The Life Science Innovator
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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 over 50 of your HR colleagues 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 the December Holiday Luncheon. Join the group to learn more!
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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 available 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 at email@example.com.
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WBBA Events in Review
The latest in life sciences.
P4 Medicine Summit
The systems biology approach to medicine, albeit a daunting challenge to execute, is simple in concept: first collect many, many data points (I mean millions and billions), understand how these points are connected, realize the dynamics of how they connect, and finally develop an understanding of function. Dr. Leroy Hood, President and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), gave the keynote speech at the P4 Medicine Summit in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Read more on our event archive page!
Save the Date!
3rd Annual WBBA
October 26, 2012
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
Confirmed to Appear:
• Gov. Chris Gregoire
• Clay Siegall, PhD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Genetics
• H. Stewart Parker, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)
• Brian Webster, President & CEO, Physio Control, Inc.
Invited Speakers include
Jay Inslee & Rob McKenna
Learn More and Register at washbio.org
Life Science Innovation Northwest
For the first time in the history of the conference, Life Science Innovation Northwest was held in July. It was a great success! There were a lot of other “firsts” this year including: Wi-Fi throughout the conference (thanks to our generous Wi-Fi sponsor, K&L Gates); our first ever LSINW hashtag that gleaned us 393 tweets, 386 uses of the hashtag #LSINW, and 58 re-tweets; and we unveiled our first LSINW volunteer uniform – the lab coat!
We were also able to double our exhibit area, provide 1:1 BioPartnering meetings in just one room, secure fantastic keynote presenters (Jeff Raikes - shown above with Chris Rivera - and G. Steven Burrill, right), and offer nearly 80 podium presentations for our first summertime meeting.
We hope you will join us again next year in July at the Washington State Convention Center on July 10-11, 2013. Further details will be coming to the website very soon! Stay tuned.
WBBA Golf Invitational
The sun was out and the golfers were gleeful at this years’ Golf Invitational. Over 110 golfers attended this year and were treated to fancy golf towels from Fenwick and West, games and prizes from Turner Construction Company and PwC, a delicious lunch sponsored by BioMed Realty, latte’s from Precision Electric Group, ice-cold beer courtesy of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, and roaming cold beverage service from BNBuilders – not to mention the best weather of the summer. (More details on the Golf Invitational, including more photos, in the Public Affairs section!)
This is the must attend event if you’re a golfer – we hope to see you next year! If you’re a golfer and would like to serve on the committee, please contact us!
WBBA Life Sciences Day with Sounders FC
Scarves up! Our first ever Life Sciences Day at the Sounders FC was a resounding hit! With upward of 75 tickets sold, we had quite the Life Sciences contingent represented. Add in those who were already attending the game and we had close to 100 at our welcoming reception. With this great success, we’re working on partnerships with the Seahawks and the Mariners – so stay tuned for more sports-themed events in the future!
WBBA/LSDF Open House
With our largest crowd to date for our 4th Annual Open House event, WBBA and LSDF welcomed 260+ people to the spacious outdoor deck at 1551 Eastlake. It was a treat to welcome so many life science leaders, legislators, LSDF grantees, and South Lake Union neighbors over to the building we began occupying in December of 2011. Thank you to our sponsor, Ernst & Young, for supporting this annual event. Haven’t seen our fabulous deck or the Agora Conference Center event space? Pop over and visit us; we enjoy showing off our “new” space.
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Learn more about ALL OF WBBA's past events in the online Events Archives.
Do you have a conference room or meeting facility and would like to host a WBBA event?
Please contact WBBA's Event Manager, Darcy Jacobson.
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