The Life Science Innovator
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WBBA Welcomes Twenty-five New Members
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FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. We offer integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. The modern air and ground express industry was pioneered with the founding of Federal Express in 1971; the corporation was created in 1998 as FDX Corporation and became FedEx Corporation in January 2000. Today's FedEx is led by FedEx Corporation, which provides strategic direction and consolidated financial reporting for the operating companies that compete collectively under the FedEx name worldwide: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Trade Networks, FedEx SupplyChain and FedEx Services.
Acylin Therapeutics, Inc.
Acylin Corporation is the first company focused on developing inhibitors of cellular acylation, an enzymatic mechanism fundamental to the molecular pathology of cancer, metabolic disease, and neurodegeneration. Acylin was founded in 2009 by Boston based entrepreneurs Suresh Jain, Ph.D. and Peter Distefano, PhD, along with scientific co-founders Philip A. Cole, M.D., Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Ronen Marmorstein, Ph.D. at The Wistar Institute. Recent discoveries by Acylin founders and other investigators have revealed protein acetylation (the two-carbon and most common form of acylation) as a cellular signal transduction regulator potentially as ubiquitous and important as kinases/phosphorylation. The Company has developed a platform technology to design specific acyltransferase inhibitors based on crystal structures, novel medicinal chemical approaches and mechanistic understanding. Acylin has prioritized the CBP/p300 (a member of the Histone Acetyl Transferase [HAT] class) and Ghrelin O-Acyl Transferase (GOAT) for initial drug discovery.
Algomedix is an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class medicines to treat chronic pain.
Bullet Biopharma, Inc
Bullet BioPharma, Inc is a start-up company is focused on the development of a proprietary therapeutic protein technology platform, the BBP protein scaffold domain. The technology is a small, easy to produce, very stable protein scaffold useful for the development of novel therapeutic proteins. The advantages of this scaffold over existing technology are potentially faster penetrance into tissues, higher potency due to the small size, cheaper production, greater safety and ease of handling due to physical stability, and a less crowded intellectual property landscape.
The Dovetail Venture
Combining Capitalism and Philanthropy
The Dovetail Venture develops ways to combine aggressive, entrepreneurial business practices with the needs of non-profit organizations and Global Health technology companies. A major focus of the company is assisting non-profit organizations to meet their fund-raising goals using innovative business models.
Food Chain Safety
Food Chain Safety represents a new food processing technology that recently received approval from US regulators – microwave sterilization. This technology and processing technique was developed at WSU in conjunction with the US military and leading food manufacturers. It has proven to dramatically extend food shelf life while preserving nutrients, taste and texture.
Mayfield Bioscience, Inc.
Mayfield Bioscience, Inc. is an early stage diagnostic development company focused on a global screening diagnostic for Trichomonas, the world's most prevalent sexually transmitted disease with known adverse health consequences including cervical cancer, infertility, adverse pregnancy outcomes and a two-fold increase in susceptibility to HIV infection. According to the CDC and WHO, with annual infections estimated at over 8MM in the US and between 170-350MM worldwide, Trichomonas represents more than 50% of all curable adult infections globally.
Photonic BioSystems Inc.
Photonic BioSystems develops sensor technologies for monitoring and protecting health, water, food supplies, and the environment. Core competency is in optical sensing approaches, ranging from simple color-change visual indicators to highly sensitive opto-electronic detection systems.
Posture Wings is at the intersection of apparel and orthopedics designing a bra from proprietary materials that relieves pain and promotes posture, comfort and mobility.
Precision Biometrics, Inc
Precision Biometrics provides health care professionals with a high quality, low cost device for electrophysiological measurements. The company has provided health care professionals and researchers alike with Surface EMG equipment for the past 18 years. Precision Biometrics is known by its customers for providing a rugged, highly reproducible Surface EMG system with the easiest to use software available and the company’s reputation has been built on solid technical support providing a unique remote-modem based technical support service.
S-Ray Incorporated is developing a suite of dental products based on a patented method of using ultrasound.
Wyngate Medical and Northwest Critical Care
Developmental stage company focused on Ventilators
ZetaRx BioSciences, Inc.
ORCA - Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates
The Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates (ORCA) was established to serve the needs of individuals directly involved in providing services to the general areas of regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical research. ORCA was founded in June 1993 to provide a regional forum for regulatory, quality, and clinical professionals. ORCA has a diverse membership which includes members from PNW industry in areas of biologics, biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals, as well as individuals employed in education and health care.
TiE-Seattle is a not-for-profit Washington organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship. This organization has three objectives: to network and to facilitate networking among members; to foster entrepreneurship and to nurture entrepreneurs; and to help membership integrate with the mainstream community.
WINGS is a non-profit angel network that facilitates seed and early stage investments for medical technology companies in Washington state.
CRO Phase I Clinical and Bioanalytical services. Celerion is one of the premier providers of innovative early clinical research solutions. Our focus is implementation of innovative strategies to generate key data very early to enable go/no-go decisions in drug development. With clinic capacity of more than 730 beds, efficient bioanalytical laboratories and experienced scientific staff, we offer one of the most experienced clinical pharmacology research networks in the industry.
Cypress River Advisors LLC
Cypress River Advisors is a cross-border strategic advisory firm. We specialize in market development, strategic partnering, technology licensing and investment advisory services for entrepreneurial companies seeking to pursue new business initiatives between the Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and Australia.
Filtrox North America
FILTROX specializes in the microfiltration of high value liquids. The liquids we filter often end up in the human body – in various forms such as beverages, foods, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics. Therefore, the strictest sanitary and manufacturing standards must be respected.
Kinzer Real Estate Services
Kinzer Real Estate Services is a multi-service real estate advisory firm specializing in confidential, complex transaction analysis and implementation for clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Children's Hospital, Starbucks. Kinzer provides a wide-range of services from traditional brokerage transactions and consulting to portfolio optimization and site selection. Kinzer has in-depth experience working with life sciences, non-profit, healthcare, and some of the region's most innovative technology clients. For more information and to find out how Kinzer can help you, go to www.kinzer.com.
Lambert Patent Services Group LLC
Lambert Patent Services represents clients in matters before the United States Patent Office, including international patent applications through WIPO, and employs a network of foreign associates to manage foreign patent and intellectual property affairs. Our practice includes patent drafting and preparation, filing and prosecution, employee assignments, and client consultation on intellectual property matters. For more information contact Karel Lambert at 206-772-6611 or KLambert@4ipt.com.
Precision Mechanical Inc.
Precision Mechanical is a local service leader in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and aerospace industry. Our technicians have a combined 38 years experience in servicing a variety of laboratory equipment. Precision Mechanical specializes in Laboratory Ultra-Low freezers, LN2 freezers, refrigerators, incubators, centrifuges, ovens, walk-in cold/warm rooms, environmental chambers, vacuum pumps, freeze dryers, and much more. We also offer refurbished equipment for sale and rental backed with a full parts and labor warranty.
QuakeHOLD! Industrial is the leader in non-structural seismic mitigation. We have over 50 years of combined experience in seismic mitigation including laboratory fastening, clean room fastening, data center seismic mitigation, and office equipment safety fastening. Our innovative countertop fasteners, floor fasteners, and laboratory restraints protect employees from seismic risks within the workplace.
Principal: Nick Milanovich, PhD specializes in chemical formulations, clinical research, dental research, laboratory research, (bio)physical chemistry, computational chemistry/computer modeling, peer-reviewed publications, presentations, scientific communications to non-scientists, early-stage product development, indentify and establish strategic collaborations between research institutions and industry, biofilms, research contracts, research strategy, creating visuals, public speaking, application of lasers, and pre-sales.
StratusG is a business and technology consulting firm guiding and contributing to success with strategy developments, systems implementations, regulatory compliance, engineering efforts, and project rescues. We often develop deep, long-lasting relationships with our clients who trust our insights and deliverables. Biotechnology Medical Device management consulting firm.
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