OBI & OTRADI April 2024 Newsletter

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Life Science Innovation Northwest
April 17-18

Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual life science conference. This one-and-a-half-day event will bring our life sciences community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling life science breakthroughs of our time.

Registration is open!

Webinar: Understanding How Business
Operations + FDA Regulations Overlap
May 8

In addition to starting and running a typical manufacturing business, MedTech products have additional regulatory requirements such as Quality Management systems, development phases, risk management, document control, and design controls.

In this webinar, Travis Rappleye from Think B Squared will provide an overview of the typical MedTech development process, overlaid on a traditional manufacturing business lifecycle. He will also identify how business and MedTech product development workstreams interplay.

In the startup world, we rarely have the luxury of managing one simple project at a time. Register for this free webinar and learn how to use the overlap strategically to keep your business on track!

OBI Startup Spotlight Expo
September 12

Join us for an evening of innovation and discovery at our inaugural OBI Startup Spotlight Expo! Explore the latest advancements in biotech and life sciences as we showcase the cutting-edge work of OBI’s talented resident company startups.

Enjoy refreshments while mingling with industry leaders, investors, and legislators. The event will take place in our beautiful new event center, providing the perfect backdrop for networking and learning about the future of biotech.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired and connect with the leaders shaping tomorrow’s world. Get your tickets now.

If your company would like to help support this event, please view available sponsorship opportunities.

Bend Venture Conference 2024

BendVenture conference logo with brown mountain in background

Mark your calendars now for Bend Venture Conference, October 17-18, 2024!

Bend Venture Conference (BVC) takes place in beautiful downtown Bend and creates a high level of entrepreneurial activity and energy. For over two decades, BVC has served as a pillar of Central Oregon’s robust entrepreneurial culture that has transformed this small timber community into a mecca for startups. Throughout the conference, attendees hear company pitches, participate in multiple networking activities and listen to inspiring presenters from across the United States.

Upcoming Events

Proposal Preparation Series
April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 2024 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Free to attend – registration


OHSU Innovates Speaker Series:
Promoting Inventor Equity in Patenting
April 17, 2024 | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Free to attend – registration


ITHS Biomedical Innovation Fireside Chat Series
April 18, and May 2 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Free to attend – registration


OBI Quizzy Business Trivia Night!
April 25, 2024 | 5:30-8:00 p.m.
OBI Event Space, Portland
Space is limited – get tickets now!


OBI Accelerate Happy Hour Networking
May 2, 2024 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
OBI Event Space, Portland
Free to attend – registration required


OHSU Innovation Day
May 9 | 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Virtual for daytime sessions
Late afternoon at OHSU Auditorium, Portland
Free to attend – registration


OBI Startup Spotlight Expo:
Featuring the Innovative Startups within OBI

September 12, 2024 | 5:00-8:00 p.m.
OBI Event Space, Portland
Tickets on sale now