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News Beat December 2019 - Life Science Washington

January 2020


You are part of a vibrant community of life science professionals. This newsletter helps keep you connected to that community and informs you of industry news, transactions, and upcoming events.


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We're just 11 weeks away from the Pacific Northwest's biggest life science conference, Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW). A two-day event bringing together several hundred investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling technology breakthroughs of our time.



Life Science Innovation Northwest 2020

Day One, April 7, 2020:

Morning Keynote Speaker


The morning keynote speaker is James Sabry, MD, PhD, Global Head of Pharma Partnering, Roche. He will be discussing the changing landscape of therapeutic discovery and development.





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Day One, April 7, 2020:

Lunch Fireside Chat


Dr. Amy Abernathy, Principal Deputy Commissioner for the FDA, will join Luke Timmerman for a lively conversation about her role in modernizing the FDA health learning system and overseeing the technical vision of the FDA. We look forward to hearing how Dr. Abernathy plans to leverage her extensive clinical background and industry experience (most recently at Flatiron Health) to continue to improve and increase access to patient-centered care and improve outcomes through the use of “real-time” data. .




Life Science Innovation Northwest 2020

Day Two, April 8, 2020:

Ameet Nathwani, MD, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and EVP of Sanofi will be kicking off the day by addressing the implications of artificial intelligence and new digital strategies for drug discovery and development.

Immediately following his keynote, Dr. Nathwai, will join an exciting panel of companies bringing these new technologies to bear. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Simone Fishburn, Editor-in-Chief, BioCentury.

More details about the additional LSINW panels will be announced soon.




Life Science Innovation Northwest 2020

Day Two, April 8, 2020:

Job & Internship Fair


Over 200 job and internship seekers and 13 companies participated in 2019's Job & Internship Fair. This year is going to be just as successful! Adaptive, AGC Biologics, and NanoString are already on the list of participating companies.





Life Science Innovation Northwest 2020

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WASHINGTON'S LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY: PIONEERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATION


Life Science Washington released a new video diving into Washington’s rich history of life science innovation, how the tech and life science industries have converged, and where the industry is going next.





INDUSTRY NETWORKING NIGHT


January 23, 2020 | 5 - 7 PM | Life Science Washington


Join Life Science Washington for our life science industry social event in January! Expand your professional, social and community contacts at this FREE event as we bring together our vibrant community of life science professionals. Beer, wine and light snacks available. This event is open to both Life Science Washington members and non-members.





Chris Rivera - Device Connect

DEVICE CONNECT: BRINGING HEALTHCARE INTO THE HOME


January 30, 2020 | 4 - 6:30 PM | Life Science Washington - Conference Center

The global smart home healthcare market is exploding as more medical devices are designed for use wherever the patient is, including at home. A report by Research and Markets predicts sales of these devices to reach $30 billion by 2023, up from $4.5 billion in 2017. In many ways, the medtech industry is playing catch-up with consumer technology. The stakes are high, and getting the user experience right is critical.






Science On Tap - Optimism Brewing

SCIENCE ON TAP


February 20, 2020 | 5 - 7 PM | Optimism Brewing - 1158 Broadway Seattle WA 98122


Come sip a delicious beer (or two) with us on Capitol Hill and enter to win a prize - including a pass to our annual Life Science Innovation Northwest conference. It’s a great time to join your life science colleagues and enjoy some of our state’s best beer.

Jeremy Sosman, CFO (Chief Fermentation Officer in charge of the lab), will join us for a discussion on the science of beer and lead us on a tour of their brewing lab.






December Washington State Investment Activity

WASHINGTON STATE INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

A monthly report summarizing transactions and trends in Washington state. This report includes a continually updated list of angel funding, VC deals, M&A Activity and strategic partnership formations.







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