BIOCOM Passes The 500 Member Mark

SAN DIEGO, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOCOM, the association for the life science community in Southern California, has passed the 500-member milestone, making it the largest regional life science association in the world.

“A life science organization is only as strong as the support it gets from its members, and I am proud to say that BIOCOM has attracted and retained more than 500 companies that are working together to move the Southern California life science industry forward,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of BIOCOM. “BIOCOM will continue to build on our programs and efforts to ensure we deliver value to our members, retaining the foundation of life science companies that helped build this association more than 10 years ago, as well as gaining strength in new members.”

The achievement will be celebrated at BIOCOM’s Annual Open House, from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. on July 27 at the BIOCOM offices at 4510 Executive Drive in La Jolla. More than 400 life science executives and industry leaders will attend the event, which is free to members of BIOCOM.

BIOCOM also will recognize new members who have joined in 2006 at the open house. New premium members for the year include: Anadys Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Celgene Corp.; Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Duane Morris LLP; Luce, Forward, Hamilton, & Scripps LLC; Metabasis Therapeutics Inc.; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC; Needle & Rosenberg PC; San Diego Gas & Electric; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hamilton LLP; SignOnSanDiego; and Silicon Valley Bank.

BIOCOM is the largest regional life sciences association in the world, representing 510 member companies in San Diego and Southern California. The association focuses on initiatives that positively influence the growth of the life science industry and the development and delivery of products that improve global health and quality of life. This includes initiatives in capital formation, public policy, workforce development, and scientific discovery and development. For more information on BIOCOM or the San Diego regional life sciences community, please visit the organization’s Web site at, or contact our offices at 858-455-0300.


CONTACT: Tim Ingersoll of BIOCOM, +1-858-455-0300