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LA BioMed

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit biomedical research organization that was founded in 1952. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total — MD’s, MD/PhD’s, and PhD’s — working on over 1,000 research studies. We are academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and work in partnership with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources including: grants from the NIH and other government entities, Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private donors and other non-profit foundations.


  • 100+ internationally recognized research groups
  • 600 ongoing research projects
  • 150 grants from federal sources (NIH and DoD) support our researchers
  • 500+ peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical and scientific journals annually
  • 200 patents and 15 new filings annually
  • 11 companies spun off in the past 10 years to bring LA BioMed discoveries to the bedside


  • LA BioMed is one of the foremost independent, non-profit research institutes in the U.S.
  • You have likely benefited at some point in your life from an LA BioMed innovation.
    • We developed the training for (and coined the term) “Paramedics”
    • The profession of Nurse Practitioner had its beginning on our campus
  • We have generated new paradigms, diagnostics, therapies, and devices, in use all over the world.
  • We take on the challenge of devising treatments for debilitating and fatal rare inherited diseases.