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Purchasing Partner Committee

The WBBA's mission is Innovation to Realization… supporting breakthrough discoveries that create better health solutions.  As part of this mission, we are intently focused on the needs of our members and the value that we deliver.  We continue to seek ways to build a strong return on investment to our members through:

  • Access to Capital
  • Commercialization Consultation
  • Recruitment & Retention of Talent
  • Public Policy
  • Saving our Members Money

Saving our Members Money is where our Purchasing Partners play a key role.  They offer exclusive discounts to WBBA members with high quality service and experience in the life sciences industry.  Many of our members utilizing our Partners realize savings far exceeding their membership dues.  Member purchases made with our Partners also help to directly support the WBBA, with an average of 16% of WBBA's annual budget coming from Purchasing Partner revenue shares.  As an organization entirely supported by its members, this contribution is significant and enables the WBBA to continue offering high quality programming, events and commercialization efforts.

The combination of membership dues, events and sponsorships results in nearly 85% of WBBA's total revenue.  In 2012, WBBA members purchased more than $35 million in healthcare benefits, lab equipment and office supplies through the WBBA Purchasing Program, saving them over $5 million.  Additionally, we distributed more than $800-thousand in  Labors & Industries (L&I) rebates through our RETRO program.  This value provides our members with significant savings on essential business operations.

Please inquire about becoming a Purchasing Partner and joining the WBBA Purchasing Partner Committee with Blythe Price, Business Development Manager at

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