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 […]


Annual Conference Tops Attendance; Focuses on Emerging Researchers and Company Showcase

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

It’s impossible not to notice Jackie Wirz’s enthusiasm when it comes to the diverse members of the state’s bio landscape getting together for Oregon Bio’s annual conference as they did at Reed College last October.

“Our community is vibrant, excited, and performing incredible work,” says Wirz, assistant dean for student affairs in graduate studies at OHSU and coordinator of the conference’s “Research Fast Pitch” competition. “From bacteria that can solve […]


WEB ONLY: Making Internal Processes More Efficient, Bio Staff Creates Time to Focus On Members

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

If you ask Oregon Bio’s executive director Denise McCarty or the association’s director of member services and business development Julie Black how the last year happened to go by so quickly, they may not have an answer.

But with an Oregon Bioscience Association agenda that included mapping in-house processes to look for automation possibilities, creating and launching a redesigned website, implementing a new CRM system or transitioning to QuickBooks online, […]