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CLSA Hosts Congresswoman Mimi Walters for Member Tours at DexCom & Organovo
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August 3, 2016

On July 25, CLSA hosted Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R–Laguna Niguel) in San Diego for tours at member companies DexCom and Organovo.

Rep. Walters Tours CLSA Member DexCom on July 25 in San Diego. Left to Right: Will Zasadny of CLSA, Rep. Mimi Walters and Diane Weaver of DexCom
Rep. Walters Tours CLSA Member DexCom on July 25 in San Diego. Left to Right: Will Zasadny of CLSA, Rep. Mimi Walters and Diane Weaver of DexCom

The visits were an opportunity to provide Congresswoman Walters, a winner of CLSA’s 2016 legislator Visionary Award, with a firsthand look at the many issues innovators in California’s life sciences sector are tackling to improve patient health and well-being.

Rep. Walters Tours CLSA Member Organovo on July 25 in San Diego. Left to Right: Will Zasadny of CLSA, Jen Bush of Organovo, Rep. Mimi Walters and Deb Nguyen of Organovo
Rep. Walters Tours CLSA Member Organovo on July 25 in San Diego. Left to Right: Will Zasadny of CLSA, Jen Bush of Organovo, Rep. Mimi Walters and Deb Nguyen of Organovo

Walters expressed a keen desire to better understand the life sciences community and the innovations that companies like Organovo and DexCom are developing, as well as issues and policies — such as tax or regulatory hurdles — that can be especially challenging for growing companies.

Congresswoman Walters’ tour exemplifies CLSA’s efforts to provide premier educational opportunities to policymakers and thought leaders in Washington, Sacramento and locally.

For further information, including if you would like to host a federal, state or local legislator for similar facility visits, please contact Todd Gillenwater, CLSA’s Executive Vice President, Advocacy & External Relations (TGillenwater@califesciences.org).