UW Bioengineering is excited to announce BioEngage: a new program that seeks to build mutually beneficial relationships with biomedical industry.


Email BioEngage at engageu@uw.edu


BioEngage aims to increase engagement of our students and faculty with the biomedical translation-commercialization sector — companies, non-profits, entrepreneurs, investors.



  • Professional development opportunities – Job prep workshops, networking events
  • Internship opportunities
  • Alumni/industry contacts
  • Advise – Classroom technical talks, employer panels, industry meet-ups
  • Collaborate – Faculty and student lunches, research roundtables with faculty, training grant partnerships, senior capstone design projects
  • Learn – Participate in technical symposia in key industry sectors
  • Recruit – Host information sessions, connect at a career fair, create summer internships, post a job or summer internship
  • Introduce your research to industry
  • Identify student support
  • Participate in company visits

Upcoming Events

December 10, 2015 | Biochemistry and Devices for in vitro Diagnostics

William H. Foege Bioengineering Building, UW Campus

BioEngage’s first day-long technical symposium will feature:

  • Short talks from lab groups, companies, faculty, postdocs, and students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Discussions with industry leaders
  • Lunch
  • Networking time
  • Poster presentations
Meet and Eat

The BioEngage program of the Bioengineering Department is organizing its first “Industry-Academia Meet & Eat”. These events are casual lunch meetings at local Seattle companies in one of the specialized areas/industry sectors of BioEngage (NTD – Non-invasive Therapy and Diagnosis, MCT – Molecular & Cellular Therapy, MSD – Molecular Systems & Devices).

During the “Industry-Academia Meet & Eat” students and faculty from BioE and employees of the company are seated together during lunch and exchange information about their work and research activities in an effort to make these groups more aware of one another.

The next “Industry-Academia Meet & Eat” will be at Philips Ultrasound (22100 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell, WA) on Dec. 4, 11:45-1:00PM. Transportation to and from Philips will be arranged by BioEngage (NTD Group). We plan to have a group of about 12-15 people and we will depart the Foege Building at 11:15 am. If interested please go to: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/bluek2/285407 to RSVP.

Future events
  • BioE Faculty Webinar: Buddy Ratner- TBD
  • BMES/BioEngage Industry Panel- TBD
  • Technical Symposium: Non-invasive Therapy & Diagnosis- Winter 2016
  • Technical Symposium: Molecular & Cellular Therapy- Spring 2016


Two summer internship positions at Physio-Control (Kent, Washington)

Physio-Control (Kent, Washington) is the world leader in developing, manufacturing, selling and servicing emergency medical response devices and software solutions. The company pioneered defibrillation technology over 60 years ago and continues to design and develop advanced emergency medical response tools for out-of-hospital (EMS/Fire), in‐hospital use (ever watch ER? Our devices saved a lot of people) and AEDs for every day workplace and community locations. Everything is designed for our customers, to work with them—whether it’s flexible energy dosing, integrated data management solutions that help them capture patient data, mechanical CPR or service—we make the lifesaving tools for lifesaving teams!


Internship program with Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Boston, Massachusetts)

Internship program with Takeda Pharmaceuticals headquartered out of Boston (posted 11/5/2015; details coming soon).