The Program for Applied Biotechnology Studies has been developed in collaboration with many of the leading biotechnology and medical device companies and life science industry trade organizations in Los Angeles and Orange County. PABS Corporate partners include: Allergan, Ambry Genetics, Amgen, Applied Nanovolumes, Bausch and Lomb, Beckman-Coulter, BIOCOM, Carolina Liquid Chemistries, GenChem, Edwards LifeSciences, Eyeonics, Gilead Sciences, Grifols Biologicals, Irvine Scientific, Mannkind Corporation, Kite Pharma, Medtronic, Molecular Express, Ophidion, SoCalBio, TECO Diagnostics, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals, and WSP Environmental Strategies.
Corporate partners contribute to the program's success and ensure its relevance to industry needs in a number of ways, including:
- Program advisement and curriculum development
- Case studies
- Industrial-based fellowships
- Continuing education for professionals
- Expert participation in instruction
- Master's projects
- Material support
The PABS program spans a large geographic territory that mirrors the distribution of biomedical businesses in the Los Angeles and Northern Orange County regions (PABS Campuses are the vertices on the triangle). This map provides general picture of the relationship of PABS and the 500+ biomedical businesses in the area. The physical proximity of PABS and these businesses is very important in maintaining a dynamic program that meets the educational needs of students and the expertise needs of industry.