OP-ED: Bioscience is moving the economic needle in Oregon

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OP-ED: Bioscience is moving the economic needle in Oregon

An economic impact report released earlier this year showed Oregon’s 800-plus bioscience establishments contributed $6.5 billion to the state’s economy in 2017.

A new kid on the block is carving out space in the Oregon economy’s pecking order. Bioscience is a diverse array of establishments spanning industry, education and health care entities. It can be sorted into agricultural feedstock and industrial bioscience, drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, research, testing and medical labs, and bioscience-related distribution. The latter is categorized as delivery of pharmaceuticals,  medical devices and agricultural bioscience products that often require specialized technologies including cold storage and regulated product monitoring, for example.

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