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New agreements strengthen research collaborations among Oregon universities
Nov. 19 - OHSU News
Five Oregon universities have signed new agreements to strengthen collaboration leading to new scientific discoveries. The agreements clarify ownership of intellectual property for discoveries made as a result of research jointly conducted among scientists employed by Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Institute of Technology. University leaders say the agreements will ease the ability of scientists to work together to advance scientific discovery, rather than each institution attempting to go it alone. Learn more.

New vaccine against tropical disease yellow fever to be tested
Sept. 30, 2019 - OHSU News
A hydrogen peroxide-based vaccine technology that’s already being tested to fight West Nile Virus will now also be studied to combat the tropical disease yellow fever. Oregon Health & Science University spinoff Najít Technologies, Inc., of Beaverton, Oregon, will test a yellow fever version of the HydroVax vaccine platform it licensed from OHSU. A $3.1-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to Najít will enable Duke University to lead the Phase 1 human clinical trial, and OHSU to study how trial participants’ immune systems respond to the yellow fever vaccine. The trial is expected to start in 2020 and take up to a year to complete. Learn more.

New compound promotes healing of myelin in nervous system disorders
Sept. 6, 2019 - OHSU News
Scientists have developed a compound that successfully promotes the rebuilding of the protective sheath around nerve cells that is damaged in conditions such as multiple sclerosis. In a study published in the journal Glia, scientists described successfully testing the compound in mice. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have already started to apply the compound on a rare population of macaque monkeys at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU who develop a disease that is similar to MS in humans. Learn more.

Better, longer-lasting flu vaccine to be developed at OHSU
Aug. 29, 2019 - OHSU News
The yearly flu shot could become a thing of the past after $12 million in new research that was announced today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the charitable organization Flu Lab. Oregon Health & Science University is one of at least six institutions winning a Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development grant to develop long-lasting and more broadly effective flu vaccines. Such a vaccine could replace the current norm: an annual flu shot that is manufactured six months ahead of time and can miss the mark, causing some of its recipients to still get sick. Seasonal flu outbreaks cause more than a fever and the sniffles – they also lead to an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 deaths annually. OHSU is receiving nearly $1.7 million to adapt its existing vaccine platform, which already is being used to develop vaccines against HIV and tuberculosis, so it can also fight the flu. Learn more.

QuantiPort partners with patent equity fund, Ideaship, to provide physicians with objective blood volume information
July 10, 2019 - MarketsInsider
QuantiPort announced it has received a seed investment from Ideaship, a patent leveraged venture capital firm that provides patent development capital to early stage startups. The investment will support QuantiPort's patent portfolio development related to its disruptive rapid blood volume measurement technology. Learn more

GoCheck Kids nabs $6M for iPhone App that detects amblyopia in pre-verbal children
April 25, 2019 - HitConsultant
Used by over 4,500 pediatricians nationwide, GoCheck Kids is the first iPhone app registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to screen for correctable vision impairments in children under the age of six. GoCheck Kids makes early screen affordable, reducing the cost by over 60 percent. The company has raised $6M in Series B funding led by FCA Venture Partners. Learn more.

OHSU doctors and scientists discover MS breakthrough
April 18, 2019 - kgw
A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. The disease causes your immune system to attack the central nervous system, which damages the myelin, a protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at OHSU have developed a compound that stimulates the repair of myelin, which no medicines currently on the market could accomplish. Learn more.

Xoma acquires royalty rights to five hematology assets from Aronora, Inc.
April 8, 2019 - GlobeNewswire
XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ: XOMA) announced today it has agreed to acquire the rights to potential royalty payments and a portion of the potential milestone payments associated with five hematology assets from Aronora, Inc., an OHSU startup. Three of the assets are anti-thrombotic candidates that are covered by a collaboration with Bayer, a global leader in hematology therapeutics. Two of the collaboration assets are in early to mid-stages of development and the third is a Phase 2 candidate that is subject to an option. In addition, XOMA agreed to acquire the rights to potential royalty payments and a portion of the potential upfront and milestone payments associated with two unpartnered hematology programs from Aronora. Learn more.

Archived Stories

OHSU startup MolecularMD is acquired by ICON
Feb. 21, 2019 - MolecularMD

Physician assistant students at Pacific University gain hands-on experience using ReelDx
Nov. 29, 2018 - ReelDx

How OHSU and GE Healthcare are solving a major headache: Patient logistics
Nov. 29, 2018 - Portland Business Journal

Portland health tech startup finds success pivoting back to its roots
Oct. 18, 2018 - Portland Business Journal

Aronora's new blood clot treatment receives FDA Fast Track designation
Sept. 26, 2018 - PR Newswire

Pediatric vision test GoCheck Kids launches for iPhone
Sept. 5, 2018 - MobiHealth News

Three researchers receive 2018 Biomedical Innovation Program drug discovery awards
August 15, 2018 - OHSU Research News

Murdock Trust announces record year of giving
July 5, 2018 - East Oregonian

New device offers solution for ringing ears
July 4, 2018 - NBC Nightly News

How a $600M jolt could get OHSU's promising AIDS vaccine to market
June 14, 2018 - Portland Business Journal

Inside OHSU's $20M quest to deliver the world's first permanent artificial heart to market
Feb. 28, 2018 - Portland Business Journal

Meet the inventor behind OHSU's permanent artificial heart
Feb. 28, 2018 - Portland Business Journal

Innovators meet for the 2017 OHSU Commercialization Conference
Sept. 22, 2017 - OHSU Research News

OHSU scientists find possible roots of severe form of MS
Sept. 18, 2017 - Portland Business Journal

Knight Cancer's Druker on how to go about innovation — and how not to
Sept. 14, 2017 - Portland Business Journal

Portland biotech startup may have the remedy for blood clots
Sept. 7, 2017 - Portland Business Journal

What you need to know about the Oregon-born CRISPR gene-editing breakthrough
Aug. 2, 2017 - Portland Business Journal

OHSU scientists successfully repair genetic mutation in human embryos
Aug. 2, 2017 - Portland Business Journal

At OHSU, healthcare tech is a priority
June 8, 2017 - Innovosource

Researchers moving blood testing from the clinic to the home
April 11, 2017 - OHSU Research News

OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program, funding for drug discovery
Mar. 3, 2017 - OHSU Research News

OHSU's HIV vaccine technology acquired by Bay Area biotech
Jan. 25, 2017 - The Oregonian

Portland vaccine developer acquired by 'immune programming' startup
Jan. 6, 2017 - Portland Business Journal

David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., receives National Academy of Inventors Award
Dec. 13, 2016 - OHSU Research News

2016 BIP Drug Discovery awardees announced
Jul. 7, 2016 - OHSU Research News

How OHSU's Research Spins Off into Tech Start-Ups
Jun. 24, 2016 - PDX Monthly

OHSU's HIV researcher wins more than $14 million
Jun. 20, 2016 - The Oregonian

Is Portland another Silicon Valley… for Life Sciences?
May 9, 2016 - The Pulse by GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare and OHSU refine their collaboration
Apr. 1, 2016 - Portland Business Journal

OHSU, Intel sign up 2 major cancer centers for ambitious cloud project
Mar. 31, 2016 - Portland Business Journal

Healthtech: Portland startup takes video platform to market
Feb. 23, 2016 - Portland Business Journal

A look at three Oregon health care profs-turned-entrepreneurs
Jan. 15, 2016 - Portland Business Journal

OHSU Spinoff raises $11M to tackle rare brain disease
Jan. 12, 2016 - Portland Business Journal

OCTRI announces 2016 Biomedical Innovation Program award recipients
Jan. 6, 2016 - OHSU Research News

After Intel, OHSU teams with another tech giant to tackle complex research
Nov. 13, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

OHSU Knight Cardiovascular creates company to build first Total Artificial Heart
Nov. 5, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Apple Announces New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma
Oct. 15, 2015 - Apple, Inc.

New Apple ResearchKit trials focus on epilepsy, autism and skin cancer
Oct. 15, 2015 - Fortune Magazine

Portland startup commercializes OHSU colonoscopy technology
Oct. 9, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Portland wellness company nets $1.4M NIH grant to help firefighters
Aug. 12, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Knight Challenge Nets Oregon Health & Science University $1B for Cancer Research
Jun. 25, 2015 - ABC News

OHSU grantees hope to regenerate nerves, create better dental composites and treat breast cancer
Jun. 5, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

First-of-its-kind West Nile virus vaccine now in Phase I clinical trials
May 7, 2015 - OHSU News

OHSU researchers look to patent breakthrough eye test technology
Apr. 21, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Study shows new technology may improve management of leading causes of blindness
Apr. 20, 2015 - OHSU News

Cover Story: OHSU taps Intel to tackle cancer
Apr. 17, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Healthtech: Portland Startup will tape your doctor visit so you can watch it later
Apr. 14, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Report Shows Academia-Industry Technology Transfer Contributed Up to $1.18 Trillion to U.S. Economy Since 1996
Mar. 18, 2015 - Biotechnology Industry Organization

Healthtech: Portland biotech startup forms partnership with pharmaceutical heavyweight
Mar. 6, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

The Pitch: A test to keep the heart pumping
Feb. 13, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

FEI, OHSU expand their partnership for high-powered microscopes
Dec. 15, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

The Pitch: A treatment for severe stroke patients
Dec. 12, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

‘Just pee in a cup’ and other big ideas from OHSU inventors
Nov. 6, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

OHSU conferences aim to bring together inventors, investors and industry
Oct. 28, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

Cover Story: A weight loss pill that could fatten OHSU's wallet
Oct. 3, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

OHSU breaks another record for tech spinoffs
Sept. 19, 2013 - Portland Business Journal

Neuro Kinetics in Tech Transfer Licensing Deal with Oregon Health & Science University
May 16, 2013 - MarketWatch by Wall Street Journal

OHSU Hits Tech Transfer Record
Nov. 23, 2012 - Portland Business Journal

Universities Hitting Tech Transfer Strides
Nov. 21, 2012 - Portland Business Journal

OHSU to Double Tech Transfer Office
Jul. 15, 2011 - Portland Business Journal

MolecularMD adds Two New Clients to Bolster Role as OHSU Tech Transfer Success Story
May 29, 2007 - GenomeWeb