United States - BioscienceLA Ecosystem

Founded in 2018, BioscienceLA is the innovation catalyst for life sciences in the greater Los Angeles region, accelerating the growth of funding, space, and talent. The independent not-for-profit organization was seeded by LA County and has backing from Amgen, PhRMA, Richard Lundquist, Richard Merkin, City of Hope, and Cedars-Sinai, among others.
United States – BioscienceLA Ecosystem

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Our mission is to place the LA life sciences ecosystem at the forefront of global innovation. Our programs, which range from the BioFutures Internship Program to the Leadership Catalyst Program, the BioscienceLA Expert Network to LAMedTechWeek and LABioTechWeek, share a common theme to create opportunities for diverse students, founders, and funders.


1. Build a Regional One-Stop Resource for Life Science Stakeholders
2. Support Regional Collaboration within the SoCal Ecosystem
3. Lead Branding and Communications for the Los Angeles Region
4. Invest in and Accelerate Start-up Activity
5. Promote Industry-specific Workforce Development

Key Links

BioscienceLA Website






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Ecosystem Coordinators

Dave Whelan

Chief Executive Officer

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