CLSA President & CEO Sara Radcliffe pens an op-ed in The Sacramento Bee regarding H.R. 9, federal legislation that would weaken the process that turns research into products, new companies.
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On November 13th, patient advocates, industry, and legislators gathered for the Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) Rare Voice Awards in Washington, DC. The event, which honors advocates for rare diseases, was hosted by Greta Kreuz, Emmy- winning reporter, and Jonny Lee Miller, star of the television series Elementary. The State Level Patient Advocate Award went … Continue reading Rare Voice Awards Honors Congresswoman Matsui, Patient Advocates
The majority of voters in both Berkeley and San Francisco said yes to measures on the ballot this November imposing taxes on sweetened beverages; however, the San Francisco measure will not become law as it required a two-third majority to pass. The American Beverage Association has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into fighting back … Continue reading Soda Tax Measures Receive Majority Support in Both Berkeley and San Francisco
The Cities of Oakland and San Jose will have new mayors coming into office after the November elections. While San Jose’s election was for an open seat, Oakland’s saw the incumbent mayor lose reelection. Oakland’s incumbent mayor Jean Quan was trounced in an election which saw her challenged by 14 candidates. Until recently, conventional wisdom … Continue reading Oakland and San Jose Choose New Mayors
Republicans ran the table in the 2014 midterm elections across the country, picking up at least 8 seats (and control) of the United States Senate, and building a commanding majority in the House of Representatives, holding at least 244 seats (seven races remain undecided at this writing.) The GOP also picked up the keys to … Continue reading Republicans Strongly Favored in Midterm Elections, Except in California
Governor Jerry Brown signed a last minute deal submitted to him by the legislature on August 13 to place a $7.5 billion water bond on the November 2014 ballot. The measure, which will be Proposition 1, seeks to address various components of the state’s water infrastructure against the backdrop of one of the worst droughts … Continue reading California Legislature Sends $7.5 Billion Water Bond to the Ballot
BayBio and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) hosted a series of tours with candidates for state legislative office on July 31to showcase the Bay Area’s leadership in the life sciences. Dr. Reg Kelly at the QB3 Innovation Garage in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco provided an overview of the region’s incubator facilities, their … Continue reading Prospective New State Leaders Tour Northern California’s Biotech Industry
BayBio, along with a network of South San Francisco based life science companies, held a meeting at Onyx Pharmaceuticals on July 30 with South San Francisco’s new City Manager Mike Futrell. Mr. Futrell came to the City earlier this year from his position as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As … Continue reading Changing Leadership and City Planning in South San Francisco