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 The Life Science Innovator 
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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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Headlines & Events from WBBA and its Members and Partners

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Members and The Life Sciences in the News

HSSA’s Board awards WSU College of Pharmacy $1.9M in start-up packages to complete the build-out of the core laboratories | Press Release

Global Animal and Human Healthcare Thought Leaders Gather for Summit in Seattle | Reuters

BayBio Welcomes Council of State Bioscience Association’s Annual Meeting to San Francisco | BayBio

NanoString Technologies shares jump Wednesday (Dec. 11) | Puget Sound Business Journal

Juno Therapeutics cancer therapy startup raises $120M | Puget Sound Business Journal

Cell Therapeutics in $60M deal with Baxter | Puget Sound Business Journal

Presage Biosciences, founder Jim Olson Named as One of the Seattle 10: Innovative Startups Looking to Change the World | GeekWire

BioLife Solutions, Inc. Named to the Deloitte 2013 Fast Technology 500 | Press Release

Seattle Social Enterprise Corengi Helps Advance Clinical Research, 'OkCupid' Style | Forbes

This handheld device (created by GM Nameplate and Stratos Product Development) helps you lose weight by detecting acetone levels in your breath | GeekWire

Amgen Program Aims to Introduce Students to Biotech | GEN Biotechnology News

A new model for drug development from Kineta | Seattle Business Magazine

A big year for big data in Seattle | Puget Sound Business Journal

Novo Nordisk Funds Diabetes Fellowship Program at Oxford University | GEN Biotechnology News

AMIC Files 510(k) Pre-Market Notification for FDA Clearance of Yttrium-90 RadioGel(TM) Brachytherapy | Yahoo Finance

Inside Paul Allen's Plan to Reverse-Engineer the Human Brain | Wired Science

Life Sciences Discovery Fund increases the total allocation for 2013-2014 Proof of Concept Granting Program to $4.5M | Life Sciences Discovery Fund

WebMD buys Avado, a health-care technology startup founded by Microsoft vets | GeekWire

Immune Design in $49M financing round | Puget Sound Business Journal

Guest opinion: Washington must seize opportunities at the intersection of health and technology | Puget Sound Business Journal

Bristol-Myers, Alder Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Passes Key Test | Xconomy

Frazier Healthcare Adds Carol Gallagher as Venture Partner | Xconomy

WBBA BioPac and the 2013 Annual Report | Product Creation Studio

US Hot Spots for Biotech Jobs (Seattle research institutes have been positioning themselves for growth) | GEN Biotechnology News

Seattle Children's continues fight to be included in more exchange plans | Puget Sound Business Journal

UW researchers win grant to study effects of drugs during pregnancy | Puget Sound Business Journal

UW female professors building a culture for engineering and STEM | The Seattle Times

Seattle firm, IntegratedDx, diagnostic tool could prevent unneeded lung biopsies
| Puget Sound Business Journal

Seattle Times special on "The Future of Innovation" Washington State: a hotbed of health innovation | Chris Rivera, The Seattle Times

Time to start teaching new science standards for the next generation | The Seattle Times

VC Frazier Healthcare nails $377M fund with eye on biotech startups | Firece Biotech

NPR Highlights Seattle Pediatric Cancer Innovator, Jim Olson | Xconomy

Seattle Genetics co-founder Fell joins Prevencio | Puget Sound Business Journal

Seattle is a hub of big data and cloud innovation, say TechNW panelists | Puget Sound Business Journal

Would you like to post a story in the Spring 2014 Issue of The Life Science Innovator? 

Send your press release or announcement to WBBA's newsletter team by February 27, 2014 for projected publication date of March 13, 2014.

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Community Calendar

CityClub's Annual Year in Review

Event Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Puget Sound Energy, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Date of Event: 
December 16, 2013 | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Westin Seattle | 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle

Brief Description: It is time to reflect, listen and learn at CityClub’s annual Year in Review. How have this year's trends and events impacted our economy, the social safety net, education, arts and culture, health care, and, of course, politics? What have been the most concerning and inspiring moments of the year for our panelists? How are businesses, government and nonprofits partnering to address labor issues, police reform, Affordable Care Act implementation, and other community needs? Join us to answer these questions and yours as we hear tomorrow's headlines first, face-to-face, with CityClub.

WGHA Discovery Series: Dr. Anurag Mairal of PATH

Event Sponsor: WGHA
Date of Event: 
January 13, 2014 | 4:00 -5:00 PM
University of Washington Health Sciences Building | T-739 Lecture Hall

Brief Description: Please join us for this Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series featuring Anurag Mairal, PhD, MBA, MS, Program Leader of Technology Solutions at PATH. Dr. Mairal is an expert in developing medical devices and other technologies to improve health, and has extensive experience collaborating with partners in India, China, and other countries to advance development, manufacturing and distribution. His work has been published in more than 20 publications, and he has been issued seven patents.

WBBA and ShareVault Web Conference: Sharing your confidential documents externally? Securely?

Event Sponsor: ShareVault
Date of Event: 
January 21, 2014 | 10:00-11:00 AM

Brief Description: Sharing confidential documents with third parties is now a normal course of business but most organizations are still using email or a common file sharing service. However, neither of those methods offers any control of documents, detailed visibility into what happens with them, or much security. WBBA recently selected ShareVault for its Preferred Provider Program. To introduce ShareVault's service and benefits to the membership, we are jointly hosting a private web conference. This event will describe secure document sharing, and how this type of service is now commonly used by companies and many other organizations to safeguard critical information, improve the efficiency of due diligence activities, and manage many other confidential document sharing activities. 

An evening with Professor Ayelet Fishman

Event Sponsor: American 'Technion Society, Washington Israel Business Alliance, WBBA 
Date of Event: 
January 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Agora Conference Center

Brief Description:  Eat with Confidence! Learn about safer produce soon to be on the market, thanks to Technion Research? on Disinfecting Soil.

2014 UW Science Job and Internship Fair

Event Sponsor: The Career Center, University of Washington
Date of Event: 
January 30, 2014 | 2:00 -5:00 PM
Mary Gates Hall Commons, UW Seattle Campus

Brief Description: We would like to invite you to participate in our first-ever Science Job and Internship Fair on January 30th at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus! This fair will give you the opportunity to connect with our talented BA/BS-level UW students and alumni who are interested in pursuing careers in science-related fields. Our students in the sciences have diverse interests, and this fair will give you the opportunity to recruit for part-time, internship and/or full-time entry-level roles – whether research, lab work, consulting, teaching, field work or much more.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet 1:1 with this ambitious and capable candidate pool.


Be sure to check the calendar every week as new events are always being added!

WBBA members are invited to submit upcoming events for free by completing the online form.

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