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.

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January 2021

Since the end of last year, huge strides have been made in the search and distribution for COVID-19 vaccines. Two vaccines – one from Pfizer-BioNTech and another from Moderna – received FDA approval. …read more

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December 2020

The California Biotechnology Foundation cohosted a legislative webinar centered on CAR T cancer therapies and shared progress made in COVID-19 vaccine development. …read more

In the News

Breaking news, as reported throughout the world.

February 5, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Breyanzi, a cancer cell therapy from Bristol Myers Squibb, for the treatment of late-stage lymphoma.
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January 20, 2021

Merck & Co. and Bayer on Tuesday won Food and Drug Administration approval for the heart failure drug Verquvo, one of the few medicines Merck has recently brought through late-stage development.
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