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The Life Science Innovator
A WBBA Publication

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Would you like to be involved in the WBBA’s educational programming for the year? If so, join us on the WBBA Program Committee! The committee meets monthly to discuss and refine the programming the WBBA brings you each year. You just have to be a member to participate. Contact Darcy Jacobson for more information.

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Did you know...


We've moved to 1551 Eastlake Avenue East in Seattle – a new hub for life sciences innovation, collaboration, and networking.

NEW!  Address:
1551 Eastlake Ave E, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98102-3706
NEW! Main Phone Number: 
(206) 456-9567

 Fax: (206) 456-9561
NEW! Staff Phone Numbers: Our Team
SAME!  Staff Email Addresses:  Our Team
A reminder that the WBBA offices are closed between Christmas and New Year's Day, December 26-January 2.

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Letter from the President 

 Chris Rivera

It is hard to believe that 2011 is coming to an end! Where did another year go so quickly?

Welcome to the last edition of “The Innovator” for 2011.

Since the last edition of “The Innovator”, we have produced several more incredible events, released the 2011 Life Science Economic Impact Report for Washington state, continue to support dozens of life science start-up companies with our Commercialization efforts, and continue to focus on growing life sciences in Washington through our Policy efforts!


In October, we hosted the 5th Venture-Investor & Partnering (VIP) Forum this year, featuring Bayer Healthcare. Nearly 100 interested parties came to hear our guests from Bayer present an overview of how to partner with them. Then nearly 20 companies and researchers met with their business and scientific leaders 1:1 in what was one of our busiest VIP Forums to date. In order to let our hair down, we hosted this year’s 3rd Pub Night at the Pan Pacific. It was wall-to-wall with WBBA members, in what was a very enjoyable evening. WINGS was next, in what is turning out to be a very successful initiative! The discussion at the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicineevent at UW’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine was outstanding, as was the discussion at Translational Medicine: From Bench to Bedside.  >>Read more - Letter from the President

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WBBA hosts a private meeting suite and evening receptions at the 30th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
January 8 – 12, 2012

To accommodate the need for private meetings while you are attending the 30th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, WBBA has reserved a suite and is currently taking reservations for your 1:1 meetings.  WBBA will also be hosting evening receptions on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5-7 pm.  We hope to see you there!

The conference is the premier conference of its kind, bringing together established industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators and globally minded service providers. Last year the conference attracted more than 300 companies, both public and private, and delivered presentations to more than 4,000 investors. 

Conference Location:
Westin St. Francis Hotel
335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Private Suite Location:
Hotel Monaco - San Francisco (2 blocks from the Westin)
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Available Meeting Times:
Monday, January 9th - Wednesday, January 11th
8 am– 4:30 pm

WBBA Evening Receptions at the Hotel Monaco:
Sunday, January 8th – Wednesday, January 11th
5 – 7 pm

Thank you to our generous sponsors that are making this possible!




If you are interested in booking time for a private meeting during the conference, please contact Cole Basque at

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Value of Membership

Working together for better health
More than 110 new members joined us in 2011, 25 since September

Learn more about the newest WBBA members and join us in welcoming them!

Member Spotlight- REDpoint
Core Member joined October 2011

REDpoint International, Inc. is a medical device company that has developed innovative primary tubing stabilization devices for catheters, the StedLine Products System. REDpoint’s StedLine – IV Sleeve greatly reduces the risk of preventable IV failures. It also reduces IV care cost and enhances patient comfort, eliminating tapes and adhesives with its soft comfortable materials.

“If it were not for the WBBA directing us to MIT Enterprise Forum’s recent event, we would not be excited & humble winners of the Northwest Startup DEMO! We look forward to working with WBBA much more as we move forward in our next stage of development and growth.” - Valerie Vance, Vice President

Member Spotlight- Ingenium Group LLC
Associate Member joined November 2011

Ingenium Group LLC (Ingenium), a California based full-spectrum environmental services company expanding its operations into Seattle in January 2012, is focused on providing the life sciences community with more sustainable solutions in post-consumer product management, such as hazardous waste, recyclables, and medical waste. Ingenium evaluates upstream, midstream, and downstream processes to identify opportunities for methods adjustment, resulting in substantial cost savings, capital recapture, and reuse of waste materials. Ingenium's core partnership philosophy is changing the dynamics of waste management. No longer is waste generation solely viewed as an expense, but rather an integrated progression within an overall system, with opportunities for recycling, reuse, and commodity transformation occurring frequently. With Ingenium as a partner in your environmental stewardship goals, your organization "won't waste the waste"

“We joined WBBA with the hope of forming a partnership and gaining a better understanding of the Life Sciences community in Seattle. Our experience with WBBA so far has been outstanding; they’ve been very proactive in helping us find necessary resources in a timely manner. We are very excited for the opportunity to work more closely with WBBA and its affiliates as we expand our business into Seattle.” – Heather Dody-Litt, founder and Director of Sales

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Purchasing Program

Services to help you grow.  Resources to help you thrive.
The WBBA is pleased to announce that members can now receive significant discounts with our newest additions to the WBBA Purchasing Program!

Kelley Imaging Systems is a locally owned and operated office technology company in the Puget Sound area.

Kelley specializes in technology infrastructure from designing and building your entire network, to the input and output devices that manage your information. We can secure all of your Company’s data while allowing your staff to work more efficiently and collaborate on your core business.\

Kelley increases productivity, streamlines efficiency, and reduces costs. As technology rapidly changes, Kelley keeps businesses secure and competitive with the latest technology solutions.

The MedIntelliBase® team is proud to be selected as a partner in the WBBA Purchasing Program\

MedIntelliBase gives you business intelligence you can use in the office, at home, or on the road. Cloud-based and pushed to you regularly, MedIntelliBase customized industry, clinical research, technology and competitor intelligence services and capital sources directories keep you current and informed on industry developments. WBBA members receive discounts up to 33% on our new Capital Sources Directories and substantial discounts on custom services.

WBBA's Purchasing Program will save your organization time and money

Download our new Purchasing Program postcard and visit all of our partners online to realize the many ways you can save your organization time and money

If you are not taking advantage of our services to help you grow and resources to help you thrive, contact Danah Abarr to find out more.

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Upcoming Events 

Jan. 8-12: 
WBBA hosts private meeting suite and receptions at 30th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Jan. 12: 
VIP Forum: Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporate Overview and Partnering

Jan. 19:
Bio on the Vine

View all upcoming WBBA events

The 2012 at-a-glance calendar is now available!

Sponsorship Opportunities are available

The events, programs and actions of the WBBA are fueled by our members and sponsors. We are pleased to provide the 2012 Sponsor Prospectusfor your consideration.  If you have any questions please contact Danah Abarr, Business Development Manager or 206.456.9569

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