In early August, CLSA organized a 2-day tour of multiple life sciences sector companies and research institutions across the Bay Area for Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), and his Washington DC-based staff. Cárdenas and our CLSA Federal Government Relations team visited & toured regional CLSA member companies including: Sutro Biopharma (San Carlos), 23andMe (Mountain View), Johnson & Johnson Innovation | JLABS (South San Francisco), and BioMarin (San Rafael and Novato).
California’s new Consumer Privacy Act (AB 375), the toughest data privacy law in the nation, will impose stringent new requirements on the state’s high-profile tech companies in 2020. Its impacts on the life sciences industry, though, remain unclear. CLSA’s State Government Relations team sat down with BioWorld to discuss what the measure means for innovative biomedical companies.
CLSA’s Weekly Sacramento At-A Glance Newsletter provides our membership with the latest happenings for the life sciences sector in the California State Government.
Today, CLSA applauded the U.S. House passage of H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which permanently repeals the job and innovation hindering 2.3% medical device excise tax levied on medical technology companies.
CLSA Board Member David Beier pens an op-ed in STAT News regarding the impact of the 2.3% medical device tax on patient care and innovation.
With the 2018 midterms elections only months away, the California Congressional delegation will soon be welcoming their newest members in the 116th Congress. Since the California Primary Elections in June, CLSA has held three meet and greets with Congressional Candidates: Diane Harkey, Mike Levin and Young Kim.
On Friday, July 13, California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) posted for public comment (available here) its official rulemaking package for implementing Senate Bill 17 in California.
California’s Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings with products or at facilities if they contain any chemicals (out of a list of around 900) at levels above specified safe harbor levels.
The history of local take back measures in California has mostly focused around the heavily populated Counties near the Pacific Coast. Now, with the passage of a take back ordinance in rural Tehama County, the issue has moved inland.