CLSA Names 2019 Pantheon DiNA Award Winners, Recognizing Advancements in California Life Sciences

  • Honorees include Arena Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Guardant Health, Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc., Livongo, Pendulum Therapeutics, UCSF Science Education Program and Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

  • Industry trade association to recognize innovators for state-wide contributions to life sciences at 16th Annual Pantheon Awards on Nov. 15 in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO & SAN DIEGO – Sept. 25, 2019 – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences sector, has announced the 2019 Pantheon DiNATM Awards slate of honorees. Through the premier awards program, CLSA annually recognizes excellence in the California life sciences sector and celebrates the contributions and achievements of leading life sciences innovators in the state.

“It is always a pleasure to honor the recipients of the Pantheon DiNATM Awards, as they represent California’s brightest scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators who are contributing to tangible positive change in medical care and life sciences,” said Mike Guerra, President and Chief Executive Officer of CLSA. “Each year, we see our community of life sciences pioneers continue to grow, and CLSA’s Pantheon DiNATM Award Ceremony is a celebration of the great accomplishments of this sector, including individuals and companies, and the strides made this year. CLSA congratulates the 2019 Pantheon Award winners and looks forward to bringing California’s life sciences sector together in celebration on Nov. 15 in San Francisco.”

Now in its 16th year, CLSA’s Pantheon Awards is a long-standing program that brings together over 500 industry pioneers annually. The 2019 Pantheon DiNATM Award recipients include:

This year’s honorees will be recognized at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on Nov. 15, beginning with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. PT, followed by the awards presentation and dinner. Follow #CLSAPantheon for updates.

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More about CLSA’s Pantheon DiNA™ Awards:

Each year the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), recognizes and honors excellence as it brings together California’s Life Sciences industry for one night at our Annual Pantheon DiNA™ Awards Ceremony. This evening serves as a celebration of the contributions and achievements of California’s leading life sciences innovators, a moment in time to pause and reflect on the industry’s legacy. You are cordially invited to join us on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco as we celebrate and recognize the impact that California’s therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, and industrial biotechnology companies are making around the globe.


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About California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy. CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged. Visit CLSA at, and follow us on Twitter @CALifeSciences, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn andYouTube.

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