CLSA Hosts California Senator Ted Gaines for Tours at CLSA Members Vertex & Organovo

May 8, 2016

On April 22, CLSA hosted California State Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) in San Diego for tours at member companies Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Organovo.

State Sen. Ted Gaines Tours CLSA Member Organovo on April 22 in San Diego. Left to Right: Steve Pentoney, Sen. Ted Gaines, Vivian Gorgen.

The visits were a chance to provide Senator Gaines with a firsthand look at the many issues innovators in California’s life sciences sector are tackling to improve patient health and well-being. Gaines expressed a keen desire to better understand the life sciences community and the innovations that companies like Organovo and Vertex are developing, as well as issues and policies, such as tax or regulatory hurdles that can be especially challenging.

Senator Gaines’ tour exemplifies CLSA’s efforts to provide premier educational opportunities to policymakers and thought leaders in Sacramento, Washington and locally.

For further information, including if you would like to host a state legislator for similar facility visits, please contact Oliver Rocroi, CLSA’s Senior Director of State Government Relations (