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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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2021 NexGeneGirls Summer Science Academy Supports 12 Young Women in Rigorous Science Research & Leadership Development Program

Jun 3, 2021

The 2021 NexGeneGirls Summer Science Academy kicked off on June 3, 2021. Nearly 150 high school females applied for the rigorous 8-week science research and leadership development program, with 12 participants selected. The young women have been paired with mentors from across industry, including science leaders from AbbVie, Horizon Therapeutics, Nektar Therapeutics, Theravance BioPharma &..

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