Fueling the state’s biotechnology industry

Washington Center for Muscle Biology (WCMB) scientists make discoveries that lead to commercial successes for the state’s biotechnology companies. In fact, a principal goal of the center is to assist in the intellectual exchange of ideas and property, between research labs in academia and industry, and to increase industry investment in university research programs.

The WCMB works with the WSU and UW Foundations to maintain close ties with several biotech companies.  Industry scientists are invited to all WCMB activities and regularly participate in Faculty Exchange seminars and in annual meetings.  This helps place WSU and UW trainees into competitive industry internships and postdoctoral fellowships.  It also provides a means for exchanging ideas and for forming collaborations.

Collaboration between academia and industry

If you are interested in collaborating with a WCMB research group, please contact the WCMB director, Dr. Dan Rodgers.  You can also search the specific research interests of WCMB members by visiting the researchers page.

The University of Washington School of Medicine has one of the nation’s largest clinical research programs and is among the best in the world.  The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine is also ranked among the best and as such, both universities can provide access to superb clinical and animal research facilities.  For more information on resources available to industry collaborators, please visit the facilities page.