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.


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CRO Committee Members Listing

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CRO Committee Members

  • Valen Kassab 3DT Holdings
  • Amy Kipston 4G Clinical
  • Jayme Tortorici ABL
  • Matt Lyulkin Absorption Systems
  • Josh Vosovic Accenture
  • Ruchi Sood Advinus
  • Anjali Nanda Advinus
  • Ali Sadighian Agility Clinical
  • Fahim Naeem Alphora Research
  • Patrick Yount Argonaut Manufacturing Services
  • Monica Alfaro Welling Atheln
  • Bob Plourde Avomeen
  • Jaime Padros BioAuxilium Research
  • Peter Pallai BioBlocks
  • Kira Jenkins Biocom
  • Shannon Colette Lee Biocom
  • Francesca Incardona BTS Research
  • Michelle Yankauckas Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences
  • Elizabeth Hickman Catalent
  • Randy Lane Cato Research
  • Waza Hadjebi Centaur Clinical CRO
  • Chris Noakes Champions Oncology
  • Christi Norton Charles River Laboratories
  • Ronald Demuth ChemDiv
  • Heather Graehl Covance
  • Giff Marzoni Davos Chemicals
  • Daniel Levy DEL Biopharma
  • Claudia Shojai DNA Electronics
  • Rick Strobridge Entra Health Systems
  • Dan Robitaille eStudy Site
  • Richard Lin Explora BioLabs
  • Li-Wei Jen Frontage Laboratories
  • Michael Dale Genway Biotech
  • Philip Gordts GlycoAnalytics
  • Val Dittrich Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Blake Engelbert Halozyme
  • Chunxia Wang HD Biosciences
  • Paul Steinberg InClinica
  • Pat McConville InviCRO
  • Samir Pandya JRF Global
  • Mary Aloisio Linical USA
  • 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
  • Bill Jefferson MPI Research
  • Yusuke Yamamoto Nagano Science
  • Pavel Marek NeoxCRO
  • Miroslav Speclan NeoxCRO
  • Yann Jaudouin Neuro-Sys
  • Ananya Mitra Neuroservice
  • Michael Moore Oncolytics
  • Steve Li Patheon
  • Kathy Kane PharmaLegacy
  • Andy Heiniluoma PharmaTest
  • Tim LaCroix PharPoint Research
  • Abby Devine ProSciento
  • Terence Turner PSI
  • Sue Im QPS Holdings
  • Michael Kruidenier Quay Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Sandy Valone Quotient Sciences
  • Liqiang Yang Rapid Novor
  • Claire Weston Reveal Biosciences
  • KC Morris Rho
  • Yusuke Takeuchi Rohto
  • Ghazal Babai
  • Andrzej Nieradka Selvita
  • Bob Couzens Sherpa Clinical Packaging
  • Rebecca Romary Sherpa Clinical Packaging
  • Marisa Reinoso Sherpa Clinical Packaging
  • Yuya Fujita SRD
  • Trisha Vonder Reith Synteract
  • Jon Nelson Therapeutics, Inc.
  • John Newsam Tioga Research
  • Tim Mayer Transnetyx
  • Mike Nicoletti
  • Suresh Chintalapati Triangulum Biopharma
  • 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 1,000 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. In addition to its San Diego headquarters, Biocom operates a core office serving the Los Angeles market, satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, and has a continuous staff presence in the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento. Our broad 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.