Category Archives: Press Releases

CLSA Elects Melinda Richter of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS as New Board Chair, Appoints New Vice Chair, Treasurer

Today, CLSA announced the transitional board appointment of Melinda Richter, Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS from Vice Chair to Chair of CLSA’s Board of Directors. Alex Kelly, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, Allergan, will move into the position of Vice Chair, ceding the role of Treasurer to Jeff Jonker, President and CEO, Ambys Medicines.

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) and Congressman Scott Peters Announce Support for New Legislation to Repeal Medical Device Tax

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences sector, joined with Congressman Scott Peters (D-San Diego) to issue the following statements announcing support for the reintroduction of the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that fully repeals the 2.3% excise tax levied on medical device firms as part of the Affordable Care Act.

CLSA Appoints Andrew Setikas as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy

CLSA today announced the appointment of Andrew Setikas as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy starting March 25, 2019. The addition of Setikas to CLSA’s senior leadership team marks the continued expansion and rapid growth of CLSA, which advances California’s world-leading life sciences sector by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses.

Infographic: The Value of California’s Life Sciences Sector

California leads the world in life sciences innovation. Premier research institutions combine with a unique entrepreneurial spirit to develop new technologies and therapies, attract investors and push the state’s economy to greater heights. It’s critical that we protect this pioneering activity to continue bringing hope to patients everywhere. See the highlights from our 2019 California Life Sciences Industry Report.