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The University of Washington has established a transformative Population Health Initiative. The goal is to collaborate with research organizations around Washington and beyond to improve the health and well-being of populations around the world.  The 25-year vision will focus on: human health, environmental resiliency, and social and economic equity. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made $219 million investment to help accelerate the project. Read more in Geekwire.

Washington State has a passion for innovation and nurtures a culture of collaboration. From bone marrow transplantation, the Scribner Shunt and portable heart defibrillator to the Rotablator and Sonicare Toothbrush, Washington research and development teams, universities and businesses have led the way in the life sciences industry. The ecosystem is fed by leading researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Research, and supported by world-renowned organizations such as the Gates Foundation. More than 1,000 biopharma, medical technology and research organizations are focused on bringing new products, therapies and cures to the global marketplace.

To learn more about the life science and global health industry in Washington State contact moreinfo@choosewashingtonstate.com