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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update

This monthly e-mailed update contains news, opportunities, upcoming events, and other information about Mid-Columbia tech businesses and the organizations that support them. Browse the archives for back issues.

February 2009 Issue

  • Medical isotope technology partnership
    A partnership between Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation of Kennewick, Wash., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of Richland, Wash., and the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology of the Ukraine, will receive funding from the U.S. more...
  • Company issued radioactive materials license
    Dade Moeller and Associates, based in Richland, Wash., has received a radioactive materials license from the state of Washington that allows the company to provide radiation protection services at its clients' facilities and at temporary work locations in Washington. more...
  • STEM school approved
    A new high school that will focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) has been approved and is scheduled to open in August. more...
  • Viper Aircraft welcomes new member
    Viper Aircraft Corporation, based in Pasco, Wash., has named former Cessna Aircraft president and chief operating officer Charlie Johnson as director of business development. more...
  • *PNNL wins technology transfer awards
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its partners won two Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for "Excellence in Technology Transfer" for transferring two technologies to the commercial sector that create clean energy. more...

This section describes news, appointees, and events related to the Tri-Cities Research District. The Research District is a vibrant, 1,600-acre mixed-use area in north Richland, Wash. with more than 80 employers and an emphasis on science and technology companies and organizations. Contact at (509) 375-3060. Other Research District tenant news appears in this newsletter as indicated by the symbol *.

  • Phillip Singerman to speak
    MARCH 5. REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 26. Phillip Singerman, the senior vice-president of B&D Consulting, will be the next speaker in the Tri-Cities Research District Speaker Series. more...
  • *Research and Technology Development grant information session
    FEBRUARY 10. A free orientation session designed to provide more information on the Washington Technology Center's Research & Technology Development Awards program will be held at the Applied Processing and Engineering Laboratory in Richland, Wash. more...
  • Invention to Venture event
    FEBRUARY 13-14. The second annual Invention to Venture workshop will be held in Portland, Ore. The workshop is designed to provide information on starting new ventures and will include sessions on opportunity assessment, venture capital, and growth and operations. more...
  • Speaker discusses environmental impacts on health
    FEBRUARY 20. Patricia Hunt from the Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences will be the February speaker in the Spokane Science, Technology & Business Discovery series. more...

  • Speaker series features cancer treatment
    MARCH 20. Suzanne Lindsey from the biotech startup Recodagen will be the March speaker in the Spokane Science, Technology & Business Discovery series. more...
  • Washington Innovation Summit 2009
    APRIL 9. REGISTER BY MARCH 6 FOR EARLY BIRD RATE. Washington Innovation Summit 2009 will bring together more than 400 innovators and thought leaders in sustainability and technology who are driving industry development in sustainable energy, innovative materials & manufacturing, urban sustainability, and healthy ecosystems. more...

We invite your contributions! We will consider items that fit the mission of this publication, including your tech-related news, awards, and notices of upcoming events. Please send text to or call (509) 372-6013.

Tri-Cities Tech Business Update is published by the Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Each month, we send you an e-mail message, giving you the link of news, tips, awards, upcoming events, and other information about local technology-based businesses and organizations that support them. With business and community partners, our goal is to build and diversify the Tri-Cities economy—adding skilled jobs in primary-sector industries that bring in outside dollars. Currently, more than 1,100 tech-related businesses, investors, and economic development stakeholders subscribe to the newsletter, mostly in the Mid-Columbia area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. This newsletter (RL-P00-009) supports PNSO's vision for the future of the Hanford Site and surrounding area through the creation of research opportunities, new industries, and new business clusters.

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