Monthly Archives: January 2010

Omeros receives support for clinical study from National Institute on Drug Abuse

Omeros Corporation, a Seattle-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that “the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is providing support for the Company’s Addiction program. NIDA will fund substantially all of the costs of a Phase 2 clinical study to be … Continue reading

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PNNL report: Smart grid could reduce emissions by 12 percent

A new report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory indicates that a smart electrical power grid could decrease annual electric energy use and utility sector carbon emissions at least 12 percent by 2030. Read more in a … Continue reading

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WTIA Venture Capital Outlook Survey shows continued positive trends for Q1

“Judging by our latest survey, the technology sector In Washington could very well be rounding the corner from stabilization to growth, with VC predictions of layoffs down for the third consecutive quarter and the most optimistic hiring predictions since Q3 … Continue reading

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WTIA president and CEO Ken Myer announces departure

Ken Myer has announced he plans to leave Washington Technology Industry Association at the end of March. Myer, who served as WTIA’s president and CEO for three years, plans to return to the private sector. Myer is a board member … Continue reading

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Washington issues report on growing the aerospace industry in the state

The Washington Council on Aerospace has issued a report providing recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on how to strengthen and grow the aerospace industry in Washington state. The report details objectives for growing and improving jobs, economic development, workforce … Continue reading

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IsoRay announces new applications of its Cesium-131 cancer treatment

IsoRay, Inc., a Richland-based developer of therapies for prostate and other cancers, recently announced the first Cesium-131 colon cancer treatment. The company has also provided Cesium-131 seeds to Canada for research initiatives into treatments for other cancers. In 2009 the … Continue reading

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Clean tech policy, opportunities debated at MITEF event

A panel of business, state and venture capital leaders discussed concerns around financing, regulations and growth opportunities in the clean technology sector at an event hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum in Seattle. Read more in XconomyRead more in the … Continue reading

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Gov. Gregoire unveils plan to create jobs, spur economic growth

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire announced a plan to create as many as 40,000 jobs over the next three years. “Despite our budget constraints, I believe we can and must encourage employers to start hiring and capitalize on new opportunities,” Gregoire … Continue reading

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Sirti Perspective 2009: 1,225+ jobs retained/created

Sirti has issued its annual report to stakeholders, Sirti Perspective 2009. Sirti notes that “despite the challenging business environment of 2009, Sirti client company results demonstrate continued innovation, solid success in receiving investment capital, and an impressive ability to retain … Continue reading

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UW hires Rick LeFaivre and Tom Clement to co-direct New Ventures Group

The University of Washington Center for Commercialization (formerly known as UW TechTransfer) has hired venture capitalist Rick LeFaivre and medical device entrepreneur Tom Clement to co-direct the center’s New Ventures Group. The New Ventures Group, previously known as LaunchPad Services, … Continue reading

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