In this issue...
Love to golf? Want to get involved with the planning and execution for one of WBBA’s short-term yet critical committees? Our golf event, held this year on August 13 at Fairwood Golf & Country Club, raises money for BIOPAC, WBBA’s political action committee. If you’d like to get involved, join us on the WBBA Annual Golf Invitational Committee for 2012. The committee kicks off in April. Come have some fun and help raise WBBA’s voice in Olympia. You just have to be a member to participate. Contact Darcy Jacobson for more information.
Would you like to be involved in the WBBA’s educational programming for the year? If so, join us on the WBBA Program Committee! The committee meets monthly to discuss and refine the programming the WBBA brings you each year. You just have to be a member to participate. Contact Darcy Jacobson for more information.
WBBA invites its members to take part in one or more of several new groups that are being formed. Learn more here.
Letter from the President
Happy New Year to all. I hope that 2012 is off to a strong start for each of you!
This year, the WBBA has been hard at work, continuing to focus on our mission - to support and help grow Washington’s Life Science community. Here are a few highlights:
First, we’ve MOVED! If you have not seen our new digs, please stop by and say hello. We are now at 1551 Eastlake Ave. East, Suite 300. It is a beautiful office and we continue to be co-located with the Life Science Discovery Fund (LSDF). We are also proud to be in the same building as the Puget Sound Blood Center Research Institute, TapImmune, and Adaptive Biotechnologies. There is quite a bit of energy here and we are planning on having many of our upcoming events in our new space, so please stop by and see where we are newly-based.
For the first time, the WBBA hosted a hospitality suite at this year’s J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. Overall, the suite was a big success and constantly used as a base of operations by our members during most of the conference. We also hosted a reception each evening, all of which were well attended and much appreciated. I would like to thank our Suite sponsors; Fenwick & West, Point B Consulting and VLST! Without their support, we would not have been able to host the room. We hope that we can do this again next year. >>Read more - Letter from the President
The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) is proud to announce Life Science Innovation Northwest 2012 - an innovative approach to the region’s premier life sciences conference.
Life Science Innovation Northwest 2012 (LSINW) – scheduled for July 11 & 12, 2012 – highlights the unique innovative environment of the Pacific Northwest’s life science sector. This unique event brings together nearly 1000 attendees from public and private companies, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and our global health community. Public and private investors, investment bankers and industry executives focused on business development and partnering opportunities in life sciences will find Life Science Innovation Northwest one of the most productive meetings that you will attend. Visit the event page to learn more, register, become a sponsor, or apply to present.
Working together for better health
More than 30 new members have already joined WBBA in 2012!
Member Spotlight- Aseptica, Inc.
Core Member joined February 2012
Aseptica, Inc. is a small device company located in Port Orchard, WA, with a focus on solving catheter-related infections. Tens of thousands of patients die every year from catheter related infections and billions of dollars are spent trying to manage the problem. Many of these infections develop inside the catheter. The lack of protection inside the catheter is a result of the use of "non-antimicrobial" lock/flushes (heparin and saline) to "fill" the catheter when the catheter is not in active use. Aseptica has developed a catheter lock-flush that is: safe, an anticoagulant, a non-antibiotic and a powerful broad-spectrum antimicrobial, effective against biofilm organisms as well as planktonic organisms. Aseptica anticipates receipt of its CE Mark in July, 2012, allowing for market entry outside the USA. Aseptica’s technology is regulated as a Class II Drug-Device Combo and will begin review by the Device side of the FDA in July/August this year. Other applications of our technology may be pursued in the future.
Member Spotlight- Health Leadership EMBA at Albers School of Business and Economics
Institution Member joined January 2012
Executive Education Programs in business or health offered by the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University are the “go to” programs for preparing health industry leaders and managers to engage in transformational change. Albers’ programs incorporate ethics, social responsibility and global awareness into every aspect of a participant’s education. Albers School of Business and Economics has a reputation as one of the premier business schools in the Northwest and is one of eight schools and colleges at Seattle University. Albers leads, connects, and serves.
We prepare participants for high-impact, meaningful leadership, not just positions of power. Our programs differ in that we develop and integrate all of the following:
We teach mid-to-senior level professionals:
Services to help you grow. Resources to help you thrive.
WBBA Announces New Purchasing Program partner: Graphica, Inc
We help clients leverage their brand to increase visibility, market share and ultimately revenue. Graphica, Inc. is a strategic brand development, design and visual communications firm with over 16 years experience in Life Science!
We strengthen brands and build new ones. We give companies a clear and consistent voice. It's more important than ever to communicate clearly with your audiences, let us help! For more information, visit www.graphicasolutions.com.
WBBA members receive up to 10% discount on design services.
Download our new Purchasing Program postcard and visit all of our partners online to realize the many ways you can save your organization time and money
If you are not taking advantage of our services to help you grow and resources to help you thrive, contact Danah Abarr to find out more.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available
The events, programs and actions of the WBBA are fueled by our members and sponsors. We are pleased to provide the 2012 Sponsor Prospectus for your consideration. If you have any questions please contact Danah Abarr, Business Development Manager at email@example.com or 206.456.9569