Panel Discussion: Strengthening LA's Bioscience Eco-System


Bioscience is an industry of the future here in Los Angeles. Our region is home to a wealth of life sciences innovation and start-ups. Entrepreneurs are constantly starting companies at our universities and research centers to advance the field in medical devices, diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals, digital health, and more. However, when you look around, there are relatively few LA-born companies that have stayed in the region to grow their operations and create new jobs. Why are so many promising bioscience start-ups leaving and how can we help them be successful in Los Angeles?

Join us for an interdisciplinary panel of experts in the field to discuss what early stage bioscience companies really need in order to be successful in LA, and how we can better focus efforts and resources to fill the eco-system gaps.

If you're new to the bioscience industry, join us to learn about the opportunities to plug into this growing field. Come and connect with professionals from various sectors that are all part of the life science industry's growth - leaders from bioscience, real estate, government, design, research sectors and more!

5:30 - 6:00pm Registration and Networking
6:00 - 7:00pm Panel Discussion, Q&A
7:00 - 7:30pm Networking


  • Cecilia V. Estolano, Executive Director, LA Bioscience Hub (moderator)

  • Howard Kozloff, Managing Partner, Agora Partners

  • Jessica Rousset, Director, CHLA Center for Innovation

  • Naresh Menon, CEO, ChromoLogic

  • Walid Sabbagh, VP of Business Development, SoCalBio

Public Transit & Parking: Guests are encouraged to use public transit. The venue is adjacent to the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line Station. For driving directions and parking information, click here. Visitor parking is available beneath the Children's Hospital building at 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. Parking costs $1.00 per 15 minutes, with $10 maximum. 




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October 12, 2016 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Saban Auditorium at CHLA
4661 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
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