|The California Assembly Select Committee on Biotechnology will host a hearing at City of Hope about Los Angeles’ biomedical research efforts. |
Los Angeles has long been promoted as the “creative capital of the world” in many industries. Despite the region’s reputation and resources, though, the region remains less known for the biosciences — even as some of the world’s top innovators quietly push the boundaries of science in the Los Angeles area.
But the spotlight is about to shine.
The California Assembly’s Select Committee on Biotechnology, chaired by Assembly Member Jerry Hill, will host a hearing highlighting translational research and medicine in Los Angeles at City of Hope’s Argyros Auditorium on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Biotechnology leaders from Baxter Pharmaceuticals, the University of Southern California, City of Hope and other companies and institutions will attend the event to stress the importance of discoveries made in the field and discuss the path to further growth and development of the biosciences in the region.
The hearing also will provide audience members a chance to voice their thoughts to state leaders on how best to sustain and grow a vibrant marketplace for ideas — and their development — in Los Angeles.
The hearing is open to the public.