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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April 2021

The California Biotechnology Foundation hosted a New Member Briefing legislative webinar last month along with Senate President pro Tem Atkins, Speaker Rendon and Assembly Speaker pro Tem Mullin to educate legislators and staff about the life science industry’s history, economic benefits, and life-saving treatments and cures happening here in California. …read more

April 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

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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