OBI & OTRADI February 2019 Newsletter

OBI Graduate AbSci Establishes New Collaboration with Sanofi

Click here to read the press release.

2018 was a robust year for funding for OBI Client Companies, including Vir Biotechnology and OBI graduate AbSci.

If you do not have access to Portland Business Journal, please see this PDF of the article.

Oregon has the #1 highest NIH SBIR/STTR application success rate from 2008-2017, and Business Oregon and OTRADI/OBI are called out in this report.

February OBI BioMentor Highlight

OBI offers an extensive BioMentor program to provide pro bono advice and assistance to promising life science and digital health entrepreneurs across the state of Oregon. This month we are highlighting Andrew Barofsky, President and CEO at RevMedx, Inc.

As a BioMentor, Andrew can help entrepreneurs with questions regarding intellectual property and patents, startup funding, government funded research and development, medical device regulatory and quality, product development and manufacturing.

Click here to learn more about our BioMentor program and to see our network of BioMentor contacts.

To connect with BioMentors, please fill out this form.

OBI Client Company Wins

OBI/OTRADI was highlighted as the Portland IQ’s Partner in this lovely article. Thank you to the Portland IQ for the kind words.

OBI welcomed new client company Caregiven in January!

Caring for someone who won’t get better is one of the most expensive and traumatic experiences we all will go through; Caregiven’s digital health platform guides families to the appropriate end-of-life support and services so they can spend less time overwhelmed by administrative tasks and more meaningful time with their loved-one.


OBI hosted a holiday party in December to thank all of our client companies for a wonderful year!



OBI partnered with Tonkon Torp to host our very first OBI Digital Health Mixer in January.

Join us for these upcoming OBI and OBI-Partner events:

Partner Event: Tonkon Talks – The California Consumer Privacy Act is on February 6th from 12-1PM. Register now. Free to attend.

OBI Event: Our monthly Accelerate Bio & Digital Health Happy Hour is on February 7th at OBI/OTRADI. Register now. Free to attend.

OBI Event: OBI is hosting a Lunch & Learn on sales and marketing on February 28th from 12-1PM. Register now. Free to attend.

Partner Event: Oregon Bioscience Association’s signature event Bio on the Rocks is on March 19th from 5-8:30PM. Register now. $35-$75 to attend.

Partner Event: OHSU’s 2019 Commercialization Conference will be March 27-28th. Register now. $20-$125 to attend.