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WBBA Newsletter Article [New Members] [Winter 2013] [12/12/13]
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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 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. Join the group!

HR Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member HR professionals)

You are invited to join over 60 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. Join the group!

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. 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. Join the group!

Supply Chain Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Supply Chain/Purchasing professionals)

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 Join the group!

Facilities/Engineering Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Facilities/Engineering professionals)

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 Join the group!

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Affiliate Members

British-American Business Council

The BABC-PNW promotes trade and other links between the UK and the USA. It is one of 25 chapters of the British American Business Council in the UK and USA. Our active business and social programs provide an enjoyable and productive business atmosphere at seminars, after-hours networking events and social meetings.

Life Sciences Foundation

The Life Sciences Foundation (LSF) is a nonprofit organization created to capture the history, preserve the heritage, and share the stories of biotechnology. The Foundation collects and organizes historical information to educate and inspire future innovators, to engage the general public, and to provide lay audiences with a robust understanding of life sciences and biotechnology.

Mercury Medical Technologies

Mercury Medical Technologies is a medical device incubator chartered with facilitating the success of medical device companies as measured by overall economic impact - including but not limited to company formation and job creation. Early stage and emerging medical device companies in the incubator are developing therapies that become fundable, independent businesses. Mercury Medical Technologies, a program of the Bothell Biomedical Manufacturing Innovation Zone (IPZ), is a Washington State non-profit corporation.


ShareVault provides a secure document sharing solution for life science organizations, ideally suited for due diligence required during bio-pharma partnering/business development, technology licensing, fundraising, M&A, clinical study management or any other application that requires secure sharing of documents with third parties.


TechLink is a US Department of Defense (DoD) Partnership Intermediary, per Authority 15 USC 3715. Our primary activity is brokering license agreements between DoD labs and US industry for the manufacture and use of DoD inventions. These inventions involve virtually all technology fields, including medicine, software, electronics, communications, advanced materials, and energy-related technologies.

Washington Clean Technology Alliance

The Washington Clean Technology Alliance is the largest state clean-tech trade association in the nation, representing over 200 businesses. Founded in 2007 by business leaders, the WCTA facilitates the generation and growth of clean-tech companies, jobs, products, and services in order to advance the state’s position as a leader in clean-tech.

Washington State Hospital Association

The Washington State Hospital Association, as the primary representative of hospitals and related organizations, plays an intermediary role between these organizations and the legislative and regulatory bodies.

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission was established by the Washington legislature in 1969 to "promote and carry on research and administer specific industry service programs... which will or may benefit the planting, production, harvesting, handling, processing or shipment of tree fruit of this state." The act further provides for coordination with other state, federal, and private agencies conducting similar research.

Associate Members

Austin Chemical Company, Inc.

The essence of our business is to excel and provide reliable service through our customer service department, which is managed by Mimi Aquino, who has been with Austin for 20 years. We strive to meet our customers’ expectations of quality and efficient service. Our standardized procedure for order processing involves many professionals within our organization attending to numerous purchase order and contractual details.

Banner Bank

Banner Bank is a dynamic full-service Northwest financial institution, operating safely and profitably within a framework of shared integrity. Working as a team, we will deliver superior products and services to our valued customers.

Biopharmaceutical Development and Lifecycle Consulting

Full lifecycle management consulting services for biopharmaceutical companies. Services include program and product management, business development, alliance management and strategic portfolio planning.

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is an international law firm with 485 lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Seattle, Dubai, and London. We serve Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, leading private investment funds, governmental entities and individuals concentrated in the energy, technology and financial services sectors worldwide.

Carbon Games

Carbon Games Inc. is a privately held company based in Bellevue, Washington. We are independent video game developers, free to make the games we want on the platforms we want, and interact with the public the way we want. This is the primary reason why we wanted to “go indie” at this time.

Dragon Storm, LLC - d/b/a Auric Games

Flinn Ferguson Corporate Real Estate

Flinn Ferguson is a regional firm established in 1995 for the sole purpose of exclusively representing tenants. They do not work for landlords and do not solicit listings on their behalf. Flinn Ferguson specializes in complex lease negotiations and strategic processes designed to maximize economic considerations on behalf of the tenant. In conjunction with their team of industry experts, they are dedicated to serving the region's life science and medical device industry. For more information contact Eric Blohm (or at 206-626-0881).

Fuel Talent LLC

We fuel leading companies with awesome talent. 

Global Reach (US), INC

Global Reach (US), Inc. is a cross-border consulting and investment advisory company based in Tokyo and Seattle focused on linking small and medium American and Japanese companies and markets, assisting American companies with innovative technologies and products to access the Japanese market and find strategic partners, licensees, or distributors and assisting Japanese companies with the same objectives and needs in the United States.

Halo Pharmaceutical

Halo Pharma, based in Whippany, New Jersey, is a leading provider of contract dosage form development, manufacturing, and testing services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generic industries. Like our customers, we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients.

Indix Corporation

Software company that organizes, analyzes and visualizes the world's product information.


Kaleidoscope is an innovation and design consultancy.

Lakemont Consulting Group, Inc.

IT consulting firm specializing in providing Project Managers and Business Analysts to Puget Sound Area companies on a contracted basis.

Network Solutions NW, Inc.

IT consulting firm.

Oxygen Learning

Oxygen Learning designs and delivers custom training programs that engage adult learners and makes content stick. We take a unique approach to designing and developing learning curriculum that ensures we help you achieve measurable results, as opposed to just checking the box. And our experts use the latest adult learning and class engagement techniques to ensure employees learn, which all can lead to breakthroughs; the kind that transforms employees, their business, and their business' bottom line.

Prudential Cleanroom Services

Since 1960, Prudential Cleanroom Services (PCS) has provided cleanroom apparel services. From these beginnings, Prudential has developed into an internationally recognized source for bio-science, pharmaceutical, medical device, semi-conductor, aerospace, and other companies manufacturing and operating in controlled environments.

Rational Interaction

We're a full service, integrated digital agency that creates brand connections across every medium imaginable. We can't help it — digital is in our DNA.

Raedeke Associates, Inc.

Environmental Consulting services: Wetland & Aquatic Sciences Wildlife Ecology Landscape Architecture.

Richmond Public Relations

A Seattle based, full service public relations firm.

Shell Lab

The SHEL LAB and Lab Armor line of laboratory equipment faces industrial, clinical, and laboratory applications with ease. We offer Anaerobic chambers, water baths, laboratory and industrial ovens, and incubators that are as innovative as the industries that use them.

Sorensen Group

Sorensen provides strategic counseling and services to leading edge biotechnology and high technology companies and organizations, enabling them to reach their most important audiences, form strategic partnerships and achieve their funding potential.

The Rushing Company, LLC

Engineering and sustainability consulting.

Trutina Financial

Wealth management, retirement plans and employee benefit management.

WJR Consulting LLC

Provides risk management consulting and coaching services to health and life sciences companies.

Core Members

2Morrow, Inc.

2Morrow provides a turn-key behavior change platform to the Health, Insurance & Wellness B2B markets. Health IT, HIT.

ActX, Inc.

Actionable clinical information for practicing physicians and other medical professionals.


Allergan is a multi-specialty healthcare company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices that enable people to live life to its greatest potential: “to see more clearly, move more freely, express themselves more fully."

ApoVax, Inc.

ApoVax, Inc. is a biotechnology company originally based in Louisville, KY. ApoVax licensed technologies from Amgen (Immunex), Mochida and the University of Louisville in the areas of vaccines and diabetes. As part of a recent reorganization, the company recently recruited a Seattle-based Management Team with previous biotechnology/biopharmaceutical experience to revamp the company and establish commercial approaches to the development of ApoVax products.

AstaReal Technologies

We manufacture astaxanthin for food and dietary supplements from algae using bioreactors.

BioHug Technologies, Ltd

The BioHug Vest is an effective, portable, and non-restraining stress relief solution.

Blueprint Clinical

Blueprint Clinical COMPASS® utilizes a data driven decision-making algorithm to solve critical issues in clinical trial operations: optimizing the quality of data, reducing costs and resources required to oversee and monitor sites and improving the overall performance of researchers participating in clinical trials.

DesAcc, Inc.

Health Data Migration.

Eye Associates Northwest, PC

Eye Associates Northwest works hard to preserve and improve the vision and health of each and every one of their patients.

i1 Biometrics, Inc.

Development of smart mouth guard to measure head impact.

Inland Medical Evaluations

Inland Medical Evaluations was founded in 1985 to assist the workers' compensation system in making sound claim decisions. With twelve clinics and hundreds of doctors statewide, Inland Medical has grown to include the insurance industry and legal profession.

LodeSpin Labs

Develops magnetic contrast agents for MRI and Magnetic Particle Imaging.

Loyalty Methods Inc.

Computer system design services.


Medamonitor, LLC is wholly owned by GM Nameplate, Inc., a privately held multinational corporation established in 1954. GM Nameplate is a custom manufacturer of nameplates, labels, membrane switches, touch screens, molded plastics, bio sensors, and other related products. GM Nameplate serves multiple industries including medical, aerospace, transportation, test and measurement, agriculture, computer and computer peripheral, etc. Brad Root, President of GM Nameplate's WA Division, created Medamonitor to take advantage of the company's bio sensor knowledge and to address a strong need within the diet and exercise market.

MedDEV Inc.

Privately held corporation focused on developing treatments for CNS disorders.

NeuMedics Inc.

NeuMedics is a development stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the rapid development of therapies to treat Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and related inflammatory conditions.

Nortis, Inc.

Nortis is pioneering products that will overcome a crucial bottleneck in the development of therapeutic drugs and vaccines for treating cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, infectious diseases, stroke, and other important diseases.

Nova TheraNostics

Nova TheraNostics has developed a novel lipid-nano carrier (LNC) platform technology to address both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The first application of this technology is a vastly safer MRI contrast agent for use in patients with kidney disease because it is eliminated via the GI tract, uses 97% less gadolinium, and has a superior imaging quality.

Oricula Therapeutics

Developing medicines to protect hearing.


OwlOutcomes technology enhances clinical wisdom by facilitating the use of science-based assessment data and best practice standards.

Pacific Nanoscience

Pacific Nanoscience, Inc. (PacNano) is advancing a handheld point of care (POC) diagnostic product for the rapid, ultrasensitive detection of key biomarkers. The company is currently focused on troponin, which is the preferred biomarker used to diagnose heart attacks. The Nanomonitor can measure troponin 13,000 times more sensitive than the current standard.


PET/X is a radiological system providing feedback on the efficacy of breast cancer therapies for conducting clinical trials on new agents or tailoring treatment to individuals.

Protea Dental Studio, Inc

We manufacture dental prosthetics for dentists in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

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.


Our goal is to use the power of the cloud connected infrastructure to change the face of medicine. The RTneuro bio-sensors are designed to provide continuous monitoring of health data at a cost that is affordable for everyone. Our sensors connect into the cloud and help you decide how to have a more healthy life.

Safety Innovation

We invent and develop technologies to increase patient safety.

South Sound Oncology Services, P.S.

Toxwatch, LLC

The Type2 Companion is a simple and interactive app that allows patients to share information safely and securely with their healthcare providers. For health care practitioners the Type2 Companion enables them to quickly access up to the minute patient information at the office or anywhere around the world.

Urologic Consultants PLLC

The urologists and general surgeons and our surgical oncologist have combined skill and experience to bring you the highest quality of care. We strive to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment. Our experience has taught us to treat each patient as an individual and a partner in his or her medical care. We are committed to high quality care that is comprehensive, compassionate, coordinated, innovative, and accessible to the patients and facilities they serve.

X2 Biosystems

Our Mission at X2 is to help stop the epidemic of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Athletics, Military, and Industrial markets by providing wearable sensor enabled, cloud based data services that coordinate the prevention and management of TBI across large and diverse populations and activities.

Yakima Urology Associates PLLC

The physicians and staff of Yakima Urology Associates never forget there is a person associated with the services we provide. Every person, every task, every decision, every effort, will be maximized to achieve our goal of providing the highest quality patient care, in an atmosphere respecting each patient's dignity and individuality.

Institutional Members

City University of Seattle

Since 1973, City University of Seattle,  a private nonprofit university, has been changing lives for good by offering a high quality and relevant education to anyone with the desire to learn. During its 40-year history, CityU has engaged more than 50,000 alumni from around the world through its online and onsite degree programs. Headquartered in Seattle, CityU is part of one of the largest private nonprofit educational systems in the U.S.

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