When you become a California Life Sciences member, you gain access to a diverse member-base that represents the world’s largest life sciences companies as well as the most promising entrepreneurial start-ups, including research and academic institutions, investors, service partners, and the full spectrum of emerging life sciences clusters.

The Many Benefits of CLS Membership

Advocacy: A unified voice for progress in CA

Advancing life sciences innovation through policy and advocacy leadership at all levels of government.
*Drug Pricing
*Intellectual Property

*Inflation Reduction Act
*Patient Access
*R&D Tax Amortization
*Health Equity
*Coverage of Breakthrough Medical Technology

Networking and Collaboration

CLS events foster engagement, idea sharing, and connection while convening thought leaders around topics of relevance to our industry.
*Portfolio of Events
*Committees and Working Groups
*Discounts to Major Industry Conferences
*Thought Leadership

Cost Savings

Through our CLSAdvantage & BIO Business Solutions partners, CLS members recognize annual average savings on core business products & services.
*Savings for a company with 1-20 employees = $20,783
*Savings for a company with 21-100 employees = $129,243
*Savings for a company with 100+ employees = $587,566

Extended Marketing Arm

CLS offers a platform for brand visibility, pipeline development and thought leadership to a network of more than 15,000 contacts.
*Event Sponsorship
*Life Sciences Insights Digital Magazine
*Digital Advertising
*Member Voice
*Social Media

Diversity and Talent Programs

CLS is committed to building a pipeline of diverse talent and future leaders.
*Racial and Social Equity Pillar Committees
*Job Board
*Professional Development Courses
*STEM Programs
*Workforce Trends Report

Entrepreneurship Resources

CLS connects life sciences startups to the resources needed to help them effectively scale their ventures
*FAST Advisory Program
*Positioning for Capital
*Accelerating Diverse Entrepreneurs Playbook
*Access to Capital
*CLS Innovation Showcase and Partnering Forum
*Peer-to-Peer Exchange

Questions About Membership?

Kim Brocchini
Senior Vice President Membership & Business Development
[email protected]

CLS membership is available only to bona fide organizations that support the growth and development of the life sciences, and to organizations with public policy positions and business practices that are generally consistent with CLS’s mission, reputation, and policies and principles in support of innovation, including intellectual property, as determined by the CLS Board. CLS reserves the right to review applications for membership to confirm that the applicant meets these criteria for membership. CLS may, in its sole discretion, reject an application for membership or elect not to renew a membership.

Mergers and Acquisitions Policy: When two member organizations merge, dues will be the larger dues plus 75% of the smaller dues in the first year, 50% in the second year, and 25% in the third year.  Standard dues will apply in the fourth year.