Monthly Archives: January 2009

Theo Chocolate, UW scientists to identify the best organic cocoa beans

Xconomy’s interview with Theo’s chief operating officer and food scientist, Dr. Andy McShea, describes Theo’s partnership with University of Washington to develop food quality-analysis technology. Related external links (will open a new window): More in Xconomy Related WTC links: Theo … Continue reading

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Northwest Entrepreneur Network Announces Rebecca Lovell as New Executive Director

The NWEN board has selected Rebecca Lovell, Program Director of the Alliance of Angels, as the new NWEN Executive Director. The Northwest Entrepreneur Network ( is a non-profit organization that provides the learning, connections and inspiration entrepreneurs need to build … Continue reading

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WTC Chair testified to House committee on proposed budget cuts

Washington Technology Center board of directors chair Robin Halliday testified January 15, 2009 before the Washington State House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on the Governor’s proposed 2009-11 operating budget and the proposed 30% reduction in state funding for … Continue reading

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Washington Technology Center Awards $485,261 in Research Funding

Washington Technology Center awarded research and technology development funding totaling $485,261 to seven* projects developed between companies and Washington researchers. Companies with winning projects for January 2009 are: Applied Precision, of Issaquah; ATS, of Silverdale; The Boeing Company and HEATCON® … Continue reading

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Omeros awarded $465,000 grant for Parkinson’s research

Omeros Corporation, a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company, has been awarded a $465,000 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to evaluate Omeros’ recent dicovery of a new target for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Related external links (will open a new … Continue reading

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JEOL provides more details on first electron beam lithography machine in Northwest

JEOL USA issued a press release giving more information on the Pacific Northwest’s first-of-its-kind electron beam lithography tool. JEOL will install the tool to support nanoscience research when the University of Washington takes delivery of a JEOL JBX-6300FS e-beam system. … Continue reading

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Washington ranks #1 for starting a business

U.S. News & World Report places Washington at the top of the list of seven states friendly to entrepreneurs starting businesses. U.S. News bases its ranking on two recent studies: The 2008 New State Economy Index and the Small Business … Continue reading

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