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Biocom Calls for Nominations for the Fifth Annual Life Science Catalyst Awards

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Biocom, the association representing the California life science industry, today announced a call for entries for the fifth annual Life Science Catalyst Awards from the Bay Area, San Diego and Los Angeles regions. Each of the three regions will have its own separate nomination and judging process. The awards are designed to identify accomplished and up-and-coming academics, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and business advisers who are making their mark on the life science industry before reaching their 40th birthday.

“This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role the life science industry plays in responding to and combating this ongoing public health crisis,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. “The Life Science Catalyst Awards are a chance to celebrate the young leaders in our industry who are helping advance measures against the virus, as well as those who are sparking meaningful change in the field – fueling the ongoing growth in California’s largest hotbeds of innovation.”

Nominations for the award will be accepted until November 5, 2020. Honorees will be highlighted in the cover feature of the Biocom LifeLines magazine and celebrated at the virtual Biocom Annual Dinner. The Life Science Catalyst Award will honor standouts from:

  • 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

Biocom is the leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1,300 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce innovative talent and workforce development strategies, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.

Founded in 1995 in San Diego, Biocom 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 operates core offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, and has a continuous staff presence in Sacramento. 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.

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