OBI & OTRADI December 2022 Newsletter

Happy Holidays from Oregon Bioscience Incubator!

OBI Team

To observe the holidays and spend time with our families, OBI/OTRADI will be closed December 23-January 2. We wish you all a joyful holiday season and a happy start to 2023!

Rene Miller Promoted to OBI Associate Director

Following the departure of Hazel Valdez, Rene Miller has been promoted to the Associate Director position. Rene first joined the Oregon Bioscience Incubator/OTRADI in January 2020. As Associate Director, Rene recruits and helps select new client companies to join the incubator, implements and markets community and client programs and events, leads DEI initiatives, and manages communications and social media outreach.

Rene holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Business from Portland State University and Clinical Laboratory Science from Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Science in Nutrition from University of Western States. Her background includes clinical laboratory experience and small business ownership. As a longtime Chamber of Commerce participant, she also brought her interest in supporting and encouraging business growth and development to the OBI.

Welcome GenerX to the OBI

GenerX, a pharmaceutical development company, has moved its headquarters from California to the OBI. GenerX is engaged in the development, manufacturing, acquisition, licensing, and partnership of sterile injectable generic drug products for the U.S. and overseas markets. Their mission is to provide affordable generic medicines to patients through innovative solutions by leveraging our expertise and partnerships with world class FDA approved manufacturing facilities.

GenerX moved into one of our brand new labs on December 1, and we are thrilled to have them join us!

Client Company Wins


Synergic Medical Technologies

Gamma Diagnostics

Suturegard Medical



Congratulations on all of your achievements!

VertueLab’s Federal Funding News

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VertueLab’s December newsletter is chock full of federal funding opportunities and resources, such as:

As one of Oregon’s signature research centers (alongside OTRADI and ONAMI), VertueLab is always there to help Oregon entrepreneurs with helpful information and free advice.

Partner Spotlight: Northwest Tenant Group

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Upcoming Events

OBI events

Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health Happy Hour
January 5, 2023
5:30-7:00 PM
Marriott Courtyard City Center
Register here – tickets are going fast!


Other community partner events

OEN Pub Talk: Exit Strategies Realized… Now What?
December 14, 2022
5:15-7:30 PM
Get tickets here


PDX Women in Tech Winter Soiree & Awards Ceremony
December 15, 2022
5:00-7:00 PM
In-person or virtual
Register here