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 Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 9.15.28 AM The mission of the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments modeling and theory. Launched in 2003 with a seed contribution from founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the Allen Institute takes on large-scale initiatives designed to push brain research forward.
OHSU_Brain The OHSU Brain Institute is among the top three institutions in the nation for NIH-funded neuroscience research projects. As part of Oregon’s only academic medical center, the OHSU Brain Institute conducts the most complex and innovative neuroscience research, and translates that research into the best brain care and community information for all Oregonians.
CSNE_Logo_Small The NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) —one of 20 Engineering Research Centers funded by the National Science Foundation—is a global hub for delivering neural-inspired sensorimotor devices. The Center’s research focuses on reanimating paralyzed limbs and inducing neuroplasticity for stroke and spinal cord injury patients using implantable closed-loop bidirectional brain-computer interfaces (BBCIs) that can both record from and stimulate the central nervous system. This research integrates novel recording, stimulating and wireless technologies with a computational understanding of sensorimotor processing and plasticity in the nervous system. The CSNE’s research is also guided by people’s needs and neuroethics. The CSNE is led by University of Washington Professor Rajesh Rao, who is based in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. Core partners are MIT and San Diego State University.
KLGLogo_Color_ElectronicUse.jpg Established in 1883, the Seattle office of K&L Gates is both the city’s oldest and one of its largest law offices. K&L Gates LLP comprises more than 2,000 lawyers who practice in 46 offices located on five continents. K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice.
 sponsor-logo-swedish-neuro The acclaimed Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) provides advanced, progressive treatment for a wide range of brain, spine and central nervous system conditions. We have a roster of world-class neurologists and neurosurgeons, leading-edge operating rooms, TeleHealth access for patients outside the area, and a specially-trained Inpatient Neurology Team; all with a level of care and compassion focused on improving outcomes and renewing hope.
 Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 9.05.56 AM The Life Science Washington is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association serving the life sciences industry in the state of Washington. Our members include organizations engaged in, or supportive of, research, development and commercialization of life science technologies. Our Mission: Innovation to Realization? supporting breakthrough discoveries that create better health solutions.