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Network with LA’s Blooming Biotech Industry

We inspire, educate, and connect emerging scientists and entrepreneurs to grow and diversify biotech in LA.

Upcoming Events

Date & time: July 17, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: LA BioSpace
1927 Paseo Rancho Castilla, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Past Events


Inside Biotech Podcast

Showcasing the science behind SoCal's most innovative new biotech companies, Dr. Yewande Pearse hosts this podcast on a monthly basis.


Informational Interviews

Featuring young professionals in our community who have gone on to various careers after a degree in life science. Learn more about their paths. 


Bio-Entrepreneurship Seminar

We co-hosted a series on bio-entrepreneurship with LA Bioscience Hub in the summer of 2020. 

Latest Media


Our Mission

We are passionate about making our city a major biotech hub.

Biotech Connection Los Angeles (BCLA) is a project of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Community Partners. We are an organization run by academics and biotech professionals from all over Los Angeles. We bring academia and the biotech industry together to drive innovation forward.

Our People

We consist of students and post docs from different research areas, as well as young industry professionals, but we are all sharing the common goal of improving and facilitating communication between biotech industry and academia.

Our advisory board includes BCLA's co-founders and professionals from academia and industry, who help to direct BCLA towards better serving the biotech community and creating more possibilities for bioscience entrepreneurship in Los Angeles.

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Our Sponsors


Magnify at CNSI

Magnify strives to enhance the vibrant culture of entrepreneurship at UCLA and the broader Los Angeles region.


Featuring flexible co-working laboratory and office spaces, Magnify was built with one goal in mind: to help startups succeed by vastly accelerating their access to facilities while increasing their capital efficiency and market opportunities.



BioscienceLA’s mission is to ensure that Los Angeles has a collaborative, well-coalesced ecosystem that encompasses all aspects of the Southern California life sciences cluster – biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical diagnostics, bioinformatics, healthcare IT, medtech, digital health, and more.

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California Life Sciences

California Life Sciences (CLS) is the state’s most impactful life sciences membership organization, advocating for the sector and its diverse innovation pipeline. For more than 30 years, CLS has served the community by supporting companies of all sizes, from early-stage innovators and startups to established industry leaders in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technology.

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The Bridge Institute

Building upon the university’s Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Initiative, the Bridge Institute unites artists, engineers, scientists and physicians from USC, bridging the molecules of life to improve the human condition.

Imagine a world where scientific data is released from the confines of its originating discipline, allowing us to better understand, integrate and advance knowledge.


Keck Graduate Institute

Founded in 1997, we are proud to be a member of The Claremont Colleges. With an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections, KGI provides pathways for students to become leaders in healthcare and the applied life sciences.

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