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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

Bio-Link Depot’s Grand Opening in Oakland

Donate Tax-Deductible Scientific Equipment and Supplies Bio-Link Depot celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Oakland, California location last month with record numbers of educators and researchers in attendance.  Since 2002, the Bio-Link Depot has connected educators and researchers with needed science supplies and equipment through its clearinghouse of biotech industry donations. Because of the … Continue reading Bio-Link Depot’s Grand Opening in Oakland

CLSI CARB-X Hosts Intensive Strategy Session for “Powered by CARB-X” Proteus IRC

The CLSI CARB-X team – Heather Shane, Steve Karp, and Amy Xu – hosted Powered by CARB-X company, Proteus IRC, for an intensive strategy session designed to help Proteus transition from a research consortium to a VC-backed entity. The three-day session drew 22 volunteer advisors from 20 different organizations – from as far as Washington, … Continue reading CLSI CARB-X Hosts Intensive Strategy Session for “Powered by CARB-X” Proteus IRC

CLSI Participates in BARDA Industry Days and the One Nucleus Leadership Seminar – Addressing Infectious Disease Challenges

Heather Shane, Executive Director of the California Life Sciences Institute’s (CLSI) CARB-X Accelerator, spoke in November on two occasions about CARB-X and CLSI’s role in helping to move companies that are addressing the problem of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) through the product development pipeline. Her first appearance was at BARDA Industry Days in Washington, DC, where … Continue reading CLSI Participates in BARDA Industry Days and the One Nucleus Leadership Seminar – Addressing Infectious Disease Challenges