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President’s Corner – CLSA Announces Slate of Honorees for 15th Pantheon Awards, Sponsors 6th Annual Rally for Medical Research, Awards $20,000 “Giants of Science” Grant to Los Altos High School, With Sacramento Legislative Session Over, CLSA Looking Forward To Final Few Days For Governor’s Actions, Institute Announces 2018 Fall FAST Companies, and Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO September 27, 2018    CLSA Announces Slate of Honorees for 15th Annual Pantheon DiNA™ Awards We are excited to introduce the companies and individuals selected to receive CLSA’s 15th Annual Pantheon DiNA™ Awards on Nov. 30 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. This collection of California’s hardest-working … Continue reading President’s Corner – CLSA Announces Slate of Honorees for 15th Pantheon Awards, Sponsors 6th Annual Rally for Medical Research, Awards $20,000 “Giants of Science” Grant to Los Altos High School, With Sacramento Legislative Session Over, CLSA Looking Forward To Final Few Days For Governor’s Actions, Institute Announces 2018 Fall FAST Companies, and Upcoming Events

President’s Corner – Evening with Thought Leaders Digital Health Panel Shares Expert Opinions with San Diego Crowd, CLSA Hosts Congressional Life Sciences Site Visits & Roundtables, CLSA Launches Digital PR Campaign to Highlight Patient Voices, CLSA Selects 2018 Pantheon Life Sciences Leadership Honorees, CLSI Launches Women Leading Life Sciences Initiative, FAST Graduate Awarded Up to $3.76M in CARB-X Funding, and Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO August 30, 2018    Evening with Thought Leaders Panel in San Diego Shares Expert Opinions on Future of Digital Health On August 23, I was excited to join members of the CLSA Board of Directors and more than 100 members of the life sciences community in San Diego to … Continue reading President’s Corner – Evening with Thought Leaders Digital Health Panel Shares Expert Opinions with San Diego Crowd, CLSA Hosts Congressional Life Sciences Site Visits & Roundtables, CLSA Launches Digital PR Campaign to Highlight Patient Voices, CLSA Selects 2018 Pantheon Life Sciences Leadership Honorees, CLSI Launches Women Leading Life Sciences Initiative, FAST Graduate Awarded Up to $3.76M in CARB-X Funding, and Upcoming Events

President’s Corner – CLSA Marks 3rd Anniversary of BayBio & CHI Merger, Celebrations Draw Record Crowds, House Votes to Repeal Medical Device Tax, CLSA Hosts Congressional Candidate Meet & Greets, CLSA Events & Office Space Now Available, CLSA & CLSI Volunteer to Support STEM in the Bay Area, Upcoming Events

By: Sara Radcliffe CLSA President & CEO July 26, 2018   CLSA’s 3rd Anniversary of BayBio & CHI Merger: Celebrations Draw Record Crowds 2018 marks the 3rd Anniversary since BayBio and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) joined forces to become California’s premier life sciences trade association. To celebrate this great milestone, we held events in San … Continue reading President’s Corner – CLSA Marks 3rd Anniversary of BayBio & CHI Merger, Celebrations Draw Record Crowds, House Votes to Repeal Medical Device Tax, CLSA Hosts Congressional Candidate Meet & Greets, CLSA Events & Office Space Now Available, CLSA & CLSI Volunteer to Support STEM in the Bay Area, Upcoming Events

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