Life Sciences

Cross-state collaboration fosters student entrepreneurship

For two students who did not think much of entrepreneurship a year ago, Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein have been making quite a splash in Washington’s biotech startup space. Their company – Engage – started as a senior design class assignment and evolved into a full time job that they will pursue after graduation.

Categories: EFA News, Innovation, Talent

WSU Life Sciences Technology Preview: LSINW 2016

It’s June again – one of our favorite months because it brings WSU researchers to Seattle to share technologies developed in the lab with local life science and cleantech industries. This post is your guide to the WSU technologies and startup companies you can see at Life Science Innovation Northwest June 1-2.

Categories: EFA News, Innovation

Treating muscle wasting that impacts millions

When researcher Dan Rodgers made a discovery that could slow or even reverse the muscle wasting that plagues many cancer patients, he knew he wanted to do more than publish a paper. “I wanted to put the knowledge to good use, to see our science applied, and for cancer patients to receive an effective treatment,” […]

Categories: Innovation

Startup Spotlight: AVVogen

AVVogen Researcher: Dan Rodgers, PhD Launched: 2015 Problem: Over 70 million people suffer from muscle wasting disease, in one form or another, and this costs the health care industry over $500 billion annually, yet there are currently no viable treatments. Solution: Actriiex, a drug that targets and blocks biochemical events initiated by myostatin and other […]

Categories: Innovation

Entrepreneurial students innovate to solve grand challenges

University faculty are not the only ones making an impact with their research – over the last few weeks WSU students have developed and been recognized for innovations that tackle grand challenges such as sustaining health around the world and developing sustainable resources. We wanted to take a moment to highlight these student teams, and demonstrate the […]

Categories: Innovation, Talent

Startup Spotlight: HEALTHSUM™

HEALTHSUM™ Researcher: John Wenz, DVM, MS Launched: 2014 Problem: Veterinarians do not have a reliable way to track outcomes of the health management techniques used on dairy cows. Solution: A health record database that imports and evaluates data from existing dairy management software to determine outcomes of health management. This gives the veterinarian more information […]

Categories: Innovation

Seattle Industry Events Advance Commercialization Efforts

In October, Washington hosted the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Conference. Washington’s thriving health care innovation sector made this conference a natural fit for Seattle, and a great opportunity for WSU researchers who want to move life-changing innovations into the marketplace.

Categories: Innovation

Emerging technologies on display at NIH SBIR/STTR Conference

For the first time, Washington is hosting the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Conference. Washington’s thriving health care innovation sector makes this conference a natural fit for Seattle, and great opportunity for the small businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers working to get life-changing innovations into the marketplace. Recognizing NIH SBIR/STTR’s […]