California Life Sciences Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in 1990 as the Bay Area Bioscience Center (BayBio Institute) by the founders of biotechnology, a consortium of public officials, and educators who saw a need to maintain and promote the intellectual and educational climate of the region. In 2006, the organization divided its activities into two separate but coordinated entities: the BayBio Institute and the BayBio Association, a 501(c)(6) trade association. The Institute continued its critical focus on supporting California’s innovation pipeline through programs in education, workforce development and entrepreneurship. In 2015, the BayBio Institute became the California Life Sciences Institute, and BayBio merged with the California Healthcare Institute to become the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA).
In 2021, the Institute and CLSA brought their activities together under the umbrella of California Life Sciences, a strong, united effort to serve the full California life sciences ecosystem by driving solutions on issues of importance for the communities, businesses and customers we serve. California Life Sciences remains committed to serving as a resource for educators, entrepreneurs, diverse professionals, and those who can serve as collaboration partners across the entire biopharma lifecycle.