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...

May 3, 2018

In collaboration with the Caltech Postdoctoral Association and Innovate Pasadena, BCLA held another Biotech Mixer at Caltech's Dabney Lounge in Pasadena, on April 23rd, 2018.

We welcomed more than 160 attendees from burgeoning start-ups, biotech companies, non-profits, and academia who enjoyed the evening networking and mingling. During our sponsors’ spotlight, Mike Giardello, Ph.D., co-founder and chairman of Innovate Pasadena & Partner at Mount Wilson Ventures, and Diego Benitez, Ph.D., founder...

April 18, 2018

Together with the Easton Technology Management Center, BCLA organized a MedTech Panel focused on Digital Health and Wearable Technologies at the UCLA Anderson School of Business on April 10th, 2018. About 120 attendees came to learn about the issues surrounding digital health, its potential and the hurdles faced by key players and stakeholders in the biotech and healthcare industry. 

First, our panelists shared the exciting new technologies they have been working on (details below). Matt Bresnaha...

March 22, 2017

With over one hundred guests in attendance, BCLA’s annual “Bioscience Talent Connection” successfully served its mission to connect postdocs, graduate students and life science professionals with the SoCal biotech industry. The event was held at the Ray R. Irani Hall at the University Park Campus at USC on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 and featured a career panel discussion, career workshop, networking lunch, company spotlights, and a career fair. Our Vice President Carolina Amador kicked off the...

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...

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