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OHSU Startup Spotlight: Najit Technologies, Inc.

Like most academic scientists, Mark Slifka wears many hats – principle investigator, grant writer, manuscript editor, manager, and administrator, to name a few. Perhaps less common is his entrepreneurial “hat.” Dr. Slifka is the president and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Najít Technologies, Inc., a clinical stage startup company based on a platform vaccine technology that he developed at OHSU’s West Campus. Najít’s platform uses a novel, patented approach to inactivate viruses while still maintaining … Read More

OHSU’s Claudio Mello, Ph.D., and colleagues publish bird genomes

An international group of more than 200 scientists–including Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist Claudio Mello, Ph.D.–has released the genome of common birds for the first time. This work illuminates the evolution of birds, including details about how they developed song. The consortium is publishing 23 papers across multiple journals this week, including 8 papers in a Dec. 12 special issue of Science. The 48 bird species studied include the crow, duck, and eagle, as … Read More

TTBD Industry Spotlight: Pitching to industry

Building partnerships between academic and corporate institutions is a mutually beneficial endeavor. These types of alliances have the potential to innovate and solve many medical, scientific, and health-related issues. Universities can bring a wealth of knowledge and research expertise, while partnering corporations provide the resources and connections necessary to help that research flourish. Although the paths to these partnerships can vary by institution, scientific alignment is the foundation of prosperous relationships. The pharmaceutical, medical device, … Read More

TTBD aims to bring together inventors, investors and industry

The OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) office is trying to send a clear message: We’ve got some really cool inventions at OHSU, and we’re open for business. Two new articles from the Portland Business Journal have focused on the TTBD office and the importance of commercializing innovations coming out of universities. The first article titled “OHSU conferences aim to bring together inventors, investors and industry,” discussed the office’s efforts to give investors and industry … Read More

Science on the set: New video highlights research at OHSU

Just who are the scientists of OHSU? A newly released video shows us they are innovators, groundbreakers, and pioneers. They embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and work together in a state-of-the-art scientific environment. They are bold. They are creative. They care. These extraordinary individuals are the behind-the-scenes brilliance of OHSU. In just 2 ½ minutes, the video not only shares OHSU’s scientific backstory but highlights the forward-thinking, collaborative environment that makes this a world-class place for … Read More

Research courtyard: Construction project starting soon

The third phase of the North Campus Utility Plant project behind Richard Jones Hall is expected to begin Saturday, Nov. 8, and continue in stages into the new year. The work includes positioning a crane in the research courtyard, lifting materials and equipment over the top of RJH, and installing supports and cooling towers on the backside of RJH and the Vollum Institute. If you work in the affected areas or have visitors, impacts may … Read More

Letters of Intent for OCTRI biomedical innovation program due Nov. 12

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting letters of intent to apply for its Biomedical Innovation Program. The program cultivates and selects promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software with the objective of moving innovative technologies to clinical application, making a meaningful impact on human health. Deadline: Letters of intent due Nov. 12, 2014 Amount: Up to $40,000 over one year Eligibility: Principal investigators must fit OHSU eligibility … Read More

Nomination deadline for Gruber Genetics and Neuroscience Prizes is Dec. 15

Genetics Prize The unrestricted $500,000 prize is presented to a leading scientist, or group of scientists (up to three), in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. These contributions may include original discoveries in genetic function, regulation, transmission, and variation, as well as in genomic organization. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary genetic research or problems. Neuroscience Prize This … Read More

Winter deadlines for American Heart research grants and fellowships

The American Heart Association has announced its winter deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. All proposals and applications will be due either January 15th or 22nd, 2015. American Heart Association – Winter 2015 Funding Opportunities Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – $25,000 per year for one or two years to help students begin careers in cardiovascular or stroke related  research by providing research assistance and training. Research should be broadly related … Read More

Orexigen featured in the Portland Business Journal

You may have read that a drug from an OHSU startup received FDA approval last month. In 2003, OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) created a start-up company called Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., with Michael Cowley, then a neuroscience researcher at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Cowley’s work looks at the appetite-regulating pathways in the brain and how these pathways are affected by obesity. Orexigen Therapeutics became public in 2007, and now the … Read More

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