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Special WBBA Membership Edition
Letter from the President
Welcome to the summer edition of The Life Science Innovator, an issue highlighting WBBA’s commitment to creating value to our members. Since January, 28 new organizations have joined the WBBA to explore and take advantage of our comprehensive Member Services.
Working together for better health
Twenty-eight new members join WBBA
We are proud to report that 28 new member companies have joined us in 2010. Please help us welcome our new members!
WBBA's online Career Center is the resource for life science jobs
One of WBBA’s top priorities is to help recruit, retain and train the talent needed to grow life sciences in Washington. We are driving to connect an innovative workforce to our emerging and dynamic organizations committed to better health solutions.
Services to help you grow. Resources to help you thrive.
WBBA's employee benefit program rates are among most competitive in the nation
WBBA’s Purchasing Consortium provides discounts on medical and insurance benefits, laboratory and office supplies, and other services that help member organizations manage costs, ease decision making and save time.
Making your innovation our business.
WBBA addresses common commercialization challenges
Management expertise and access to capital represent major hurdles for member organizations. We've had a number of successes in our commercialization initiatives to address this challenge.
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP recently invested as sponsors in WBBA’s Life Science Startup website and commercialization initiatives. Life Science Startup is an integrated online resource for early-stage life science entrepreneurs in Washington state that has been bolstered by the support of WBBA member Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP. >>Read Full Article
Stewart Parker, WBBA’s recently appointed commercialization consultant, is an experienced life science executive who understands first hand the challenges of growing successful companies. >>Read Full Article
Advocacy. Unity. Action.
WBBA successful in opposition of state B&O tax increase for life sciences.
A supportive business climate, an educated and skilled workforce, strong public research institutions and a knowledgeable legislature combine to maintain and grow a strong life sciences industry in Washington.>> Read Full Article
Jay Inslee honored
U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, who along with Gov. Christine Gregoire, has confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker for WBBA’s joint Governor’s Life Science Summit and Annual Meeting and on Friday, October 22, recently was named the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s Legislator of the Year. >> Read Full Article
Therapeutic Discovery Project Program (TDPP) guidance documents released
The competitive TDPP program will grant tax credits and grants to small (fewer than 250 employees) life science companies that demonstrate significant potential to produce breakthrough therapies, provide jobs and increase U.S. competitiveness.
Summer Social: WBBA’s 12th annual Summer Social Beach Party at Shilshole Bay Beach Club features music, an outdoor barbecue, beverages and wild and crazy displays by our sponsors. The best sponsor display wins a prize!
Washington Antibody Hub: Legislators, life science and real estate representatives discuss what’s needed to position Washington's continued emergence as a global health and life science community.
WBBA, LSDF Open House: Join Life Sciences Discovery Fund trustees and donors and WBBA board members to learn about the economic impact of the life sciences in Washington.
Healthcare IT: HIT is a promising tool for improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the health delivery system. So where is this technology going and how is it being used in our region?
BIOPAC Golf Fundraiser: Tee it up to benefit BIOPAC and provide a greater voice for the life sciences in government, education and economic development.
Governor’s Summit and WBBA Annual Meeting: More than 800 leaders of the life science community are expected to gather to address critical issues locally, nationally and globally.
WBBA is committed to providing high quality events that provide education and business savvy for member life science organizations.