behalf of more than 750 members to drive public policy, accelerate the innovation ecosystem and introduce inventive purchasing programs that expedite day-to-day business activities. Founded in 1995 in San Diego, Biocom provides a strong public voice to the companies and research institutions that fuel local economies and 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 a continuous staff presence in Sacramento. Its broad membership benefits apply to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics and diagnostics companies of all sizes, as well as to research universities and institutes, CROs, investors and service providers.
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