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Seattle area’s life-science sector is on the upswing, and it is scrambling to fill jobs

Rich Fabian is COO of SonoSite, a manufacturer of ultrasound products in Bothell.  Some 167 companies specializing in medical instruments are located within a 2-mile radius of Bothell.  He is pictured with Director of Manufacturing Tom Davidson, at right.
(Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Five years ago, the sector was in the doldrums locally. But now it is adding new life-science firms at the rate of around 80 a year, according to a new report from state trade group Life Science Washington.

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