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2012 Archive

12/19/12: UW Spinoff PhysioSonics gets FDA OK for Monitoring Brain Blood Flow | Xconomy
12/17/12: 2012: The Year When Genomic Medicine Started Paying Off | Xconomy
12/14/12: LSDF Announces Five Awards to Commercialize Health-Related Technologies | Press Release
12/13/12: Investing in Jobs, Health | Everett Herald
12/12/12:Seattle VCs Honor One of the Region's "Founding Fathers" | GeekWire
12/12/12: Gilead Caps 2012 Roll By Bagging Cancer Drugmaker | Fierce Pharma
12/11/12: SNUPI Technologies, Latest Company to Spin Out of UW, Gets $1.5 M in Funding | Puget Sound Business Journal
12/10/12: Fred Hutch Strikes Deal with GSK on Form of Muscular Dystrophy | Xconomy
12/7/12: IDRI Receives $10 Million Gates Foundation Grant for Vaccine Work | Puget Sound Business Journal
12/6/12: NanoString Cancer Dx Passes Second Large-Scale Test | Fierce Medical Devices
12/5/12: 10 Major Pharmas Unite in "Pioneering" Stem Cell Effort | Fierce Biotech
12/4/12: NanoString Pockets $15.3M For Diagnostic Rollout | Xconomy
12/1/12: A Better Medical Device to Diagnose Arrhythmia | Seattle Business Magazine
11/30/12: Team Led by Argonne National Lab (including PNNL) Selected as DOE’s Batteries & Energy Storage Hub | Press Release
11/29/12: Tekmira Gains License to Marina Biotech's RNAi Technology | GenEng News
11/28/12: Genentech Licenses Early-Stage Cancer Drug to Curis | S,F. Business Journal
11/28/12:Who Would Guess Tobacco Is Making Life Better for Us? (Pro-LSDF Op-ed) | Bellingham Herald
11/27/12: EC Approves Gilead's Viread for HIV-1 Infection in Kids, Teens | MedCity News
11/27/12: Dr. Barry Pressman Appointed Chairman of AMIC's Medical Advisory Board | Yahoo! Finance
11/27/12: Gilead Leaps to First PhIII Success for All-Oral Hepatitis C Drug Program | Fierce Biotech
11/26/12: Seattle Genetics' T-Cell Lymphoma Drug Gets FDA Orphan Drug Status | Puget Sound Business Journal
11/26/12: Top 50 Industry Voices in Biotech Twittersphere | Fierce Biotech
11/20/12: How to Build a Biotech Cluster That Isn't Boston or SF | Xconomy
11/20/12: Seattle Ranks 4th as Global Startup Hub, Edges Out NYC | Geekwire
11/19/12: The List: Top Puget Sound Nonprofit Organizations | Puget Sound Business Journal
11/19/12: Seattle Biomed, Emerald Bio, and Peers Get Big NIH Contract Extension | Xconomy
11/15/12: Opinion: Medical Device Tax Would Thwart Innovation | Politico
11/14/12: Investment Relief for Biotech Sector | Nature
11/13/12: Gilead May Move Ahead of Rivals with Hepatitis C Results | Bloomberg BusinessWeek
11/9/12: Gates Foundation Invests in Flu Drug Developer Visterra | Xconomy
11/9/12: Atossa Genetics Announces Initial Public Offering Commencement | Press Release
11/8/12: Genentech CEO Honored as One of Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area | S.F. Business Times
11/7/12: Spotlight on Seattle, Washington State | Nature
11/7/12: AdvaMed, Industry Rev Up for Post-Election Device Tax Fight | Fierce Medical Devices
11/5/12: Pacific Science Center Recipients of 2012 National Medal for Museum & Library Service | Press Release
11/5/12: Omeros Passes 2nd Trial for Eye Drug, Preps for FDA Push | Xconomy
11/2/12: Allen Institute for Brain Science to Build New Home in South Lake Union | Puget Sound Business Journal
11/2/12: Genentech's First Scientist Honored for Lifetime Achievement | S. F. Business Journal
11/1/12: Sapphire Energy & Institute for Systems Biology Partner on Biofuels | Xconomy
11/1/12: Resolve Therapeutics lands $5.8M to crack the code on Lupus | GeekWire
10/31/12: Seattle Genetics, Millennium Cancer Drug Cleared in EU | Xconomy
10/31/12: Novo, Novartis back dermatology startup with $16M A round | Fierce Biotech
10/29/12: Shire Hunts More Deals Amid Reawakening Interest in Stem Cell R&D | Xconomy
10/24/12: 10 Most Inventive States (Washington Ranked #5) | CNN Money
10/24/12: Shire Puts $22M Into Rare Diseases R&D Partnership | GenEng News
10/23/12: Who Will Survive the Biotech VC Downturn? The Young and the Proven | Xconomy
10/23/12: Abbott Doubles Down on ADC Cancer Drugs in $245M-plus Seattle Genetics Pact | Fierce Biotech
10/19/12: Novo's New Insulin Gets CHMP Backing | Fierce Pharma
10/16/12: Lilly drug Boosts Survival in Gastric Cancer | PharmaTimes
10/15/12: Which VCs are Poised to Cash In on the biotech IPOs of 2012? | Xconomy
10/12/12: FDA Approves New Use for Genentech Arthritis Drug | Drugstore News
10/9/12: Northeastern University-Seattle Appoints Associate Dean | Press Release
10/9/12: Medimmune Partnership Tests Anticancer Combinations in the Clinic | Gen Eng News
10/9/12: Stratos Genomics Receives $2 Million on Achievement of Sequencing Milestone | Press Release
10/8/12:Oregon Biotech Meeting Assembles Investors, Researchers | Portland Business Journal
10/8/12: Novartis CEO: No on Megadeals, Yes on Dividend | Fierce Pharma
10/5/12: REDpoint's Receives GSA Number for "Versatilt" Device | Vancouver Business Journal
10/3/12: Sarepta Drug Helps Boys With Duchenne to Walk; Shares Boom | Xconomy
10/3/12: Novo to Hire 1,000 People in 2 Years in Emerging Markets | Bloomberg BusinessWeek
10/2/12: Cell Therapeutics' Brain Cancer Drug Gets 'Orphan' Designation | Puget Sound Business Journal
10/1/12: Genentech, ImmunoGen Souped-Up Breast Cancer Drug Extends Lives | Xconomy
9/27/12: WA's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Receives $13M for Colorectal Cancer Genetics Research | Becker's ASC Review
9/24/12: Kickstart Mechanical Orthosis Puts a Spring in Your Step, No Batteries Required | Gizmag
9/24/12: Novo Nordisk Boosts China R&D with $100M Diabetes Research Project | Fierce Biotech
9/21/12: UW Spinoff Cardiac Insight Gets New CEO, Gears Up for FDA Push | Xconomy
9/20/12: PhRMA CEO Talks about Biopharma in U.S. Future | Pharmalot
9/20/12: Innovative Pulmonary Pockets $10.6 M, Finds New CEO | Xconomy
9/19/12: We Are the 51 Percent: Surveying Women Medtech Leaders | Xconomy
9/19/12: Drug Giants Establish Problem-Solving Initiative | GenEng News
9/18/12: GEN Ten: Young Guns of Biopharma | GenEng News
9/17/12: Biotech Begins to Come of Age on Twitter | Xconomy
9/12/12: Philips Continues to Improve Access to Treatment with the Delivery of Its One-Millionth AED | Press Release
9/11/12: Indel Therapeutics Named Industry Partner for New Genomics Research Project | Press Release
9/10/12: Omeros Files IND Application for Drug to Treat Schizophrenia, Other Cognitive Disorders | Pharm Business Review
9/7/12: AH & T Insurance Named a Best Place to Work in Insurance | Press Release
9/5/12:Protect Biotech in Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Talks | Seattle Times (Op ed)
9/5/12: PNDRI Welcomes World-Renowned Scientists | Press Release
9/5/12: iSTAR Medical Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement with Device Technologies | Press Release
8/31/12: VLST Scoops Up Antibody for Cancer from Pfizer | Xconomy
8/29/12: Avista Investment to Help Matrix Strike Oil in Algae | Seattle Times
8/28/12: Novo Nordisk and Amgen Top Biotech List, Based on Market Cap | GenEng News
8/27/12:Insilicos Issued Heart Disease Diagnosis Patent | Press Release
8/27/12: FDA Approves Gilead's Four-in-One HIV Pill | San Francisco Business Times
8/27/12: Genentech, ImmunoGen Breast Cancer Drug Extends Lives | Xconomy
8/27/12: Alder Gets $3.5M Milestone as Bristol-Myers Starts Crohn's Study | Xconomy
8/24/12: Insilicos Announces Molecular Modeling Joint Venture with UW | Press Release
8/21/12: Bill Gates Invests in Intellectual Ventures' Spinout Kymeta | Forbes
8/16/12: IDRI Cleared to Begin Flu Vaccine Trial | Press Release
815/12: Dr. Joshua Thaler Receives Perkins Coie "Award for Discovery" | Press Release
8/14/12: Northeastern University - Seattle Picks South Lake Union for New Seattle Branch Campus | GeekWire
8/14/12: Kineta Pulls in $5.8M for Autoimmune Drug | Xconomy
8/14/12:Medtronic Unveils Beefed Up Wireless Remote Monitoring for Cardiac Implants | Fierce Medical Devices
8/14/12: Seattle's Ant's Eye View to be Acquired by PwC | TechFlash
8/10/12:Genentech Gets FDA OK of Lucentis for Diabetic Eye Disease | Xconomy
8/1/12: Best Places to Work Academia, 2012 | The Scientist
7/30/12: A Lonely Voice Asking Tough Questions on Cancer Cost-Effectiveness | Xconomy
7/26/12: Allen Jones, the Force Behind Paul Allen's Vision for Brain Science | Xconomy
7/25/12: Health Economics, Patient Outcome Evaluation are Focus of New Hutchinson Center Research Institute | Press Release
7/24/12: AH&T Insurance Recognized as One of 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business | Press Release
7/20/12: Venture Capital Investments Experience Double-Digit Increases in Dollars & Deal Volume in Q2 | Press Release
7/17/12: In Unexpected Plus, BioSurplus Raises $2.4M in Oversubscribed Round | Xconomy
7/11/12: Gates Foundation CEO: Let's work together to solve global health issues | Seattle Times
7/11/12: LSINW Notes: SeaGen, NanoString, Viket, & More | Xconomy
7/10/12: Gates Foundation's Jeff Raikes to Start Off Seattle Biotech Event | Xconomy
7/9/12: Seattle Mayor touts South Lake Union as an "engine for job growth" | GeekWire
7/3/12 Northeastern Looks Northwest, Aims to Fill Voids in Tech Job Market | Xconomy
6/6/12: Antibody Alarm Call Rouses immune Response to Cancer | Nature
6/6/12: Kineta Launches a Biotech Company without VC Bucks | Xconomy
6/5/12: ASCO Wrap-Up: A Summary of This Week's Cancer R&D Headlines | Xconomy
6/2/12: Genentech's Targeted Breast Cancer Medicine Reduces Risk of Cancer Worsening or Death by 35% | MarketWatch
5/25/12: WBBA President Chris Rivera: Looking Ahead | Site Selection Magazine
5/17/12: Cell Therapeutics' Pixuvri® Approved in European Union to Treat Adult Patients Non-Hodgkin B-Cell Lymphomas | Press Release
5/17/12: New Study: Adaptive Biotechnologies' Assay Significantly More Sensitive | Press Release
5/16/12: Novo Nordisk: The 'R' in R & D | Washington Business
5/9/2012: Three Seattle Projects Receive Gates Grants | Seattle Time
5/3/2012: Novo Nordisk Steps Up Research on Diabetes | Seattle Times
5/1/2012: Muted Praise for Obama's Bioeconomy Plans | BioTechniques
4/30/2012: Berwick's Advice: Cost-Effectiveness is Here to Stay | Xconomy
4/23/2012: UW: Unlocking the Lab and Launching Companies | TechFlash
4/17/12: Six Visionary Teams Are First to Receive Funding from Breakout Labs, A New Program Supporting Radical Scientific Innovation | Marketwatch
4/16/12: TapImmune Licenses Antigen Technology from Mayo Clinic for Incorporation into Vaccine to Treat Breast Cancer | Press Release
4/13/12: Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute Names John Wecker, Ph.D. as President & CEO | Press Release
4/11/12: TapImmune Appoints Dr. Robert Florkiewicz as Senior Director of Molecular Biology & Virology | Press Release
4/11/12: Federal Stimulus Funds Amounted to a Shot in the Arm for Science | Seattle Times
4/11/12: AMIC Obtains Exclusive License for Injectable Radiogel for High-Dose Interstitial Radiation Therapy | Press Release
4/9/12: H.I.G. Unveils $268M Fund Dedicated to Biotech | Fierce Biotech
4/9/12: LSDF Announces $450,000 in Awards to Commercialize Health-Related Products | Press Release
4/4/12: Study Finds Link Between Injectable Contraceptive Use and Breast Cancer Risk | Press Release
4/4/12: Conducting Biocompatibility Testing for a Medical Device | Wax-it Histology Services Inc.
4/2/12: Seattle City Council Moves to Strengthen Seattle's Life Sciences Industry | Press Release
3/26/12: PATH Names Steve Davis as New President & CEO | Press Release
3/21/12: Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Commits $300 Million for Brain Science Research | Xconomy
3/14/12: Seattle Children's Sets Up Rare Biobank to Study Premature Birth | Xconomy
3/13/12: HSSA Awards $1.7 Million for Health Sciences Research & Infrastructure in Spokane | Press Release
3/9.12: Please Sign White House Petition to Increase NIH Budget | Petition
3/8/12: New U.S. Patent Office Would Find a Welcoming Home in Seattle | Seattle Times
3/6/12: AMRI Announces Collaboration Agreement With Lilly for In-sourced Chemistry Services | Press Release
3/6/12: AMRI Receives NIH Contract Award for the Development of Pre-Clinical Drug Candidates to Treat Diseases of the Nervous System | Press Release
3/6/12: Synergus- Taking Seattle Med-tech to Europe | Press Release
3/5/12: BioLife Solutions Commences Build-Out of Second GMP Production Suite and Corporate Office Expansion | Press Release
2/29/12: Bill would fund high-tech degrees by shrinking R&D tax credit | The Seattle Times
2/23/12: Omeros Announces It Has Unlocked 35 Percent of Class A Orphan GPCRs | Press Release
2/22/12: Xconomy's Timmerman Wins National Journalism Award | Xconomy
2/17/12: European Medicines Agency's Committee For Medicinal Products For Human Use Issues Positive Opinion For Conditional Approval On Marketing Authorization Application For Pixuvri™ | Cell Therapeutics, Inc. News Release
2/14/12: Seattle biotech Atossa files for $6 million IPO | Puget Sound Business Journal
2/11/12: Seattle's Sage Bionetworks seeks a drug-discovery revolution | Seattle Times Newspaper
2/9/12: Sound Pharmaceuticals: Pill may prevent hearing loss | King 5
2/2/12: Stratos Product Development Lends Critical Design Expertise to Mimic Technologies' dV-Trainer Surgical Training Device | Press Release
2/1/12: Burkert Announces the New Type 8681 Process Control Head | Announcement
2/1/12: Omeros leases space at Waterfront Research Center | Puget Sound Business Journal
1/31/12: Janssen Healthcare Innovation Announces Connected Care Challenge: Providing awards totaling $250,000 to inspire and nurture the best solutions to improve patient transitions from hospital to home | Announcment
1/30/12: Physio-Control Completes Sale to Bain Capital
Brian Webster Assumes Role of Chief Executive Officer
| Press Release
1/24/12: Novo Nordisk establishes type 1 diabetes R&D center in Seattle | Press Release
1/18/12: Cadence Biomedical Snags First $1M to Help Disabled People Walk | Xconomy
1/17/12: CompleGen Announces Successful Delivery of Its XenoGene™ Technology to Boehringer Ingelheim for Drug Discovery Under a Non-Exclusive Agreement  | Announcement
1/17/12: Trekkies rejoice! Qualcomm and X Prize offer $10 million for real-life tricorder | MEDCITY
1/16/12: Judges Needed for NWABR Middle School Essay Contest | Announcement
1/11/12: FHCRC Study Finds a Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation in Overweight and Obese Adults | News Release
1/10/12: Life Sciences Discovery Fund now accepting pre-proposals in the new PreCede grant competition | Announcement
1/5/12: MIRADOR BIOMEDICAL Receives 510(k) Clearance for Expanded Compass™ Platform, Launches Thoracentesis and Compartment Pressure Monitoring Products | Press Release
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1/5/12: Seattle Ranked Number Two for Office Investment in 2012 | Puget Sound Business Journal
1/5/12: Dendreon Suprises With $82 Million in Fourth Quarter Sales | Xconomy
1/3/12: Adaptive TCR changes name to Adaptive Biotechnologies | Press Release
1/1/12: Challenges Faced by Medical Device Companies | Wax-it Histology Services Inc.


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