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Life Science Washington offers consultation services to life science companies to help develop the Washington life science entrepreneurial community. Our consulting program can help with a broad variety of issues facing the life sciences community, including: company formation, intellectual property, dilutive and non-dilutive funding, pitch practice, business plan review, technology transfer, product design, and management. Our consulting program also serves as the introductory meeting to apply for our WIN and WINGS programs.

Want to learn more? Please contact Wendy Yang, PhD at

Chris Porter, PhD, our Medical Technology and Biotechnology Consultant, has over 40 years of experience in the medical device and biotech industry in both major corporations (3M, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer) and early stage medical companies. He is a serial entrepreneur with 42 patents and he has been influential in introducing over 35 medical products.


Karen Peterson, PhD, our Life Science Career Consultant, has 20 years of experience in career counseling of life scientists. She is the author of the Nature Guide to Life Science Careers and a former Member of the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for the National Postdoctoral Association. She has specific expertise in counseling PhD-level life scientists interested in a wide variety of careers, both locally and globally. Her skills include strategic career planning and networking for informational interviews. She also has expertise in analyzing CVs/resumes/cover letters, interview preparation, and strategic negotiation of job offers. Please contact Ingrid Ruf ( if you are interested in a consult with Karen.


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