Our Value

Our Organization

The California Biotechnology Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization with a long history of working with California policy makers, opinion leaders, and other stakeholders, connecting them with the latest research and data from industry experts and research institutions.California Biotechnology Foundation works collaboratively with both industry leaders and key policymakers throughout the year to underscore the value of the biotech industry through:
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EDUCATION

Briefings for incoming legislators provides a helpful platform to educate

and explain the contributions of the biotech industry and life science community and provide a glimpse of upcoming medical advances. The briefings are hosted in partnership with Senate and Assembly leadership, district offices or Congressional staff and offer a unique setting for lawmakers and staff to learn directly from leaders of medical innovation.

“As an elected official representing one of the largest biotechnology clusters in the world, I’ve seen firsthand the critical role California’s life sciences industry continues to play in strengthening our economy and quality of life by providing hundreds of thousands of jobs, hundreds of billions in revenue and numerous life-saving therapies.”

– Senator Jerry Hill
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Resources

Using the latest data, trends, and studies

CBF creates fact sheets that lay out the facts on the value of the biotech industry to our state’s economy and to patients throughout the world. Our digital platforms and monthly newsletter continue this mission.

“I look forward to helping to ensure the progress of life sciences innovators in our region and state for many years to come.”

– Toni G. Atkins
Senate President Pro Tem G. Atkins

“As Chair of the Select Committee on Biotechnology, I’ve greatly increased my awareness of the importance the biotech industry provides to California’s economy and to health innovation. I encourage all legislators to better understand this industry that provides such an unique value to our state.”

– Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
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Tours

Tours of biotech facilities innovation hubs throughout California

provide local and statewide policymakers, and their staff, the opportunity to see firsthand the groundbreaking discoveries being made here in our own state, and to speak with the Californians who are saving lives through their discoveries.

“The potential for the intersection of technology and healthcare to completely change and disrupt the existing healthcare ecosystem has never been more imminent.”

– Alex Gorsky, CEO
Johnson & Johnson
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Connection

The California Biotech Foundation is a go-to resource

to help make connections and introductions for policymakers and staff who have questions or need information on the industry.