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WBBA's Golf Committee needs volunteers
The annual golf tournament supports WBBA’s non-partisan political action committee, BIOPAC. Contributions to BIOPAC help increase the life science sector’s voice in Washington state government through education, information and support for candidates who promote the development of products and devices that save lives and improve the quality of life for millions of individuals.
The golf tournament will be held on Monday, August 15, 2011.
Volunteers are needed to help plan the event and assist in securing sponsorships and golfers. Knowledge of, or experience with, golf is not needed to volunteer! Contact Patti McKinnell Davis at email@example.com if interested.
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Letter from the President
Welcome to the Spring 2011 edition of “The Innovator”.
After a restful holiday season, the WBBA has been very busy thus far in 2011. For those of you that attended the 11th annual Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW), on March 2-3, 2011, we hope that you were pleased with the conference. This year’s LSINW was not only the largest to date, but also makes this conference the largest life sciences event in the Pacific Northwest. There were many new features as well as several tried and true facets of previous conferences. The focus of the event was “collaboration” and this year’s theme was “Life Sciences in the Pacific Northwest: The next decade”. With a record 1000 in attendance up more than 50% from last year’s previous record high, LSINW is a reflection of the incredible innovation and increasing importance of life sciences in the Pacific Northwest on a regional, national and global scale.
Attendees from more than twenty states and fourteen countries were here to meet potential partners, collaborators, innovators and investors from the northwest, as well as to discuss how to grow our industry, globally!
Working together for better health
Twenty-five companies join WBBA
Please join us in welcoming the newest WBBA members!
WBBA enters into Strategic Collaboration with Medicon Valley Alliance
The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Medicon Valley Alliance (MVA). MVA represents the life science industry in Scandinavia, and is looking to identify potential collaboration opportunities between MVA and WBBA members. One of the WBBA’s initiatives is to increase Washington’s life science global profile. This MOU, and the others that the WBBA has entered into will help create a larger network which extends the geographical reach for WBBA members beyond our borders. Washington state has a very strong history and association with Scandinavia; the WBBA – MVA agreement will help to enhance future relations between Washington and Scandinavian life science organizations.
If you are interested in discussing how you can gain access to life science organizations in Medicon Valley, please contact Chris Rivera at Chris@washbio.org.
WBBA members invited to participate in Governor's 2011 Europe Trade Mission
The Washington State Department of Commerce would like to invite you to participate in the Governor’s 2011 Europe Trade Mission, June 20-24, to explore excellent business opportunities in Germany and France.
Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire will lead a trade and investment mission to Germany and France to promote Washington businesses, industry clusters, economic development organizations, education opportunities and tourism. Germany and France offer excellent business opportunities, particularly for life sciences, aerospace, clean technology, automotive technology, advanced materials, training and education, and tourism. In addition to the Governor’s itinerary, WBBA is planning to make a stop in Toulouse, France to meet with biotech companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical technology companies, and research institutions. We encourage you to contact June Chino with the Washington State Department of Commerce for further information. Learn More
Services to help you grow. Resources to help you thrive.
WBBA Announces New Alliance with FedEx as Part of Its Purchasing Program
The WBBA is pleased to announce that members of Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) can now receive significant discounts on FedEx® shipping services as a benefit of WBBA membership.
This savings program is the result of the partnership that WBBA has with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the international trade association for the biotechnology industry. BIO negotiated special pricing with FedEx on behalf of members of BIO, WBBA, and other state and regional biotech associations nationwide to offer you special discounts on your shipping.
As a member of WBBA, the program offers your company:
(The discounts above on FedEx Express and FedEx Express international shipments include an additional 5% discount when you create shipping labels for eligible shipments on fedex.com or with another approved FedEx® electronic shipping solution.)
As a member of WBBA, your company is eligible to take advantage of this FedEx program with no enrollment fees or shipping quotas, as the program is offered as a benefit of WBBA membership.
If you are not taking advantage of our services to help you grow and resources to help you thrive, contact Stacie Byars to find out more.
2011 Sponsorship Prospectus is available online
The events, programs and actions of the WBBA are fueled by our members and sponsors. We are pleased to provide the 2011 Sponsor Prospectus for your consideration. If you have any questions please contact Stacie Byars, Director, Marketing and Membership at 206.732.6705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.