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Letter from the President
Almost a quarter of 2013 has passed and the WBBA’s effort to import and expand Capital (human, intellectual and financial) to Washington’s life science community is off to a very strong start.
We began the year at the JP Morgan Health Care conference in San Francisco, hosting a suite for our members to use for the second year. The reception that we hosted on Sunday night was packed, and the suite was booked solid all week with 1:1 meetings, as our members were working hard to bring more investments and partners to Washington.
Our efforts to bring more financial capital to Washington are in full swing. Read more about WINGS, our VIP Forums and our efforts to help members secure Non-Dilutive Funding here! In addition, we were very pleased that 100 members were able to get nearly $200,000 in free lab supplies through our partnership with Ingenium. This was a tremendous event that we hope to be able to offer from time to time. >>Read more - Letter from the President
Working together for better health
More than 30 new members have already joined WBBA since the start of 2013! WBBA is now one of the nation's largest state life science associations.
Member Spotlight- The Conafay Group
The Conafay Group assists clients in harnessing the power of the federal government, as well as philanthropic, non-profit, academic and commercial entities, to advance their business objectives. We specialize in representing breakthrough medical technologies to the federal government and associated stakeholders. Since 2003, our team has helped clients secure over $250 million in federal grants, contracts and in-kind services.
The Conafay Group was created by Stephen Conafay, former Principal at Fabiani & Company, and his team from the Bio-Life Sciences Practice. They have an intimate understanding of the non-dilutive funding landscape, healthcare and innovation policy, federal government needs and priorities, and commercial/institutional partnering opportunities. The organization's strength lies in putting this knowledge behind clients’ technology, to work. The Conafay Group is pleased to join the WBBA, long recognized as the leading economic development engine for the life sciences throughout the Pacific Northwest. The WBBA is a perfect partner for the growth of our consulting firm from “the other Washington” (D.C.) into this region, and to help demonstrate the value-add of our range of consulting services.
Services to help you grow. Resources to help you thrive.
Are you taking full advantage of your membership? Check out the latest deals offered by our Purchasing Partners!
WBBA’s Purchasing Program offers discounts with 20 service providers and suppliers for both companies and individuals. Every employee within a Member Organization can take advantage of the savings! Last year, we saved 200 of our participating Members over $5M. Join your colleagues and start saving today with service providers like Office Depot, VWR, FedEx, and many more! 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 Blythe Price to find out more.
Purchasing Partners Spotlight- Wells Fargo Insurance Services
By leveraging the collective purchasing power and relationships of the WBBA, members can take advantage of preferred pricing and administrative discounts.
The WBBA Benefit Program was specifically designed to provide life science companies in Washington state with cost savings, access to high quality and wide-ranging benefits, outstanding customer service and great choices for employees. Through its partnership with WBBA, Wells Fargo Insurance offers exclusive arrangements with selected carriers that enable the delivery of health insurance and related products and services to members at volume discounts. In addition, they have negotiated preferred rates to reduce the cost of employee benefit plans without compromising the level of coverage. Equally important, Wells Fargo provides members with a comprehensive benefit package that is sensitive to employees’ diverse needs and responsive to corporate competitive pressures. Consumer-driven health plans enable employers to accurately predict their benefit expenditures.
April 10: Washington as an Antibody Hub
April 18: Pub Night at Bellevue Brewing Company
May 23: Life Sciences Leadership Summit and Board Meeting at WSU, Spokane
Advertise with the WBBA!
Want to advertise your company or event to thousands of people in the biotech sector? Advertise on the WBBA website or in our next newsletter!
WBBA's Online Career Center
Our Career Center is the resource for life science jobs in Washington State.
One of WBBA’s top priorities is to help recruit, retain and train the talent needed to grow life sciences in Washington. We are driving to connect an innovative workforce to our emerging and dynamic organizations committed to better health solutions.
Currently, there are over 65 life sciences positions posted in the WBBA online Career Center, all in Washington State. This year, employers have posted over 200 unique jobs. Visit the Career Center today to find your next job in the life sciences sector.
Did you know that over 14,000 job searches have been conducted on our Career Center in 2012? If your company has openings, WBBA's Career Center is the best resource for qualified candidates within the life science industry.
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 2013 Sponsor Prospectus for your consideration. If you have any questions please contact Dennis Kroft at email@example.com or 206.456.9565.
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WBBA uses social media to interact with our members and thought leaders in the life sciences. Visit us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest business to business links and head to our Facebook and YouTube pages to view pictures and videos of our events. As our industry grows, you can't afford not to be part of the conversation.
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