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SBIR Thinks Smaller

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Insight & Intelligence: Jan 24, 2013

SBIR Thinks Smaller
New rules taking effect on January 28 aim to draw investor-owned smaller biopharmas to the federal grant program and STTR, its companion.
Monday, January 28, marks a new era for the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, as new rules take effect that are designed to draw more small businesses in biopharma and other technologies to SBIR and its companion Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).

The changes were written more […]

January 29, 2013 |

SAM Medical Products Receives Investment from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — SAM Medical Products, Wilsonville, Oregon, has sold a minority stake in the company to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The cash investment will allow SAM Medical to accelerate new product development, and to expand their marketing and sales capabilities over the next five years.

SAM Medical Products President, Adrian Polliack , says of the opportunity “The Grand Ronde Tribal Council and Economic Development unit are very business savvy and the fact they are […]

January 22, 2013 |

Multiple sclerosis therapy enters phase 2

Oregon Business Magazine by Linda Baker
Date: January 2013

Multiple sclerosis is an immune disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks the myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. The resulting neurological symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to paralysis. Although existing therapies reduce inflammation caused by MS, researchers have long sought to develop a therapy that will actually repair the neurological damage.

Enter Artielle ImmunoTherapeutics, a Portland biotech company that will launch an FDA phase-two clinical trial […]

January 11, 2013 |

Reed College nets $3M gift from Amgen

Portland Business Journal by Susanne Stevens, Web Editor
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2013, 7:22 a.m. PST

Reed College will use a $3 million gift from Amgen to create a chair of chemical biology.

The California-based biotech company donated the money in honor of Roger Perlmutter, a former Amgen executive vice president of research and development and a Reed alum.

The donation for what will be named the Amgen-Perlmutter Chair is the largest corporate gift in Reed’s history.

“I owe my interest in fundamental research to […]

Galena Biopharma Announces Signature of Commercialization Partnership With Teva for Israel

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Galena Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:GALE), a biotechnology company focused on developing innovative, targeted oncology treatments, today announced it has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited for the commercialization of NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S or E75) in Israel.

“This agreement is the first piece of our global commercialization strategy,” said Mark Ahn, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Galena Biopharma. “Teva is a world-class pharmaceutical company and a major pharmaceutical company […]

December 5, 2012 |

Oregon biotech startups get rooms of their own

Portland Business Journal by Andy Giegerich , Business Journal staff writer
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 2:28pm PST – Last Modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:05pm PST

A new bioscience industry incubator, the state’s first, will cap a busy year for Oregon’s suddenly bustling biotechnology sector.

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute will open the biotech incubator in Portland’s South Waterfront District. OTRADI is a state-funded effort to commercialize various research.

As we’ve reported recently, the state’s biotech industry is surging, with a […]

December 1, 2012 |

Digital Health and Emerging Patient-Friendly Technologies The Focus Of Portland-Area Bio Conference

Oregon Bio 2012: Bioscience Digitization and Discovery features 45 world-renowned speakers, with a focus on digital platforms, a look at the “Hunger Games,” investor pitching, and STEM education at the Oct. 9 and 10 event


CONTACT: Dennis McNannay, executive director, Oregon Bio, 503.548.4432
Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, board member, Oregon Bio, 503.201.7019
Adrienne Webb, OTRADI, 541.954.4919

(Portland, Ore.) — Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, as “Oregon Digital Health and Bioscience Day,” kicking off Oregon’s […]

October 6, 2012 |

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Proclaims October 9, 2012 as Bioscience Day

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed Tuesday, October 9, 2012 as Oregon Digital Health and Bioscience Day.  This first-ever proclamation was made in support of the kick off of Oregon Bio’s annual conference, “Oregon Bio 2012: Bioscience Digitization and Discovery” as well as recognition of the converging advances in medical technology in Oregon and the growth of the biotechnology and life science sectors. Click here to read the proclamation.

October 5, 2012 |

Portland Mayoral Candidates Speak Out About Bioscience Industry’s Growth and Support

Tuesday, September 19, 2012

(Portland, Ore.) – The job description for Portland, Oregon’s next mayor is clearly economic development, at least that’s where the current two mayoral candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, agree. The candidates also agree in prioritizing access to capital and incentives to grow investments in the sector. However, they differ in how to make that happen.

“Both candidates acknowledge that they want to keep the life science and biotech industry growing here in Portland,” says Oregon Bioscience Association’s […]

September 19, 2012 |

Medcure Anatomical Tissue Bank Provides New Service In Europe

PORTLAND, Oregon –August 20, 2012 – MedCure announced it is opening a non-transplant anatomical tissue bank on September 1st, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This anatomical tissue bank in Amsterdam is the first of its kind and will provide much needed human cadaveric tissue specimens to be utilized by universities and medical researchers and educators in Europe.

“It has been traditionally difficult for researchers and physicians to acquire unembalmed cadavers for their research, education, or surgical training in Europe,” says April Salsbury, […]

August 28, 2012 |

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