Business Development

Seeking Partners in Innovation

The Business Development & Strategy group works to commercialize intellectual property generated by Fred Hutch researchers so our discoveries and innovations can contribute to better cancer care at the clinic level. We seek industry partners who share our drive to innovate, collaborate and accelerate development of new inventions and approaches. We also cultivate partnerships with philanthropic supporters, research colleagues and policymakers to extend the reach of our scientific advances.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Blood stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy
  • Cancer risk factors and causes, prevention and treatment outcomes
  • Vaccine development and virus-associated cancers
  • Molecular underpinnings of cancer
  • Tumor-specific translational research
Featured technology

Universal Gene Delivery Platform for Targeting of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Our scientists have developed a novel technique that delivers engineered genes into blood stem cells by using nontoxic gold nanoparticles as couriers.

Recent Startup Successes

All spinouts & startups
Adaptive Biotechnologies

Adaptive Biotechnologies

Juno Therapeutics

Juno Therapeutics

Faraday Pharmaceuticals

Faraday Pharmaceuticals

Adaptive Biotechnologies

Founded in 2009 by two young Fred Hutch researchers — computational biologist Harlan Robins and molecular biologist and geneticist Chris Carlson — Adaptive Biotechnologies has quickly become a leader in high-throughput DNA sequencing of immune system T cells and B cells for research and diagnostic purposes. In 2018, Adaptive announced a partnership with Microsoft Research to combine its sequencing technology with machine learning and artificial intelligence, with the goal of mapping the entire human immune system and eventually developing a universal blood test to detect any diseases a person’s body may be fighting.

Featured Partnership

LAB591

This collaboration between Fred Hutch and two European partners — Hamburg-based drug discovery and development company Evotec SE and London-based venture capital firm Arix Bioscience — aims to speed up the development of new cancer and infectious disease drugs by providing funding and expertise for the formation of new companies based on discoveries made at Fred Hutch and elsewhere. Launched in 2018, the partnership is administered by the three partner institutions, and all projects are selected by a joint steering committee.

Partnering Events & Conferences

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Upcoming Events

Jan 13
Jan 13

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (2020)

This is a multi-day event, please click for details
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators, and members of the investment community.
Location San Francisco, CA
Host J.P. Morgan
Jan 20
Jan 20

Phacilitate Leaders World Stem Cell Summit (2020)

This is a multi-day event, please click for details
Phacilitate Leaders World and the World Stem Cell Summit will once again be co-located, resulting in the biggest event in its 15-year history and one that incorporates the entire advanced therapies ecosystem. By bringing these two events under one roof, the summit provides a platform to build new partnerships, empower future leaders and evolve advanced therapies.
Location Miami, FL
Host Phacilitate Leaders World and World Stem Cell Summit
March 23
March 23

BIO-Europe Spring (2020)

This is a multi-day event, please click for details
Engage with the right partners at Europe’s largest springtime biotech partnering event. BIO-Europe Spring attracts a wide range of business leaders, including senior executives of leading biotech companies, business development teams from large and midsize pharmaceutical companies, investors and other industry experts.
Location Paris, France
Host EBD Group
April 14
April 14

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med (2020)

This is a multi-day event, please click for details
The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mediterranean is a conference bringing together the entire cell and gene therapy community from Europe and beyond. The event covers a wide range of commercialization topics, from market access and regulatory issues to manufacturing and financing the sector.
Location Barcelona, Spain
Host Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
April 24
April 24

AACR Annual Meeting (2020)

This is a multi-day event, please click for details
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research — from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy — and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world.
Location San Diego, CA
Host American Association for Cancer Research
May 29
May 29

Immuno-Oncology: BD&L and Investment Forum (2020)

The 6th Annual Immuno-Oncology BD&L and Investment Forum is designed to bring together thought leaders from cancer research institutes, patient advocacy groups, pharma and biotech to facilitate partnering, funding and investment.
Location Chicago, IL
Host Sachs Associates
May 29
May 29

ASCO Annual Meeting (2020)

This is a multi-day event, please click for details
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) offers premier scientific events for oncology professionals, patient advocates, industry representatives, and major media outlets worldwide.
Location Chicago, IL
Host American Society of Clinical Oncolgy
June 8
June 8

BIO International Convention (2020)

This is a multi-day event, please click for details
The BIO International Convention represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.
Location San Diego, CA
Host Biotechnology Innovation Organization

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Careers in Business Development

Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Business Development & Strategy
Mail Stop J2-110
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Material transfer agreements or confidential disclosure agreements: MTA@fredhutch.org

Location & Parking

823 Yale Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Visitors can park in the visitor parking lot adjacent to the Yale Building.

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Last Modified, November 13, 2019