Washington State of Seattle, WA at MEDICA 2018 in Düsseldorf -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Washington State

2001 6th Ave., Suite 2600, 98121 Seattle, WA

This company is co-exhibitor of
Messe Düsseldorf North America

Hall map

MEDICA 2018 hall map (Hall 16): stand D10-1

Fairground map

MEDICA 2018 fairground map: Hall 16


Julie Bennion

International Trade Program Manager, Life Science & Global Health
Washington State Department of Commerce

+1 (206) 256-6100


Lucy Atkinson

Europe Representative
Washington State Department of Commerce

+44 (0) 1451 822252
+44 (0) 7899 804036


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  • 07.08  Associations and organisations

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2018 Washington Medica Directory

Introduction to Washington State's participating companies for Medica 2018.

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New discoveries.

Revolutionary cures.

Washington State’s passion for innovation and legendary culture of collaboration has led to some of the world’s most amazing discoveries. From bone marrow transplantation, the Scribner Shunt and portable heart defibrillator to the Rotablator and Sonicare Toothbrush, Washington research and development teams, universities and businesses have led the way in the life sciences industry.

More than 1,000 biopharma, medical technology and research organizations are focused on bringing new products, therapies and cures to the global marketplace. This ecosystem is fed by leading researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Research, and supported by such world-renowned health organizations as the Seattle-based Gates Foundation, which has committed more than $32.9 billion to support global health initiatives.

One of the things that sets Washington State apart from other parts of the United States is the close connection between life sciences and the information and communication technology industry. The state’s 14,000 technology companies offer life science organizations a wealth of new approaches and technologies to address age-old problems. A good example of this cross-pollination is ARKTEK’s Passive Vaccine Storage Device. Designed by Intellectual Ventures, the storage device uses lessons learned in space exploration to keep vaccines at their appropriate temperatures for a month or more in third-world communities that lack power and refrigeration.

There is plenty of room for new players in Washington’s life sciences sector. Two-person startups as well as seasoned-businesses with a fresh idea can tap into the tremendous intellectual capital of researchers, scientists, doctors and graduate students in the region. Venture capitalists are always on the lookout for the next Washington State Business Legend, such as Juno Therapeutics, which is exploring ways to use human T-cells to re-engage the immune system in the treatment of cancer.

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