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When Covid-19 swept the United States in Spring 2020, the country lacked efficient testing to help track and contain the spread of the pandemic. However, a small medical testing center in Bellingham saw an opportunity. Northwest Laboratory quickly grew into one of the major Covid-19 testing centers in the U.S., but it took vision, biological know-how, a bit of logistical luck, and help from many skilled Western Biology students—grad and undergrad—to realize that vision. Join us for this webinar to hear the whirlwind story from those who were there from the very spare beginnings—hanging lab coats on hooks taped to a warehouse wall—and learn what’s next for this local company that’s making a big impact in states across the country. The panel includes faculty, students and alumni specializing in cell and molecular biology from the Biology Department and a doctor from Northwest Laboratory.