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FAST, Fellow and CARB-X Updates February 2018

FAST & Fellows Round-Up   Inflammatix (FAST Fall 2017) announced findings from a new study published in Nature Communications that suggests sepsis can be detected by measuring the immune system Read More Read interview with SciBac’s (FAST Fall 2016) CEO, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder, Jeanette Mucha, who is designing live biotherapeutics to treat and … Continue reading FAST, Fellow and CARB-X Updates February 2018

Female Students and Women Professionals Network to Inspire Science Careers

Twenty female students from San Francisco high schools and community college networked with female industry professionals at an event coordinated by CLSI, Young Women in Bio, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and City College of San Francisco (CCSF). The Speed Networking event, held at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco, allowed female students the … Continue reading Female Students and Women Professionals Network to Inspire Science Careers

Institute Hosts First CLSI Women Life Sciences Executives Dinner

The California Life Sciences Institute hosted its first Women Life Sciences Executives Dinner on Thursday February 17 at The Workshop in San Francisco with renown Chef Nikole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions. Twenty women executives from established life science companies, FAST startups and investment firms participated in the dinner, which included a lively and substantive … Continue reading Institute Hosts First CLSI Women Life Sciences Executives Dinner

Introducing the Spring 2018 FAST Companies

Six life science startups, vetted and selected by a distinguished review panel, have been selected for CLSI’s Spring 2018 Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory Program. The Spring 2018 FAST companies are: Abalone Bio, developing functional antibody therapeutics that block or activate membrane protein using proprietary Functional Antibody Selection Technology platform; Antibiotic Adjuvant, developing AI-empowered decision … Continue reading Introducing the Spring 2018 FAST Companies

NEW COURSE on UNDERSTANDING DRUG PRICING

CLSI is offering a new professional development seminar on February 28 aimed at helping participants understand the complex decisions that guide drug pricing decisions. Taught by Biotech Primer, “Understanding Drug Pricing” will provide invaluable information to those in government, finance, law, insurance and human resources who are seeking to gain a better grasp on how … Continue reading NEW COURSE on UNDERSTANDING DRUG PRICING

Guest Article: UC Santa Cruz MCD Biology launches Curricular Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) Initiative

Professor Jeremy Sanford launches new approach to increase undergraduate research experience Molecular Biologist Jeremy Sanford wants to expand opportunities for students to engage in meaningful, hands-on research projects at UC Santa Cruz. To overcome the limited number of student-researcher positions, Sanford is bringing his research into the laboratory classroom, where undergraduates can contribute. Sanford’s Curricular … Continue reading Guest Article: UC Santa Cruz MCD Biology launches Curricular Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) Initiative

FAST, Fellow and CARB-X Updates January 2018

    FAST & Fellows Round-Up Inflammatix (FAST Fall 2017), a molecular diagnostics company that is developing rapid tests that read the immune system to improve disease diagnosis, announces appointment of Oliver Liesenfeld, M.D., former CMO of Roche Molecular Diagnostics, as Chief Medical Officer Read More LogicInk (FAST Spring 2017) is planning on launching its … Continue reading FAST, Fellow and CARB-X Updates January 2018

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

Fall 2017 FAST Closing Showcase Celebrates Eight Companies

CLSI celebrated key milestones at the Fall 2017 FAST Closing Showcase at Byers Auditorium in UCSF San Francisco on December 13, 2017. The Showcase marked the culmination of the Fall program and included presentations from eight graduating FAST companies: BioAmp Diagnostics, developing diagnostic assays that can detect antibiotics resistance directly in patient samples; Phi Therapeutics, … Continue reading Fall 2017 FAST Closing Showcase Celebrates Eight Companies

FAST, Fellow and CARB-X Updates December

FAST & Fellows Round-Up STATegics (FAST Fall 2017) is announced winner of the PharmaDirections JumpStart award Purigen Biosystems (FAST Spring 2015) appoints life science industry veteran Barney Saunders as CEO Read More GigaGen (FAST Spring 2015) CEO David Johnson will be presenting at 2017 Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Meeting Read More CLSA Fellow AnimalBiome wins … Continue reading FAST, Fellow and CARB-X Updates December