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Category Archives: President’s Corner

President’s Corner – Primary Election Recap, CLSA Elects New Board Officers & Board Member, CLSA Connects with Mayor-elect London Breed to Celebrate PRIDE in San Francisco, CLSA Makes Strong Showing at BIO 2018, CLSI Releases 2018 Workforce Trends Report, 6 Graduating Companies Celebrated at FAST Closing Celebration, Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO June 27, 2018    June Primary Election Recap Behind much of CLSA’s advocacy success in Washington D.C., Sacramento, and locally, is the time and attention we devote to educating policymakers on the fundamentals of our state’s biomedical sector. This groundwork establishes CLSA as a trusted voice to more effectively … Continue reading President’s Corner – Primary Election Recap, CLSA Elects New Board Officers & Board Member, CLSA Connects with Mayor-elect London Breed to Celebrate PRIDE in San Francisco, CLSA Makes Strong Showing at BIO 2018, CLSI Releases 2018 Workforce Trends Report, 6 Graduating Companies Celebrated at FAST Closing Celebration, Upcoming Events

President’s Corner – CLSA Engages Lawmakers in DC, Honors Three Members of Congress, Hosts Congressional Briefing on Biodefense & Pandemic Preparedness, Supports Digital MedTech Conference, Moderates AWIS Panel, CLSI Announces BioGENEius Challenge Winners, Hosts CARB-X Reception, Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO May 30, 2018    CLSA Executives and Board Engage Washington Lawmakers at DC Hill Advocacy Day On May 23, CLSA’s Board of Directors and I spent a full day on Capitol Hill meeting with nearly 2 dozen key legislators and senior staff on issues of importance to California’s life sciences innovation … Continue reading President’s Corner – CLSA Engages Lawmakers in DC, Honors Three Members of Congress, Hosts Congressional Briefing on Biodefense & Pandemic Preparedness, Supports Digital MedTech Conference, Moderates AWIS Panel, CLSI Announces BioGENEius Challenge Winners, Hosts CARB-X Reception, Upcoming Events

President’s Corner – CLSA Announces Southern California Life Sciences Growth Program with OCTANe, Legislative Briefing in Sacramento, PAC Newsletter Debut, South San Francisco Office Move, CLSI Hosts Mission Bay CARB-X Event, and Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO April 25, 2018    Announcing the CLSA | OCTANe Emerging Life Sciences Growth Acceleration Program In support of Southern California life sciences development and innovation, CLSA and OCTANe, Orange County’s life sciences and technology accelerator, have launched our joint Life Sciences Growth Acceleration Program. Both organizations have merged their … Continue reading President’s Corner – CLSA Announces Southern California Life Sciences Growth Program with OCTANe, Legislative Briefing in Sacramento, PAC Newsletter Debut, South San Francisco Office Move, CLSI Hosts Mission Bay CARB-X Event, and Upcoming Events

President’s Corner – CLSA’s 2018 Giants of Science Grant Competition, Announcing the 15th Annual Pantheon DiNA™ Awards, Keynote at BioProcess West, Recognizing Rare Disease in Sacramento, CLSI Discusses FAST Program Diversity, Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO March 28, 2018    CLSA’s Giants of Science Is Back! The California Life Sciences Association, the California Life Sciences Institute and KNBR are bringing back the competition that supports Bay Area STEM education and the next generation of life sciences leaders.  The Giants of Science grant competition runs from … Continue reading President’s Corner – CLSA’s 2018 Giants of Science Grant Competition, Announcing the 15th Annual Pantheon DiNA™ Awards, Keynote at BioProcess West, Recognizing Rare Disease in Sacramento, CLSI Discusses FAST Program Diversity, Upcoming Events

President’s Corner – CLSA Recognizes World Rare Disease Day, Honors Life Sciences Champions at Back to Session Reception, Helps Lead Efforts that Repealed IPAB; CLSI Hosts Women Executives Dinner, Chooses Spring 2018 FAST Companies; and Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO February 28, 2018    CLSA Recognizes World Rare Disease Day with Events & Activities in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans – that’s an estimated 3.9 million Californians – are affected by a rare disease or disorder. California research institutions and innovative life sciences companies lead … Continue reading President’s Corner – CLSA Recognizes World Rare Disease Day, Honors Life Sciences Champions at Back to Session Reception, Helps Lead Efforts that Repealed IPAB; CLSI Hosts Women Executives Dinner, Chooses Spring 2018 FAST Companies; and Upcoming Events

President’s Corner – New Year, New Look for CLSA Bulletin; CLSA Commends Suspension of Medical Device Tax; CLSA Honors Life Sciences Champions at Back to Session Reception; and Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO January 31, 2018    New Year, New Look CLSA anticipates an action-packed 2018, and we’re kicking it off with a fresh new look for our Bulletin.  Below you will see key information in the President’s Corner and the Spotlight, followed closely by New Member announcements. Our current legislative and … Continue reading President’s Corner – New Year, New Look for CLSA Bulletin; CLSA Commends Suspension of Medical Device Tax; CLSA Honors Life Sciences Champions at Back to Session Reception; and Upcoming Events

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

CLSA 2018 Industry Report, 14th Annual Pantheon Awards, Upcoming Events, New Members and More!

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO November 29, 2017      New CLSA/PwC 2018 Life Sciences Industry Report Confirms California is #1 Leader in Life Sciences Innovation On Nov. 15, CLSA and PwC unveiled the 2018 California Life Sciences Industry Report with a nationwide webinar and media launch. The 2018 report once again confirms that … Continue reading CLSA 2018 Industry Report, 14th Annual Pantheon Awards, Upcoming Events, New Members and More!

CLSA 2018 Industry Report, Event Information, New Members and More!

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO October 26, 2017      Final Call for Tables at CLSA’s 2017 Pantheon Awards    On Nov. 10, we will gather with more than 600 professionals from our California life sciences community to celebrate another year of leadership, innovation, and overall excellence at CLSA’s signature event – the 14th … Continue reading CLSA 2018 Industry Report, Event Information, New Members and More!

Pantheon 2017, Evening with Thought Leaders with Dr. Robert Califf, Rally for Medical Research, Welcome to 10 New CLSA Members, CLSI & SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Forum, 2017 CARB-X Report, Don’t Miss the 2017 BIO Investor Forum, and CLSA Keeps Growing!

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO   September 25, 2017    Don’t Miss CLSA’s Most Spectacular Event of the Year   On November 10, we will gather with more than 600 professionals from our California life sciences community to celebrate another year of leadership, innovation, and excellence at CLSA’s signature event – the 14th Annual … Continue reading Pantheon 2017, Evening with Thought Leaders with Dr. Robert Califf, Rally for Medical Research, Welcome to 10 New CLSA Members, CLSI & SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Forum, 2017 CARB-X Report, Don’t Miss the 2017 BIO Investor Forum, and CLSA Keeps Growing!