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Nov 29, 2021

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – California Life Sciences (CLS) CEO, Mike Guerra, has been selected as an honoree for the San Diego Business Journal’s list of 500 most influential people in the region. Guerra, who has led the state’s most impactful membership association for the past three years, is focused on an organizational agenda that advocates..

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Glyphic Biotechnologies, Nutrible, and MabSwitch, Inc Named Awardees in CLS Inspire QuickFire Challenge for Diverse Innovators

Nov 10, 2021

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — California Life Sciences (CLS), together with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, AbbVie and 5AM Ventures, announced today that Glyphic Biotechnologies, Nutrible, and MabSwitch, Inc have been selected as the awardees in CLSA Inspire QuickFire Challenge for Diverse Innovators. To help advance their research, the three awardees will receive $50,000 each in..

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Nov 4, 2021

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Today, California Life Sciences (CLS) announced its 2021 Pantheon award winners–an annual celebration of those companies and individuals making significant scientific, business, and community contributions across California. Due to safety considerations related to COVID, in lieu of an in-person event, Pantheon winners were announced via a video on the California..

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The Journal of Black Innovation selects California Life Sciences’ Illyasha Peete for BlackBio100

Oct 29, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Journal of Black Innovation selected Illyasha Peete to be honored among the BlackBio100. Peete is the Executive Director of California Life Sciences (CLS) Racial and Social Equity Initiative. Leading the statewide RSE strategy, Peete is working with boots-on-the-ground partners to deliver an ambitious agenda of action and change. She’s dedicated to providing..

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California Life Sciences and Biocom California Institute Release 2021 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report for California

Oct 27, 2021

SAN DIEGO, LOS ANGELES & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–Biocom California Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports life science innovation by strengthening the workforce and leaders of tomorrow, and California Life Sciences, a membership organization, advocating for the sector and its diverse innovation pipeline, announced their joint report, “2021 Life Sciences Workforce Trends.” The report includes..

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NexGeneGirls Guest Post: Reflecting on My STEM-Filled Summer

Oct 12, 2021

By: Jaqueline Chavarria At the end of my school year in 2020, I got an email about summer internships. There were lots of interesting options, but I already had my heart set on doing something related to a career in medicine. The headline for one internship with a group called NexGeneGirls read, “Do you want..

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