The Life Sciences Foundation Publishes Biotech Hall of Fame Book
November 15, 2012 – San Francisco, CA - The Life Sciences Foundation (LSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to capturing the history, preserving the heritage and sharing the stories of biotechnology.
LSF has published Honoring 25 Years of Biotech Leadership, a highly-illustrated coffee table book honoring outstanding individuals, companies, and scientific achievements that have been inducted into the Biotech Hall of Fame at the annual Biotech Meeting in Laguna Beach, CA. The book was commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of the Biotech Meeting, an invitation-only retreat for biotech CEOs. The meeting is co-sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Burrill & Company.
According to LSF CEO Heather Erickson, “The book captures how far biotechnology has come over the past 25 years. It also serves as an important reminder of the urgency of LSF’s mission to capture and preserve the rich story of biotechnology now. A dozen of the award winning companies featured in the book have been absorbed and seven of those honored have passed away. “
Distribution has been limited to Biotech Meeting participants and Biotech Hall of Fame award winners.
LSF is conducting oral histories with luminaries and sharing the story of biotechnology through its website (biotechhistory.org), magazine, and educational events. The Foundation is currently working on a comprehensive scholarly history of the origins of commercial biotechnology, scheduled for publication in 2014.
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