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Life Sciences/Global Health

UW Alzheimer’s Research Center receives major donation.

UW Alzheimer’s Research Center receives major donation.

Across the country medical research institutions are exploring a variety of protocols for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Washington researchers are approaching the problem by utilizing the patient’s own genes. The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center has received a grant from a local family foundation to expand this work and begin clinical […]

| March 31, 2015
Juno doubles down on Washington State.

Juno doubles down on Washington State.

In February, Juno Therapeutics announced they were leasing a 60,000 square-foot building in Bothell to serve as a new manufacturing facility for their immunology cancer treatment. Now the company has announced that it will also keep their corporate headquarters in Washington State, selecting Seattle for their new headquarters. Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Major Ed Murray appeared […]

| March 17, 2015
Reducing serious impacts of contact sports.

Reducing serious impacts of contact sports.

Two Washington companies are working to make football and other contact sports safer for players. Redmond-based Physio-Control and Kirkland-based i 1 Biometrics are tackling the problems of on-field cardiac arrest and impact sport concussions. Physio-Control will be expanding the availability of it’s automated external heart defibrillator and dispatch trainers to youth coaching staff across the […]

| February 24, 2015
Fred Hutch spawns bio-tech hub.

Fred Hutch spawns bio-tech hub.

Founded in 1975 the Fred Hutch research has brought hope to many individuals battling cancer. It has also brought life to many biotech companies that have created a vibrant bio-tech community in Washington State. Home to over 480 life sciences and global health organizations, Washington’s bio-tech sector benefits from a close proximity to the epicenter […]

| January 29, 2015
Waste to water.

Waste to water.

Global health institutions in Washington State are tackling tough problems and making lives better around the world. Sanitation has long been the source of diseases that devastate communities in the developing world. Janicki Bioenergy, a Washington State company, has designed a process for turning human waste into drinking water and generates electricity, too. From finding […]

| January 7, 2015
Cross-pollination in biomedical research yields promising cures.

Cross-pollination in biomedical research yields promising cures.

Immunotherapy and other biotech treatments are in various stages of development at many Washington State biomedical research labs. Washington’s culture of collaboration means bio-scientists are working together across various institutions to share discoveries as well as the high cost of development and testing. Washington State’s biomedical research institutions Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Seattle Children’s Hospital […]

| December 18, 2014
Washington State: convergence of tech and life sciences.

Washington State: convergence of tech and life sciences.

Washington State has a strong culture of collaboration, as well as robust technology and life sciences sectors. Tech accelerator Techstars, which has a large presence in Seattle, has launched a program to bring tech entrepreneurs together with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.  The partnership promises transformative results that could revolutionize the medical industry. Read more in […]

| December 10, 2014
Re-inventing health care delivery.

Re-inventing health care delivery.

Having health care professionals conveniently nearby is the goal of Vera Whole Health. This Washington start-up has launched a new health care delivery model for on-site, comprehensive health care and health coaching right in the workplace. Vera contracts with larger employers for on-site primary care clinics and also partners with groups of smaller companies to […]

| November 10, 2014