Archived News & Announcements
OHSU startup Orexigen earns FDA approval
The office of Technology Transfer and Business Development is happy to announce that a drug from Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., called Contrave, has been approved by the FDA. This drug helps with weight management, along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, in adults with an initial body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) who also have at least one weight-related comorbid condition. To read more about Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., click HERE.
August 6, 2014
Inventor Spotlight: Michael P. Hutchens, MD, MA
Every quarter, TTBD will highlight a particularly innovative or note worthy OHSU inventor and invention at the university. For the summer 2014 quarter, our office would like to congratulate Michael P. Hutchens, M.D., M.A., for his work on the “Disinfection device for medical access sites” and the “Anesthetic vapor delivery device” that he has created and submitted to our office. To read more on Michael Hutchens and inventions developed at OHSU, please click HERE.
May 20, 2014
New health science venture fund formed with OHSU help
OHSU is paying Allegory Venture Partners up to $1.2 million over a two-year period to support the fund’s launch and operation. Allegory is attempting to raise at least $40 million over that time, with an eventual target of $100 million for seed and follow-on funding in emerging life science companies. Allegory will be able to examine new technologies from OHSU research programs. Read more here.
May 20, 2014
PDC opens 2014 startup PDX challenge, focused on women & minorities
Up to six startup businesses will receive a $15,000 working capital grant, a full year of rent-free office space in the New Market Theater building at 115 SW Ash in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, free professional advice and services, and free access to entrepreneurial organizations and programs. Read the Press Release here.
February 26, 2014
Discovery Fast Track Challenge creates opportunities for Academic Researchers
Help your institution win a partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) scientists by submitting your project to the Discover Fast Track Challenge. For successful applicants, this will help drive your research forward and could lead to a GSK partnership for the development of a new medicine. To learn more, view the Challenge Flyer.
January 8, 2014
Portland Startup hopes to change the face of medical training
ReelDX, an OHSU startup, believes it's leading to better, faster medical diagnoses in children and potentially saving lives. Read more HERE about ReelDX in their article on KATU News
December 5, 2013
News Release: OHSU, PSU, PDC partner on grants to startups
Six local startup companies will receive grants of up to $30,000 through a pilot program to promote technology commercialization sponsored by the Portland Development Commission in partnership with OHSU and PSU. To read the full press release, click HERE.
October 28, 2013
July 30, 2013
Inventive OHSU postdoc "traps" scientific creativity to solve problems
OHSU postdoc Lulu Cambronne invents RISC-trap, a new and powerful lab technique to empirically identify specific microRNA targets in cells. To read her full story, click HERE.
June 27, 2013
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May 30, 2013