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NextTech Speaker Series: A CEO's View, Building a Business in the Life Sciences

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Our next installment of the NextTech Speaker series features Barney Saunders, CEO of Purigen, sharing his perspective as CEO about how to build a company in the life sciences industry.

Using our typical informal interview format, Tri-Valley entrepreneur, Don Arnold, will engage the audience in revealing how Barney's leadership has built new biotech tools and companies that truly accelerate science.


6:00pm Food and New Friends

6:30pm Program

7:30pm More New Friends!

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About the NextTech Speaker Series

The NextTech Speaker Series connects Bay Area founders, investors, executives and technology developers with the life sciences community in the Tri-Valley and greater East Bay. Each NextTech speaker brings a unique perspective on how to succeed in an innovation economy evolving beyond Silicon Valley.

Who should attend?

Scientists, technologists, and business professionals working in industries or research that relies on deep science such as the life sciences, energy, materials, and information technology who are entrepreneurs or have entrepreneurial ambitions.

Why should I attend?

This event is designed to relay information, inspiration, and networking opportunities with the speaker and other entrepreneurs.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us at [masked].


About California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy. CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged. Visit CLSA at, and follow us on Twitter @CALifeSciences, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.