OBI & OTRADI November 2021 Newsletter

OBI Client Company Wins



Hemex Health




Congratulations on all of your achievements!

OBI’s Mentor of the Month:
Tanya Leavy

Tanya Leavy, JD, is one of our wonderful volunteer mentors. She is experienced in the field of intellectual property law, with a specialty in patent law, practicing in the patent space for over a decade. Her law degree is from the Fordham Law school.

Tanya also has a Ph.D. in chemical biology, with a specialty in organic chemistry, from the University of California at Berkeley. She has worked with a number of startup companies in the biotechnology area to provide strategic patent guidance to help them to develop and protect their innovations.

Her colleagues describe Tanya as hardworking, with attention to detail, a collaborative work style, and a creative problem solver.

Thank you, Tanya, for contributing to the success of our mentees!

Hiring or Seeking?
Post it on OBI’s Job Board 

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We’re excited to announce that OBI has launched a Job Board, and we’d love to list your organization’s open positions. Click here to post your open positions.

And, if you’re a job seeker and would like to have your resume reviewed by recruiters in the community, please upload your resume to the “submit resume” section of our job board.

2021 Tech Pay Data Now Available

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Milliman recently released the results of the 30th annual Northwest Technology Compensation Survey featuring updated pay data on more than 200 technology positions, objectively and confidentially compiled from 92 major Northwest Technology employers. The survey results include expanded data on salary trends, turnover, benefit costs, telecommuting, sign-on bonus, hot skills, compensation program elements, and more.

To access the full survey results, click here. TAO members get a $50 discount if they use the code TAO2021.

Need an Employer Health Plan?

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Beginning November 1, Oregon Bioscience Association members can request quotes for group health insurance with an effective date of January 1, 2022. The enhanced benefits include:

  • Multiple-Carrier Quoting – Mercer platform will shop several well-known local and national health carriers, discuss your needs and find the best plan options.
  • Low Minimum – Enrollment for as few as 2 employees.
  • Easy Online Enrollment – Paperless enrollment for you and your employees.
  • HR Administrative Portal – Helps you easily manage multiple carriers and plans.
This is part of the BIO Business Solutions program, which is a national buying program through BIO. Please contact Julie Black at Oregon Bio directly, for more information or to request a quote.

Medication Adherence Saves Medicare up to $46.6B

A recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) study found that medication use is improving among seniors and vulnerable beneficiary populations. Better adherence to medicines used to treat common chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes is estimated to have saved the Medicare program between $27B and $46.6B in avoided health care costs between 2013 and 2018.


Join Us For These Upcoming OBI Events

Virtual Lunch & Learn: The Three Sectors
Where Digital is Transforming Patient Care
November 17, 2021
12:00-1:00 PM
Register now!



Virtual Lunch & Learn: Utilizing Value Assessments
to Determine Clinical & Cost Effectiveness
December 1, 2021
12:00-1:00 PM
Register now!


Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health
Virtual Happy Hour

December 9, 2021
5:00-6:30 PM
Register now!


Other Great Community Events

Keiretsu Forum Investor Capital Expo
November 10-11 and 17-18, 2021
Registration details here


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Biotech Summit 2021
Biomarker and the Promise of Precision Medicine
November 12, 2021
1:30-3:30 PM
Register here


Partners in Diversity Say Hey!~Virtual
November 16, 2021
4:30-6:30 PM
Register here


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Technology Association of Oregon:
Health Tech Summit
November 15-16, 2021
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
More information here


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Oregon Entrepreneurs Network:
November 18, 2021
5:00-8:00 PM
More information here