Friday, October 9, 2009

BioTech Gaining Coordination for Advocacy

Early Days, but look for an upcoming event focused on the biotech industry in the Puget Sound region.

But, mark your calendars for a half-day event with two expert panel sessions addressing how government and business can work together to create a positive climate that will maximize the contributions of the bioscience industries on a state and federal level. The experts will also address the importance of innovation, the regulatory landscape and other issues that can impact the industry.

December 2, 2009, 1 – 5 pm
Seattle, venue to be set
no cost to attendees

This program is being developed by a unified voice of leaders representing the biotechnology, life sciences, and biomedical research industries —collectively known as the bioscience community.

Their mission is to promote public policies that on a local, state, and federal level safeguard and sustain America’s place as the world leader in bioscience. Their three tenets are to promote access, prevention and encourage innovation by building bridges of understanding between government leaders, the business community and academia on key issues facing Washington’s and the United States' dynamic bioscience community.

Sponsoring this program in coordination with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) are:
  • the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
  • the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

and local organizations like:

  • the Association of Washington Business (AWB)
  • the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA)
  • the University of Washington (UW)
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • Pacific Technology Alliance
  • Puget Sound Regional Council
  • East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition
  • NW Association of Biomedical Research
  • Technology Alliance
  • Cancer Society
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

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