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 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.

Communicators Group
(Open to ALL WBBA Members)

The goal of this group is to give people who are responsible for “getting the word out” for their respective organizations a closed-forum to discuss the unique issues, problems and challenges that face the people within these organizations who are charged with fulfilling the role of communications, public relations, marketing, community outreach and investor relations, whether by specific title or by having it as one of their responsibilities.

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HR Group
(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.

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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. If interested, please contact Blythe Price at

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Facilities/Engineering Group
(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. If interested, please contact Blythe Price at

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Affiliate Members

BIO Ventures for Global Health

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save lives by accelerating the development of novel drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics coming from the biotechnology industry, which address the unmet medical needs of the developing world. We work at the crossroads of biotechnology and global health to find the common ground between the goals of the global health community and the pragmatic needs of companies.

North America China Council

North America China Council of Seattle, Washington, is a not-for-profit corporation formed to serve as a diverse platform for U.S. and China relations. We provide the information and resources to help companies and individuals of both countries succeed in the worldwide market. Our international business consultants use cross-cultural events to foster cooperation and a better understanding of culture, technology and government. Learn more about U.S.-China relations with cross-cultural events from our international business consultants in Seattle, Washington.


Albers & Company, Inc.

Albers & Company is a full service employee benefits consulting firm.


Celerion offers CRO Phase I clinical and bioanalytical services.

Compliance Services International, Inc.

Compliance Services International (CSI) is a leading regulatory consultancy providing innovative solutions for organizations faced with regulatory and environmental challenges. CSI's experienced scientists and regulatory specialists in the USA and the EU provide innovative approaches to solving regulatory and environmental challenges - combining traditional sciences with developing technologies to deliver economically sensible and scientifically sound results. Whether we serve you in the field, laboratory, courtroom or boardroom, we apply our knowledge of regulatory guidelines and scientific principles to ensure your regulatory success.

DF/Net Research, Inc.

DF/Net Research is a woman-owned and locally-owned organization specializing in data management and statistical services for the betterment of global health. DF/Net is custom tailored to fit the research needs of our non-profit, academic and biotechnology colleagues, and our niche is in international research. Over the past nine years we have collaborated on clinical trials of all sizes with Seattle, U.S., and international partners.

Esterline Interface Technologies

We are a leading developer and manufacturer of custom control panels, user interfaces and specialized keyboards for medical devices and systems.

KP Corporation

Supply Chain Print - Supplier. For more than 80 years, KP Corporation has helped companies acomplish more with their print and electronic communications programs. ISO certified and experienced supplier of IFUs, packaging, literature and fulfillment programs.

Meridian Capital

Meridian Capital is a Seattle-based investment banking firm focused on providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and recapitalization advisory services to middle-market companies. The firm has an established track record of serving corporate clients in the U.S. and abroad with USD 15 million to USD 200 million in annual revenues. Meridian offers its clients unparalleled cross-border capabilities through its affiliation with Global M&A.

PAREXEL Consulting

We are a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization that helps clients expedite time-to-market through our development and launch services. These include a broad range of clinical development capabilities, integrated advanced technologies, regulatory affairs consulting and commercialization services.

Patent Networks Law Group PLLC

PATENT NETWORKS LAW GROUP PLLCSM envisions a bright future for our clients in 2013, and we invite you to JOIN OUR FAMILY OF SUCCESSFUL INVENTORS AND GROWING BUSINESSES and institutions as we embark on a new year of discovery and opportunity. Our professional team is dedicated to partnership and collaboration with our clients, and OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE – TO PROVIDE QUALITY, RELIABLE SERVICE WITH ECONOMY. We guarantee prompt, affordable solutions to all your IP legal challenges--to shepherd your new ideas and technologies to fruition in the most strategic, cost-effective manner possible. Our global network of technical and legal representatives stands ready to assist you in all of your IP endeavors, and OUR INITIAL CONSULTATION SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE.

Patentpending, PLLC

IP Legal Firm.

QuakeHOLD! Industrial

We secure your investments! QuakeHOLD! Industrial is the leader in Non-Structural Seismic Mitigation. We are all about creating a Safe and Secure environment by reducing risk, preventing property loss and personal injury. We have over 50 years of combined experience in seismic mitigation including laboratory fastening, clean room fastening, data center seismic mitigation and office equipment safety fastening. Our innovative countertop fasteners, floor fasteners, and laboratory restraints protect employees and assets from seismic risks within the workplace. QuakeHOLD! Industrial also educates your employees about earthquake safety fastening and the need to have Grab 'n Go Survival Kits. We encourage attendees to experience an 8.0 magnitude earthquake in our "Big Shaker" Earthquake Simulator. Your employees will not soon forget their experience.

Rock Solid Meetings and Events

Rock Solid Meetings & Events is a full-service corporate meeting, convention and event planning agency, which offers event management for every size and budget, coast-to-coast and around the globe.


Headquartered in Everett, WA, SNBL USA, Ltd. offers a unique range of safety assessment services to fulfill its commitment to help free patients from suffering. Managed and operated by a team world-renowned for its wide-ranging nonhuman primate (NHP) experience and expertise, SNBL offers programs ranging from regulatory toxicology to customized study designs. SNBL's specialized capabilities include safety assessment of biologics, reproductive toxicology, cardiovascular, respiratory and CNS pharmacology, immunotoxicology and carcinogenicity.

Spokane OMS

As Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Paxton, Dr. Lang, and Dr. McLelland  manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. They practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from third molar extractions, tooth removal, impacted canine exposures, pre-prosthetic surgeries and oral pathology to often complex corrective jaw surgeries and a diverse range of facial cosmetic procedures.

Strong-Bridge Consulting

For more than a decade, we have worked side-by-side with our clients and created lasting results for their business. Founded in 2003 by Brian Hartnett and Ken Simpson, we've carefully grown our firm through strategic, results-driven engagements that deliver great customer experiences and earn long-term client loyalty. We're honored by our results which reflect the innate values that set us apart.

Veolia ES Technical Solutions

Veolia ES Technical Solutions is a full service provider of waste management and recycling services.

VPTax, Inc.

VPTax, Inc. is a specialty provider of tax consulting and compliance services to public and private corporations in high growth industries. We provide outsource tax department services to a number of public companies across the country, including complete sales/use and property tax consultation and return preparation in all state and local jurisdictions. We provide transfer pricing services, including international structuring implementation services, R&D tax credit studies, section 382 analyses and other FIN-48 implementation and reporting services on a very cost effective basis.

Wilson Medical Specialties, Inc.

We sell and distribute specialty OR products and critical care products to acute care hospitals and surgery centers throughout the West.


Provider of Tax and Valuation services.


Agate Point

Agate Point is an early stage company focused on creating and implementing strategic innovations in the healthcare industry. Located in the SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle, Agate Point is actively networking with other entrepreneurs and healthcare institutions to identify opportunities for achieving the “triple aim” of improving the patient experience, improving health outcomes and lowering the per capita cost of care.

Clearfork Bioscience, Inc.

Precision Genomics for Personalized Medicine.


Modulation of hypothalamic core temperature to treat obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Exo Labs, Inc.

Imaging systems for mobile devices.

Froguts Inc.

Virtual biology labs and dissection software.

LumiThera, Inc.

LumiThera, Inc. is a medical device company focusing on acute and chronic ocular disease. The company is developing a novel ophthalmologist office-based LED instrument to treat the dry form of AMD.

Matrix Genetics

Matrix Genetics, LLC is a biotechnology company focused on producing renewable fuel and specialty chemicals derived from cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Our state-of-the-art, metabolic engineering and systems biology platform is the most cost-efficient method to create customized organisms with a range of traits to meet the needs of the fuel and chemical industries.

Monitor Mask Inc.

Monitor Mask was founded by a practicing anesthesiologist to reinvent standard respiratory devices for the procedural and safety requirements of modern practice. Our first 3 products are patent pending oxygen face masks that enable monitoring of patient breathing, fulfill unmet marketplace needs and redefine device standards. Future products include additional respiratory device consumables and procedural suite equipment. We will contract manufacture, and then sell, our products to US and global health care facilities.

Probio Systems, LLC

RaiN BioScience, Inc.

Our mission is to develop a safe and effective drug delivery technology for a new generation of antisense pharmaceuticals. Our technology will allow us to become a leader in developing treatments for rare diseases and significant unmet medical needs.

Sound Ergonomics, LLC

Our company was formed to address the high incidence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among sonographers and other medical imagers through adpative products, work-station design and education.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America

Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for patients worldwide through leading innovation in medicine, in accordance with the principles of our corporate philosophy of "Takeda-ism (Integrity: Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance). Takeda's ethical drugs are marketed in around 100 countries worldwide.


Pre-revenue company with biodegradable implant technology.

Yainax Medical, LLC

Ziel-Rx, LLC

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