In a collaborative effort between the Life Science Washington Institute and the Washington State Department of Commerce, a grant program provided $25,000 grants to 20 early-stage life sciences startups in Washington. This initiative, funded by money reinvested from the state’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund, aims to nurture the next generation of life science innovation in the state. These awards, totaling $500,000, are designed to drive progress in medications, medical devices, and diagnostic testing. Notably, alongside financial support, grant recipients will also benefit from technical guidance, as announced in a press release.
The grant program placed a special emphasis on supporting startups located outside of King County, as well as those led by women or representing socially and economically disadvantaged groups across the state.
To learn more about the 20 life science startup award recipients, please refer to additional resources.