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Life Sciences Sector Steps Up To Close The Digital Divide For Students In Need

  California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences industry, is proud to join with South San Francisco (SSF) life sciences companies and leaders in a campaign to bridge the digital divide for students in the South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD). Together with sister organization, the California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI), the Genentech … Continue reading Life Sciences Sector Steps Up To Close The Digital Divide For Students In Need

CLSI’s Virtual Programming During Shelter in Place

The California Life Sciences Institute is continuing to provide valuable programming for life science startups, students, and employees during these unprecedented times. All of our programs will move to a virtual or webinar format during the current “Shelter in Place.”  We will provide regular updates on these and future programs as developments unfold. Professional Development … Continue reading CLSI’s Virtual Programming During Shelter in Place

CLSI Women Life Science Executives Dinners Bring Women Leaders And Startup Founders Together

This year’s Women Leading Life Sciences Initiative included three Women Life Science Executive Dinners with Kilpatrick Townsend, Latham & Watkins, and Genentech. CLSI’s dinners bring together a mix of women executives from established and early-stage companies and investment firms to explore important industry issues over small intimate dinners. Participants have welcomed the opportunity to forge … Continue reading CLSI Women Life Science Executives Dinners Bring Women Leaders And Startup Founders Together

Reservoir Neurosciences the Winner of 2019 CA Jumpstart Grant by PharmaDirections

FAST graduate (Fall 2019) Reservoir Neuroscience is the winner of the 2019 CA Jumpstart Grant by PharmaDirections. The company, which is developing therapeutics to repair the blood-brain barrier, restore vascular function in the brain, and reverse age-related cognitive impairment, will receive up to $25,ooo in services towards the development of a product development plan and … Continue reading Reservoir Neurosciences the Winner of 2019 CA Jumpstart Grant by PharmaDirections

CLSI 2019 Q4 CONNECTIONS – Read More

Entrepreneurship  FAST Companies Fauna Bio (FAST Spring ’19) was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of its integrated genomics platform and testing of repurposed drug candidates Read More Atropos Therapeutics (FAST Spring ’18) and Atomwise launched a joint venture to discover … Continue reading CLSI 2019 Q4 CONNECTIONS – Read More

2019 Year in Review

2019 has been a year of rewarding developments and growth at the California Life Sciences Institute.  We are grateful that we continue to thrive in a community of outstanding startups, researchers, students, educators, advisors, friends and other supporters who are the inspiration and backbone of CLSI’s efforts to support California’s remarkable life science innovation pipeline. … Continue reading 2019 Year in Review

FAST, Fellows and CARB-X Update November 2019

 FAST & Fellows Round-Up Raydiant Oximetry (FAST Spring ‘17) raised a $5.6 million Series A fund Read More Inflammatix (FAST Fall ‘17) inked a contract worth up to $72M with BARDA to further develop and commercialize its sample-to-answer HostDx molecular testing system Read More Paragon Genomics (FAST Spring ‘16) introduces two new products — CleanPlex® … Continue reading FAST, Fellows and CARB-X Update November 2019

CLSI in Business Wire News: California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) Strengthens Board with Appointment of New Chair Colleen Cutcliffe

BUSINESS WIRE CEO and Co-Founder of Pendulum Therapeutics Assumes Leadership of CLSI Board SAN FRANCISCO, November 4, 2019 – California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI), the non-profit affiliate of California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), has appointed Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of Pendulum Therapeutics as the Chair to its board of directors. Dr. Cutcliffe will … Continue reading CLSI in Business Wire News: California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) Strengthens Board with Appointment of New Chair Colleen Cutcliffe

FAST, Fellows and CARB-X Update October 2019

FAST & Fellows Round-Up Fauna Bio (FAST Spring ’19) was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of its integrated genomics platform and testing of repurposed drug candidates Read More Atropos Therapeutics (FAST Spring ’18) and Atomwise launched a joint venture to … Continue reading FAST, Fellows and CARB-X Update October 2019

ARCS Foundation: 2019 Scholar Awards Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EVENT DATE: October 23, 2019 2019 Scholar Awards Celebration San Francisco, CA – The Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) will honor 77 graduate students in STEM disciplines from six universities in Northern California and two extraordinary past Presidents, Linda Dyer Millard and Jill H. Kramer. At … Continue reading ARCS Foundation: 2019 Scholar Awards Celebration