Voting opens for the 2022 California Life Sciences Pantheon Awards, nominees announced



SAN FRANCICSO, Calif, — California Life Sciences (CLS), the state’s most impactful life sciences membership organization, announced today the nominees for the 2022 Pantheon Awards. The winners will be selected through a public voting campaign, which opens today.

For the first time in Pantheon history, award winners will be announced LIVE at the November 3 event, taking place at the Westin St. Francis. Now in its 19th year, Pantheon is the largest life sciences awards celebration in California.

This year’s nominees, by award category:

  • Academia, Non-Profits, and Research
    • MedTech Color
    • Medtech Innovator
    • Founder of Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
    • SPARK at Stanford Translational Research Program
  • Biopharma
    • Alector
    • Coherus Biosciences
    • Day One Biopharmaceuticals
    • Travere
  • Convergent Technologies: Medtech, Digital, and Diagnostics
    • Abbott
    • Eko Devices
    • Imperative Care
    • RefleXion Medical
    • Shockwave Medical
  • Emerging Innovation
    • Alladapt Immunotherapeutics
    • BridGene Biosciences
    • Caption Health
    • Fauna Bio
  • Leadership
    • Paul Hastings, Nkarta
    • Emily Leproust, Ph.D., Twist Biosciences
    • Ted W. Love, M.D., Global Blood Therapeutics
    • Frederic H. Moll, M.D., Johnson & Johnson Robotics
    • Irving Weissman, M.D., Stanford University

People can cast their votes here until October 14. Members of the press are welcome and can RSVP to [email protected]

About the Pantheon Awards: For the past 19 years, California Life Sciences (CLS) has recognized the state’s leaders from across the pharmaceutical, biotech and other allied industries to pay tribute to those making exceptional contributions to the life sciences industry. The Pantheon awards recognize excellence and celebrate the contributions and achievements of leading life sciences innovators representing therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, and industrial biotechnology companies.

About California Life Sciences (CLS): 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. 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.