Hawaii Biotech

Why Hawaii Biotech?

Scientists

Company Culture
Hawaii Biotech is dedicated to building a strong and diverse company by hiring and keeping smart, motivated people. Our atmosphere of intellectual challenge and cutting edge technology provides a stimulating and motivating work environment.

Benefits and Compensation
Hawaii Biotech is committed to providing a competitive compensation and benefits package that will grow as the company grows. The package is designed to help you enjoy a high quality of life while working toward financial security and your own personal goals.

Hawaii Biotech is an equal employment opportunity employer and recruits, hires, trains, and promotes persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Hawaii Biotech's facility is perched on the slopes of the beautiful Koolau Mountains above Pearl Harbor. The quality of life is excellent: year-round outdoor activities include hiking, surfing, paddling, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, biking, fishing, and all oceanic activities and sports.

Scientists

Several reasons make Hawaii a viable place for Hawaii Biotech:

• Large University of Hawaii Research Effort
• Clinical Trial Center

Large University of Hawaii Research Effort

Hawaii Biotech is a potential beneficiary of a much larger biotech research effort occurring at the University of Hawaii (UH). UH has established a new $150 million biomedical research facility, which will house 30-40 new biotech researchers. When combined with more than $50 million in biotech related research currently in place at UH, this expanded effort is expected to provide a catalyst for the development of the biotech industry in Hawaii.

As the oldest biotech company in Hawaii, Hawaii Biotech is uniquely positioned to benefit from this research. We have excellent long term relationships with UH and their technology transfer office, as several of the Company’s founders were faculty members at UH.

Clinical Trial Center

Hawaii is emerging as a preferred location for human clinical trials conducted by major pharmaceutical, biotech, contract research organizations (CROs), and site management organizations (SMOs) looking to bridge Caucasian, Japanese, and other Oriental populations. Hawaii’s dense population and ease of patient recruitment gives it a competitive advantage compared to other areas in the country with a large Japanese ethnic population. In addition, Hawaii has developed clinical development capabilities that have attracted non-ethnic studies as well.

Close to 300 clinical trials are currently underway in Hawaii. Sponsors and managers include each of the ten largest global pharmaceutical companies, 42 of the 50 largest pharmaceutical/biotech companies, major CROs and SMOs, and government agencies, including Merck, Pfizer, Amgen, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Biogen-Idec, Quintiles, Covance, Radiant Research, and the National Cancer Institute. This clinical trial capability provides Hawaii Biotech with convenient access to a critical mass of infrastructure important to its value creation strategy.

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