PORTLAND, Ore. By most measures of an academic medical centers success in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, fiscal year 2007 was a banner year for Oregon Health & Science University.
We are starting to see the payoff from the research facilities made possible by the taxpayers and private donors through the Oregon Opportunity and from the growing aggregation of world-class researchers who have been attracted to OHSU in recent years because of the critical mass they see developing here, said Dan Dorsa, Ph.D., OHSU vice president for research. The breakthroughs reflected in these numbers have added to OHSUs intellectual capital, which is the foundation for commercial licensing opportunities and biomedical startup companies and, ultimately, the development of new medical therapies, pharmaceuticals and devices.
J. Timothy Stout, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., OHSU vice president for commercialization strategies, added: The achievements in the last fiscal year make it clear that OHSU is well poised to take its commercialization activities to the next level by increasing targeted research collaborations with industry and potential investors.
The five FY 2007 OHSU startups are:
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