News & Events

The North Bay Life Science Alliance is here to keep you up to date on the latest North Bay biotech news and events. Learn more about the amazing life science news, current events and developments in and around the Bay Area.

NBLSA’s Rob Eyler Opens CA Pavilion Stage at Bio2016

Jun 7, 2016

Robert Eyler PhD, Chief Economist of the Marin Economic Forum and the North Bay Life Science Alliance, opened the California Pavilion’s program of presentations at the Bio2016 Conference in San Francisco on June 7th. His presentation on Growing and Moving in the North Bay highlighted the cluster of life science businesses in the North Bay’s four counties (Marin, Sonoma, Solano and Napa). He also discussed local government support for life science growth in the region and other social, economic and education factors which make the North Bay an appealing location for business expansion, relocation and start-up entrepreneurship.

IDEX Takes Optical Technologies on the Road

Jun 7, 2016

IDEX Health & Science recently showcased its expanded portfolio of fluidic and optical technologies at Analytica 2016, the biennial trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology. The company, which operates a valves and degassers facility in Rohnert Park, has expanded its portfolio via the recent integration of Semrock and Melles Griot, and the acquisition of CIDRA® Precision Services, which was announced last July. “The realm of life sciences changes at a rapid pace and our aim is to provide continued support to our customers, to meet their most demanding challenges, and accelerate their time-to-market through a better alignment of people, products, and engineering resources. The fusion of optics and fluidics will enable IDEX Health & Science to continue to exceed customer needs and ensure success,” said Gus Salem, Group President of IDEX Health & Science. IDEX will be exhibiting at a number of upcoming trade shows, including CYTO (June 11-15 in Seattle, WA), UC Rochester (June 16, Rochester, NY) and UC San Francisco (June 30, San Francisco, CA)

Life Science Accounting Experts OUM & Co Join NBLSA

Jun 2, 2016

The North Bay Life Science Alliance is pleased to announce that certified public accountancy firm OUM & Co LLP has joined the North Bay Life Science Alliance as a corporate member. OUM & Co is one of San Francisco’s leading accounting firms, offering specialized accountancy and business services to the life sciences industry, in addition to areas of expertise in technology, consumer products and other industries. Chris Stewart, Chairman and CEO of the North Bay Life Science Alliance commented, "We are delighted that OUM CPA has chosen to become a member of the North Bay Life Science Alliance, and we are sure that our members who operate life science businesses will benefit from OUM's specialist services and expertise in this industry.” Doug Pallotta, the partner who leads OUM’s life science practice added, “OUM is pleased to be a member of the North Bay Life Science Alliance and we look forward to the opportunity to continue serving life sciences companies by providing world class audit, tax and business advisory services.” OUM’s life science practice professionals currently serve a number of publicly traded and privately held companies in the biotechnology, specialty pharma, diagnostic, medical device and other sectors. The company offers the industry-specific expertise to support life science businesses through the entire development cycle, and should act as a significant resource for both existing North Bay life science firms and companies looking to relocate into the region.