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.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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 innovation approach to physician-patient communication lets doctors share helpful content like nutrition plans and pregnancy guide-lines within existing medical platforms. Xealth.io
SEATTLE CANCER CARE ALLIANCE (SCCA)
A partnership between leading research teams and cancer specialists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and UW Medicine, SCCA has ranked in the top 10 cancer care hospitals in the country for 12 years and counting. Its leading approach to treatment, clinical trials, and recovery serves the sole purpose of helping its patients live longer, better lives. Seattlecca.org