About the Institute

About the Institute

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The Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) is an independent, non-profit, biomedical research organization, founded in 1956 by Dr. William Hutchinson. The Institute’s rich history of discovery centers on Dr. Hutchinson’s vision that biomedical research holds the promise to “correct man’s infirmities." Today, PNRI continues to seek novel ways to prevent, treat and cure human disease using the latest and most promising technologies and approaches.

The Seattle-based Institute maintains an intimate research environment that promotes internal collaboration supported by a responsive leadership. To achieve its goals, PNRI also seeks and nurtures external partnerships with academia, research organizations, and industry. PNRI’s leadership is committed to building a culture that encourages originality and risk-taking in pursuit of discoveries aimed at improving human health. Consistent with this entrepreneurial ethic, the Institute operates the Urban Innovation Center, which provides space and resources for biomedical start-up ventures.

PNRI believes its mix of basic and clinical research together with a translational and entrepreneurial spirit provide an exciting and effective environment for discovery.