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Biocom Institute to Host Life Science Career Exploration Symposium for Veterans of the Military

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocom, the association representing the California life science community, today announced that its institute is hosting a special event focused on career exploration in the life sciences for veterans of the military. The event will occur Friday, October 13 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at 10996 Torreyana Road in San Diego.

“San Diego is one of the largest clusters of life science companies in the country, an industry that requires a workforce with advanced education, strong technical skills and adaptability to a quickly changing environment”

“San Diego is one of the largest clusters of life science companies in the country, an industry that requires a workforce with advanced education, strong technical skills and adaptability to a quickly changing environment,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. “It is also home to veterans, many of whom have the skills to thrive in the life sciences but may not know the opportunities that are available. This event is designed to help connect veterans with industry leaders.”

The half-day symposium is open to veterans of all stages of transition with interest in exploring career opportunities in the life sciences sector. Attendees will hear from top executives in the industry, who will discuss the variety of jobs in the life sciences and the ways that companies are seeking and using key skills that veterans have. For additional information, visit the event’s website.

“There are many jobs in the life sciences industry that veterans could be qualified for,” said Rich Pascoe, chief executive officer of Apricus Biosciences and a member of Biocom’s Veterans Committee. “Many people might believe that they wouldn’t qualify for a biotech job because they don’t have a science background, but that’s not the case. We welcome any veteran to this event.”

About Biocom Institute

Biocom Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports life science innovation and success in our local and state-wide community by strengthening the workforce and leaders of tomorrow. For nearly ten years, Biocom Institute has ensured the sustainability of this vital industry and inspired the STEM leaders of tomorrow by providing programs ranging from K-12 student and teacher STEM outreach, to innovative industry-vetted entrepreneurial and workforce development programs, to key veteran-focused mentorship programs. The Biocom Institute's world-class Science and Engineering Festival inspires today’s students to become future leaders.

The Biocom Institute is an affiliate of Biocom, the largest and most experienced advocate for California’s life science sector.

For more information on Biocom Institute, please visit our website at and connect with us on Twitter (@BiocomInstitute).

About Biocom

Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 950 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 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 its San Diego headquarters, Biocom operates a core office serving the Los Angeles market, satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, and has a continuous staff presence in the San Francisco Bay area and 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.

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


Biocom Media Contact:
Canale Communications
Carolyn Hawley
(619) 849-5382