Cores Corner

NIH-funded core facilities – future directions and OHSU’s model

As you know, Sally Rockey has stepped down from her position at NIH where she steered the Office of Extramural Research for five years. During Rockey’s tenure, she launched a blog, “Rock  Talk,” that lent transparency to NIH decision making and allowed the research community to voice their opinions. In her last few Rock Talk postings, Rockey shared some insights and updates on current NIH priorities and resources including a discussion on NIH-supported core facilities. … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: Patentable subject matter, Apr. 2

Recent Supreme Court cases have reshaped the landscape of what is and is not patentable subject matter in the United States – particularly in the fields of natural products, diagnostic testing, and software. C. Rachal Winger, of the law firm Lee & Hayes in Seattle, will discuss some of the recent changes. Winger and Jeff Jackson, senior patent associate at OHSU, will then have an informal discussion and answer audience questions about these changes and … Read More

NIH S10 funding for high-end instrumentation

The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10), which provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade shared equipment costing up to $600,000) was announced in late January.  A new S10 opportunity will open for applications on April 29, 2015. The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program is specifically designed to fund instrumentation that costs at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear … Read More

OHSU’s Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource receives new equipment

The Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource (MPSSR) has been operating since 2009, providing sequencing services for OHSU investigators who examine genetic profiles as part of their research. Recently, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust provided funding for a major expansion of the MPSSR. Among the items funded are: 1) a new Illumina HiSeq 2500; 2) an upgrade of the current Illumina HiSeq 2000 to permit runs with two-lane rapid run flow cells; and 3) a new … Read More

NIH S10 applications for 2015

The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated instrumentation system. The cost of instrumentation must be at least $50,000 (note that this figure is different from past years, where the lower limit was $100,000) and no more than $600,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, … Read More

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing comes to OHSU

OHSU scientists: you have a new technology available to you–with special pilot pricing available. Several new methods for genome engineering have been introduced in recent years, the most successful of which is the clustered regulatory interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 system. The OHSU Transgenic Mouse Models Core (TMM) has initiated several preliminary CRISPR pilot projects based in part on a recent campus-wide interest survey. Recently, OHSU’s first F1 mice genetically modified using CRISPR mice were … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: Basics of Starting a Company, Dec. 16

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development presents: The basics of starting a company in an academic setting: Things you should know, follow or avoid Are you interested in starting a company based on your invention? The Director of Business Development, Jit Banerjee, and the Startup Development Associate, Daphne Emerson, will take you through the basic steps to starting a company based on your technology, including: IP protection and assessment Option or license negotiation … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: Keeping a Lab Notebook, Oct. 21

A laboratory notebook is critical to document research that may form the basis of a patentable invention. An accurate record can show who made the invention, the contributions of each inventor, and how the invention was made. Senior Technology Development Manager Michele Gunness will lead this seminar to present updates on patent law and best practices to maintain your laboratory notebook to assist your attorney when preparing a patent application and providing support to your … Read More

Find ONPRC and nationally available research resources on new National Primate Research Centers website

The Oregon National Primate Research Center–one of eight NIH-funded primate centers in the country–is part of a new national NPRC Research and Capabilities website that is intended to facilitate innovative research and new collaborations. Use the site to easily learn which animals, equipment, and areas of expertise are available at each center.

New search tool for tissue samples available for cancer researchers

The OHSU Knight BioLibrary recently introduced a biolocator search engine that provides cancer researchers with a new tool for requesting specimens. For the first time, researchers—whether at OHSU or outside institutions—can do an online search of the repositories that are part of the BioLibrary. The eight searchable repositories currently contain more than 100,000 specimens from about 8,600 patients. Highlights include: Automated process: All specimen requests are now handled directly through the search engine. After each submission, researchers can log onto the … Read More

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