Welcome to SABPA


SoCal Association for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Advancements (SABPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in early 2002 by professionals and scholars from the Chinese community in San Diego. In 2005, the organization expanded to Orange County and Los Angeles. SABPA has more than 3500 members and subscribers who are scholars, professionals and entrepreneurs in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry in Southern California.

SABPA is a grassroots organization managed and operated by volunteers throughout the entire organizational construct. In this volunteer-based organization, team cohesion and collaboration play vital roles that have enabled SABPA to grow, excel and succeed with its unique identity. With this identity SABPA has created a strong foundation and established a common ground to fulfill its missions and is continuously building up the collective power and synergy among its members and collaborators.

For more information about the Orange County/Los Angeles chapter of SABPA, click here.

SABPA Celebrates its 15th Anniversary (YouTube, Youku).

Our Mission

Networking – to provide a forum for facilitating interactions and communications among professionals in global science and technology arena.

Career Development – to foster professional growth, personal development and enhance leadership potential.

Pacific Connections – to promote the interactions and collaborations in science and technology across the Pacific regions.

Education – to stimulate and nurture the innovative ideas, cutting-edge technologies, entrepreneurship and to bring public awareness of the benefits of biomedical research.

Our Vision

SABPA will become the most valuable professional association to our members and to our community.

Join Us in Various Ways

The strength of our association is derived from our members. If you are interested in exploring greater opportunities in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields, we encourage you to join us. You can join us in various ways:

SABPA Membership

Becoming a SABPA member not only allows you to be part of a wonderful and dynamic community of like-minded professionals who are passionate about biotech and life science industry, but also provides a lot of opportunities for you to learn, to network, to grow and to have a positive impact on the community.

In addition, below are some of the major SABPA membership benefits and privileges:

  • Discount rate for all SABPA events year-round
  • SABPA voting rights
  • Eligibility to run for SABPA board of directors or to be appointed to the leadership team

There are 3 tiers of membership available:

  • Regular Membership ($80)
  • Full-time Student Membership ($40)
  • Lifetime Membership ($300)

If you are not ready to become a member by paying your membership dues at this time, please also sign up for an account, which is required for registering for all future SABPA events.

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