Life Science Innovation Northwest 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Innovation to Realization, from breakthrough discoveries to better health solutions.

Welcome the official registration site for WBBA’s premier Life Science conference in the Pacific Northwest on March 16th and 17th, 2010, at the Bell Harbor International Convention Center in Seattle!

Innovation has supercharged the Pacific Northwest’s life science sector for decades.  And our life sciences companies, research institutes and global health community are leading the way.  Our tenth annual conference has a new name, a new look, and a new program.  In 2010, this two day conference will focus on two days of innovation that is driving life sciences in the Northwest, and is the future of our region.  Don’t miss the special reception on the evening of the opening day and we’ll close the conference with a champagne celebration on day two – both providing opportunities for attendees to network in a casual setting. 

Who Should Attend?
Life Science Innovation Northwest will bring public and private life sciences companies, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and our global health community together to tell their stories to public and private market investors, investment bankers and industry executives focused on investment and business development and partnering opportunities in life sciences.

Why attend?

Investors and Partners will attend to:

    • hear from and meet with executives at the top life sciences growth companies such as Dendreon, Oncogenix, Seattle Genetics, Omeros, Spiration, Pathway Medical, Targeted Growth and more.
    • benefit from candid panel discussions with our region’s leading experts in global health from PATH, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Washington Global Health Alliance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Infectious Disease Research Institute, and Institute for Systems Biology.
    • get a ‘big picture’ overview of the industry and the issues affecting product innovation, capitalization, and commercialization

Companies will attend to:

    • meet one-on-one with new and current investors, analysts, business development and partnering companies
    • get the pulse on the latest life sciences investment trends from sophisticated investment and company executives
    • showcase your company story in presentations to qualified investors
    • network with peers, investors and potential partners

Our current program is packed with leading industry experts who will provide meaningful and timely information on current life science hot topics.

Keynote speakers:

    • Rajiv Shah, Director, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • Travis Sullivan, Policy and Strategic Planning, US Department of Commerce

Featured Panels:

    • From IP to IPO
      Several of the Northwest’s public life science CEO’s (Seattle Genetics, Dendreon, Zymogentics, Oncogenix and Omeros) discuss the pathway to taking a company public.
    • Public – Private Partnerships, why is industry and global health teaming up?
      o Global health leaders and industry executives will discuss why industry and the global health community are partnering to fight some of our most challenging global health care issues?
    • Is the VC model broken?
      A panel of the nation’s leading Venture Capitalists will discuss the future of life science capitalization, moderated by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association.
    • Investment or Partnership?  What is the best choice for your company?
      Panelists from leading companies, strategic venture partners, and CEO’s from some Northwest companies that have recently partnered with larger companies will discuss the best strategic option in today’s economy.

New in 2010; China Day!  A delegation from China will also attend Life Science Innovation Northwest this year to meet and discuss partnering and investment opportunities.  Some of the featured attendees include;

      • Director of joint US-China collaborative biomedical institute, Hangzhou
      • Pharma Chief Dr. Cheng
      • Associate Director of Beijing Institute of Genomics
      • Hong-Kong Science & Technology Park Corporation
      • Governmental Officials
      • Company executives
      • Investors

This form is to register for the conference, apply to present, and choose to sponsor for the 2010 Life Science Innovation Northwest conference. Note: If you have any changes in participants after your attendees are registered online, please email Kathleen Poston, Director of Administration, at to modify your attendee list accordingly. If you have more than your allotted number of Full-conference attendees or Tuesday Receptions guests who would like to attend the conference, please register and pay for them through the regular Invest Northwest Registration Form  for the appropriate rate.

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