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The work of the WBBA is dramatically extended by a network of business and scientific experts who are working to build a leading life sciences community globally. Committee descriptions are available online. Please e-mail the assigned staff member if you are interested in volunteering on one of our important committees:
Interested in volunteering at a WBBA's event? We typically need volunteers for Life Science Innovation Northwest and the Governor's Life Science Summit and Annual Meeting. Contact Cole Basque for more information.
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WBBA Events in Review
The latest in life sciences.
The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association and our partners, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Inland Northwest Health Services and Washington State University, hosted more than 80 life sciences leaders to discuss strategies to help continue the growth of Washington’s life science and enhance competitiveness. The event was held at Washington State University, Spokane on Wednesday, June 15.
The full-day conference brought these leaders together from across the state to share knowledge about major life science activities and initiatives. Life sciences is now one of Washington’s top 5 sectors, and one of its fastest growing and most promising for the future of our state’s economy and citizens. Leaders in the industry agree that by working together, we can fully realize the future opportunities of this sector, collectively facilitating the translation of breakthrough discoveries to better health solutions.
The strategies and goals of the summit:
Advances in semiconductors, imaging modalities, and other electronics are enabling medical devices to improve the health care of the active, the elderly, and those living in remote regions. Experts from University of Washington, Texas Instruments, Cardiac Science, SonoSite, and MPI Research lead an insightful and interactive discussion on how the latest medical devices are changing lives on a global scale. On May 11 at University of Washington, Bothell, a panel of experts from the aforementioned companies and institutions collaborated for a moderator driven panel discussion and lively Q&A from the audience. Before the event and following, attendees also got to take a look at some of the newest technologies from Texas Instruments, SonoSite and Arrow Electronics. Special thanks to our sponsors: Arrow Electronics and Fenwick & West and UW Bothell. >> Learn More
On April 14, the WBBA hosted a kick off to baseball season pub night at Pyramid Brewery in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. Close to 100 people gathered to celebrate the start of spring and baseball weather (which was the same as winter weather this year!) As always, everyone had a great time and enjoyed great pub food provided by our pub night sponsor, Airgas. >> Learn More
For at least the last decade, great changes have influenced the medical product and technology landscape, including the increased power of large health-care purchasers, insurance companies with many millions of insured lives, and the growing insistence on value-based and evidence-based medicine. On April 27, the WBBA gathered local and national thought leaders together at Bell Harbor Conference Center for a half-day symposium to discuss and consider the forces shaping the health care market. The panel comprised of experts from the health care industry considered the implications for companies and institutions with this shift and offered resources and expertise available to decision makers to navigate the changing tide of healthcare. Special thanks to our program sponsors: Fenwick & West, Group Health, Premera Blue Cross and Washington Economic Development. >> Learn More
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