California Life Sciences (CLS) is the state’s most influential and impactful life sciences membership organization, advocating for the sector and its diverse innovation pipeline. For more than 30 years, CLS has served the community by supporting companies of all sizes, from early-stage innovators and startups to established industry leaders in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technology. As integral components of a healthy and collaborative ecosystem, CLS also works closely with universities, academic and research institutions, the investment community, and other critical partners that promote this vibrant sector. With offices in South San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, CLS works to shape public policy, improve access to breakthrough technologies, educate lawmakers, and advance equity within our ecosystem by championing innovative solutions for some of the most pressing challenges of our times. In doing so, CLS fulfills its mission to protect and nurture California’s life sciences industry, empowering discoveries that lead to healthier lives around the world. #WeAreCaliforniaLifeSciences

CLS is committed to providing the media with timely and accurate information related to California life sciences ecosystem. CLS welcomes all media inquiries from news organizations and reporters. Members of the media interested in speaking with CLS opinion leaders on issues of public policy, life sciences innovation, or issues related to the life sciences ecosystem in California, please contact our communication department.

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[RECAP] Conversation with Thought Leaders: Health Equity

Jun 30, 2021

Watch the recap of Conversation with Thought Leaders: Health Equity, which explored the importance of increasing health access to underserved communities and how the life sciences community can help tackle other hurdles to ensure equitable and safe health care access for patients and their families.  Thank You To Our Sponsor: This event is part..

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Top three issues of SB 605: Medical Device Right to Repair Act

Jun 9, 2021

For the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, Senator Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) introduced SB 605, the Medical Device Right to Repair Act, which would allow health care facilities to contract out repairs for medical devices to third parties other than those under a contractual obligation with the manufacturers. While this policy proposal is problematic for various reasons, CLS..

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Welcome New CLS Members (April – June 2021)

Jun 9, 2021

California Life Sciences’ members represent the world’s most promising entrepreneurial start-ups, research institutions, investors and the full spectrum of life sciences, therapeutics, medical device and diagnostic companies that are addressing global health challenges; digital health innovators that are using technology to transform healthcare; agricultural companies improving the safety and security of our food supply; and..

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Emerging Innovators Q2 Update

Jun 8, 2021

FAST / CARB-X / Emerging Innovators News Applied Molecular Transport  (FAST Spring 2014), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 2,875,000 shares of its common stock, which includes the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase 375,000 additional shares of its common stock. The aggregate..

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Illyasha Peete Named Executive Director of CLS Racial and Social Equity Initiative

Jun 7, 2021

Will Lead Organizational Focus on Addressing Racial & Social Equity within Life Sciences Industry. South San Francisco – June 7, 2021 California Life Sciences is pleased to announce that Illyasha (Illy) Peete has been named Executive Director of the California Life Sciences (CLS) Racial and Social Equity (RSE) Initiative and will lead the collective, statewide..

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Cal-OSHA Votes on Workplace Rules

Jun 3, 2021

On Thursday, June 3, Cal-OSHA met to discuss workplace rules and COVID-19. After meeting for almost 10 hours, the board ultimately voted to allow workers in a room to take off their mask if every person is fully vaccinated and does not have COVID-19 symptoms. Masks will be required if anyone in the room is..

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