Los Angeles is home to some of the finest research institutions/facilities and teaching hospitals in the nation, including UCLA Medical Center, USC's Keck School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, the House Ear Institute, Good Samaritan, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, California Hospital Medical Center, and the Doheny and Jules Stein Eye Institutes.
Biomedical technology is one of the nation's most important growth sectors. Approximately 38,000 people work producing pharmaceuticals, medical apparatus, medical equipment/supplies, and conducting bio/health research in L.A. County, with a large number of those working inside the City of Los Angeles.
Biotech entrepreneurialism begins at universities and key medical institutions such as UCLA, USC, the House Ear Institute, Cedars-Sinai and Childrens Hospital L.A. The Mayor's Trade Advisory Council works to connect international investment with local biomedical and technology firms. These efforts help facilitate technology transfer and the translation of innovative research performed in the City of Los Angeles into start-up firms in L.A.'s Biomed/Tech Corridor.