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Exclusive: Growing Portland biotech startup snags $5.1M investment
Health Care Inc. Northwest
April 11, 2016

Elizabeth Hayes: Oregon aims to be home for health innovation
Portland Business Journal
April 8, 2016

Elizabeth Hayes: How Oregon ranks in biotech support
Portland Business Journal
February 26, 2016

Cover story: Oregon’s biotech industry stirs
Portland Business Journal
February 26, 2016

State expands program to connect bioscience entrepreneurs with mentors
The Register-Guard
September 6, 2015

A program to help Oregon biotech entrepreneurs and business startups has expanded its statewide reach, with the goal of helping to grow these companies and the state’s economy …

Six bioscience startups move into Portland’s OTRADI incubator
The Register-Guard
August 3, 2015

Moving into the new 3,800-square-foot extension on the first floor of the OBI building on Portland’s South Waterfront …

OTRADI signs on new operations officer
Portland Business Journal
July 27, 2015

OTRADI announced that Sarah Biber will serve as operations and programs officer for the non-profit, state sponsored group. In the post, Biber will be responsible for the OTRADI …

OTRADI Bioscience Incubator Open House
Portland Business Alliance
July 25, 2015

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) invites the public to an open house at its newly opened Bioscience Incubator, Oregon’s first and only bioscience-specific …

A living guide to 17 Portland incubators and accelerators
Portland Business Journal
June 22, 2015

The OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) is again recognized by the Business Journal as one of the region’s active business accelerators.

OSU gets new biotech lab
Corvallis Gazette-Times
March 12, 2015

Otradi branch will try to nurture new business

New lab in Corvallis
Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC)
March 13, 2015

Tucked away in a corner of the basement of Oregon State University’s pharmacy building is a small lab that could reap big benefits for biotech researchers at OSU and throughout the southern Willamette Valley …

OSU gets new biotech lab: OTRADI branch will try to nuture new businesses
Corvallis Gazette-Times
March 12, 2015

Tucked away in a corner of the basement of the OSU pharmacy building is a…

OSU opens lab to foster biotech business
OregonLive.com
March 12, 2015

Dubbed OTRADI South, it’s the first outpost beyond the Portland area for the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute, one of three nonprofit signature research centers run by …

OTRADI profile
GuideStar.com guide to non-profits
March 8, 2015

OTRADI IS A NON-PROFIT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION, SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE STATE OF OREGON

OTRADI South Open House
The Erlenmeyer Flask
March 5, 2015

Come join us to meet the scientists, check out the robot and plan your …

Portland bioscience incubator expansion almost complete
Health Care Inc Northwest (PBJ)
February 27, 2015

The current 13,000-square-foot space is growing by another 3,800 square feet downstairs in the same building, at 4640 S.W. Macadam Ave.

Industry Notes: OTRADI expansion and other real estate…
Oregonian
February 26, 2015

The facility at 4640 S.W. Macadam in Portland, provides laboratory and office space, shared scientific equipment and crucial mentoring for startup bioscience companies in Oregon.

Meet the 2015 class of 40 under 40 – Aronora’s Eric Tucker
Portland Business Journal
February 12, 2015

Our editorial team chose this year’s honorees based on a combination of their career accomplishments, community service contributions and other factors.

It’s a library, metaphorically speaking
OSU Terra
February 12, 2015

Neither Jennifer Fox nor Robbie Allen is a poet. But when explaining their work to others, these scientists often rely on that pillar of poetry, the metaphor.

Incubators & Accelerators www.oregon4biz.com
Business Oregon
January 13, 2015

Business incubators and accelerators take a variety of forms and provide different types and levels of support, but they can be great places to help an entrepreneur establish and grow an emerging business.

6 OTRADI Videos
YouTube
January 13, 2015

Oregon State University online catalog
OSU.edu
January 13, 2015

ONAMI is Oregon’s first “signature research center” for the purpose of sustaining and growing Oregon’s innovation economy.

Ashwood Group management consultants
Online resource guide
January 13, 2015

Oregon’s hot bioscience industry expands; invests
Oregon Business
January 13, 2015

A Portland-based bioscience incubator will be growing its scope in the Willamette Valley as it plans on opening OTRADI South on the Oregon State campus.

OHSU Invent Seminars
January 12, 2015

Bioscience incubator heads South
Portland Business Journal
January 12, 2015

This year it became clear that we could best serve new biotechnology concepts emerging from OSU and University of Oregon by opening a second location much closer to their facilities and researchers…

OTRADI bioscience incubator is expanding to Corvallis
Portland Business Journal
January 12, 2015

Bioscience researchers in Central and Southern Oregon will soon have another option for laboratory space, signaling growth for the hot sector. Click the PBJ link above for the rest of the story.

Saturday Academy features former OTRADI “apprentice”
Saturday Academy website
2015

As the ASE program coordinator, I often do not get the chance to spend much time with the students during the summer or attend many of the intern’s presentations during the annual ASE Symposium …

Healthtech: How an OHSU researcher lured a Japanese company to Portland
Portland Business Journal

October 29, 2014

In 1988, Tom Shearer took a sabbatical from OHSU at Kyoto University in Japan. Today, he helps collaborators at Japan-based pharmaceutical company Senju do basic research at their lab in the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator.

Biotech incubator receives state funds
Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon
September 16, 2014

The state’s incubator for new biotech firms kicked off a $1 million funding campaign on Monday with the announcement of a $325,000 grant from Governor Kitzhaber’s Strategic Reserve Fund.

A living guide to Portland’s startup incubators and business accelerators
Portland Business Journal
July 10, 2014

The OTRADI Bioscience Incubator is featured in “A living guide to Portland’s startup incubators and business accelerators” recently published in the Portland Business Journal. Those profiled were named as “some of the best-known organizations in town.” It is great for OBI to have made such a list; having just celebrated its first anniversary last month. Click the PBJ link above for the full story.

At one year anniversary, Portland bioscience incubator readies for expansion
Portland Business Journal, Health Care Inc Northwest
June 17, 2014

The OTRADI Bioscience Incubator is at 100 percent occupancy and plans to expand
Women of Influence 2014: OTRADI’s Jennifer Fox on the power of good people

Portland Business Journal
April 22, 2014
Award winner Dr. Fox details developments at OTRADI and the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator two days before she is recognized at the Portland Business Journal’s annual Awards luncheon.

Portland Incubator Roundup
Portland Business Journal

March 25, 2014

OTRADI is a nonprofit partially funded by the state and aimed at commercializing bioscience research.

Cool Spaces: Marrying first rate research labs with a killer view
Portland Business Journal – Real Estate Daily
Jan. 27, 2014
Jennifer Fox was a researcher before she signed on as executive director of the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute.

She knows what research labs tend to look like — windowless facilities, often in basements.

What’s on tap for Oregon’s Signature Research Centers
Portland Business Journal
Jan. 9, 2014

I grabbed lunch with the executive directors of the state’s three signature research centers — Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technology Center (Oregon BEST), Oregon Translational Research & Development Institute (OTRADI), and Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) — and found out what each will be focused on in 2014.

Oregon’s Building Blocks for Bioscience Sector
Industryweek

Dec. 18, 2013

Oregon knew it had the talent and the ideas, but the question was how to get to the marketplace. The answer was the the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI).

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute Fosters Economic Growth
Lake Oswego Rotary Club

Dec. 2, 2013

Dr. Jennifer Fox, the executive director of OTRADI, spoke of the state’s efforts to promote Oregon as an incubator of scientific innovation and invention. It is Oregon’s effort to keep the best and brightest of our citizens in the state by helping them to develop their creations into real products and, in the process, make living wage jobs for Oregon’s workers.

Oregon Translational Research & Development Institutes Fills Bioscience Incubator Within Six Months of Opening
Bio IT World
Oct. 10, 2013

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) announced that it had filled the state’s first bioscience-specific incubator within two months of opening. OTRADI most recently welcomed Floragenex Inc.

No More Space at Oregon’s Biotech Incubator
Portland Business Journal
Aug. 16, 2013

A Eugene biotech company that developed technology to assist genetic researchers is taking the fifth and final spot in Oregon’s first bioscience-specific incubator.

Bioscience Growth Can Boost City’s Economy
Portland Tribune
May 23, 2013

Oregon’s need for job growth is a conversation that extends well beyond the Capitol walls this legislative session. In our businesses and homes, we’re debating how to solve Oregon’s unemployment and underemployment issues.

Bioscience Incubator to Set Industry Growth in Motion
The Lund Report
May 6, 2013

Oregon’s need for job growth is a conversation that extends well beyond the capitol walls this legislative session. In our businesses and homes, we’re debating how to solve Oregon’s unemployment and underemployment issues.

Betting on Biotech
Oregon Business
April 29, 2013

A South Carolina native, biologist Jennifer Fox, Ph.D., followed research opportunities to Tulane University, Northwestern and, eventually, the University of Oregon, where her work focused on drug resistance in breast cancer. In 2008 she moved to the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI), a nonprofit that helps scientists fund and execute advanced bioscience research.

New biotech incubator names first two startups
Portland Business Journal
March 19, 2013

Biotech boosters are hoping Oregon’s first bioscience incubator will launch the industry to the next level.The OTRADI Bioscience Incubator or OBI will open this spring on Southwest Macadam Ave. in a 13,000 square foot complex not far from Oregon Health & Science University.

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute Announces First Bioscience Incubator Client Companies
Oregon Bioscience Association
March 19, 2013

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) announces local companies Aronora and AbSci as the first clients of the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI), Oregon’s first and only bioscience-specific accelerator for technology and science companies.

OTRADI names Jennifer Fox executive director
Portland Business Journal
February 25, 2013

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute’s board voted to appoint interim director Jennifer Fox, who holds a doctorate in molecular and cellular biology, as its new executive director.

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute Names Jennifer Fox as the Organization’s Executive Director
Oregon Bioscience Association
February 21, 2013

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute’s (OTRADI) board voted to appoint Interim Director Jennifer Fox, Ph.D., to the executive director position on Friday, April 8 at its quarterly meeting.

OTRADI Bioscience Incubator opens spring 2013
Oregon Bioscience Association
February 20, 2013

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) will open the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) in spring 2013. OBI is the first incubator devoted exclusively to bioscience companies and research. In addition to providing services to resident companies, OBI will provide a wide-range of services to bioscience companies throughout the state.

Non-Profit Plans Bioscience Complex In Portland’s South Waterfront
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Dec. 4, 2012

An Oregon research center has announced plans to open a new bioscience complex in Portland’s South Waterfront District.

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute is non-profit, funded primarily by the state. It focuses on taking ideas generated in university labs or at small start-ups and helping them progress to market.

Biotech gets an incubator
Portland Business Journal
Nov. 30, 2012

The state is about to make a big bet on biotech.

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute, a state-funded effort to commercialize bioscience, plans to open the state’s first biotech incubator in Portland’s South Waterfront District.

Oregon biotech startups get rooms of their own
Portland Business Journal
Nov. 29, 2012

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

WLHS Junior Wins Award at Oregon Bioscience Conference
West Linn Tidings
Nov. 14, 2012

West Linn High School junior Priyanka Basak won Best High School Student Poster by the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute. Basak presented her research at this year’s Oregon Bioscience Association Conference in October.

Oregon Biotech: A Slow Train Coming
Portland Business Journal
Oct. 26, 2012

Our piece in today’s paper on Oregon’s biotechnology scene — it’s showing some signs of life — follows several recent key developments.

Q&A: Assessing Biotech’s Future
Portland Business Journal
Oct. 24, 2012

The addition of CytoDyn Inc. to Oregon’s biotech scene is just the tip of the industry iceberg. The economic impact from bioscience-related companies has increased four-fold since 2006.

Translational Research Group Appoints Fox Interim Director
Portland Business Journal
June 28, 2012

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute has named Jennifer Fox as interim director.

Partially funded by the Oregon Innovation Council and administered by the Oregon Business Development Department, the institute partners with state universities and industries to commercialize therapeutics to combat infectious and other diseases.

 

Commerce Department’s EDA Highlights West Coast Projects Supporting Regional Development and Innovation
U.S. Department of Commerce
Nov. 9, 2010

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez visited Portland, Ore., today to recognize the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) i6 Challenge winners from EDA’s Seattle region.

Oregon research centers land $1M
Portland Business Journal
Sept. 23, 2010

Three Oregon signature research centers will share a $1 million federal award for technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Oregon is one of six winners of the i6 Challenge, a new $12 million competition by the federal government.

Oregon wins $1 million in federal competition
The Oregonian
Sept. 23, 2010

Three Oregon research groups will split $1 million in federal funds to promote commercialization of new technologies.

The Oregon Translational Research & Drug Development Institute (OTRADI), the Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center and the Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute ONAMI are the state’s three “signature research centers.”