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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:
If you are a student in the Life Sciences or are a member of the WBBA and would like to volunteer for our Annual Meeting & Governor’s Summit on Friday, November 18, we would like to hear from you! In exchange for volunteering you get a free pass to the event and exposure to many Life Sciences leaders. You will also enjoy hearing from some of our most innovative leaders today as well as the Governor, Christine Gregoire. Please submit your information for review.
Thank you again for your interest in volunteering… we couldn’t do it without you!
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WBBA Events in Review
VIP Forum with Merck Global Health Innovation
WBBA’s Venture Investment and Partnering (VIP) Forum proudly presented Driving Healthcare Innovation Through Venturing: Introducing Merck Global Health Innovation on Tuesday, August 23. Merck Global Health Innovation (GHI) seeks to identify new business models and adjacency opportunities in the healthcare marketplace that may not fit immediately into Merck's traditional pharmaceutical and vaccine business units. This includes service solutions, products and technology. If you missed the presentation, you can view the slides online. Thank you to our host Seattle BioMed for the generous use of their meeting space!
WBBA's Seventh Annual Golf Invitational
Think Masters, US Open, British Open, PGA Championship - the holy grail of golf! WBBA's Seventh Annual Golf Invitational, the only funding event of 2011 directly benefiting the industry's political action committee - the WBBA BIOPAC, was held August 15 at the Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton.
Over 100 golfers enjoyed a perfect August day on the course. Congratulations to the winning foursome of Rich Able, Fernando Da Silva, Jason Hamilton, and John Peterson! Additional prizes were given to golfers with the longest drive, closest to the pin, putting, and Beat the Pro! A silent auction was held to raise additional funds for the Biopac. Thank you to all of our item donors and purchasers. Don't miss the fun and fantastic golf next year! View the photo album
Thank you to the Golf Committee and Co-chairs, Kristen Beaulieu and Ryan Murphy both from Wells Fargo Insurance Services, for their dedication to this event. Other members of the committee included Jason Berger, Sheri' DuMond, and Pete Maslenikov.
The tournament would not be possible without our sponsors and we would like to thank our Luncheon sponsor - Biomed Realty Trust; Photo sponsor - Seed IP Law Group PLLC; our first year ever Shirt Sponsor – Fenwick & West; Golf Cart sponsor – BNBuilders, Inc.; 150-Yard Sign sponsor - Pacific Biomarkers, Inc.; and Skilled Hole Sponsors – Skanska, Turner Construction and Wells Fargo Insurance Services; and our Hole Sponsors – BIO, Fenwick & West, Chubb & Son, Biomedical Device Innovation Zone, The Next Fifty; and a big hit our first ever Latte Cart sponsor – Navigators Life Sciences.
2011 WBBA and LSDF Open House
The Life Sciences Discovery Fund and the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association hosted their 3rd Annual Open House on Thursday, August 11.
At this late afternoon open house with lovely views of Lake Union, guests had the opportunity to meet LSDF grantees, trustees, donors and staff; WBBA board and executive committee members and staff; state and federal legislators; and life sciences executives from across Washington state.
The event showcased LSDF grantees and the positive economic and health impacts they are having in Washington state and beyond.
13th Annual Summer Social
Oh, what a night! The Shilshole Bay Beach Club was hopping with the beat of the steel drum band and 200 life sciences partners and friends on July 14, 2011. Crazy tropical shirts were donned and sponsor displays were as creative as ever. Visit WBBA on Facebook to enjoy the photos of the event- thanks to FatYeti Photography.
Thank you to our always supportive and invaluable sponsors:
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