January 2009 - Due to a personal emergency, the BBTI seminar, "Commercializing Bio Products to Other Countries," has been cancelled.
January 16, 2009 - Mark J. Ahn, Professor and Chair, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship at Victoria University of Wellington, Principal at Pukana Partners, and founder and former President and CEO of Hana Biosciences, will be speaking at a BBTI seminar on Friday, January 16, 2009, 4-5:45PM, on the UW Bothell campus in building UW2, room 005. He will be making the case that commercializing life science products outside the US is doable by small companies, and presenting a novel strategy that can be used to achieve this.
October 21, 2008 - BBTI Executive Director Prof. Steven Collins comments on the fate of the Biotechnology Industry in the Bothell area in a Washington CEO Magazine article.
October 23, 2008 -- Building on the successful Washington State Biomedical Device Summit in May, this interactive event is an opportunity for industry leaders to obtain information about the many scientific resources and facilities available for use within the University of Washington. Representatives of UW Bothell, the BBTI, and a wide range of UW research centers will be available to discuss possible collaborations and the availability of university research facilities for private sector use. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Terri Battuello, Assistant City Manager, City of Bothell, at 425-489-3387 by October 24. Click here to view the flyer for this event.
May 15, 2008 -- The biomedical device cluster in the Seattle metropolitan region contributes $2.5 billion in gross revenue and employs over 5,800 workers with total projected wages of $488 million according to a comprehensive study commissioned by enterpriseSeattle, City of Bothell, University of Washington Bothell Biotechnology & Biomedical Technology Institute (UWB BBTI), Snohomish County Economic Development Council (EDC), Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA), the Prosperity Partnership and the Washington Technology Industry Association. View the full press release here.
May 15, 2008 -- The Summit, the first ever to focus solely on the region's Biomedical Device sector, attracted more than 200 guests, including executives from the Biomedical Device industry, legislators, government officials, researchers, media, service providers, and economic development professionals. View the full press release here.
March 24, 2008 -- The UWB BBTI today received official recognition as a University of Washington Bothell Institute by the UWB Chancellor, Kenyon Chan. BBTI Executive Director Michael Stiber remarked, "We're gratified by this show of confidence by the UWB administration and faculty. We see great times ahead for UWB, BBTI, and our current and future partners in local government and the area life sciences industry."
October 1, 2007 -- The UWB BBTI has partnered with the City of Bothell to develop a "Bothell Biomedical Manufacturing Corridor". This Corridor was officially designated an Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) by the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development on October 1, 2007. The press release from Governor Gregoire's office is located here. A description of what IPZs are is also available from the Governor's office.