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Joseph Panetta, President & CEO, Biocom
February 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
San Diego Biotech-Advancing Health, Wellness and the Economy
Joseph Panetta is president and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Biocom, California’s largest and most-experienced leader and advocate for the life science industry. Biocom works on behalf of over 1,100 members to drive public policy, build a network of industry leaders, create access to capital and introduce STEM education programs.
Biocom has a staff of 50. It is based in San Diego and has offices in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. The life science industry in San Diego County is among the strongest in the nation. The industry employs almost 50,000 people in five sectors: biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics, research and lab services, bio-renewables, and life science wholesale. The county’s life science employees support an additional 133,000 jobs, for a total countywide impact of over 183,000 jobs. The industry generates $34 billion in annual economic activity.
Panetta will provide an update on the growth of the biotech industry in our region and provide insight into some of the most promising developments in drug development, research and the growing field of genetics.