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

  • Jayme Tortorici ABL
  • Matt Lyulkin Absorption Systems
  • Paul Steinberg Acurian
  • Jennifer Lattimer Alcami
  • Lindsay Logan Alcami
  • Patrick Yount Argonaut Manufacturing Services
  • Monica Alfaro Welling Atheln
  • Bob Plourde Avomeen
  • Sara Glofcheskie Axiom Real-Time Metrics
  • Mary Bowen BioAnalytix
  • Jaime Padros BioAuxilium Research
  • Peter Pallai BioBlocks
  • Jerry Cao BioQual Solutions
  • Kimberly E. Martin, PhD Boulder Clinical Science
  • Tareq Abu-Nadi BTS Research
  • Shellie Cholke Cardinal Health
  • Michelle Yankauckas Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences
  • Bryan Knox Catalent
  • Randy Lane Cato Research
  • Waza Hadjebi Centaur Clinical CRO
  • Peter Ellman Certis Oncology
  • Ronald Demuth ChemDiv
  • Mark Self CILCare
  • Cindy Ru CRC Oncology
  • Giff Marzoni Davos Chemicals
  • Daniel Levy DEL Biopharma
  • Claudia Shojai DNA Electronics
  • Christopher Rhodes, Ph.D Drug Delivery Experts
  • Sharon Lee Rhodes Drug Delivery Experts
  • Jim McGough EdgeOne Medical
  • Richard Lin Explora BioLabs
  • Sandra Martins Flagship Bio
  • Philip Gordts GlycoAnalytics
  • Blake Engelbert Halozyme
  • Chunxia Wang HD Biosciences
  • Claire Neilan PhD, DABT Ideaya Biosciences
  • Pat McConville InviCRO
  • Dan Croan KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services
  • Matt Wagener MedSource
  • Guy Iannuzzi Mentus
  • Richard Egolf MicroConstants
  • Pavel Marek NeoxCRO
  • Miroslav Speclan NeoxCRO
  • Yann Jaudouin Neuro-Sys
  • Ananya Mitra Neuroservice
  • Kimberly Morales Nopras Technology
  • Danny Levin Norac Pharma
  • Aditya Kotta Novotech
  • Amy Grekowicz Oncolytics
  • Jonah Rainey Oriole Biotech
  • Marisa Reinoso PCI Pharma Services
  • Aimee Duan PharmaLegacy
  • Andy Heiniluoma PharmaTest
  • George Nicolas PharmetRX
  • Ali Sadighian Precision for Medicine
  • Abby Devine ProSciento
  • Terence Turner PSI
  • Joy Concepcion QPS LLC
  • Sue Im QPS Holdings
  • Michael Kruidenier Quay Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Kimberly Burrell Quotient Sciences
  • Heather Darby Radix Bio Solutions
  • Liqiang Yang Rapid Novor
  • Heather Burford ReachBio
  • Tara Lorenz Recro Gainesville
  • Claire Weston Reveal Biosciences
  • Mary Nguyen Reveal Biosciences
  • KC Morris Rho
  • Yusuke Takeuchi Rohto
  • Ghazal Babai
  • Andrzej Nieradka Selvita
  • Callie Celichowski Seventh Wave
  • Jeff Trickett Simbec-Orion Group
  • Amy Ford Stiris Research
  • Jon Nelson Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Farah Mohammadi Thermo Fisher
  • John Newsam Tioga Research
  • Ari Aminetzah Tracer CRO
  • Suresh Chintalapati Triangulum Biopharma
  • Gene Yeo UCSD, Institute for Molecular Medicine
  • Biswa Pronab Choudhury UCSD, Biomolecular Research Facility 2
  • Taylor Smith Vanderbilt Ophthalmic Contract Research Organization
  • Aruna Somasiri Wax-it Histology Services
  • Steven Henrikson Western University of Health Sciences
  • Mickey Dugich-Djordjevic Western University of Health Sciences
  • Kelly Grover Taconic



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 1,200 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.