Larta CEO Joins Governing Board of BioLA

Rohit K. Shukla Joins Governing Board of BioLA

Larta Institute Founder & CEO continues mission towards diverse life-science innovation

Larta joins the new community-based coalition with representation in start-up partnerships and on its board.

Larta joins the new community-based coalition with representation in start-up partnerships and on its board.

 

LOS ANGELES, California: Larta Institute — the National Institutes of Health’s leading commercialization partner — has announced that Rohit K. Shukla, CEO & Founder of the Los Angeles based accelerator will serve on the governing board of Bioscience Los Angeles County (https://www.biolac.org/).

BioLA was founded in 2018 to ensure Los Angeles has a collaborative, well-coalesced ecosystem that encompasses all aspects of the Southern California life sciences cluster. The organization will focus on harmonizing the efforts of the many regional stakeholders working to advance Los Angeles’ life science entrepreneurial capacity and pace of innovation, including academic institutions, research hospitals, investors, startups, mature companies, trade associations, and public and quasi-public agencies.

The BioLA initiative was launched by Los Angeles County in recognition that this industry is important to economic development in the LA area and that support of the industry is served by a public-private partnership. In addition to County of Los Angeles, BioLA founding sponsors include Amgen, PhRMA, Richard Lundquist, Richard Merkin and others to be announced soon, who will all have representation on the governing board. Rohit is Richard Lundquist’s nominee to the governing board. Read the full press release here.