Biocom Calls for Nominations for Third Annual Life Science Catalyst Awards

Awards Open to San Diego and Los Angeles County Nominees

SAN DIEGO--()--Biocom, the association representing the California life science industry, today announced a call for entries for the third annual Life Science Catalyst Awards. In addition, Biocom announced that for the second year it will seek nominees from Los Angeles County. L.A. will have its own nominees, judges and Catalyst Award winners. 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.

"Our industry is growing at a rapid pace, and the Life Science Catalyst Awards are a chance to recognize these up-and-coming trailblazers who are leading this charge," noted Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. "San Diego and Los Angeles represent two hotbeds of innovation in the industry, and we welcome the opportunity to recognize professionals in these regions transforming life science as we know it."

Nominations for the award will be accepted until June 8, 2018. Honorees will be highlighted in the cover feature of the Biocom LifeLines magazine and celebrated at a VIP awards reception. In San Diego, the awards are being presented in conjunction with the San Diego Venture Group. 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

The list of 2017 Catalyst Award Winners may be found here.

About Biocom

Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1,000 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.

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


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