OHSU innovators

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Tell us about a new idea or technology and learn how OHSU could help protect the intellectual property. 

Startup support

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Interested in forming a new company around your idea? Learn about how OHSU can help with startup company formation.  


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Learn more about existing OHSU partnerships and opportunities to work with OHSU community members.

Licensing opportunities

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Visit the OHSU Technology Portal to search for existing licensing opportunities and review technology summaries.


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Learn more about academic and industry agreements including material transfer agreements (MTAs) and more.

Entrepreneurial education

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Learn more about OHSU curriculum and programs offered to provide entrepreneurial training to OHSU members.

2022 Research and Innovation Awards

2022 Research and Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the OHSU members recognized in the 2022 Research and Innovation Awards program, which highlights those in our community who have been successful in building new partnerships and innovations over the past year. This includes recognition of those who have received patents, participated in industry-sponsored research and successfully had their inventions licensed for commercialization. In addition, five OHSU members are honored for their significant contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship this year.  Read the full 2022 Research and Innovation Awards program.

Featured news

OHSU startup company Promedix receives investment from Baxter

Promedix was one of four MedTech startups selected for an initial investment from Baxter as part of the mHUB Accelerator program. The company is developing HydraSense, a medical device that is designed to provide a rapid, accurate, and noninvasive assessment at the clinical bedside or remote care setting to help diagnose sepsis and monitor patient decline and response to treatment.

This OHSU startup company was founded by David Sheridan, M.D. and Matthew Hansen, M.D. and received early funding from OHSU Innovates and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute through the Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) and IDEA fund.

For more information, read the investment announcement and visit the Promedix company website

Featured events

AOBIO Grand Finale & Innovation Showcase

Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience (AOBIO) Grand Finale & Innovation Showcase

The AOBIO Grand Finale & Innovation Showcase will be held on May 26th, 3-7 p.m. at the new Amaterra Winery in Portland. The program will include a panel discussion with investors sharing their secrets for making good science investments, main stage pitches from all four finalist companies, the AOBIO Emerge Award presentation, a showcase of life and bioscience innovations happening in Oregon right now, and a special keynote from Absci founder, Sean McClain. At the end of the day the AOBIO investors will announce their selection for a collective angel investment, projected to be as much as $300,000. Details and tickets at www.oen.org


We welcome and appreciate the collaborative nature of organizations that want to be a part of the ongoing innovative and entrepreneurial efforts at OHSU. Thank you to our sponsors!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

OHSU Innovates Sponsors
OHSU sponsors include Stoel Rives LLP, Lee & Hayes, Stern Kessler Goldstein & Fox, Kilpatrick Townsend, Klarquist, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

Featured startups

OHSU Startup Company GoCheck aims to improve early diagnosis of ophthalmic diseases

Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) startup company, GoCheck, has a clear mission to protect kids from preventable vision impairment and blindness. Based on foundational technology from OHSU faculty member David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., the company’s product, GoCheck Kids, utilizes a phone-based screening platform to provide instant and affordable early eye screening.

View the video that tells the story of one family where the utilization of GoCheck Kids’ screening tool at a routine pediatric check-up led to the eventual diagnosis of the potentially fatal cancer, retinoblastoma. Read the full GoCheck company profile on OHSU Innovates to hear about the impact their screening tool is having on the lives of patients, and visit the GoCheck company website to learn more.