A billion-dollar idea!

Tech may grab all the headlines when it comes to Washington State, but we’re top-notch in life science, too. The recent announcement by biotech giant AstraZeneca that it was purchasing Seatle-based vaccine-like particles researcher Icosavax for $1.1 billion is further...

More lab space arrives.

Traditional office space may be readily available post-pandemic, but lab space, well, that’s another subject entirely. As Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood continues to become “life science central,” new office and lab space is a welcomed addition. Most...

“Wave” goodbye to those kidney stones.

Even in the hands of the most skilled surgeon, removing kidney stones can leave small fragments behind. Until recently, this meant a second procedure, often more invasive than the first. But researchers at the Kidney Stone Center at UW Medical Center – Northwest are...

A big boost to cancer research.

The Bezos Family Foundation has committed $710.5 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center over the next decade to speed up cancer and infectious disease research. The Hutch, as it is known locally, plans to use the funds to: Recruit scientific experts to work in...

Fred Hutchinson announces realignment.

One of the top cancer research centers in the world, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced that it is realigning its partnerships with UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to create the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The new center hopes to...

More lab space on the way!

The life science sector in Washington State has reason to rejoice. With more demand than space, life science startups, companies and innovators can now look forward to moving into 136,000 square feet dedicated lab space, right in the heart of bustling South Lake...

Innovation is in Tasso’s blood.

Even in a pandemic, great ideas rise to the top. In Tasso’s case, their push-button blood gathering device just netted a $17 million round of funding. The idea itself is rather straightforward. Instead of poking a needle into your vein to get a blood sample, you place...

Catching our breath.

If there was ever a right time and a right place, Washington’s Ventec Life Systems would be in it. As the nation is held in the grip of a global pandemic, the shortage of ventilators has become sadly apparent. Currently, there are only 160,000 ventilators in the...

Taking a bite out of malaria.

Historically, the fight against malaria has been centered around vaccines and bed nets. But ask a team from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Xinova, a network of experts that match ideas with customers, and you’ll find the discussion centering around...