Life Science Innovation Northwest
WBBA's Annual Life Science Conference is known for its cutting edge content, as well as for providing an opportunity for attendees to network and meet potential partners and investors and create win-win strategic solutions.
To build on previous success, we worked with TVG to add a partnering element in 2009 which was instrumental in assisting attendees to make the conference even more productive. The response from TVG's biopartnering.com platform was overwhelmingly positive and one of the reasons that we had record attendance in 2009.
We are looking forward to making biopartnering.com part of our meetings going forward and to engage TVG as a strategic partner. Their experience and success from involvement in other Life Science conferences will help ensure that Life Science Innovation Northwest is an outstanding conference for all attendees and help to expand the number of participating companies and attendees. We are counting on TVG's biopartnering.com platform to enable us to provide a very much needed partnering service to our life sciences members.
The Pacific Northwest is a global leader in Life Science research, development and commercialization. The region is home to some of the world's leading medical breakthroughs, the epicenter for Global Health and home to many of the most innovative biopharma, medical device and diagnostic companies in the world. The region is also emerging as a leader in other areas like health care IT, bio-fuels, bio-agriculture and veterinary medicine. As Dr. Leroy Hood recently stated, "We are poised to see a Life Science innovation explosion in the next decade, similar to the innovation explosion in IT and communications in the past decade, primarily due to the advances in informatics and systems biology." The Northwest is uniquely positioned to be a leader in this innovation explosion.
Highlights of the event
- A one-day conference focusing on the Pacific Northwest as a global leader in Life Science research, development and commercialization
- The program featured Dr. Elias Zerhouni, former Director of the National Institute of Health, presenting "Translational Research and Global Health: the Impact on Washington State"
- Pre-arranged face-to-face meetings powered by biopartnering.com
- We Work for Health provided a report on its Life Science Economic Impact Study
- The WBBA provided a report on progress in 2009, current challenges and the coming opportunities in life sciences locally, nationally and globally