Cal State LA BioStart participant John Chi

Cal State LA BioSpace startups in Pasadena selected for LA BioMed Innovation Showcase

Source: Pasadena News Now

Two Pasadena bioscience startup ventures launched with support from Cal State LA BioSpace participated in the LA BioMed Innovation Showcase in September.

The showcase was a regional forum for academic institutions to highlight new startups and early-stage technologies. Entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, trade organizations and industry experts heard presentations from 32 emerging companies and gathered for business discussions and networking opportunities.

Synova Life Sciences and CellectGen were among the startups chosen to deliver pitches at the event. The two Pasadena firms, as well as Aukera, Inc., in Monrovia, were launched by graduates of Cal State LA BioStart, an intensive training program for early-stage bioscience entrepreneurs. The project is part of Cal State LA BioSpace, which is leading the university’s efforts to promote a thriving bioscience ecosystem on the Eastside of Los Angeles and in the San Gabriel Valley.