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What are some good biotech/biomedical companies in the Long Beach/Orange County area?

I am looking to enter this field upon my college graduation in 5 years and want to start looking into some great companies! Help is much appreciated! #biology #biotechnology #biotech #industrial-biotechnology #biomed #biomedical-engineering #biomedical #science


Hi Cristia, I am happy to hear you are interested in biotechnology! California is a great place for biotechnology. There are an abundance of companies in the Bay Area, and a pocket in San Diego as well. I am not too familiar with the Long Beach area, but I do know Kite Pharma is in Santa Monica, and Amgen is in Thousand Oaks. If you are interested in Northern California, big names like Gilead, Genentech, Bayer, and Verily are there. A good website to learn more about Biotechnology and careers is Biospace.com, Check it out! Hope this helps! Best regards, Herman Herman Liu

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Amy’s Answer

With a focus in Biomedical Engineering, you have a lot of options to explore in terms of industry focus including, but not limited to: Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Life Sciences, Medical Device, Diagnostics, and MedTech industries/companies.

Some companies (but there are tons!):
Allergan (now part of Abbvie)
Edwards Lifesciences
B Braun Medical
Bausch and Lomb
Bio-Rad
Nihon-Kohden
Teva

Industry Groups in the LA/OC area:
https://octaneoc.org/
https://www.bc-la.org/
https://www.awis.org/project/los-angelesventura-county-chapter/

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Christos’s Answer

Hi Cristia,
That's awesome that you are interested in biotechnology. I would say since you are just starting your college career to approach your professors that work in the bioengineering/biotechnology field and express your interest. They will give you some companies to follow up on, they might even give you some contacts to speak with and it gives you an opportunity to get to know your professors.

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