OBI & OTRADI August 2018 Newsletter

Join us! Registration is open for our upcoming OTRADI & OBI 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on September 11, 2018.

You are invited to attend OTRADI’s 10-Year Anniversary and OBI’s 5-Year Anniversary Celebration and Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit. We’re inviting the entire bio and startup entrepreneurship community, as well as legislators, partners, collaborators and supporters, to attend and celebrate 10 years of bio-research and startup accomplishments for our OTRADI/OBI community.

OBI Client Company Wins

  • Madorra has been awarded a $2.3M Fast-track SBIR grant from the NIH to further develop their cutting-edge women’s health medical device.
  • SUTUREGARD Medical completed a successful human use clinical trial and was just issued a key patent on their device. They are among the top 15% of national applications to Defense TechConnect and have been invited to pitch for Department of Defense non-dilutive funding.
  • Veana Therapeutics has been awarded an SBIR Phase 1 grant from NIH to further test their immunotherapeutics.

OBI has an extensive BioMentor program available to provide pro bono advice and assistance to promising life science entrepreneurs across the state of Oregon. This month we are highlighting OBI BioMentor Dorota Shortell.

As a BioMentor, Ms. Shortell can advise in the areas of engineering and commercialization for companies and entrepreneurs. While Simplexity only works for existing corporations and funded startups, Ms. Shortell can help aspiring companies estimate engineering budgets needed to bring a product to market, while they are still in the fundraising phase.

Dorota will be giving a Lunch & Learn at the OBI on October 25, 2018. Stay tuned for more information.

Click here to learn more about our BioMentor program and to see our network of BioMentor contacts.

Join us for these OBI events in August:

 Join us for our monthly Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour on August 2nd at PIE. Register now to attend.

Carol Pratt will be leading a Lunch & Learn entitled FDA Regulation of Digital Health Products on August 15th. Register now to attend.