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Seattle Children's Research Institute is building the cure for the childhood diseases 




In 2017, Seattle Children's Hospital announced a $1 billion campaign, It Starts With Yes, the largest in its 110-year history. The campaign includes a stunning new research facility in downtown Seattle and a $500 million investment in research to end childhood diseases. Dr. James Hendricks, President of Seattle Children's Research Institute, visited with Life Science Washington about this historical moment and what's ahead in precision medicine, immunotherapy and more. 


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Life Science Washington welcomes new board members and executive committee 

Life Science Washington will welcome seven new board members in 2018, along with new leadership on the Executive Committee.  

Caitlin Cameron, Chair & CEO of OtoNexus Medical Technologies and current Executive Committee member, will serve as board chair for 2018-2019. She succeeds Martin Simonetti, who is departing from the board after a long tenure of leadership and volunteer service. Read More from LSW


GeekWire 200 in 2018: Our bold predictions for the Pacific NW’s top private tech companies

Health Sciences Reporter Clare McGrane predicts the number of health companies in the top 50 will double. 
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Who's raising: Biggest Seattle-area tech funding rounds of 2017  

Life science companies Avalyn Pharma, Nativis Just Biotherapeutics, and Faraday Pharmaceuticals are among the top ten. Read More from the Puget Sound Business Journal



Spokane health care industry ramp-up is in high gear  


"Despite the ongoing prospect of changes to the Affordable Care Act, health care administrators in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene continue to drive operations in growth mode." Read More from the Spokane Journal of Business


Providence cardiac program accredited for treatment of congenital heart disease  


"The Providence Adult & Teen Congenital Heart Program, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, is among the first heart programs in the U.S. to receive accreditation from Adult Congenital Heart Association." Read More from the Spokane Journal of Business


Microsoft partners with Adaptive Biotech on AI-driven blood test to diagnose dozens of diseases at once


"The human immune system is incredibly complex and incredibly smart. Your immune system knows when you’re getting sick, sometimes days, months or even years before the problem is diagnosed." Read More from GeekWire


AGC Bioscience, Biomeva, and CMC Biologics to provide services under the brand AGC Biologics

"AGC Biologics, a convergence of Asahi Glass Company (AGC) Bioscience, Biomeva GmbH, and CMC Biologics, announced today that effective January 8, 2018, the company will be integrated and newly branded as AGC Biologics." Read More from AGC Biologics


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Life Science Washington Institute offers pro-bono consultation services to early-stage Member companies to help develop the Washington life science entrepreneurial community. A one-time consultation is available for future members. Our consultation program can help with a broad variety of issues facing the life sciences community. Learn More.



Washington’s Cancer Research Endowment seeks Breakthrough Research Proposals

Washington’s Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) is excited to announce the call for Breakthrough Research proposals. CARE seeks to provide seed funding for innovative, cross-disciplinary research and collaborations that can generate or accelerate the next big discovery in cancer research. Applicants may request up to $750,000 in the first year for research planning and feasibility studies. Projects that can demonstrate significant breakthrough potential will be eligible to receive up to $3 million dollars per year up to four years. Please visit to learn more about CARE and the Breakthrough Research Program.



Nominations open for 2018 Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Award.  


Show your appreciation to an outstanding female STEM researcher or educator by nominating her for a 2018 Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Award. 

 The 2018 award categories are: Scientific Advancement and Leadership in STEM, Early Career Achievement in STEM, Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach, and Outstanding Seattle AWIS Member. We have impressive women who are science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) researchers and educators that deserve to be recognized! 

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