OBI client companies have access to a state-of-the-art facility equipped with advanced equipment and staffed by experts in the health, sciences and business sectors. Together, the OBIâ€™s offerings help scientists and young companies to focus on turning their research into discoveries.
Oregon has more than 760 bioscience establishments, with promising projections of continued growth. As part of the OBIâ€™s underlying mission to spur job creation and business growth, its facility could not be better positioned to do so. Located in Portlandâ€™s South Waterfront, the OBI has stunning views of the Willamette River and is situated along the areaâ€™s health and sciences cluster, providing additional opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
The 16,800-square-foot complex includes lab and office space, equipment and instrumentation, and conference space for meetings and events. OBI client companies can lease private offices and labs, as well as work alongside fellow tenants in shared spaces.
The OBI is outfitted with advanced machinery, including the following shared equipment:
- Three autoclaves
- Refrigerator (4C)
- Upright freezer (-20C)
- Upright freezer (-80C)
- Ice maker
- Refrigerated centrifuge (bench top)
- Glassware washer
- Milli-Q deionized water purification system
- Biosafety cabinet/tissue culture hood
- Chemical fume hood
- Two water-jacketed CO2 incubators
- Bead bath for tissue culture media
- Cell culture microscope