Supervisor Hilda Solis

Supervisor Solis commends LA BioStart graduates at Cal State LA event

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis commended bioscience entrepreneurs who graduated from the LA BioStart training program at California State University, Los Angeles, saying they will help spur economic development across the region.

During the August 16 event, Solis and Cal State LA President William A. Covino agreed to collaborate on several initiatives to promote the regional bioscience industry. The initiatives include county support for a high school summer STEM academy that the University conducts with Grifols Biologicals Inc., as well as programs to increase internships and professional development opportunities for students interested in careers in the life sciences.

Solis said she looked forward to working with Cal State LA to enrich the region.

“The biotech industry can find a home here,” she said during the graduation. “This is wonderful. The sky is the limit.”