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Nov. 4-7, 2021

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New discoveries. Revolutionary cures.

One of the largest biotech clusters in the United States, Washington offers investors, startups and industry innovators a unique environment where collaboration is the norm and bold ideas are changing the very face of healthcare.

Industry Snapshot.

  • Nearly 40,000 researchers and support staff working at 1,150+ biotech firms, nonprofits, medical device manufacturers, digital health companies and pharmaceutical firms.
  • 170 global health organizations, including the Gates Foundation, which has committed more than $40 billion to support global health initiatives around the world, including HIV, COVID, polio and malaria.
    • Leading research institutions, including the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Allen Institute, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
    • Annual NIH funding for research is $1 billion-plus in addition to millions in life science venture funding.
    • 600,000 square feet of new lab space to supplement existing lab, research and office space.

Expand your business internationally.

Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies. 

Washington State Delegates

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AlfaPharma is a licensed and registered pharmaceutical wholesale distribution and medical supplies business based in Renton, Washington, USA. We are a global pharmaceutical and medical supplies distributor operating throughout more than 59 countries. Our customer base ranges from governmental & private hospitals to national health ministries & wholesale distributors.

Suliman AlFayoumi
+1 206 491 5964



Algomedix is an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a first-in-class non-opioid drug for the treatment of chronic pain and inflammation. The company is positioned as a leader in the development of drugs targeting TRP receptor-channels. Algomedix’s drug is based upon a novel approach to pain relief: blocking pain at its source in the peripheral nervous system. The drugs act to block excitation of specialized pain sensing nerve fiber endings in the peripheral nervous system, and has many advantages over existing pain therapeutics. It demonstrates strong analgesic efficacy at reversing established hyperalgesia in multiple neuropathic pain models and an osteoarthritis model without adverse effects. 


Dr. Jeffrey Herz
President and CEO
+1 425 379 7900

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Seattle Gummy Company

SGC is a specialty pharma company focusing on delivering bioactives and medicines using innovative gummy formulations.  Built up the company’s proprietary delivery technology platform, the company offers a suite of high active-loading functional gummy products ranging from energy, sport to wellness under the brand MOCCA SHOTS®, ENERGON QUBE™, IMMUNITY SHOTS™, SLUMBER SHOTS™, ACV SHOTS™, SEATTLE BEAUTY® and FUNCTIONAL FRUIT®.  All SGC products are natural, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, and made in USA.

Connie Wan
+1 206 659 8069

An export expert is always nearby.

Exports drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.

Our Bio Asia Taiwan 2021 Team

Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.

Nicole Gunkle

Nicole Gunkle

STEP Export Voucher Program Manager

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+1 206 256 6131

Sean Fogarty

Sean Fogarty

Taiwan Representative

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+886 2 2725-2499

Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.