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Updates: Late Registration is only available online at $1,000

No Walkups - you will be turned away

Don't forget to check out our exciting Partner Events during LABEST 2024!

Mon 5/20 Nucleate Final Pitches and

Tue 5/21 First Look Innovation Showcase

More information can be found here

The Los Angeles Bioscience Ecosystem Summit Twenty 24 (LABEST) is the premier showcase for bioscience innovation in Los Angeles County produced by UCLA Technology Development Group (UCLA TDG). This event is a collaboration of ~1,000 participants across the Los Angeles area, including UCLA, Caltech, Cal State LA, City of Hope, USC, and Cedars Sinai. The event’s mission is to promote Los Angeles as a center of excellence for biotech innovation and to foster partnerships between academic institutions, the investment community, and the biopharma industry.

Faculty members present their latest scientific breakthroughs, leading to tomorrow’s critical therapies. Leading bioscience translational research programs and startups will be showcased where Southern California Institutions have significant expertise, pioneering research, and resource commitments directed toward developing innovative patient therapies.



WHEN: Thursday May 23, 2024

TIME: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

WHERE: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Late Registration is only available online at $1,000. NO WALKUPS - you will be turned away

Email: to request Staff/Faculty and Student Special Links.

Higher Education Staff/Faculty $300

Higher Education Students $100     

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                                                                 LABEST 2024 APP

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  • You need to be registered in order to Download the APP
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  • Set up and manage appointment
  • View panels and speaker bios
  • Take the post-event survey
  • Manage your agenda
  • View the event space map
  • Receive important event notifications



                                                       LABEST 2024 FULL AGENDA  

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LABEST 2024 Digital Program (New)


                                              PEARL COHEN POSTER COMPETITION 

Submissions have closed. Make sure to view the poster entries at the conference starting 11:30AM. Meet poster authors on Thur 5/23 from 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Win prizes valued at $250-$600 and showcase your research to Pharma and Biotech industry executives

UCLA Technology Development Group (UCLA TDG) is inviting graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and research/project scientists from all academic institutions to submit their posters for the upcoming Los Angeles Bioscience Ecosystem Summit Twenty 24 (LABEST) -- the premier showcase for bioscience innovation in Los Angeles County, hosted by UCLA TDG and taking place at the UCLA Luskin Center on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Individuals who submit a poster will have the opportunity to win 1st and 2nd prizes in each of 5 Research Theme areas (10 total awards):

Cardiovascular and Metabolism
Immunity, Inflammation, Infection, and Transplantation (I3T)
Regenerative Medicine  

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