In the one year since it was founded, the Cell Systems Initiative at the University of Washington School of Medicine has forged a number of corporate alliances, raised several million dollars in financing, and launched six research projects all of which are intended for commercial development.

Most recently, CSI of Seattle, which is designed to serve as an incubator for technologies designed to analyze the properties of cells and cell dynamics, announced the appointment of former Oracle executive Joseph Duncan as chief of operations and information technology.

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