Despite California’s significant budget surplus, legislators are continuing to propose burdensome taxes affecting the life sciences industry, among many others. The two tax bills most recently raising alarms among CLSA staff and membership are Senate Bill 993 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 2731 (Gipson).
AB 3087 would create a California commission to set commercial rates for health plans, providers, and hospitals in an attempt to curtail health care costs. CLSA has considered the bill as a blunt instrument for an incredibly complex issue and consequently likely to result in substantial unintended consequences, many of which could impact patient care in California for many years to come.
CLSA, the trade association representing California’s life sciences sector, today announced the opening of an expanded office and events center in San Francisco, which is home to many of the top life sciences companies in the state.
CLSI today named Presentation High School Sophomore Shloka Janapaty of San Jose, CA as the winner of CLSI’s 2018 Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research and innovation in the biotechnology field.
This month, CLSA’s Federal Government Relations team participated in the annual BIO Fly-In to advocate for biomedical innovation, investment, and job creation in California. CLSA took part in a total of 18 meetings with bipartisan members of the California Congressional Delegation.
Last year, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 17 in law, which requires manufacturers to provide a 60-day advance notice of any price increase on a drug to all California public agency purchasers, health insurers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) if that drug’s price has increased 16 percent or more cumulatively over the previous two calendar years, including the current year’s increase.
On April 18, CLSA partnered with the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and the Council on Competitiveness to provide a briefing to members and staff of the California State Legislature on the status of California’s bioeconomy.
OCTANe, Orange County’s life sciences and technology accelerator and California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences industry, today announced the Life Sciences Growth Accelerator Program – a unique dual membership program designed to address the specific growth challenges of emerging life sciences companies.
On March 12, the California State Assembly released its report summarizing findings and recommendations from six hearings held by the Assembly’s Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage over the past few months.
Last month, CLSA President & CEO, Sara Radcliffe, and our Federal Government Relations team participated in AdvaMed’s State MedTech Alliance (SMTA) annual fly-in to advocate for medical technology investment, innovation and jobs.