Oregon’s Life Science Industry on Display: Oregon Bioscience Showcase 2017

The first-ever Oregon Bioscience Showcase, on October 30, combines
the Research Fast Pitch and Company Pitch Showcase, presenting emerging
companies and rising-star researchers #OregonBio2017

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ORBioShowcase–Three minutes: that’s all the time nine local researchers and students
will have to showcase their research and projects to a room full of
bioscience professionals, enthusiasts and judges. This is their unique
opportunity to discuss their emerging research and its impact in the
local and global bioscience ecosystem.

But before the selected researchers take center stage, nine emerging
companies in various funding cycles in the device, diagnostics, and
digital health sectors will get a mere 10 minutes to unveil their secret
sauce to the audience as part of the 6th annual Company Pitch
Showcase. Judges and the audience will have an opportunity to ask
questions after their pitch as well as meet the entrepreneurs between
pitch sessions.

Company executives; entrepreneurs; investors; business, economic
development and life science professionals; researchers; vendors; and
STEM students are all invited to the Oregon
Bioscience Showcase 2017
on October 30, from 1 to 6 p.m. at OMSI’s
Empirical Theater. The Showcase event will be immediately followed by
Oregon Bio’s 7th annual Bio
on the Rocks
from 6 to 9 p.m. at OMSI’s Theory Café.

“The bioscience landscape is growing as Oregon’s economy continues to
excel,” said Denise McCarty, executive director of Oregon Bioscience
Association. “Our companies and startups are immersed in the
rapidly-evolving life sciences environment, and the Showcase highlights
these entrepreneurs, giving them a chance to share their developments
and milestones with the community.”

The Oregon Bioscience Showcase key event partners include OTRADI/Oregon
Bioscience Incubator, Biotronik, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Genentech,
TE Connectivity, Welch Allyn, Copiers Northwest and VWR International.

About Oregon Bioscience Association

The Oregon
Bioscience Association
advocates for its members and the
industry to create opportunity through advocacy, cultivation and
education.
Oregon Bio promotes the growth and quality of the
bioscience industry in Oregon and continually seeks ways to support
sustainability and growth in the life science, bioscience, biotechnology
and device manufacturing industries and to create acceleration
initiatives so members can achieve their full scientific, economic and
social potential. Oregon Bio, a nonprofit membership association, is the
Oregon affiliate of BIO,
Biotechnology
Innovation Organization
.

In
2014 Oregon’s jobs in biotech grew faster than most other U.S. markets.

The association’s most current
economic
impact study
showed that in 2014 Oregon’s growing bioscience
industry reached nearly 14,000 jobs across 793 state business
establishments. State bioscience companies have increased employment by
3.5 percent since 2012, with job growth coming from four of the five
industry subsectors. Oregon’s research universities are especially
focused in the biosciences relative to other fields with their nearly
$456 million in bioscience academic R&D in 2014 accounting for 68
percent of all academic research compared with 61 percent for the
nation. In 2015, NIH research funding to Oregon institutions totaled
nearly $289 million. Venture capital investments in Oregon’s
bioscience-related companies have increased in recent years and since
2012 have totaled just over $62 million.
More about the Oregon
Bioscience Association can be found at
www.oregonbio.org.

Diamond Members
Biotronik/MSEI
Davis Wright Tremaine,
LLP
Genentech
TE Connectivity
Welch Allyn

Emerald Members
Abbvie
Merck
Novo Nordisk
OHSU

Gold Members
Acumed
Acumen Executive Search
Celgene
Commissioning
Agents, Inc.
Oregon Talent Council
OTRADI
Pfizer
Skanska
ThermoFisher
Scientific
Thinkfast CRM
University of Oregon

Silver Members
Airgas
Allergan
Amgen
Astellas
Bayer
Biogen
Copiers
Northwest
Eli Lilly
Gilead
GlaxoSmithKline
Johnson &
Johnson
Patheon
Perkins Coie
PhRMA
Publix Northwest
Sanofi
Schwabe,
Williamson & Wyatt
Shimadzu USA Manufacturing
Sunovion
UbiVac
UCB
Vertex
VWR

Contacts

Oregon Bioscience Association
Denise McCarty, 503-548-4432
Executive
Director
or
Dianne Danowski Smith, 503-201-7019
Board
member
@OregonBio