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Every great company is supported by a network of partners, each of whom works to ensure a company is set up for success. The BioCenter has selected sponsors among the leading service and product providers known for their active support to the Bioconvergence industries.

The BioCenter offers several levels of sponsorships to meet your needs and budget. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here to review our Sponsorship Opportunities Prospectus or contact Erika Kula.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The Company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Life science companies have unique needs. Orrick's interdisciplinary life sciences group provides a full range of legal services tailored to the specific needs of life sciences companies. Our lawyers work seamlessly across diverse practice areas and geographies to further our clients' strategic business goals. We devise innovative and effective strategies and solutions. Many of our lawyers also have technical backgrounds in molecular biology, biochemistry and related disciplines. Whether your company is a start-up or a large multinational public corporation, we can effectively and efficiently handle your scientific and legal issues.

Quine IP Law Group, P.C.
The Quine Intellectual Property Law Group (QIPLG) was established in 1999 as a biotechnology boutique to provide quality services in a low stress, lower cost environment. The associates at QIPLG have extensive experience in a wide range of subjects and hold multiple advanced degrees in the biological sciences. QIPLG has acquired broad experience in protecting inventions integrating multiple technologies with biology. Our mix of skills provides a good fit for representation of inventors in the fields of diagnostics, therapeutics, clean tech, and green energy. We also have extensive foreign prosecution experience in all major foreign jurisdictions.

Bay Point Benefits
BayPoint Benefits provides innovative benefit and human resource solutions customized for each of their clients. BayPoint’s Life Sciences Group specializes in structuring, implementing, and administering turnkey benefit programs for high potential companies in the early stages of an aggressive growth cycle. As these companies grow, the diversification of employee needs becomes overwhelming, a substantial management challenge. It is important to begin with a creative roadmap which will identify these needs so that problems or challenges do not arise without an already established solution.  Recognizing both the growth and importance of the Life Sciences industry, our Firm strongly believes in developing a well thought out benefits strategy so that these early-stage companies can recruit and retain the most talented employees.

For over 70 years, Yoh has provided the talent needed for the jobs and projects critical to client success, by delivering comprehensive workforce solutions that focus on Aerospace & Defense, Engineering, Government, Health Care, Life Sciences, Information Technology and Telecommunications. Yoh fulfills immediate resource needs and delivers managed and outsourced solutions. Yoh was the nation's first technology staffing firm. As a business unit of Day & Zimmermann, Yoh has a burgeoning global footprint, as our parent company operates from more than 150 worldwide locations. Delivering industry-leading staffing services represents only one facet of our parent company's capabilities, as Day & Zimmermann's companies today provide architectural-engineering-construction services, power plant maintenance and modification services, security services, and validation services to businesses and government agencies, and munitions production, equipment maintenance and facilities management services to the Department of Defense.

Veolia Environmental Services
For over 30 years Veolia has been providing a complete range of services for industrial and municipal customers needing to dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. With more than 45 sales, service, treatment and disposal facilities, Veolia�s locations are convenient to most industrial facilities throughout the United States. Services provided include thermal destruction, fuels blending, solvent recovery, electronics recycling and on-site technical services.

BioSurplus is a leading provider of pre-owned laboratory instruments and web based equipment management services. If your company is in the market for high quality equipment at a reasonable price, BioSurplus offers an extensive inventory of pre-owned scientific equipment and instrumentation. Alternatively, if your company has surplus or underutilized equipment, BioSurplus can maximize its value and turn it into cash through either outright purchase or consignment. Using its state-of-the-art web based equipment management platform, e-Quip™, BioSurplus also provides a suite of equipment management services designed to maximize equipment value and control. Services include inventory management, valuation and assessment, internal redeployment, and corporate M&A; equipment analysis and organization.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch opened the first Gordon Biersch brewery restaurant in Palo Alto in 1988. Since then, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants have opened across the United States, with a recent opening of a Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan. Gordon Biersch serves authentic German style beers. The Gordon Biersch menu consists of appetizers and entrees influenced by a variety of cuisines, all designed to complement Dan's signature lager beer. In 1997 Gordon Biersch opened a state of the art brewery and bottling facility in San Jose, CA. This brewery allows Dan Gordon to brew his signature beers for sale all over the United States. We offer tours of our brewery based on appointment. Please email us at [email protected] to set one up. Gordon Biersch is an active supporter of the bio and environmental industries, past celebrations have benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Cleantech Open.

San Jose State University
The Professional Science Master of Biotechnology Program (MBT) was founded in 2003 in the Biological Sciences Department at San José State University by three faculty members (William Murray, Chris Brinegar, and Sally Veregge) who were awarded a program development grant from the Sloan Foundation. The MBT program integrates advanced, hands-on training in laboratory-based biotechnologies from the Department of Biological Sciences with MBA-level business courses in management/marketing from the College of Business. The Department of Biological Sciences is highly regarded in the Silicon Valley for providing outstanding laboratory-based training, and the College of Business is ranked in the top 15% of Business Schools in the country.

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