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Investing in Washington Research: Partnerships for Innovation

April 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This special Life Science Washington program will provide valuable insight as to how existing companies and industry members partner with Washington’s research entities to develop innovative ideas to fulfill R&D needs.

Expert Panel Includes

  • Anson Fatland (Moderator) – Associate Vice President | Washington State University
  • Heather Franklin – President and Chief Executive Officer | Blaze Bioscience (invited)
  • Charlotte Hubbert – Program Investment Officer | Gates Foundation Venture Capital
  • Chris Igielski – Associate Director for Early-Stage Funding, New Ventures | CoMotion (invited)
  • Leen Kawas, PhD – President and Chief Executive Officer | M3 Biotechnology
  • Patrick Shelby, PhD – Director, Technology Manager | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Ron Thomas- Licensing Executive & Commercialization Manager | Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), Battelle (invited)

Why should you attend?

  • Discover current investment and partnership opportunities
  • Hear case studies from researchers seeking to move their innovations to market; how they got started, what worked (and what didn’t)
  • Maintain your competitive edge in the marketplace and demonstrate your commitment to collaboration within the life science industry

Register and learn more here.


April 27, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm