About Oregon Bio

Oregon Bio, a member trade association, was formally established as a 501(c)(6) non-profit in 1989 by a consortium of universities, public officials, educators and bioscience executives to cultivate a regionally synergistic climate in which to build a bioscience community. Today, Oregon Bio supports the regional bioscience community through networking, workforce development, educational programs, enterprise support, advocacy and the promotion of research collaborations.

As the collective voice for our bioscience community, Oregon Bio is responsible for communicating the industry’s economic impact, issues and challenges to the public sector, educators and the general public.

Oregon Bio promotes the growth and continually seeks ways to support sustainability and growth in the life science, bioscience, biotechnology and device manufacturing sectors. Oregon Bio offers a host of member services to lower operational costs and promote partnering, so members can achieve their scientific, economic and social potential. Oregon Bio is an affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.


Oregon Bioscience Association members are involved in cutting-edge research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, and environmental biotechnologies. Our corporate members range from entrepreneurial startups developing a first product to large multinationals. We also represent the state’s biotech research institutions, service providers to the industry, and academic centers of learning.

Did you know?

The Oregon bioscience community:

  • Has a total economic output of $10.7 billion
  • Includes 820 establishments
  • Directly and indirectly employs over 47,200 people with almost $3.4 billion in wages
  • Generates $3.8 billion in exports annually
  • Promotes diversity with 47% women and 22% minority employment (compared to 18% minority Oregon population)

Interested in learning more? Read our latest Economic Impact Study – Executive Summary.

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