Seattle’s boundary-pushing attitude stretches far beyond e-commerce, coffee, and software. The remarkable medical research and health care community here is paving the way to a better, healthier world. These five Seattle companies not only are bucking the old approach to health care but also are chock-full of industry leaders and stakeholders. Tap into this inspiring fellowship for keynote speeches and lecturers, and let Seattle’s rich health care community welcome your event into the fold.
The largest private foundation in the world, headed by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, the Gates Foundation aims to improve health care; eradicate infectious diseases like tuberculosis, polio, and AIDS; and reduce poverty on a global scale. gatesfoundation.org
This nonprofit global health organization’s motto says everything about its mission: “Driving transformative innovation to save lives.” PATH has developed everything from fortified rice to fight malnutrition to a vaccine vial monitor that lets field health workers know when a vaccine is no longer safe to use. path.org
Founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the Allen institute strives to advance bioscience breakthroughs with an open research model. The institute offers free data and tools to research scientists around the world, focusing on new treatments for brain, spinal cord, and cell diseases. alleninstitute.org
This digital health case startup received $8.5 million in funding shortly after it spun off from its parent company, Providence Health & Services, in 2017. Its innovative approach to physician-patient communication lets doctors share helpful content like nutrition plans and pregnancy guide-lines within existing medical platforms. xealth.io
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s mission is to accelerate discoveries that prevent, treat and defeat cancer and infectious diseases worldwide. In 2022, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center merged with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), combining innovative research with outstanding clinical care. fredhutch.org
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