Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Beaverton Chllenge Winner Omics Awarded Small Business Innovation Grant


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: August 8th, 2017 10:02 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Omics Data Automation (ODA), one of the five 2017 Beaverton Challenge winners and resident company at the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $224,903 to develop technology that will help patients receive faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment. This capability has the potential to help patients with cancer and other serious medical conditions.
"A patient with a newly diagnosed cancer may undergo many different types of tests, but the results of these tests exist in separate data silos," said Chris Corless MD, PhD, Director of the Knight Diagnostic Laboratories, Oregon Health & Science University. "Omics will aggregate and analyze the very large quantity of data contained across all of these silos which will result in faster diagnostics and more effective treatments."

For more information on ODA, visit www.omicsautomation.com.

The 2018 Beaverton Challenge is now accepting applications. For-profit, early-stage growth businesses with the ambition and potential to scale into national and international markets are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a two to five member team with at least one team member working on the startup full-time. Applicants may be self-funded, grant-funded, and/or have investor funding of up to $250,000. Apply by Monday, Oct. 1 at www.otbc.org/BeavertonChallenge.

OTBC, the Oregon Technology Business Center, is a nonprofit incubator for startup companies. OTBC helps entrepreneurs start and grow companies with workshops, office space, mentoring and online programs. For more information about OTBC, visit www.otbc.org.

The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."

For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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