Biocom CRO Initiative

Responding to the extraordinary growth of outsourcing in the life science industries and the expanding number of contract research organizations (CROs) in California, Biocom launched a CRO initiative that fosters the creation of an outsourcing community while identifying ways to connect companies to this expanding network.  Here is what we’re doing for our CRO members:

CRO Directory

CRO Committee

This committee was formed to build a unique support network between industry companies and CROs. The committee is comprised of representatives that have expertise in discovery, development, manufacturing, clinical research and/or marketing of therapeutic, device and diagnostic products. Committee members help to identify ways that industry members can work with CROs to strategize about their specific needs.

Biocom CRO Committee

CRO Committee Members Listing

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CRO Committee Members

  • Demitre Andrikos 3DT Holdings
  • Jayme Tortorici ABL
  • Vatsala Naageshwaran Absorption Systems
  • Ed Foster Advantar Laboratories
  • Ali Sadighian Agility Clinical
  • Fahim Naeem Alphora Research
  • Kevin Lustig Assay Depot
  • Monica Alfaro Welling Atheln
  • Linda Gieschen Battelle
  • Brian Price Battelle
  • David Lyon Bend Research
  • Jaime Padros BioAuxilium Research
  • Larry Blocher Bio Options
  • Francesca Incardona BTS Research
  • Michelle Yankauckas Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences
  • Randy Lane Cato Research
  • Christi Norton Charles River Laboratories
  • Chris Noakes Champions Oncology
  • Ronald Demuth ChemDiv
  • Giff Marzoni Davos Chemicals
  • Daniel Levy DEL Biopharma
  • Rick Strobridge Entra Health Systems
  • Taylor Crouch eStudy Site
  • Richard Lin Explora BioLabs
  • Greg Weilersbacher Formex
  • Stan Fleming Forward Ventures
  • Jamshid Arjomand Genea Biocells
  • Tiffany Granacki Genewiz
  • Michael Dale Genway Biotech
  • Philip Gordts GlycoAnalytics
  • Val Dittrich Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Blake Engelbert Halozyme
  • Chunxia Wang HD Biosciences
  • Paul Steinberg InClinica
  • Claudia Shojai INOVA Diagnostics
  • Randa Wahid Integrium Clinical Research
  • Tanya Kaileh inVentiv Health Clinical
  • Louis Scotti IriSys
  • Erica Smith Lovelace Biomedical
  • Taylor Moyer Managed Lab Services
  • Mark Hurtt Mark Hurtt Consulting
  • Fred Zinos Medicoconomics
  • Matt Wagener MedSource
  • Guy Iannuzzi Mentus
  • Richard Egolf MicroConstants
  • Steve Reed MI Bioresearch
  • Steve Reed Molecular Imaging
  • Bill Jefferson MPI Research
  • Yusuke Yamamoto Nagano Science
  • Tim Lehman Nexus Biosciences
  • Kerri Leslie Nexus Biosciences
  • Michael Moore Oncolytics
  • Susan Francia Ora
  • Steve Li Patheon
  • Kathy Kane PharmaLegacy
  • Yinghong Gao Pharmaron
  • Andy Heiniluoma PharmaTest
  • Tim LaCroix PharPoint Research
  • Abby Devine Profil Insitute
  • Terence Turner PSI
  • Sue Im QPS Holdings
  • Michael Kruidenier Quay Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Mingjie Xie Rapid Novor
  • Claire Weston Reveal Biosciences
  • KC Morris Rho
  • Kevin de la Torre SciQuus
  • John Gutheil SciQuus
  • Bob Couzens Sherpa Clinical Packaging
  • Rebecca Romary Sherpa Clinical Packaging
  • Marisa Reinoso Sherpa Clinical Packaging
  • Heather Rold Signature Analytics
  • Mike Van Horn SureClinical
  • Trisha Vonder Reith Synteract
  • Jon Nelson Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Bill Yang Thermo Fisher
  • Meng Gao Tioga Research
  • John Newsam Tioga Research
  • Tim Mayer Transnetyx
  • Mike Nicoletti
  • Gene Yeo UCSD, Institute for Molecular Medicine
  • Biswa Pronab Choudhury UCSD, Biomolecular Research Facility 2
  • Hugh McManus Uquifa
  • Aruna Somasiri Wax-it Histology Services
  • Steven Henrikson Western University of Health Sciences
  • Mickey Dugich-Djordjevic Western University of Health Sciences



Educational Short Courses

These courses provide an overview of all aspects of drug development and are targeted towards educating industry members on how CROs can be your partner.

Networking Receptions

These mixers are discipline specific and are targeted for industry representatives to meet local CROs that can specifically assist with their company’s needs.

Get Involved

To join our CRO committee or to learn more about our initiative, please contact Kira Jenkins email or phone. Or join us on LinkedIn.

About Biocom

 Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 900 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.

Founded in 1995 in San Diego, Biocom provides the strongest public voice to research institutions and companies that fuel the local and state-wide economy.  Our goal is simple:  to help our members produce novel solutions that improve the human condition. Biocom’s skilled team of more than 43 staff works alongside industry, government, investors, academia and other stakeholders to accomplish key goals including talent development, cross-industry collaboration and a vibrant financing climate. Through its wide range of initiatives and 75 events per year, Biocom cultivates a climate that fosters growth and productivity in all areas of the life science sector, accelerating success on a global level.

Biocom’s state-wide footprint includes staff in San Diego (headquarters), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo.  We have a continuous presence in Sacramento via staff, a 501c3 foundation, and contract lobbyist.  Membership benefits apply to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics and diagnostics companies of all sizes, as well as to research universities and institutes, clinical research organizations, investors and service providers.  Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (@BIOCOMCA).