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AdeGenix
An R&D-oriented biotech company that uses proprietary RNA labeling technology to develop and manufacture nucleic acids products for pharmaceutical, diagnostics and research applications. Specializing in RNA labeling and detection.
Location: Monrovia

Allergan Inc.
A global specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative products for the eye care, neuromodulator, skin care and other specialty markets.
Location: Irvine

Advanced Medical Optics (AMO)
A spin-off company from Allergan specializing in optics and eye care products. Summer internship may be available through its online career website.
Location: Santa Ana

AQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District)
South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), performs work critical to the health and well-being of over 17 million people living in four Southern California counties. Jobs have been in the state-of-the-art analytical chemistry laboratory, in public affairs, and software supports. A limited number of paid summer internships for undergraduate students are available. Submit a resume to:Ron Portnoy, Human Resources Manager, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4182. For other part-time jobs, please check the jobs available through the campus co-op education.
Location: Diamond Bar

Beckman Coulter
a world leader in producing instruments, systems and test solutions that enable new discoveries in biomedical research, drug development and the diagnosis and monitoring of disease. Summer internship may be available through its online employment website.
Location: Fullerton/Brea

BioCatalytics Inc.
Specialized in enzyme-based processes; Research and manufacture a variety of enzymes that have industrial and pharmaceutical applications.
Location: Pasadena

Biotegra Inc.
A medical Device company.
Location: Lake Forest

Blue Pacific Flavors and Fragrances
A leader in new flavor technology. Manufacture natural and synthetic flavor and fragrance compounds for food and cosmetic industry.
Location: City of Industry

California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory
As part of UC-Davis vet school, this institute offers internship opportunities to work on necropsies and diagnosis of animal diseases.
Location: San Bernardino

Center for Biomedicine and Genetics (CBG), City of Hope
The CBG is designed specifically to accommodate small scale (bench-top) production of GMP-grade biologics, viral and non-viral gene therapeutics and modified patient’s cell populations to support phase I and II clinical trials.
Location: Duarte

Diagnostic Product Corp. (DPC)
A worldwide provider of immunodiagnostic systems and reagents. DPC's tests supply information vital to the detection and management of adrenal/pituitary dysfunction, allergy, anemia, bone metabolism disturbances, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, inflammation, and reproductive and thyroid disorders.
Location: LA, close to LAX.

Gevo
A start-up company working on applications using metabolic diversified bacteria.
Location: Pasadena

GTCbio - Conference and staffing service
This company organizes biomedical conferences and biotech market research.
Location: Monrovia

Gilead Sciences
discovering, developing and commercializing small molecule or liposomal therapeutics for infectious diseases.
Location: San Dimas (liposomal products); Head quarter in Foster City, CA (Bay area)

Med-Pharmex Inc.
manufacturing quality generic human and veterinary drug products. The main strength of the company was its technical expertise in the areas of pharmaceutical manufacturing, formulation and research and development.
Location: Pomona

MEIRxRS
A staffing company for clinical studies and other biotech related jobs. This company has 12-24 month apprenticeship programs in BiostatisticsClinical Data ManagerCRC – Clinical Research CoordinatorCTA – Clinical Trials AssociateDrug Safety AssociateQuality ControlRegulatory Affairs and Compliance
Location: Southern CA

Nutrilite
A leading brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. May offer internship in nutritional and genomic studies.
Location: Buena Park, CA

Pharmaceutical Service Corp
A consulting and outsourced service for FDA compliance including cGMP and ISO valication and auditing service. Targeting the pharmaceutical, medical device, and the diagnostic industries.
Location: Pasadena

Prolacta Bioscience
A biotech company specialized in human milk products for premature babies.
Location: City of Industry

Silver Lake Research
Developing rapid detection kits using high affinity antibodies.
Location: Morovia

Verrix
Microbiological and sterility service company. Caltech partnered.
Location: Pasadena

Virun
A biotech company specialized in deliverying system for drug and food ingredients.
Location: Walnut

Watson Pharmaceuticals
a specialty pharmaceutical company, focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing generic pharmaceutical products.
Location: Corona

Zymo Research Corporation (ZRC)
specializing in the development of innovative molecular biological research tools.
Location:Orange, CA