About

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (Otradi)

OTRADI fills the gap between research and commercialization by providing resources and expertise found nowhere else in Oregon. OTRADI operates Oregon’s only nonprofit collaborative bioscience discovery laboratory, as well as the state’s first and only bioscience-specific incubator.

Background

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) was initiated in 2007 with a mission to translate scientific research developed in the state of Oregon’s research laboratories into commercial ventures. The word “translational” refers to this task: transforming research into industry.

OTRADI BOARD

Liisa Bozinovic

Liisa Bozinovic

Executive Director, Oregon Bioscience Association

Frank X. Curci

Frank X. Curci

IP Partner, Ater Wynne Law Firm

Joseph Janda

Joseph Janda

Assistant Vice President, Portland State University

Denise McCarty

Denise McCarty

PDX Community Manager, Autodesk

Sean McClain

Sean McClain

CEO and Founder, AbSci

Sandra Shotwell

Sandra Shotwell

CEO, DesignMedix

Dan Snyder

Dan Snyder

Board Chair

Jennifer Stoll

Jennifer Stoll

Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, OCHIN, Inc.

Zach Jonasson

Zach Jonasson

Managing General Partner, Phoenix Venture Partners

OTRADI STAFF

Heather Ellis

Interim Director

Susan Thompson

Office Manager

Gordon Hoffman

Entrepreneur-in-Resident

Bill Newman

Entrepreneur-in-Resident

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Heather Ellis

Interim Director

Susan Thompson

Office Manager

Gordon Hoffman

Entrepreneur-in-Resident

Bill Newman

Entrepreneur-in-Resident