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Biomedical Manufacturing Innovation Zone


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Biomedical Manufacturing Innovation Zone Overview

The primary objective for the Biomedical Manufacturing Innovation Partnership Zone is to spotlight Washington State’s biomedical device industry and improve access to capital; improve the workforce pipeline; and to provide opportunities for collaboration among the primary and secondary industry with support from government agencies.

Program Highlights:

-       Industry Outlook Benchmark Survey

-       C-Level Roundtable Lunches

-       Discovery Center

-       Industry Incubator initiative

-       Biomedical Device Industry Cluster Tour

-       Biomedical Device Economic Impact Study

-       Regional Machine Shop Medical Device Capabilities Survey

-       Partnership collaborations

Key Partners:

City of Bothell

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Economic Development Council for Seattle/King County

University of Washington Bothell

Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association

Washington State Department of Commerce

Regional Biomedical Device Industry Statistics

-  More than 120 biomedical device companies engaged in advanced research and production of biomedical device technologies in Washingotn State, inlcuding more than 100 in the central Puget Sound region.

-  In 2008, biomedical device companies accounted for an estimated 5,800 jobs in the region.  Bothell jobs totaled 2,800 (48% of the region's total).

-  Regional core cluster companies generated an estimated $2.5 billion in gross revenues in 2007 (estimated based on taxable revenues)

-  Biomedical device companies in Bothell accounted for 71% of gross business revenues for the region with an estimated $1.8 billion in 2007.

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