The Life Science Innovator
A WBBA Publication
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WBBA Industry Working Groups
Connect with your peers to meet the unique challenges your Organization faces.
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member HR professionals, no service providers)
You are invited to join your colleagues, HR professionals from WBBA member companies, as we network, share ideas and exchange information about the challenges and issues we encounter while working in the biotechnology and biomedical fields. The Human Resources Group offers a variety of ways to connect with your colleagues. This is an excellent way to learn up-to-date information from professionals within our industry. You do not need to have an HR title, in order to attend these meetings; you simply need to perform the human resources function for your company.
The next HR Group meeting is on Tuesday, July 31st titled, “Breaking Into Succession Planning: Beyond the Pretty Documents”.
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Clean Science Group
(Open to any WBBA member interested in clean science and sustainability)
The goal of the WBBA Clean Science Group is to have a variety of representatives of the region's life science community dialoguing about solutions to minimize the impact of our scientific pursuits on the region. We also want to educate each other on the systems that are currently out there to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and the associated costs of such systems. Biotech is an industry reliant on sterile, one-use products to ensure high quality research. This process generates a lot of waste. Is biotech doing everything it can to reduce waste, and increase recycling? Are we sacrificing the health of our planet for the health of people? Is there a way to create science that is clean and healthy for both the planet and for the people we are trying to heal? Are you interested in dialoguing about creating clean science? If so, then join the WBBA Clean Science Group on LinkedIn. We would like to have participation from various groups in the lab including facilities, operations, and lab managers. Together, we can help heal people, progress science and have a healthy place to live.
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Supply Chain Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Supply Chain/Purchasing professionals, no service providers)
This group offers supply chain, purchasing, and sourcing professionals an opportunity to network and discuss the challenges they face and share best practices. Co-Chair positions are available; if interested please contact Danah Abarr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Facilities/Engineering professionals, no service providers)
This group offers Facilities and Engineering professionals an opportunity to network and discuss the challenges they face and share best practices. Co-Chair positions are available; if interested please contact Danah Abarr, email@example.com.
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BEAT Biotherapeutics Corp.
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Since 1989, Diagnos-Techs has led the non-invasive testing industry with its wide range of gold-standard tools for evaluating stress- and hormone-related conditions. From saliva-based adrenal hormone, gastrointestinal, and food allergy testing to stool and urine testing, our innovative diagnostic assessments empower healthcare providers to improve patient health and well-being.
EclecTec Innovations LLC
Eclec Tec Innovations is currently focused on manufacturing and product sales for the JB-3, a urinary Leg Bag Emptier System. Easy Urinary Leg Bag Emptying Without Batteries or Electricity. Works With All Leg Bags. Enjoy More Hours of Independence!!!! Contact Ron Schmaltz at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Esterline Interface Technologies
Leading developer and manufacturer of custom control panels, user interfaces, and specialized keyboards for medical devices and systems.
Generic Medical Devices, Inc.
GMD's mission is to improve the lives of patients, families and health care providers by offering high quality, cost effective medical devices for standard of care procedures. GMD's initial focus has been on soft tissue repair products and products used in soft tissue repair procedures. Our first product, a universal sling system for female stress urinary incontinence.
iSYS Adaptive Optics Inc.
iSYS Adaptive Optics Inc. is a Canadian research and product development company which specializes in medical optics. iSYS presents a completion of new concepts that are germane to the world of physiological optics. Briefly stated, the iSYS' Adaptive Lenses are designed to work within closed compartments that function well underwater or in open space. Their component structures are simple, and are made of durable materials specifically suited for human lens replacement. iSYS intraocular lens systems function upon normal cycles of constriction and relaxation of the muscles with the eye to restore perfect visual function. Due to intrinsic properties of iSYS Adaptive Lenses, we refer to the iSYS intraocular lens implants as Bionic Lenses. They conform to their environments as they customize to fit each eye individually, and then continue to adapt for growth and change over time.
LightScan Technologies designs, manufactures and distributes the world's smallest, flexible, multi-modal endoscope. Using patented "Scanning Fiber" technology, the LightScan endoscope will offer sub 1mm optics for a variety of clinical diagnostic applications.
pHoretic Technologies, Inc.
An emerging company commercializing a next generation diagnostic platform for low abundance biomarker quantitation.
UCB, Inc. is an affiliate of UCB S.A., a Brussels, Belgium-based global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system and of the central nervous system. UCB, Inc.'s headquarters is located in Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.
Development of humanized pig liver for drug testing, disease modelling and transplantation.
Endovascular medical device company founded to develop and market advanced access wire technology to ensure successful procedures in the most difficult anatomic challenges that are presenting in greater numbers as the population of aging patients is growing
Viket Medical, Inc.
WISERG is developing solutions to transform food waste in organic fertilizers and produce biogas.
Group Health Cooperative
Based in Seattle, Group Health Research Institute is the non-proprietary, public-domain research arm of Group Health Cooperative, a nonprofit health system serving more than 600,000 members in Washington and northern Idaho. For Group Health members, providers, health care purchasers, policymakers, and the public, we seek to answer questions such as: Which preventive measures, screening tools, and interventions work best? How do various treatments stack up in terms of their effectiveness and cost? Can health care delivery be redesigned to boost efficiency while improving health outcomes? And how can we ensure that health care is provided in ways that are humane, patient-centered, and relevant to people's everyday needs?
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges.
University of Victoria Industry Partnerships Office
UVic Industry Partnerships (UVic IP) serves as a portal for private sector collaboration and as a commercial launch pad for viable university inventions and concepts. Annually, it helps negotiate hundreds of industry contracts, files dozens of patents, and actively promotes the University of Victoria's technology and expertise.
LifeSciences British Columbia
Provincial Life Science Industry Association
NRW.Invest (North America) LLC
Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Student Biotechnology Network
The Student Biotechnology Network (SBN) is a volunteer student run and student focused non-for-profit organization that connects life sciences students with industry professionals through networking events and mentorship programs. Founded in British Columbia, SBN facilitates interactions and creates links between students from traditionally distinct programs. We bring together students from a diverse range of departments and professional schools relating to biotechnology and biomedical devices, including the life sciences, engineering, commerce and law. We provide an autonomous forum for students to discuss and explore interests and research opportunities in academia and in the corporate world of biotechnology. We represent the interest of its members to the University and to those groups in the community that will determine the future of biotechnology. Our members will learn about career paths that exist in Life Sciences and Biotechnology Industry, build relationships with potential employers, get advice from experienced mentors, develop the skills necessary for getting employed, and network with established professionals and like-minded peers. SBN's primary goal is to provide our student members with the answers they need in order to make well-informed career decisions. Our mandate is to establish a student presence within existing networks in which students have been underrepresented in the past. Furthermore, we aim to establish lasting ties to the global biotechnology industry. SBN continuously seeks partnership with outside enterprises for mutual collaborations to benefit the future generation of scientists and innovators.
B & F Insurance
Dr. Reddy's CPS
Global provider of custom development and manufacturing services for API and drug product, clinical through commercial scale. Specialty areas include chiral chemistry, high potency compounds, cytotoxics, PEGs, prostaglandins, plus conventional chemistry. cGMP facilities inspected by FDA, MHRA, and other regulatory agencies.
Explora BioLabs is a San Diego-based pharmacology contract research and biotech accelerator company.
GENEWIZ, Inc. is an award-winning global contract research organization (CRO) specializing in DNA services. Excelling in both science and customer support, GENEWIZ is a trusted provider for DNA sequencing, gene synthesis, molecular biology, genomic, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and GLP/cGMP regulatory services. Established in 1999, GENEWIZ has over 12+ years of industry excellence. Easily accessible around the world, GENEWIZ is the preferred partner at leading academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, and government institutions. GENEWIZ customers are supported by major investments in state-of-the-art facilities, rigorous quality systems based on Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and highly-qualified scientific teams at the local, national, and international levels. The mission of GENEWIZ is to contribute to the advancement of life sciences and technologies by making research more productive and cost efficient through our scalable services. Local Seattle, WA Sanger Sequencing Laboratory, Local Sales Executive support available when you need them
HDR Architecture, Inc.
A biopharmaceutical marketing consulting company.
KBI is a contract development and manufacturing organization supporting the development biologic drugs including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, peptides, and protein vaccines. The company provides critical analytical services to support process development, formulation, release, and characterization. KBI is a leader in preformulation and formulation development for biologic drugs, especially liquid and lyophilized formulations. The company provides full recombinant protein development services including cell line engineering, upstream/downstream process development, preclinical manufacturing, and cGMP manufacturing in microbial and mammalian expression systems. KBI also provides cGMP release and ICH stability services.
LeRoy Surveyors & Engineers, Inc.
Leroy surveyors and Engineers provide quality services in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical and Septic System Design for the Pacific Northwest.
Mercer (US) Inc.
Founded in 1994, Nyhus Communications is an award-winning firm of highly-accomplished communications professionals and advocacy experts. We provide strategic communications counsel and services to innovative enterprises around the world. We partner with the best-in-class organizations at the intersection of business, government, media and the community.
Propel Insurance is a full service brokerage and consulting firm - one of the largest independent firms in the nation - the largest in the Northwest. Our clients are diverse in size, industry and business needs. We customize our service to meet these needs.
Robyn Adams Intellectual Property Law, PLLC
Intellectual Property Legal Services for biotech, biopharma, and life sciences companies.
Salal Credit Union
The Fearey Group
The Fearey Group is in its 25th year providing public relations, public affairs and marketing services to world-class businesses. As the leading, independent public relations agency in the region, The Fearey Group has the knowledge, experience, and confidence to take on clients' complex and often controversial projects and see them through. With their combined focus on public affairs and public relations, they bring a real-world understanding of the business climate and the local political landscape to every situation. Smart. Committed. Connected. They'd like to put their expertise to work for you. For more information contact Patricia Fearey at (206) 343-1543 or email email@example.com.
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