Companies in the Los Angeles Area who hire Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors

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According to the California Employment Development Department website, as of December 2020, in Los Angeles County, there are:

~44 employers in the chemical manufacturing industry

~80 employers in the pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing / medicinal and botanical manufacturing industry

~102 employers in the chemical preparation manufacturing industry

~103 employers in the R&D in PS, ES, and LSci industry

~1029 employers in the biotechnology industry


San Diego and Southern California Biotech Companies (also see our Biotech page)


3M, Northridge, Los Angeles, Irvine, CA

Ambry Genetics, Aliso Viejo, CA

Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pasadena, CA

Bachem Inc., Torrance, CA

Beckman Coulter, Brea, CA

Baxter Bioscience, Glendale, CA

BelCosta Labs, Long Beach, CA

Beyond Meat, El Segundo, CA

BioCorp Clinical Laboratory, Whittier, Glendale, Glendora, CA

Biosense Webster, Inc., Irvine, CA

Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, CA

C3J Therapeutics, Marina del Rey, CA

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA

Capricor Therapeutics, Beverly Hills, CA

Chambers Group, Inc. Glendale or Santa Ana, CA

Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, CA

Cosmetic Lab Inc., Downey, CA

CytRx Corp., Los Angeles, CA

Diasorin Molecular, LLC, Cypress, CA

Everytable, Los Angeles, CA

Fulgent Genetics Inc., Temple City, CA

Gilead Sciences, Inc., San Dimas, CA

Grifols Biologicals, Los Angeles, CA

Haemonetics Manufacturing, Inc., Covina, CA

Herbalife Ltd. (manufacturing), Lake Forest, CA
Hospitals (Research Hospitals) in Southern California
Immunocellular Therapeutics, Westlake Village, CA
Kate Somerville, Beverly Hills, CA
Kite Pharma, Santa Monica, CA
LA Biomed, Torrance, CA
Laub Biochemicals, Newport Beach, CA


MannKind Corp., Westlake Village, CA

Materia Inc., Pasadena, CA 

Mammotome, Chatsworth, CA

Molecular Express, Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA

Molecular Instruments, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

NantKwest Inc., Culver City, CA

Northrop Grumman, El Segundo, Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Azusa, CA

Oak Crest Institute of Science, Monrovia, CA

Pace Diagnostics, Pasadena, CA

Phenomenex, Torrance, CA

PolyPeptide Group, Torrance, CA

Poseidon Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Protomer Technologies, Pasadena, CA

Provivi, Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Puma Biotechnology, Los Angeles, CA

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Second Sight Medical Products Inc., Sylmar, CA

Scott Engineering, Inc. Chino, CA

Siemens Health Diagnostics, El Segundo, CA

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Diamond Bar, CA

Staar Surgical Co., Monrovia, CA

Synova Life Sciences, Pasadena, CA

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Los Angeles, CA

Verrix, LLC, Pasadena, CA

Vivoscript, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA

Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd., Mission Viejo, CA

Weck Laboratories, Hacienda Heights, CA

Xencor Inc., Monrovia, CA