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Creating biomedical, virtual-reality, servant engineers

If a local, seasoned biotech pro is asked to name a successful and growing biomedical university training program, odds are George Fox University’s emerging biomed engineering program wouldn’t come up in the conversation. Not yet anyway.

“That’s because we’ve somehow remained one of the region’s best kept secrets,” responds Robert F. Harder, Ph.D., Executive Dean of Industrial Enterprise and the founding Dean of Engineering at #ORBioMember George Fox University. Harder – who today oversees one of the area’s most […]

September 15, 2021 |

News: Surgeons’ test drive, KPIs for execs, Makers & [bio] Markers and more!

Weekly Update – 8-16-2021

In this issue (to read it now online, click on

Lazarus 3D: Test drives for surgeons
Acumen: How to –> KPIs and executive compensation
Twist Bioscience: Less means far more
Pacific Hills Farms: Right crop in the right place
Acumed: A great place to work

ICYMI (highlights of key news/updates):

Free: Mini Bio Pro lunch and learn – August 17
New Program: Makers & [bio] […]

August 16, 2021 |

Thought Leadership: How do you position your company to attract top leadership talent?

Karen Anderson of #ORBiomember Acumen Executive Search contributed this article to share thought leadership about how in a tight bioscience market, can we position our companies and organizations to attract top talent.

The pandemic forced us to alter our focus to what is most important: namely family, human connection, good health, flexible work arrangements, and most importantly, the “why.”  Needs and criteria of top talent have changed dramatically. 

A recent […]

June 16, 2021 |

News: BIO Digital ’21, company kudos, events and more –>6/10/2021

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Check out all the news, the new BioPro class catalogue and more updates in the OR Bio Weekly Update here, including:

– BIO Digital 2021 is on!

– Wow: Sparrow Pharmaceuticals officially launches with $50 million Series A

– Kudos: OHSU plays key role in study of blood test to detect cancer

– Wow, redux: Biogen gets FDA approval for Alzheimer’s Rx

– Member news: Cascade Chemistry expands, acquired by Aceto

– Partner […]

June 10, 2021 |

Meet Twist Bioscience and Find Out Why They’re Coming to Oregon

May 17, 2021 — Oregon Bio is excited to introduce you to Twist Bioscience, a California, Bay-Area company that announced late last year they are opening up their state-of-the-art manufacturing and processing facility just south of Portland. And bringing 400 jobs.

We met with Twist’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Angela Bitting, to ask a few questions and see how the plans are shaping up.

OR Bio:  […]

May 17, 2021 |

News: Hiring surge happening in Oregon’s life science and biotech sectors – Career match event to link seekers with area’s largest industry firms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, May 13, 2021

(Portland, Ore.) – The industry is hiring as fast as it can.

The bioscience industry provides direct and indirect employment of 47,000 jobs in Oregon, showing substantial growth in the past decade. With large company expansions such as Genentech’s Hillsboro Individualized Therapies, Micro Systems Engineering’s upcoming Lake Oswego-area advanced automated manufacturing expansion and the arrival of Twist Bioscience’s ‘Factory of the Future’ soon breaking ground in Wilsonville, a surge of open jobs has bio […]

May 13, 2021 |

Oregon Bio Weekly Newsletter –> 4-26-2021

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Check out all the news and updates in this week’s newsletter – click here.

Event: Finding and working with angel funders in life sciences – BREX event – 5/4

Event: Cinco de Bio Roundtable: Inclusive Mentoring – 5/5

Event: Jobs galore can be found at Oregon Bio Virtual Career Fair: Sign up now to meet your match – 5/20

Survey: Take the 2021 Life Sciences Total Rewards Survey by 5/14

News: Elevate Capital announces financing from Bank of America

News: […]

April 26, 2021 |

Oregon Bio Weekly Newsletter- –> 4-7-2021

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Check out all the stories in this week’s newsletter – click here.

Learn more about:

How to apply for BIO’s Startup Stadium

Advocacy Alert: Stop House Resolution 3

My vantage point: Violence against Asian Americans means ‘they must speak up’

Supply chain issues? BIO issues information and help for companies with Defense Act-related supply chain challenges

#Spotlight: Meet new #ORBioMember Laboratory Equipment Company

Industry talk: Happening now on Oregon Bio’s LinkedIn feedCB Richard Ellis names Portland in newly released ‘Leading Life […]

April 7, 2021 |

We’re Hiring: Marketing and Projects Coordinator

Marketing and Projects Coordinator (full-time)

The Marketing and Projects Coordinator will be responsible for executing and tracking marketing activities for a variety of projects and events, provide project management and administrative support for the organization. In addition, a substantial level of planning, project management and administrative coordination responsibility exists, requiring frequent and routine interaction with Oregon Bio members and community stakeholders.  The Marketing and Projects Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, the Oregon Bio team and its contractors. Many […]

February 22, 2021 |

Scientific advisers to the C.D.C. have been discussing the details of federal guidance on who qualifies for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot and why. A recommendation by the panel is expected… [...]

NIH vouches for new kidney disease diagnostic that doesn't rely on faulty race-based calculations apark Thu, 09/23/2021 - 14:44 [...]

The discussion, which continues on Thursday, could result in most Americans qualifying for an extra shot, or only a select few. [...]

The most common method of assessing the condition may make Black patients seem less ill than they really are, some experts say. A new report calls for scrapping the formula. [...]

A lawsuit brought on by the Montana Medical Association is challenging the state's ban on employer vaccine mandates. The association, along with other hospitals and patient groups, filed a lawsuit Wednesday… [...]