The Life Science Innovator
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WBBA Welcomes Twenty-five New Members
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Auxin Partners, LLC is a professional services and investment firm. We devise and implement commercialization programs on behalf of institutions and companies developing innovative intellectual property worldwide. Auxin creates tangible monetary value from new ideas through de-risking of technology and evangelically seeking the best possible commercialization vehicles.
Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Burkert Fluid Control Systems is a global system solution provider in the fluid handling industry. Our focus is on reliability and innovation, with the goal of creating lasting and effective results for the customer. Our manufacturing expertise encompasses process control and automation in a consultant system minded approach. We bring this wide range of knowledge to the hygienic and biopharm industry for the purpose of offering: improved automation, product yield, CIP and steam handling, an active role in the various process safety, and aiding our customers in areas of desired improvement.
Development of mathematical- and statistically-based drug development tools for image-based clinical trials
Oasis Diagnostics® Corporation was founded to conceive, develop and commercialize high-quality tools for the non-invasive diagnosis and detection of diseases based on less-invasive specimens, particularly saliva or oral fluid. The Company’s technologies address the three main segments of the In Vitro Diagnostics business-molecular diagnostics, point-of-care testing and testing performed in the laboratory. The Company’s innovative saliva collection and testing portfolio which is the subject of a broad array of issued patents and patent applications may be applied in a variety of areas including drugs of abuse, infectious diseases (including HIV and tuberculosis), steroid hormones, oncology, immune response to anthrax and many others. With early diagnosis being the key to disease prevention efforts on a global basis, Oasis Diagnostics® directs its research efforts to the development of rapid, laboratory based and molecular diagnostic products, which fit into a Corporate objective of improving the quality of healthcare for our global customers. With defined emphasis on saliva diagnostics, salivary tools and oral-based applications, Oasis Diagnostics® Corporation is always open to discussing new business opportunities with potential collaborative partners.
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines for people and animals. Our diversified global health care portfolio includes human and animal biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, as well as nutritional products and many of the world's best-known consumer products.
Neuromonitoring development. UW tech transfer spin out.
REDpoint International, Inc
REDpoint International, Inc. creates and markets simple patient safety and comfort solutions to improve the daily experience of care providers and their patients.
Syntrix Biosystems, Inc.
Developing and commercializing therapeutic compounds and research platforms for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and research markets
SIGN Fracture Care International
Severe fractures occur daily throughout the developing world as a result of road traffic accidents, violence, and disasters. Many victims are too poor to afford surgical implants. Local surgeons often have only traction or casting available to treat complex fractures. They watch in frustration as their patients lay in traction for months, often with poor results. SIGNâ€™s mission is to support surgeons in the developing nations by providing them with training and modern equipment so they can provide immediate surgical treatment to their patients. As a result, surgeons can treat more patients in a timely manner, and patients are soon able to walk and return to work to feed and care for their families.
Idaho Technology Council
The Idaho Technology Council exists to connect, inform and promote the technology companies in Idaho and is dedicated to foster the growth of technology companies in the state, primarily in the areas of information technology, agriscience, and energy. The ITC provides a valuable forum for industry, research, educators, investors, and government throughout the state. The ITC advocates for creating a strong, innovative technology ecosystem and a high quality, high paid workforce.
International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) PNW Chapter
ISPE is an individual membership Society for professionals involved in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and related products. ISPE's Core Members are pharmaceutical professionals who use expert knowledge to create high-quality, cost-effective GMP solutions. Our Core Purpose is to prepare these professionals to lead global change and innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing sciences and technology. ISPE provides tremendous value through various products and services that include on-going education and training programs, the ability to stay current on the latest industry trends on a worldwide basis, working with the FDA to develop BaselineÂ® Pharmaceutical Engineering Guides, informative articles in Pharmaceutical Engineering, career opportunities, social activities and ISPE Discussion Forum Groups.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Washington/Alaska Chapter
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Washington/Alaska Chapter raises more than $8 million funds annually, from local sources, to be invested in blood cancer research globally. Current local recipients scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. In addition, LLS provides local support services to patients, their caregivers, and medical professionals through education programs, support groups and financial assistance. This chapter is one of almost 60 chapters throughout the US that serve patient needs. The LLS headquarters is in White Plains, NY, employs more than 1000 people in the U.S. and spent $78 million on research in our last fiscal year. Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin's disease and improve the quality of life for patients and their families and to reach our mission the LLS has spent over $800 million on research since 1949.
Town Graphics publishes information maps ranging from the Puget Sound Biotechnology and Medical Technology, and Advanced Technology maps to Puget Sound area resort communities. Each map includes a graphic aerial view along with sponsor/advertiser logos and descriptive information. Town Graphic maps provide a very cost effective and targeted advertising medium.
Washington FIRST Robotics
Our goal is to inspire students to pursue careers in science and technology. We do this by creating opportunities for students to engage in after school activites that create a very effective mix of technology and sports. We stage team based robotics contests. Students learn to participate in a fun, enriching, and worthwhile experience. No experience is necessary, we are here to help every FIRST participant be successful.
Washington Israel Business Council
Our Mission: Washington Israel Business Council (WIBC) was established in 2006 to boost trade and economic ties between businesses in Washington State and in the State of Israel. Strengthening Business and Trade Relations Washington Israel Business Council is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, membership supported organization dedicated to strengthening business and trade relations between Washington State and Israel. We envision a wide and dynamic network of companies, business executives and investors building and expanding business and trade relations. Premier companies, venture capital firms, business executives and government officials have endorsed and are participating in Washington Israel Business Councils efforts. Industry Events Which Boost Our Shared Economic Strengths. We facilitate and actively support events aimed at creating stronger, more vibrant commercial alliances between businesses in Washington State and Israel. We sponsor programs focused on industries in which Washington State and Israel share economic strengths, including: Aerospace, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Irrigated agriculture, Homeland Security, Medical devices, Renewable and clean energy technologies, Software , Telecommunications, and more because of these similarities, there are excellent opportunities for increased transactions and business relationships between Washington State and Israeli companies.
Arterian began as Jamison West Consulting Services (JWCS) in 1995. Operating as a one man shop in a break/fix model for about 10 years, Jamison was introduced to Managed Services at a regional conference and was immediately taken with the approach. He changed the business focus to a Managed Service platform and began hiring employees to support multiple clients using industry best practices. After several successful years in the industry Jamison decided the best way to continue to grow was through mergers and acquisitions of similarly constructed businesses. Contracting with an outside company he identified a potential candidate in a friend, Brad Benner. In 2002 Brad Benner founded X-BAR, an IT service company. Brad and Jamison worked in a peer group together and held many of the same ideals and structure for their businesses. X-BARâ€™s passion drove its success and over an 8 year period X-BAR was cemented as a major player in the SMB service space. In 2010, after many conversations with Jamison about the future of Managed Services, Brad decided to pursue other ventures and agreed to merge X-BAR with Arterian. Founded by Marshall Van Beurden and Kevin Hoang, Titanium Ant functioned as a strong IT consulting business in downtown Seattle. Titanium Antâ€™s primary focus was providing Professional Services, Project work and consultative planning. Marshall and Kevin had agreed that Managed Services was the next area of opportunity. When Arterian presented the idea for merging companies in 2010 to enhance and expand of current service offerings both agreed with the strategic decision. Arterian is more than just the sum of three companies. It is the culmination of over 16 years of professional and managed services experience for clients in the greater Seattle area. We are proud of our history and even more excited for the opportunity to pursue our goal to be Seattle's premier IT services company.
Axeme Conseil, an Executive Search Consultant based in the Paris area, and specialized exclusively in the medical technology and bio-technology fields. For a number of years, Axeme Conseil has worked within these markets, creating a solid network through direct approach head-hunting among experienced profiles in France and Europe in the following areas: Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Support Positions, Regulatory aspects, Quality assurance, Clinical studies. If you are planning business development in Europe, Axeme Conseil can assist you in finding the right people, experts in your business.
Continuum Advanced Systems
Continuum, a global design and innovation consultancy, creates products, services and experiences that work for people and the businesses that serve them. The Advanced Systems division focuses on innovation at the intersection of technology, engineered systems and human-centered design. Working with companies from startup technology ventures to global manufacturers, Continuum Advanced Systems creates technology-based products and systems that are valued by people and transform businesses. Since 1983, Continuum Advanced Systems has created meaningful design solutions for companies and organizations worldwide, including Mindray, Respironics, Johnson and Johnson, Covidien, Herman Miller, NIH, Avedro, Insulet, Amplifon and Affymetrix. Continuum has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Milan, Seoul and Shanghai.
Environmental services including hazardous waste disposal and recycling.
Strategic Biotechnology Consultants, LLC
An accomplished Regulatory Affairs professional in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry with 30 years experience, Nancy L. Kercher has participated in the development of several successful biotech drugs including Enbrel, erythropoietin and g-CSF as well as several small molecules. In 2002 Ms. Kercher created Strategic Biotechnology Consultants, a consulting service for drug development teams and management to ensure optimal development plans are pursued with regulatory health authorities. Strategies are developed that reflect corporate goals, business partnering opportunities and the need for early market entry. Prior to starting her own company, Ms. Kercher held regulatory leadership positions with Immunex, Abbott Laboratories and Upjohn (Chugai-Upjohn). Services include long term onsite support as well short term strategic consulting. Please contact email@example.com for a more detailed history of experience.
Syte Net Services Inc
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. For more information on UPS's healthcare services, visit ups.com/healthcare.
Wax-it Histology Services
Wax-it Histology Services is a privately held preclinical histopathology contract research organization (CRO) providing general histology services (paraffin and frozen), immunohistochemistry (IHC) services (general IHC, antibody testing/validation, cross-reactivity studies), GLP histopathology for preclinical toxicology studies, biocompatibility testing, and resin sectioning for implantable medical devices and bone. Wax-it works with clients within the Biotech/Drug development, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Academic sectors. For more information, visit www.waxitinc.com.
WCI is an award-winning next-generation voice and data service provider. Since 1995, we have been building custom telecommunications solutions for dynamic emerging and enterprise market leaders requiring seamless and cost-effective business connectivity. Our expert service and technical staff search out, implement, and maintain voice and data solutions that deliver between 15 to 40 percent savings over traditional carriers. We leverage wholesale buying power with global carrier networks and blend in our WCI network. We start by assessing client needs and then we build a network solution from a full portfolio of Local, Long Distance, Dedicated Internet, IP, SIP trunking, MPLS, Private Line and Conferencing. In addition, we consolidate charges into one monthly bill. Additionally, WCI provides Private Line Fiber Optic Internet connectivity and all voice services for the WBBA.
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