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Reducing contamination during blood tests: Magnolia Medical lands $46M to fuel growth

Magnolia’s Steripath product portfolio. (Magnolia Photo) Magnolia Medical Technologies, which markets devices to reduce blood sample contamination while puncturing the skin, has raised $46 million. The funding builds on a 65% increase in revenue last year, according to Magnolia chief commercial officer Robert Gerberich. The company’s devices are used to prevent the entry of bacteria…

As Sounders FC plant flag at Longacres, real estate developer sees big opportunity to attract tech companies to historic site south of Seattle

Rendering of the proposed Longacres soccer training facility (Via Sounders FC) RENTON, Wash. — Longacres, the storied property that once boasted a famous horse racing track and the former headquarters of Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes group, now is home to the Seattle Sounders FC. But the new Renton-based facility for Major League Soccer’s winningest team in…

What’s inside Paris Hilton? Famed celeb is finding out as ambassador for microbiome startup Viome

Paris Hilton with a Viome kit. (Viome Photo) Celebrity, model and socialite Paris Hilton has joined Viome Life Sciences as an investor and ambassador, the Bellevue, Wash.-based wellness and diagnostics company announced Wednesday. With its at-home test kit, Viome determines the microbial composition of stool samples and recommends “precision” supplements and probiotics based on an…