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President’s Corner – 2017 Year in Review

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO December 21, 2017    The California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), along with the California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI), would like to thank everyone – members, board members, national organization partners, strategic partners, academic partners and the California life sciences community – for your membership, support and participation throughout the … Continue reading President’s Corner – 2017 Year in Review

Congress Passes Tax Reform Legislation, Protecting Critical Orphan, R&D Tax Credits

On Dec. 20, Congress passed a sweeping overhaul of the tax code in the form of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While CLSA did not take a position on the overall legislation, we did work in close collaboration and coordination with BIO and our CLSA member companies to ensure that the Orphan Drug Tax Credit – a meaningful incentive for investment in rare disease therapy innovation – was preserved in the final bill passed by Congress.

Fitbit Selected for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Precision Medicine Research Program with The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)

November 07, 2017 By Jen Ralls 10,000 Fitbit devices to be used for research in national program SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), the leading global wearables brand, announced today it has been selected as the first wearable for use in the national All of Us Research Program established by the White House in 2015. This project is funded by a supplement to a funding award … Continue reading Fitbit Selected for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Precision Medicine Research Program with The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)

Security Of Patient Data During Research and Pilots Programs

December 1, 2017 By Paola Bonilla The option that patients have right now about participating in research or a pilot program sending health Information remotely to HealthCare Institutions, Providers, Payers and Pharma has shown tremendous benefits in improving patient treatments, including medication. But the more remotely devices usability to send health or medical data, the more … Continue reading Security Of Patient Data During Research and Pilots Programs

2017 Year in Review: Poised for Growth & Success

The California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) is wrapping up another year on a high note, and would like to express our sincere gratitude to the outstanding companies, volunteers, students, educators, partners, sponsors and others who have joined us to further bolster our thriving California life sciences ecosystem. During 2017, CLSI ‘s FAST and CARB-X accelerator … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review: Poised for Growth & Success