Sponsors and Supporting Organizations

The key challenge for us at this Summit—as laid out implicitly by the electorates, patients, and stakeholders we represent—is to grapple in practical terms with how we best integrate these opportunities into our healthcare systems. We cannot stand on the sidelines... Healthcare needs to move from being our greatest modern cost to becoming our greatest modern asset.

William Castell, Chairman, Wellcome Trust

A multi-year dialogue as ambitious as the Pacific Health Summit could not be successful without the support of forward-thinking organizations, foundations, and individuals. Our sponsors and supporting organizations play a vital role in creating this historic opportunity—to bridge borders, traverse new policies, stem disease, and save lives—full partners on an expedition to scale the heights of disease detection and prevention. The Summit is grateful for their financial support and partnership.

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2012 Sponsors

Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson is a comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of healthcare products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in healthcare to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. Johnson & Johnson’s long-standing operating model has four simple concepts: being broadly based in human health; managing the business for the long term; taking a decentralized management approach; and focusing on people and values.

General Electrics logoGE Healthcare demonstrated its leadership by becoming the first organization to sponsor the Pacific Health Summit, and has continued to support the Summit each year. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), employing more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and patients in more than 100 countries. GE Healthcare is an integral part of GE’s healthymagination vision to help customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, the program aims to improve the health and competitiveness of GE’s employees and encourages GE Healthcare to partner with healthcare leaders and governments striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems. For more information on healthymagination, please click here.

GlaxoSmithKline—one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies—is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, and live longer. For further information please visit www.gsk.com.

Medtronic is committed to Innovating for life by pushing the boundaries of medical technology and changing the way the world treats chronic disease. Driven by a deep understanding of the human body and collaboration with physicians, Medtronic is transforming technology to treat patients across the entire care continuum. Medtronic’s innovations help physicians diagnose diseases earlier, treat patients with the least amount of disruption possible, and alleviate symptoms throughout the patient's life. Today, Medtronic improves the lives of millions of people worldwide each year across numerous conditions - including heart disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, spinal conditions, and vascular diseases. Medtronic is also innovating beyond products - breaking down barriers, challenging assumptions, and looking beyond the status quo - to continually find more ways to help people live better, longer.

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The Medtronic Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people around the world living with chronic disease. Its grant-making is focused on three areas: health, education, and community. The Foundation’s health grants contribute to strengthening health systems in developing countries by promoting training and support of centers of excellence, and bringing chronic disease treatments into the primary care setting. The Medtronic Foundation is also an important backer of patient advocacy and support groups worldwide. Additionally, the Foundation promotes primary and secondary science, math, and engineering programs, and overall education reform efforts through education grants. Its community grants take a localized approach to funding human services and arts organizations within Medtronic communities, and provide targeted disaster relief to affected areas around the globe. In fiscal year 2011, grants were made to 475 organizations in 22 countries for a total of $30.6 million.

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ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and natural gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health, and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria. Since 2000, ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation have contributed more than $110 million to fight malaria, supporting efforts to distribute bed nets, develop anti-malaria medication, and provide early treatment and prevention programs.

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Merck & Co. is a global health research company dedicated to improving humanity through treatment identification, prevention, and cures of unmapped diseases. As one of the largest pharmaceutical facilities in the world, Merck discovers and produces medicines and vaccines in over 20 remedial categories. Merck is committed to putting patients first and dedicates resources towards reaching remote locations to provide the most advanced health essentials for those in need.

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Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft’s global vision enables its diverse workforce to generate innovative ideas and develop new technology. Through these ideas, Microsoft has developed the deep foundation necessary to support the communities that we work and live in each day.

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly funded organization dedicated to improving human health. MRC supports research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in their own units and institutes in the UK, and in their units in Africa.

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The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the Company’s portfolio features 15 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, Vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, and Del Valle. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy these beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day. Consumers who want to reduce the calories they consume from beverages can choose from the company’s expanding portfolio of no- and low-calorie beverages as well as regular beverages in smaller portion sizes. Coca-Cola provides more than 800 no- and low-calorie beverages, nearly 25% of its global portfolio. Nineteen of its top 20 brands have a low- or nocalorie alternative or are low- or no-calorie. People are increasingly making informed choices about what they eat and drink. Coca-Cola thinks that is good news for everyone and is innovating to provide consumers with more choices and information, while helping to promote active, healthy living in communities around the world.

Center for Sustainable Health

The Center for Sustainable Health (CSH) at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute harnesses technology, economics and behavior to improve health outcomes and reduce the financial and human cost of disease. To sustain human health, the center believes that health systems must shift their current focus from expensive and ineffective late-stage disease response toward highly cost-effective or cost-saving prevention and early intervention strategies. To support this effort, CSH seeks the active collaborative engagement of key stakeholders: governments, public and private health insurers, regulatory bodies, basic research institutes, industry, and innovative care delivery systems around the world. The Center for Sustainable Health is among a dozen research centers located within the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU), the New American University. Biodesign conducts use-inspired research, fusing intellectual disciplines and fostering entrepreneurship, for global challenges in human health, environmental sustainability and national security technologies.

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Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. Chevron is the largest resource holder and producer among international oil companies in the Asia-Pacific. The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces, and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets, and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California.

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Swedish Medical Center is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit healthcare provider in Seattle. Swedish is comprised of four hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, and Edmonds), a new community-based emergency room and specialty center in Issaquah, Redmond, and Mill Creek, Swedish Home Care Services, and Swedish Physicians, a network of 12 primary-care clinics. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiac care, oncology, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, neurological care, sleep medicine, pediatrics, organ transplantation, and clinical research. Swedish has also taken a leadership role in providing community health delivery innovations, including a Medical Home on its Ballard campus and a community specialty clinic in First Hill.


Miraca Holdings Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, provides a wide variety of clinical diagnostic products and over 4,000 clinical testing services through its affiliated companies, including Fujirebio Inc. and SRL, Inc. With its primary focus on developing, manufacturing, and marketing of in-vitro diagnostics, medical devices, and testing services, Miraca Holdings is and will be committed to global healthcare.

Supporting Organizations

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PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. PATH takes an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through work in more than 70 countries, PATH and its partners empower people to achieve their full potential. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, PATH operates offices in 34 cities within 23 countries. PATH currently works in the areas of health technologies, maternal and child health, reproductive health, vaccines and immunization, and emerging and epidemic diseases.

Presenting Organizations

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that conducts advanced research on policy-relevant issues in Asia. It also serves as the global clearinghouse for Asian research conducted by specialists and institutions worldwide. Through these activities NBR is uniquely positioned to promote informed and effective U.S. policy toward the region. NBR serves as the Secretariat for the Pacific Health Summit.

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development of lifesaving therapies through biomedical research. The Center is recognized for its pioneering and cutting-edge research that is focused on eliminating cancer and many other devastating diseases.

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Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, the Foundation focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, the Foundation seeks to ensure that all people— especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the Foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-Chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

The Wellcome Trust is the largest biomedical research charity in the UK, with the mission to foster and promote research that aims to improve human and animal health. It funds innovative biomedical research, spending over £500 million each year to support the brightest scientists with the most innovative ideas. The Wellcome Trust devotes a significant proportion of its funds to research conducted outside the UK and covers a broad range of activities that support global health research. It also supports public debate about biomedical research and its impact on health and wellbeing.

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