LA BioMed At Center of LA County Bioscience Summit


LA BioMed President and Chief Executive Officer David Meyer, Ph.D., is set to elaborate on the future of the local bioscience industry during a panel discussion later today at the Los Angeles County 2018 Bioscience Summit.  Meyer will also moderate a panel discussion about incubation and capital for start-ups.

“Los Angeles County is home to groundbreaking biomedical research and historic entrepreneurial investment – all aimed at finding cures and therapies for a broad range of diseases,” said Meyer, a biomedical researcher who leads one of the nation’s leading independent nonprofit research institutes. “LA BioMed is proud to be a core element of the region’s transformation into one of the world’s largest - and most important - biomedical research hubs. And we thank LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for his relentless leadership in putting bioscience at the forefront in LA County.”

Dr. Meyer will be a featured speaker at the Bioscience Summit today, being held at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). The summit will pull together public officials, biomedical leaders and health care and life science executives from across the U.S. to discuss recent accomplishments by biomedical research organizations in Los Angeles County. The summit will also focus on a sustainable action plan for cementing the region as a global leader in bioscience development and commercialization. The summit is hosted jointly by Los Angeles County, LA BioMed, Biocom, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and LMU.

LA BioMed anchors an emerging hub for biomedical research and financial investment in LA County. With a large network of major hospitals, top universities and influential research institutions, the Los Angeles region continues to increasingly attract top researchers and biomedical entrepreneurs.

In early 2019 LA BioMed will open a new research building and incubator that will house multiple bioscience startups. All of which furthers the position of Los Angeles County as a global center for biomedical research and empower bioscience firms with the space and resources to launch discoveries into the marketplace.

“Thanks to the work of our dedicated researchers, LA BioMed will play a central role in the region’s growing bioscience industry by turning historic discoveries into therapies that heal and provide hope for generations of patients,” Meyer said.  

More information on the summit can be found here.