Recent Breakthroughs & Developments

Every day California’s biotechnology industry discovers life-saving cures and therapies that allow people around the world to live longer, healthier, fuller lives. Learn about these medical miracles and the latest biotech news.

Industry News

Recaps of the latest breakthroughs, as reported in CBF’s monthly newsletter.

monkey pox
July 2022

On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of monkeypox to be a public health emergency of international concern. The declaration will help increase awareness and unlock more financial resources and increase the global collaboration of nations under the international health regulations. …read more

June 2022

A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) finds that while contract pharmacies participating in the 340B Drug Discount Program dramatically expanded by more than 4,000% between 2011-2019, their presence in the low-income communities they are intended to serve has decreased. …read more

In the News

Breaking news, as reported throughout the world.

Biocom Presentation
April 27, 2022

On April 14, Patty Cooper, Executive Director of California Biotechnology Foundation, kicked off Biocom California’s introduction to life science with a high-level look at the life science industry pipeline from basic research and funding to regulatory review and manufacturing for drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and medical devices. …read more

Newsletter 1
April 15, 2022

CAR-T cell therapy has emerged as a new way to treat a variety of cancers via the body’s own immune system. Researchers are combining CAR-T cell therapy with cancer-killing viruses to create an even more potent treatment against cancer tumors. …read more