California Healthcare Institute

California Life Sciences Association launches, following BayBio, California Healthcare Institute merger

Friday, May 15, 2015

The California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) has officially launched as a representation for California’s life sciences sector. CLSA now is the largest state and regional life sciences advocacy group in the country, with more than 750 members. The organization advances California’s life sciences innovation ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses. CLSA is the result of a completed merger between BayBio and California Healthcare Institute.

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals names Robert J. Perez CEO

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cubist Pharmaceuticals has selected Robert J. Perez as the company’s CEO, effective January, 2015. Perez, who currently is Cubist’s president and chief operating officer, will succeed Michael W. Bonney who is retiring from his current role as CEO on Dec. 31, and will become non-executive chair of Cubist’s board of directors. Current board chair Kenneth M. Bate will become lead independent director.

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Biotechs say FDA regulations impede job creation

Friday, April 22, 2011

Drug and medical device companies are having a hard time creating jobs and delivering innovative new therapies to patients because of tight government regulations, limits in science and research funding and high taxes reported biotech industry leaders at a recent congressional hearing in San Diego, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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