Medical Miracles

Innovation that Moves Healthcare Forward

When anyone thinks of innovation, they think of California. The first biotech company and FDA-approved DNA treatment was founded in California more than four decades ago and our biotech scientists continue to revolutionize healthcare. The challenge of the next forty years will be to foster this unique ecosystem where medical miracles are born every day.

Treatments for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health and virtually every known disease are being discovered right here in our own backyard. With almost 1,300 new medicines now in California’s research and development pipeline, our life sciences companies hold the promise to treating and curing conditions that were once thought untreatable.

We used to dream about this kind of thing.

Now, we’re seeing how these concepts are actually changing the lives of patients, which is exactly why I wanted to go into medicine in the first place. We are living through a revolution in how we understand and treat human disease using genomics, and I think we’re going to see a huge explosion in that area in the next five years.”

– Jennifer Allport-Anderson

Scientist in the Research and Development Group at Amgen


California’s discoveries create new medicines and treatments that save lives. Every survivor has a story. Their stories…