HSSA was established by the Washington legislature to promote bioscience-based economic development in Spokane County, and to advance new therapies and procedures to combat disease and to promote public health.

The HSSA invests funds to create and support a nationally competitive health care cluster in Spokane County catalyzing connections between higher education and health care that lead to high wage jobs, long-term sustainability, and economic diversification. HSSA funds the very best projects through a competitive, well-monitored and accountable process.

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WSU Plans Inaugural Translational Medicine Symposium

WSU Spokane plans to connect scientists, entrepreneurs, physicians, patients and others in search of novel solutions to clinical problems. The focus of the inaugural event will be neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimers, Parkinson's and others, and Oncology, with a focus on current glioblastoma brain tumors. The event will be held at the Providence Auditorium. For info: tms.admin@wsu.edu.

UW COMOTION Upcoming Events in October/November

  • Smarter Paid Social Media Advertising, Oct. 19, 12-1 PM
  • Founder's Live, a 99-second pitch competition & networking party, Oct. 25, 6-9 PM
  • StartUp Leadership, Oct. 26
  • Leveraging the Community with investor Dave Parker, Nov. 2
  • Marketing Boot Camp, Nov. 6
  • Raising Capital with investor Sue Preston, Nov. 6

All events are at the UW Spokane Center, 201 W. Main Ave. except Founder's Live which will be held at StartUp Spokane 610 W Second Ave.

There is more news in the amazing world of bioscience and biotechnology research, e-mobile apps, medical devices and more than there is time for any of us to read. We want to ease your way to learn more so check out our news and resources.

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Every year we have many grant applicants ranging from colleges and universities in Washington state to industrial & commercial for-profit businesses. You can view our awarded research grants here, and our awarded access to care grants here.

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Learn about HSSA’s grants by category and how to apply. See our convenient FAQs about the most commonly asked questions with answers here.

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Our funding can help you take your research to the next level. Learn more, or apply today!