Biotech Connection Los Angeles


May 31, 2018

Over the past years, opioid addiction and news of accidental overdoses have been on the rise nationwide. To promote a discussion to potentially relieve the burden on the healthcare system, BCLA hosted this year’s Healthcare Symposium titled, “Opioid Epidemic and Alternative Pain Treatments”, on May 22nd at the UCLA CNSI auditorium.

The keynote presentations, gave the audience a good overview of the current opioid crisis but also highlighted approaches to alleviate the problem. Our first keynote s...

June 12, 2017

This year's Entrepreneurship Summit, themed “The Conscious Entrepreneur”, took place on Saturday June 3rd 2017 at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and offered an eclectic program that was attended by over 100 students, postdocs and professionals from all over Los Angeles. We kicked the day of with opening remarks by BCLA President Yari Fontebasso, followed by Jasson Crockett, who gave an overview of biotech in LA on behalf of the LA Mayor's Office. Sonia Luna, Executive Director of CN...

December 14, 2016

Last week at BCLA’s Big Data Symposium, attendees took advantage of the opportunity to learn about data science from professionals in the biotech industry, who work with big data every day. The event opened with remarks by Dr. Alexander Hoffman (UCLA), and followed with an insightful and inspiring keynote lecture by Dr. Paul Fu (LA BioMed), who emphasized how science is being driven more and more by big data.

The morning session also featured a panel discussion led by Dr. Amy Hurwitz. During the...

October 20, 2016

Last Thursday night BCLA kicked off the academic year with the Innovation Mixer, co-hosted with Biocom LA. A full house of students, postdocs and industry professionals socialized over free drinks and food at Skylight Gardens in Westwood. Many new connections were made as attendees networked and partook in insightful scientific conversation.

The evening also featured a series of short talks by BCLA’s co-hosts and sponsors, including Dina Lozofsky, Executive Director at Biocom LA, Nick Pyzow, Dire...

June 19, 2016

On Saturday June 11th, over 100 registered guests joined us at CNSI for BCLA’s 2ndAnnual Entrepreneurship Summit. The event was inspiring to all, as it gave each participant a chance to learn about the exciting biotech opportunities in Los Angeles and network with many of the industry’s leaders.

This year’s event program was packed full of activities throughout the entire day. In the morning, a short welcome address from the director of CNSI, Jeff Miller and Adrienne Lindgren from the Los Angeles...

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