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Based on recent information, Sparrow will now develop SPI-62, our best-in-class, proprietary HSD-1 inhibitor, as a new treatment for endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. We’re quite excited by the synergies of that new opportunity with our existing programs that could result in two (or more) new proprietary products without additional financing beyond Series A.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” Order on Monday, March 23, 2020. By this Proclamation 20-25, Proclamation 20-05 and all amendments to it remain in effect as otherwise amended and Proclamations 20-05, 20-07, 20-11, 20-13, and 20-14 are amended and superseded by this Proclamation (20-25) to impose a Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order throughout Washington State, which prohibits all people in Washington State from leaving their homes or participating in social, spiritual and […]
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 –
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.
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 […]
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.
4 March, 2020 – 11:06 by Tony Quested – Cambridge life sciences influencer Abcam has paid an undisclosed sum to acquire a major detection tools business in the US. The UK company, which supplies life science tools to researchers worldwide, has bought Marker Gene Technologies, an Oregon company that has been a market leader in its field for two decades.
In the last issue, we introduced you to Carlos Crespo, Dr.PH, a doctor of Public Health with Portland State University. He’s using his own cultural background to build a new approach to cultivating diversity in new scientists/researchers.
Dr. Crespo and colleagues spearheaded a 10-year NIH grant to expose emerging college students to the fields of biomedical research. His grant application arrived at NIH (National Institutes of Health) at a time when NIH wanted to examine how to […]
The Health Technology Collaborative recently completed its charge from Business Oregon, via a grant in the High Impact Opportunity Program (HIOP). The results of the feasibility study dovetail well with the mission of the Health Technology Collaborative, which is to accelerate the growth of health technology in Oregon by providing innovators with sector-specific prototyping technology and access to a community of experts.
The $148,000 HIOP support was granted to the HTC in January, 2019, to examine the feasibility of […]