Los Angeles Bioscience Hub
LA Bioscience Hub (LABH), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was created in 2014 to ensure that LA’s growing bioscience industry reflects the diversity and dynamism of the region. We are dedicated to fostering the creation of the LA Bioscience Corridor, a biomedical innovation cluster in Los Angeles’s Eastside, along Valley Boulevard between LAC+USC Medical Center and Cal State LA. LABH is a place-based organization that works across sectors to shape the LA Bioscience Corridor to become a thriving innovation center that creates good jobs and careers for local residents. LABH carries out its mission through three core initiatives:
1. Biotech Leaders Academy: A summer program that creates new professional opportunities for East Los Angeles’ community college students pursuing life sciences degrees, and fosters future generations of diverse bioscience entrepreneurs for Los Angeles. Since the program launch in 2016, LABH as provided 28 students with internships and entrepreneurship training.
2. Real Estate & Placemaking: LA Bioscience Hub works to attract public and private investments in the LA Bioscience Corridor that catalyze the development of commercial lab and flex space, improve infrastructure, and provide amenities that support the area’s residents and the bioscience community. LABH has served as an advisor and advocate for the creation of new catalytic projects such as HATCH Labs (multi-tenant lab space) and LA BioSpace (incubator at Cal State LA). In 2017-18, LABH inspired design courses at East LA College and Cal Poly Pomona to create landscape architecture schematics for the LA Bioscience Corridor.
3. Connecting & Convening: LA Bioscience Hub works to create a network of companies, service providers, public sector leaders, and academic institutions to strengthen the identity of the bioscience community in LA’s greater Eastside, and connect area residents to the opportunities within the growing bioscience sector. We have hosted networking and speaker events with partner organizations to strengthen the regional bioscience eco-system.