OBI & OTRADI May 2022 Newsletter

OBI Client Company Wins

Inherent Targeting

StoneStable, Inc.


Gamma Diagnostics, Inc.


Hemex Health


Synergic Medical Technologies



Research in Your Back Yard
May 20 at 10 a.m.

Celebrate International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, by streaming an OBI/OTRADI panel titled, “Research in Our Backyard: Developing Cures, Creating Jobs in Oregon,” in partnership with the Oregon Alliance of Clinical Researchers.

In our panel discussion, we’ll be bringing together the perspectives of an Oregon Bioscience Incubator researcher, clinical researcher, patient, and the biopharmaceutical industry to explain everything that goes into developing treatments and cures for local patients and the important work happening here in our state.

Panelists: Emmanuel Akporiaye, Veana Therapeutics, an OBI resident company; Searcy Craighead, Oregon patient and member of Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus; Curt A. Heiting, B.B.A., President of Cyn3rgy Research and Development and member of the Oregon Alliance of Clinical Researchers; and Reid Porter, Senior Director of State Public Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Register here!

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

OBI has launched a Job Board where you can easily list your organization’s open positions. Click here to post your open positions. We’ll approve it on our end, and it will be posted for 30 days (and it’s renewable too).

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.

Don’t Miss the AOBIO Finale!

Join us for the inaugural Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience (AOBIO) Grand Finale & Innovation Showcase, an in-person celebration on May 26th, 2022, 3-7pm at Amaterra Winery in Portland.

You won’t want to miss the Big Check Moment, sponsored by OBI/OTRADI, when AOBIO Investors announce which of the four finalists have earned the angel investment, up to $300,000!

Finalists for AOBIO 2022 are:

All this and Amaterra wine and views! Join us for this special celebration of entrepreneurship in Oregon.

Purchase Tickets Here

Final Call to Complete
Bioscience Ecosystem Inventory Survey

The Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) is the state’s first and only bioscience-focused incubator. The multi-client company bioscience complex provides startups and scientists access to entrepreneurial mentoring, state-of-the-art bioscience facilities, meeting space, and shared equipment. While OBI currently provides free resources to the full community, we understand there are still some unmet needs and would like to learn more about how OBI can help fill resource gaps.

If you haven’t already, please take 15 minutes to fill out this survey to help assess the needs of the community by identifying additional resources needed. The survey will close at the end of May. Thank you!

Act Now for MedX @Düsseldorf!

Compete now for a free both at MEDICA’s Start-up Park! You target the global market, you believe in the success of your product and you are ready for the next big step towards internationalization. Your focus is now on networking and gaining visibility, and you are looking for the best way to connect with important partners. The Office of Economic Development Düsseldorf can offer you that unique opportunity with a booth at MEDICA’s Start-Up Park.

Applications accepted if your startup…

  • offers an innovative product/ service in digital health
  • is not registered in Germany
  • has 1–20 employees
  • was launched after 2017
  • has an annual turnover of 0–3 M Euro

Apply at MedX @Düsseldorf until 30th June 2022 to get selected for a pitch competition in order to compete for a spot at the global meeting point for digital pioneers – the Start-up Park. We will inform you by 8th July 2022 if you were chosen for a digital pitch competition in front of a jury. See this link for more details!

Upcoming Events

Zapproved Event:
The Myth of the Model Minority,
featuring OBI’s Associate Director Hazel Valdez
May 13, 2022
9:00-10:00 AM
Register here

Research in Your Back Yard
Panel Discussion
May 20, 2022
10:00-11:00 AM
Register here


AOBIO 2022 Grand Finale &
Innovation Showcase
May 26, 2022
3:00-7:00 PM
Amaterra Winery
Get tickets here