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Biocom California Calls for Nominations for the Seventh Annual Life Science Catalyst Awards

Recognizing 10 Life Science Trailblazers Under the Age of 40 Across California

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocom California, the association representing the California life science industry, today called for entries for the seventh annual Life Science Catalyst Awards from the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego and Los Angeles regions. The awards celebrate accomplished and up-and-coming academics, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and business advisers who are making their mark on the California life science industry before reaching their 40th birthday.

“The Catalyst Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate leaders igniting innovation and fueling growth in California’s biotech and life science industry,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom California. “It’s important, now more than ever, to continue encouraging the young minds who are raising the bar by addressing the changing needs of our community through their research, discovery and entrepreneurship.”

Nominations for the award will be accepted until Friday, September 9, 2022. Honorees will be featured in the Biocom California LifeLines digital platform and newsletter, on social media platforms and celebrated on stage at the Biocom California Annual “Celebration of Life” Dinner on November 10, 2022. The Life Science Catalyst Award will honor standouts from the following areas:

  • Biotechnology (healthcare, industrial, environmental)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Genomics
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Health
  • Universities and Research Institutes
  • Business Consulting
  • Venture Capital

A list of past Catalyst Award Winners may be found here.

About Biocom California

Biocom California is the leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1,600 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 California 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 our San Diego headquarters, Biocom California operates core offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, with satellite offices in Sacramento, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo. 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.

For more information on Biocom California, please visit our website at Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (@BIOCOMCA).


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Last Updated: 08-Aug-2022