Edmond H. Fischer-WRF Endowed Chair in Biochemistry

Noble laureate Dr. Edmond Fischer has ties to the University of Washington (UW) going back over 60 years. While conducting research at UW in the 1950s, Dr. Fischer met and […]

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Studying Metabolites to Advance Health Sciences

Dr. Daniel Raftery is an internationally renowned expert in metabolomics, with an emphasis on developing new diagnostics for breast, colon and esophageal cancers, plus new methods of analyzing metabolites in […]

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Implantable Biosensors for Glucose Monitoring

A grant of $49,525 from WRF is helping University of Washington researcher Dr. Kristen Helton to develop a new generation of implantable biosensors to monitor glucose levels in diabetes patients. […]

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Interface for Dynameomic Database

Dr. Valerie Daggett, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, specializes in researching protein-protein interactions, stability and deterioration. “Protein misfolding,” states Dr. Daggett, “is one of the fundamental unsolved […]

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Edwin A. Suominen: Engineer and Inventor

As an undergraduate in the University of Washington’s (UW) electrical engineering department during the mid-1990s, Ed Suominen invented a radio receiver technology with novel ways of tuning a radio among […]

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Mirador Biomedical

Seattle’s Mirador Biomedical received FDA approval of its two lead devices, the Compass Vascular Access (VA) and the Compass Lumbar Puncture (LP), in 2010. The Compass VA provides physicians with […]

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In Tribute: W. Hunter Simpson (1926-2006)

A dynamic and inspiring business leader, W. Hunter Simpson was the driving force behind the creation of the Washington Research Foundation. Friends universally described him as “larger than life.” A […]

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