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OR Bio 2014-’15 Annual Report: The Thriving Bio Ecosystem

In 2014, Oregon held steady with a 6% net increase in federal grants from several funding sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation.

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All Together now:  Can Oregonians sync up their medications?

‘Yes,’ says Sen. Alan Bates to the Oregon legislature’s consideration of a bill supported by
Sen. Bates and more than a dozen patient advocate groups that helps patients coordinate
their medications to both improve compliance and safety


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Bio in the High Desert - Smashing success

Bio in the High Desert, held at McMeniman's St. Francis School in Bend this past Monday, May 18th, was a smashing success. More than 70 attendees took advantage of this annual opportunity to both network and receive an update from EDCO Executive Director Roger Lee and Oregon Bio Executive Director Dennis McNannay.

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Oregon Bio is also offering a special promotion to potential new members - Bio in the High Desert attendance fees can be applied toward new membership fees until June 18, 2015.

Special thanks to our Bio in the High Desert Sponsors!

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News Flash

  • Portland startup group gets new officer as bioscience and tech efforts increase

    The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute has filled a key position.

    OTRADI announced that Sarah Biber will serve as operations and programs officer for the non-profit, state sponsored group. In the post, Biber will be responsible for the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator's client relations.

    She'll also develop and expand outreach programs for startup bioscience entrepreneurs.

    She'll work with OBI Entrepreneurs-in-Residence William Newman and Gordon Hoffman to expand and promote OBI BioMentoring program, as well as developing other outreach efforts.

    The bioscience incubator offers space to 14 startups.

    Biber has worked with Oregon Health & Science University's Technology Transfer and Business Development department.


    Andy Giegerich
    Digital Managing Editor
    Portland Business Journal
    Jul 27, 2015

Bioscience News

  • Corn has been a fundamental base crop for 10,000 years and we depend on it for fuel, food and a multitude of other products. I cannot even fathom what society would be like without it. To think that maize diverged from its ancestral teosinte due to a single genetic change base change (A, T, G, or C in its DNA), a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), just highlights how lucky we are to have a crop Read More >

  • As a serious avian influenza outbreak continues to wreak havoc on poultry farms across the U.S., one question that is beginning to draw attention from lawmakers and others centers on our ability to respond should the virus begin to infect humans. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood explored that issue in an op-ed yesterday at The Hill: The prospect of HPAI [Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza] spreading to humans recently drew the attention of bipartisan leaders Read More >

  • In the United States alone there are 200,000 to 3 million cases of Hepatitis C diagnosed every year, worldwide there are around 150-200 million cases. This challenge, however, did not inhibit innovative scientists and doctors from fighting to find a cure. That’s why today, World Hepatitis Day, we honor the innovators fighting this virus now, and the innovators who laid out the groundwork for finding potential cures in the past. Hepatitis C is a viral Read More >

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