For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Devendra Mishra
Executive Director
Phone: 818-224-1552
BSMA APPOINTS ANDREW SETIKAS, SVP OF CALIFORNIA LIFE SCIENCES ASSOCIATION (CLSA), TO ITS ADVISORY BOARD 
October 16, 2020, Calabasas, CA, USA — The Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) has appointed Andrew Setikas, the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), to serve on its Board of Advisors to advance innovation in Life Sciences through education, technology and collaboration in the global marketplace.

Devendra Mishra, Executive Director of BSMA, observed, “I have known Mr. Andrew Setikas as a chemist who had an extraordinary career of growth in biopharma businesses and currently representing CLSA, a premiere association for advocacy in life sciences in California. His leadership augurs well for collaborative advancement of education and membership services to foster innovation in maximizing healthcare.” 
Andrew Setikas remarked, “The opportunity to bring my experience and relationships to BSMA supports my strong belief that breakthroughs in science start with a good idea but find success through a commitment to continuous improvement and building interdisciplinary bridges.   BSMA is the global leader in advancing the discussion around supply chain in life sciences and being able to facilitate even greater connectivity between our shared community will improve how we collectively serve members and patients in California and around the world. I am excited to join BSMA and support their mission to build a more robust and resilient supply chain in the life sciences”.

Since March 2019, Andrew Setikas has led business development, membership, partnership, and strategy activities for CLSA. He brings over two decades of commercial experience across a variety of market segments and geographies. Andrew joined CLSA from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he spent 12 years and most recently served as Senior Director of Business Development, leading a group focused on establishing and growing partnerships in the biotechnology, government and academic sectors across Thermo Fisher’s entire portfolio of products and services. Andrew brings commercial, marketing, program, product and regulatory management experience in all areas of the life sciences and prior to Thermo Fisher spent time in both domestic and international roles at Roquette Frères, Adhesives Research Inc, and FMC Corporation where he began his professional career in analytical chemistry and toxicology.  He received his MBA from the University of San Francisco, and dual Bachelor degree’s in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University. 



About 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. Its Mission is to advances California’s world-leading life sciences innovation ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses.
About BSMA
BSMA - Driving Innovation in the Life Sciences Supply Chain

Since its inception in 2007, BSMA is a global organization that fosters Innovation and Adoption of disruptive technologies within the end-to-end supply chain of the Life Sciences industry. With offices in California (USA), Brussels (Belgium) and Mumbai (India), BSMA promotes collaboration and networking between professionals of the biotech, pharmaceutical, academic and medical diagnostics enterprises. The Alliance partners with industry, academia, foundations, suppliers, technology enablers, research institutions, trade organizations and the government to improve productivity, quality, product and service integrity, risk mitigation, managerial talent development and patient care globally. It is also the home of start-up companies engaged in business development and scale up.     
CONTACT: Devendra Mishra