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DesignMedix’s malaria drug to enter clinical trials with support from NIH


CONTACT: Sandra Shotwell, CEO,, 503-348-0855

Portland OR: DesignMedix Inc., a drug development company targeting drug resistant infectious diseases, has entered into an agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will pave the way for first-in-human clinical trials of DesignMedix’s malaria drug DM1157. The agreement is with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH, and builds on the strong package […]

April 10th, 2017|

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,


April 6th, 2017|

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 […]

April 5th, 2017|

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 […]

April 5th, 2017|

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 […]

April 5th, 2017|


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Roche dumps lead asset from its $725M Seragon buy badams Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:39 [...]

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New conductor, old tune from U.K. pharma lobby as ABPI threatens exodus badams Thu, 04/27/2017 - 04:34 [...]

GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche says revenues rose 4 percent in the first quarter, powered partly by improved U.S. sales of two recently launched cancer medicines. The Basel-based c [...]

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors pore over a large batch of company earnings reports. [...]

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co.’s net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter as it was hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials. T [...]

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