Connecting PBC Tenants and the Life-science Community


Pasadena Bio recognizes our role in assisting biotechnology start-up companies to achieve success by reaching beyond the wetlab. Our incubator tenants to have access to experts in a diverse range of fields to help ensure the future viability of these important business ventures. We also host regular "Lunch and Learn" seminars for the education and networking needs of our tenants - see our Events Calendar for upcoming seminars.

Richard Johnston, M.S. Computer Science, Biomathematics (UCLA)
Mr. Johnston conducts workshops in data analysis, bioinformatics, and data management. He also provides consulting services for biotech companies.
Carolyn Siegal, MS, Public Health (UCLA) – Consultant
CEO, Ms. Siegal is a business development and new product marketing consultant for the biotechnology industry. She currently serves as a principal advisor to the NIH Commercialization Access Program for SBIR grant recipients. Ms. Siegal has worked with numerous biotechnology companies in evaluating new products, crafting business plans and establishing strategic alliances. She has over two decades of industry experience including executive positions at Xencor, Cell-Matrix and Alpha Therapeutic Corporation.
Victoria Fox, PhD, CEO, PluriCORE
Lab design, set up, cell line derivation, consultation and training for stem cell companies/projects.
Charles W. Tapert, CLU, MHP, HIA, StoneTapert Insurance Services, 626-844-3300
The StoneTapert team are specialists in providing healthcare for start up organizations. We are also experts in life insurance and our call center can help you with your individual healthcare and Medicare needs.
Warren Haussler, Keck-Craig Engineering
Full service product development and engineering, industrial design and/or prototyping.

Henning Zeiger, Henning Product Development
3D printing and prototype development
Kirsten Torguson, Torguson Associates, 541-499-0400
Kirsten Torguson & Associates provide customized research administration services to small businesses, non-profits and educational and research institutions. It's like having your own personal Office of Sponsored Research! They are well versed in all phases of the grants lifecycle from proposal development and submissions to post-award bookkeeping and compliance. They specialize in federal grant proposal submissions and grant management. "You do the science ... we do compliance!"

Molly Schmid, Ph.D.- Molly Schmid provides SBIR consulting to qualified small businesses. Molly has a significant number of years experience as an NIH reviewer of SBIR proposals, and has counseled clients who have been awarded SBIR funding from NIH, NSF, DOD, and DoEd.
Laura Cobb, PhD, ScienceDocs Inc., 818-533-8486
ScienceDocs provides a complete range of writing and support services for start-up Biotech companies. We have extensive expertise in NIH and NSF SBIR proposals, and offer consulting, editing, and writing services to meet your needs and budget. Our full range of services include: grant writing and editing; general editing, writing, for scientific/medical communications (including IRB/FDA, Clinical Study Reports, CME); patent writing and due diligence; grant compliance, accounting, and financial support; pre- and post-award grant management; English <> Language translation; graphical design, figures, graphs, and illustrations; statistical support and study design; and related business consulting such as market analysis, commercialization, prepping for VC presentations, clinical studies, IND prep, and corporate admin/structure. Email or visit for more information or to request a quote.
Intuitive Biotechnologies, located at PBC, is offering flow cytometry analysis service for companies or academic teams at a competitive price with other facilities and a short waiting time. Our team will run the experiment for you and help you design the protocol to assure the best outcome. The company expertise includes but are not limited to surface protein expression, biomarker identification and extracellular protein quantification using flow cytometry approach. If you are interested, please contact: to discuss the experimental plan, price and availability.
Bill Lewis, Executive Vice President, Bolton Insurance
Insurance and risk management consulting for small and start up tech and life science firms to cover liabilities as they develop their technology and product. Special coverage and pricing through SoCalBio’s Program for liability, property, worker’s comp, director’s & officer’s liability, employee benefits.
Shawn G. Hansen, BS (Human Biology), JD, Nixon Peabody LLP
Shawn is an intellectual property partner with a successful track record over nearly two decades of representing emerging and established companies in litigation of intellectual property cases. He also represents clients inter partes review of proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office. For more information on Shawn, click here.
Richard Jones – Corporate Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP
Rick has extensive experience in tax-exempt and taxable government financings, as bond counsel for many California agencies and as underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, and liquidity/credit provider’s counsel, Mr. Jones has experience in mergers and acquisitions and in corporate equity financings. Rick is the founding partner of the Los Angeles office of Nixon Peabody LLP, a global law firm specializing in business transactions and litigation.

G. Thomas Stromberg – Partner, Perkins Coie
Tom has decades of experience counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, as well as financing and corporate structuring projects. In addition to experience leading private equity and venture capital transactions, Tom regularly advises on joint ventures, spinoffs, mezzanine and junior capital financings and restructurings, asset-based financings, convertible debt financings, multibank credits, underwriting facilities, project financings, debt and equity restructurings, recapitalizations and workouts.

George Colindres – Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
George is with the Corporate practice and Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice. He acts as outside general counsel for clients in many areas including Corporate governance, entity formation and capital structuring, licensing agreements, employment and compensation matters, equity financings and M&A transactions.
Raymond H. Diradoorian, retired Executive Vice President, Global Technical Operations, Allergan
Ray has broad based knowledge in drug manufacturing operations including quality assurance, manufacturing process development, tech transfer, facility engineering and global supply chain management. His technology experience include large and small molecule drugs as well as medical devices.
Steven Casper, PhD, Dean of the School of Applied Life Sciences at Keck Graduate Institute
Dr. Casper is a professor engaged in teaching and research on the life science industries. He teaches graduate level courses on bioscience industry dynamics and commercialization processes, market assessment, and international business. He has often helped PBC tenants by having his students do market research projects for them.
PAREXEL, International
PAREXEL is a leading Clinical Research Organization providing comprehensive drug development capabilities worldwide. Its global regulatory expertise, Phase I-IV clinical research services, integrated eClinical technologies, and advanced commercialization services all work together to move through the development process very smoothly and cost-effectively from beginning to end.