Joseph Panetta is President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Biocom, the Southern California association that advocates for more than 550 companies, service sector firms, universities and research institutes working in the life sciences. As the head of Biocom since 1999, Panetta has lead programs in capital formation, public policy, workforce education, and member services. He oversees several subsidiaries of Biocom, including a purchasing group that provides more than $35 million in products and services to members. He co-founded the Biocom Political Action Committee and the Biocom Institute for education and workforce development. Joe also is a founder and chairman of the California Biotechnology Foundation, a joint initiative to inform legislators and the media about the life science industry in California.

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