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Looking Ahead with LabCorp



With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. 


Using scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp processes tests on approximately 500,000 specimens each day.


LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, North Carolina, and more than 50,000 employees worldwide. Its 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. 


Expanding its reach in the Pacific Northwest, LabCorp recently completed its acquisition of Spokane-based Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML).

We talked to LabCorp CEO David P. King about what's next for his industry and the world's leading health care diagnostics company. 
Read the full story here




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 Industry Headlines


Juno Therapeutics opens new headquarters 

"When you walk into Juno Therapeutics‘ new headquarters in Seattle, your eyes are immediately drawn to the view. The office’s 12th-floor reception desk offers a stunning panorama of the Olympic mountains, the waters of Puget Sound and the city as seen from South Lake Union, complete with its forest of cranes."


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CIDR launches $11.5M malaria project 

"Seattle’s Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) announced that it will lead a new $11.5 million research project to combat drug-resistant malaria, a serious public health problem in Southeast Asia that could have devastating effects if it spreads to other regions."


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Cardiac Insight, Inc. unveils its scientific advisory board

"Cardiac Insight, Inc., a U.S. developer of wearable medical devices and diagnostic software, announced today that the company continues to experience a steady beat of market traction and industry endorsement with a recent infusion of $4.5 million into their new C-1 round of funding, currently capped at $10 million, and the addition of experienced healthcare executives to its board and leadership team. The company also unveiled the formation of an exclusive Scientific Advisory Board." 


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 Commercialization Consults 
                                     Schedule your October consult

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 Upcoming Life Science Washington Events 



Governor's Life Science Summit

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7-11:30 PM 
Meydenbauer Center

Join us for the 13th Annual Governor's Life Science Summit, featuring keynote speaker David King, CEO of LabCorp. Early-bird registration end October 9 so do not delay! 

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October Pub Night

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 4-6 PM 
Re:public Restaurant & Bar

Join us at Pub Night in South Lake Union! Expand your network and career opportunities at this FREE event as we bring together our vibrant community of life science professionals. Thanks to our sponsor VWR for providing our appetizers for the evening. Cash bar available. Must be 21+ to attend. 

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Intensive SBIR/STTR Workshop: NSF Focus

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Agora Conference Center

Is your company a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? During this 1-day session focused on the National Science Foundation (NSF), Michael Kurek, Ph.D., M.B.A., will cover program essentials and how to compete for funding.

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BioBasics Course - Presented by Biotech Primer

Wednesday-Thursday November 8 -9, 2017 | 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Agora Conference Center 

BioBasics™ is an intensive course starting with a review of scientific concepts required for understanding the biopharma industry. Building on this knowledge, the course delves into the cause of disease, the drug discovery process used to identify therapeutics, and the biomanufacturing standards followed to produce therapeutics. 

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Upcoming Industry Events




Biology Beyond the Bench:  Bugs, Bud & Brew
Presented by Women in Bio

Thursday,October 12, 2017
University of Washington CoMotion


Join WIB-Seattle  in conversation with self-starters and entrepreneurs who’ve taken their careers in biology beyond the bench. This event will showcase some of Seattle’s brightest business talents, from startups to established companies in unique industries. Moderator Patricia Beckmann of Life Science Washington will lead the panel discussion and dissect the interesting careers of local entrepreneurs shaking up the bugs, bud, and brew scenes in Seattle.


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Aligning Tech, Training and Data to Drive Health Care Innovation

Presented by Cambia Grove

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 8:15-10:45 AM
Cambia Grove

Cambia Health Foundation invests in the health of communities across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and beyond.  On Oct. 13, we invite you to the Cambia Grove for a breakfast and panel discussion that highlights opportunities for entrepreneurs to help drive new care models in Washington state. 

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Outsourcing in Clinical Trials
Presented by Arena International 

Monday & Tuesday, October 25-26, 2017
Embassy Suites Bellevue


Arena International is proud to announce the latest addition to the world-renowned Outsourcing in Clinical Trials series. 

The Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Pacific Northwest program will be put together specifically focused on the challenges faced by the early stage companies based in the region. The case-study focused event will provide a unique platform for an informative two days of constructive networking and in-depth presentations on the latest challenges and developments facing the clinical operations and outsourcing community in the region.


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