Jul 21st, 2014 DesignMedix closes second angel round of $1.5 millionDesignMedix, Inc., a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, has closed a second round of angel funding from investors in the Northwest. Investors include Portland Seed Fund, as well as members of Bellingham Angels, Oregon Angel Fund, Seraph Angel Network, Willamette Angel Conference, Keiretsu Angel Forum and Tacoma Angel Network. ... Read More >>

Jul 3rd, 2014 OSU grant allows researchers to continue fight against 'hidden killer'Oregon State University researchers, among them principal investigator and ONAMI member Adam Higgins, have won grants that will help them study the treatment and prevention of sepsis. The blood poisoning condition is fatal to more people in the U.S. each year than AIDS, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, according to OSU. In that sense,it’s called the “hidden killer.” ... Read More >>

Jul 3rd, 2014 OSU scientists develop way to see 'chemistry in action' with imaging technologyONAMI Member Chong Fang, Oregon State University assistant professor of chemistry, and colleagues have helped develop a “molecular movie” technology that is more powerful than anything that has existed previously and, according to OSU, will enable extraordinary gains in bio-imaging and health research. The imaging is fast enough to observe life processes as they happen, frame by frame, at the molecular level, OSU announced today. ... Read More >>

Jun 20th, 2014 Inpria raises another $1.5 million for new semiconductor production technologyInpria, one of the first of now 40 ONAMI Gap Fund startup companies, has just announced that it's raised $1.45 million from the Oregon Angel Fund. OAF is a collection of local investors backing early-stage startups. Oregon startups typically start with small, local investors, and then hit up the big players once they've gained some traction. ... Read More >>

Jun 11th, 2014 Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufactureCORVALLIS, Ore. – Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency. ... Read More >>

Apr 22nd, 2014 2014 Willamette Angel Conference: A showcase of great ideas in OregonEnergy Storage Systems has won the 2014 Willamette Angel Conference, with an expected investment of at least $265,000. ONAMI is pleased to be a sponsor of the 6th Annual Willamette Angel Conference 2014, held this year in Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon’s Ford Alumni Center ... Read More >>

Mar 28th, 2014 ONAMI commercialization project spinout lifts off in Oregon’s Willamette ValleyShoei Electronic Materials Inc. has bought property in west Eugene with plans to expand its research and development and start production of a nanotechnology that could revolutionize televisions, smartphones and other devices. The company, a subsidiary of Japan-based Shoei Chemical Inc., bought the 5-acre lot in the ... Read More >>

Feb 20th, 2014 ONAMI gap fund portfolio Inpria, Corp. today announced $4.7M in new investmentCORVALLIS, Ore. – Inpria Corporation, a pioneer in high-resolution photoresists, announced today that it has received $4.7M of a committed $7.3M financing. The round was led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation ... Read More >>

Feb 13th, 2014 ONAMI gap company Amorphyx awarded prestigious National Science Foundation grantAmorphyx, an early-stage startup developing a new type of electronic device that reduces the cost of LCDs through simplifying the backplane manufacturing process, today announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded the company the prestigious Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant. ... Read More >>

Dec 9th, 2013 Oregon scientists offer new insights on controlling nanoparticle stabilityEUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability. The information, they say, could help to maintain a desired, integral property in nanoparticles ... Read More >>

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