California’s Life Sciences Community Celebration Overflows at CLSA’s Statewide Open Houses

August 24, 2017

As the statewide advocacy and business leadership trade association representing life sciences in California – the global leader for life sciences innovation and the sixth largest economy in the world – the work CLSA does connects and strengthens the entire life sciences community across our great state. With boots on the ground in Washington DC, Sacramento, the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, CLSA takes every opportunity to work with industry, government, academia, patients and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy.

The last week of July and the first week of August saw more than 700 members of CLSA and the California life sciences community gather to celebrate CLSA’s Annual Anniversary & Open House celebrations in South San Francisco and San Diego. The open houses allowed CLSA to celebrate the 40 year legacy from BayBio/CHI merger, highlight the many benefits available to CLSA members, and provide an opportunity for the California life sciences community to connect.

On July 26, attendees flocked to CLSA’s expansive South San Francisco Open House to network, enjoy local wine and beer, sample food truck delicacies, learn more about valuable purchasing programs – from partners like VWR, the CLSA Employee Benefits Trust, UPS, ShareVault and others – and win fabulous raffle prizes supplied by our member benefit partners. Click here to check out photos from the South San Francisco open house.


One week later, CLSA hosted hundreds of attendees for our tropical-themed Open House in San Diego at the beautiful facility of CLSA member JLABS. CLSA kicked off the event by hosting a tour of San Diego life sciences companies and an innovation roundtable between Congressman Tony Cárdenas and local life sciences executives. Interested members took tours of the JLABS facility while Open House attendees mingled with other members of the community, sampled our local food, beer and wine and enjoyed the live band, met with members of our Advocacy team and visited each of the member benefit booths. Click here to check out photos from the San Diego open house.

Did you miss the opportunity to celebrate with CLSA? To view the full roster of upcoming CLSA events, explore our event calendar here.  To become a member, or contact us learn more about CLSA Membership here.