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Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association Release: Sixty Pacific Northwest Life Science Companies Tapped For Invest Northwest(C) 2004


10/19/2005 5:09:43 PM

SEATTLE, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA), in collaboration with BC Biotech, BioAlberta and the Oregon Biosciences Association, announced that 60 Pacific Northwest life science companies have been selected to present at Invest Northwest 2004.

Invest Northwest, to be held March 22 - 23, 2004 in Seattle, is a two-day forum for venture capitalists, angel investors, analysts, investment bankers, institutional investors, pension fund managers, and pharmaceutical and biotech corporate partners. The event will provide members of the investment community with an opportunity to meet CEOs and senior executives from these life sciences companies based in the Pacific Northwest.

The following 25 public and 35 private companies will present at Invest Northwest.

Ability Biomedical Corp. Vancouver, BC AnorMED Inc. Langley, BC ARC Pharmaceuticals Vancouver, BC Biomira Inc. Edmonton, AB Calypso Medical Technologies Seattle, WA Cardiome Pharma Corp. Vancouver, BC Celator Technologies Inc. Vancouver, BC Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Seattle, WA CEPTYR, Inc. Bothell, WA Chromos Molecular Systems, Inc. Burnaby, BC ClearMedical, Inc. Bellevue, WA CombiMatrix Corp. Mukilteo, WA Corixa Corp. Seattle, WA Corus Pharma Inc. Seattle, WA Cytopeia, Inc. Seattle, WA CytoVax Biotechnologies Inc. Edmonton, AB Dendreon Corp. Seattle, WA Epigenomics Inc. Seattle, WA Epoch Biosciences, Inc. Bothell, WA Geospiza Inc. Seattle, WA ICOS Corp. Bothell, WA ID Biomedical Corp. Vancouver, BC Illumigen Biosciences, Inc. Seattle, WA Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Richmond, BC Inologic, Inc. Seattle, WA Inovise Medical, Inc. Newberg, OR International Therapeutics, Inc. Seattle, WA Koronis Pharmaceuticals Redmond, WA Light Sciences Corporation Snoqualmie, WA LipoSonix, Inc. Bothell, WA Micronics, Inc. Redmond, WA Nastech Pharmaceuticals Co. Inc. Bothell, WA NeoRx Corporation Seattle, WA NeuroMed Technologies Inc. Vancouver, BC OncoGenex Technologies, Inc. Vancouver, BC Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. Calgary, AB Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc. Redmond, WA Phenogenomics Corporation Bellevue, WA ProteoTech Inc. Kirkland, WA Protiva Biotherapeutics Inc. Burnaby, BC Quinton Cardiology Systems, Inc. Bothell, WA QLT Inc. Vancouver, BC Receptor BioLogix Portland, OR Seattle Genetics Inc. Bothell, WA Sonosite, Inc. Bothell, WA Sonus Pharmaceuticals Inc. Bothell, WA Sound Pharmaceuticals Inc. Seattle, WA Spiration, Inc. Redmond, WA Stressgen Biotechnologies Inc. Victoria, BC Targeted Genetics Corp. Seattle, WA Teranode Corp. Seattle, WA Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Seattle, WA Twinstrand Therapeutics Inc. Burnaby, BC Virogenomics, Inc. Tigard, OR VizX Labs LLC Seattle, WA Xcyte Therapies, Inc. Seattle, WA Xenon Genetics, Inc. Vancouver, BC Xillix Technologies Corp. Richmond, BC Znomics, Inc. Portland, OR ZymoGenetics, Inc. Seattle, WA

For more information on Invest Northwest 2004, please visit http://www.investnorthwest.org/. Members of the investment community are confirmed for the entire two-day conference, including the Monday reception, upon payment and receipt of registration. Service providers that are members of WBBA, BC Biotech, BioAlberta and the Oregon Biosciences Association, are invited to register online for the Monday night networking reception. Call WBBA at 206-624-1967 for details.

About the WBBA

Based in Seattle, the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) is a not-for-profit association of Washington state-based biotechnology and medical device companies, research institutions and related organizations. WBBA is the leader in advancing the state's bioscience research and industry sector through business development, political advocacy, information and member services. For more information, visit http://www.wabio.com/.

For further information, contact: Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association Pam Love, 206-624-1967, pamlove@washbio.org

Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association

CONTACT: Pam Love of Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association,+1-206-624-1967, or pamlove@washbio.org


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