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Biotech's L.A. presence grows, with trade groups fighting over turf

Biotech's L.A. presence grows, with trade groups fighting over turf

In a sign of growing interest in Los Angeles County as a major biomedical hub, the California Life Sciences Assn. has opened an office in Monrovia.

It also this week announced partnerships with two organizations in the L.A. region — LA BioMed, a nonprofit research institute in Torrance, and the biotech incubator Lab Launch, in Monrovia.

The association said its latest undertakings will help new biomedical businesses in greater Los Angeles organize their operations, assist companies in getting their products commercialized, boost political advocacy for the industry and provide professional resources for people looking...

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