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March 14, 2017 > Free workshop addresses biomedical emergence in East Bay

Free workshop addresses biomedical emergence in East Bay

Submitted By Kim Huggett

Surging growth of the biomedical industry in the East Bay and how companies can learn about opportunities and develop partnerships will be the focus of a free workshop on Thursday, March 30 at Hayward City Hall.

The event is hosted by the Biomedical Manufacturing Network, the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Hayward with additional support from Baxter International, the Eden Area ROP, and the STEM Institute at California State University, East Bay. Hayward has more than 400 companies in biotechnology, biomedicine, and the life sciences, according to the CityÕs Economic Development Department.

The event will address how the East Bay biomedical industry is growing and the integration of industries and resources unique to the region. Emerging technologies and opportunities for companies, the workforce, investors and educators will be discussed. Company representatives, inventors, investors, job seekers, educators, students and policy makers are invited.

ÒAttendees will learn how they can benefit and play a role in the emergence of this industry,Ó said Gregory Theyel, director of the Biomedical Manufacturing Network. The organization offers manufacturing business assistance, technology transfer, and education to grow the biomedical industry cluster.

Speakers will include Dr. Theyel, Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, and Alvin Jeong of Baxter International. More presenters will be added.

For more information about the event, contact Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, at (510) 537-2424, Signups can be made at

The Hayward Chamber of Commerce supports students in biomedical careers through its work with the Biomedical Science Career Pathway at Hayward and Tennyson high schools. The four-year program exposes students to real-world experiences in bioscience, including guest speakers, field trips and internships. The chamber continues to enlist biomedical companies in the program. The chamberÕs partners in the East Bay Career Pathways effort include the Eden Area ROP and the Hayward Unified School District.

For more information about the Biomedical Science Career Pathway, contact Lisa Jackson at the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, (510) 537-2424 or

Biomedical Emergence Workshop
Thursday, Mar 30
10 a.m. Ð noon
Hayward City Hall
777 B St, Hayward
(510) 537-2424

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