US FDA approves Gilead’s antiviral Veklury®(Remdesivir) for treatment of COVID-19

— Veklury Is First and Only FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19 in the United States —
— Veklury Shortened Time to Recovery By Five Days in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients —

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced on Oct. 22 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antiviral drug Veklury® (remdesivir) for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization. As an antiviral drug, Veklury works to stop replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Previously authorized by the […]

Oregon Trade Associations Team up on #COVID-19 Response

Major trade organizations Oregon Bioscience Association, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Built Oregon are working together to establish a resource platform to identify, support and discover availability of care supplies and inventory for research and testing needs to address the unprecedented health pandemic COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”). An immediate survey – COVID-19: Supply and Equipment Inventory in Oregon

Oregon Bio on COVID-19: 11 Tips to manage and mitigate small business impact

During this time of significant disruption to local bio businesses, firms and organizations, as well as the potential global effects that are sure to be felt at all levels, Oregon Bio has researched some helpful resources and asked a few experts about short-term support to help small businesses mitigate and manage through this worldwide pandemic.

What Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order means for bioscience in Oregon

On March 23, Governor Brown issued Executive Order No. 20-12 expanding on her previous restrictions on business operations. We are thankful for the work Gov. Brown and the legislature are doing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  If Gov. Brown decides it is necessary to expand upon this Executive Order, we will continue to advocate for the adoption of the federal DHS/CISA list of Essential Businesses as part of any additional “Stay Home/Shelter in Place” order.  The current order lists additional […]

Oregon Bio Builds Oregon and SW Washington Industry Partnering Directory

Our members have been telling us first hand of the efforts and products they are making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, from testing kits to medical interventions. They have also asked for potential partner names to help receive vital supplies and more broadly distribute their resources.