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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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Wired Magazine Editor, Cambia Grove Founder and Fred Hutch’s President to Appear at Oregon Bio’s ‘Expanding the Ecosystem’ Annual Conference

Internationally known leaders from key companies, funders and organizations, including Epic Semiconductors, Carabiner,  University of California, Davis, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Endeavor Partners, and WIRED magazine will present to an anticipated 300 participants in two weeks to share innovation best practices, emerging thought leadership in cannabis medical research, growing the presence of women in STEM, digital health’s local expansion, pharmaceuticals’ valuation, and the opportunities of the bio-cluster at Portland’s central southeast side.


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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

  • One of the most distinguished scientists in the public policy sphere is warning that “the increasing vilification of GM foods as a marketing tool by the organic food industry” may be “the most counterproductive development” in the effort to increase food production to meet the needs of a population projected to approach 10 billion in 35 years, according to a recent piece published in AgriPulse. In her reputable journal article, “Food in a future of Read More >

  • According to Biologist William Powell, the answer is yes. Dr. Powell says that the best way to revive the American chestnut tree, one of the most common trees in the country until a fungal blight effectively erased it from the landscape, could be genetic engineering. “I think if we can’t get this tree deregulated and out in a restoration program, you’re not going to get any genetically engineered tree out,” says Powell, co-director with forest Read More >

  • Voting is now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO Investor Forum. The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. One winner will be chosen from each of two categories: “Early Stage Entrepreneurs” and “Late Stage Leaders”. You can vote once per day in each category from now until Friday, August 28 at 5 p.m. Read More >

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