Quite a few Seattle biotechies are quietly gearing up for the always-important American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting from June 4 to 8 in Chicago.
One of the big national headlines this week came when Amgen
Sometimes a startup is born after a couple old friends bump into each other after years of going their separate ways. That’s how Seattle Sensor Systems got an infusion of new vision and enthusiasm early this year, when Dendreon veteran Carole Spangler re-connected with UW researcher Clem Furlong on a portable technology for spotting pathogens.
Genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter made international news a couple weeks ago when he engineered the first bacterial cell with an entirely synthetic genome. But he actually had a lot of help. One of the key players he relied on behind the scenes was a privately held company in Bothell, Wash., called Blue Heron Biotechnology.
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Luke Timmerman is the National Biotechnology Editor for Xconomy. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 206-624-2374, or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ldtimmerman.