BCLA November 2022 News

November 7, 2022

BCLA November 2022 News

With the end of the year approaching, and the BCLA team reflecting on all that we have accomplished in 2022, we would like to express our gratitude to our entire network for their continued support of BCLA’s missions and for having made 2022 a huge success. As we prepare to wrap up the year with a few more exciting events, we invite you to read on and learn more about our upcoming ideation panel, Amgen information session, and a recap of our annual Biotech summit!

Ideation Panel and Networking Mixer

BCLA, Nucleate, and Hero House would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming Ideation Panel which will be taking place at Hero House at HyeRise in Glendale, CA on November 10th!

This panel will feature experts with diverse experiences in ideation and commercialization, who will explore how new ideas are developed and expanded upon in the biotech and life sciences space. This year the panel will feature Lily Yang, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, Lucy Abgaryan, Co-Founder and CEO at GrittGene Therapeutics, Llewellyn Cox, CEO of LabLaunch, and Armine Galstyan, Principal at SmartGateVC.

Attendees will have the chance to connect with founders, young professionals, and VCs during the panel discussion and networking mixer!

  • When: November 10th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
  • Where: 326 Mira Loma Ave, Glendale, California, 91204

RSVP here

Amgen Info Session – In-person at UCLA and USC

BCLA will be hosting Amgen at both USC’s Health Science campus and at the UCLA campus for in person info sessions on their Commercial Leadership & Insights Program internship for Summer 2023.

During the 10-12 week training program graduate interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a career at the intersection of science and business through Amgen’s Commercial Data & Analytics organization.

RSVP below if you are interested in connecting with an Amgen recruiter to learn more about the company!


  • When: November 3rd, 4:00PM – 5:00PM (PST)
  • Where: 8283 Bunche Hall, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90095


  • When: November 8th, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (PsT)
  • Where: 1985 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089


USC RSVP here 

Podcast: Inside Biotech 

BCLA is excited for another season of Podcast episodes! Tune in to this episode to learn from experts at Experimental Design Consulting, LLC on what the ideal lab space should look like:

From each pipette tip to every person in a lab, creating the right atmosphere is crucial for success and discovering the future. Where does a scientist even begin? Enter the experts at EDC, Experimental Design Consulting, LLC, to bring the future into a reality. From crafting environments that bolster productivity and creativity to recruiting at the right time co-founders Damien Wilpitz and Nick Guay-Ross have spent the last 12 years optimizing their approach to improving your scientific endeavors.

Listen here

BCLA Biotech Summit Coverage 

On October 15th, BCLA hosted our 8th Annual Biotech Summit which focused on the “Future of Biotech in Los Angeles.” With 8 event sponsors, 12 speakers, 24 mentors, and over 150 attendees, BCLA was able to connect the Los Angeles community with current CEOs and professionals who discussed how the biotech landscape is being shaped and what it will look like in the coming years as LA becomes the next global biotech hub!

Read more on our website for a full coverage on this series:

Event Coverage 

Published on November 7th, 2022

Last updated on November 7th, 2022