Leading Organizations in the Pacific Northwest Sign MOU for Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network, a Partnership to Fuel Innovation

New partnership among British Columbia, Washington and Oregon boosts innovation by introducing startups to cross-border funding and collaboration opportunities

SEATTLE, Dec 8, 2017 – Today, nearly 50 organizations in the Pacific Northwest convened at Cambia Grove in Seattle to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing the Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network, a partnership of incubators, accelerators, universities, investors and industry associations that have pledged to work collaboratively in support of entrepreneurs and researchers across British Columbia, Washington state and […]


Two Winners Announced from Nine Startups and Ten Research Innovators at Oregon Bioscience Showcase 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 21, 2017

TWO WINNERS ANNOUNCED FROM NINE STARTUPS AND TEN RESEARCH INNOVATORS AT OREGON BIOSCIENCE SHOWCASE 2017
Young researcher and entrepreneurial medical device company take top honors

 CONTACT: Dianne Danowski Smith, Board member, (503) 201-7019, @OregonBio

 (Portland, Ore.) – With just three minutes each, ten high school and academic researchers had three minutes to ‘fast pitch’ their projects to the 300+ bioscience professionals in the audience at the Oct. 30, 2017 Oregon Bioscience Showcase. It was […]


Nine Startups and Ten Researchers Share Their Innovations at Oregon Bioscience Showcase 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 24, 2017

NINE STARTUPS AND TEN RESEARCHERS SHARE THEIR INNOVATIONS AT OREGON BIOSCIENCE SHOWCASE 2017
Oregon Governor Kate Brown  (@OregonGovBrown) will provide opening comments to highlight the entrepreneurs’ event #OregonBio2017

 CONTACT: Denise McCarty, Executive Director, (503) 548-4432
Dianne Danowski Smith, Board member, (503) 201-7019, @OregonBio

(Portland, Ore.) — Nine emerging device, diagnostic and digital health startups will get just 10 minutes to highlight their companies at Oregon Bioscience Showcase 2017’s 6th Annual Company Pitch Showcase on […]


Governor Kate Brown to Launch Bio Researchers’ and Entrepreneurs’ Sessions at the Oregon Bioscience Showcase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 17, 2017

GOVERNOR KATE BROWN TO LAUNCH BIO RESEARCHERS’ AND ENTREPRENEURS’ SESSIONS AT THE OREGON BIOSCIENCE SHOWCASE
The first-ever appearance by an Oregon Governor at the entrepreneurs’ event will highlight the researchers’ fast pitch and the company showcase #OregonBio2017

CONTACT: Denise McCarty, Executive Director, (503) 548-4432
Dianne Danowski Smith, Board member, (503) 201-7019, @OregonBio

(Portland, Ore.)  – Attendees at the Oregon Bioscience Showcase will hear from Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) as she launches the high-profile event with opening […]


Portland-Based Immuno-oncologist Dr. Bernard A. Fox To Present at Siena, Italy Conference

October 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patricia Pearson, ppearson@ubivac.com

Siena, Italy—Dr. Bernard A. Fox, internationally known expert in immuno-oncology will meet with other cancer experts here Saturday to discuss recent advances in treatmentsthat hold promise for improved treatments and increased survival for patients with cancer. Dr. Fox, chief executive officer, UbiVac, www.ubivac.com, will discuss the latest research in agonistic antibodies in an era of antagonistic antibodies. He will provide insights into mono-therapy, as well as combination and/or sequential therapies from […]


Oregon’s Life Science Industry on Display: Oregon Bioscience Showcase 2017

The first-ever Oregon Bioscience Showcase, on October 30, combines the Research Fast Pitch and Company Pitch Showcase, presenting emerging companies and rising-star researchers #OregonBio2017

CONTACT: Denise McCarty, Executive Director, (503) 548-4432
Dianne Danowski Smith, Board member, (503) 201-7019, @OregonBio

(Portland, Ore.)  – Three minutes. That’s all the time nine local researchers and students will have to showcase their research and projects to a room full of bioscience professionals, enthusiasts and judges. This is their unique opportunity to discuss their emerging […]


Grant-supported interns available for your company

Oregon Bio is excited to partner with OHSU and OSU to connect member companies with qualified interns.

We will help match your needs to highly motivated and qualified undergraduate and graduate level interns from OSU and OHSU. Timing for Ph.D. students can be flexible, by mutual arrangement.

For more information, please contact Lynn Ekstedt, lynn.ekstedt@oregonstate.edu


OTRADI Bioscience Incubator Creates Smart Health Annex for Digital Health Startups

The Rest of the Story: Oregon Bioscience Association’s 2016-’17 Annual Report

Dylan Vance and his team at Jupiter Devices have a vision for a commercially successful product that could one day help millions of diabetics receive blood sugar readings in a noninvasive, accurate and efficient way.

But transforming that product vision into commercial success also requires a bold vision of the kind of environment that can bring their idea to reality.

Enter the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator’s new Smart Health Annex.

“We were looking […]


Oregon Bio Offers New Member-Friendly Web Design, New CRM

The Rest of the Story: Oregon Bioscience Association’s 2016-’17 Annual Report

Exactly how many marketing people does it take to redesign and enhance a bioscience association’s website?

Well, if that association’s marketing manager has a Ph.D. in engineering from Cal-Berkeley, the answer may only need to be one.

Ashley Fritz, marketing manager for Oregon Bio, spent a large part of the previous year positioning her design eye and her engineering brain to give the association’s website a new look and feel. As […]


Oregon’s Bio Talent Pool Boosted by Innovative Grant

The Rest of the Story: Oregon Bioscience Association’s 2016-’17 Annual Report

If there’s a common challenge shared by all Oregon bioscience companies, Lisa Hale of Grace Bio-Labs efficiently sums it up from her company’s perspective and location in Bend.  “Our success depends on attracting and retaining talent in Central Oregon,” says Hale, vice president of the fast-growing Central Oregon biotech company.

The vital, statewide goal of expanding the world-class talent pool of highly trained workers for Oregon’s bio companies recently received […]