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UO researchers build device to kill off parasitic infections

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 NextParasitic infections are a huge public health problem around the world. Now NemaMetrix, a startup out of the University of Oregon, has built a device to accelerate the development of drugs that kill off or paralyze such parasites.

 

Tim Boyle charts the future as Columbia Sportswear turns 75

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 BoylesBattle 01As Columbia Sportswear turns 75, Tim Boyle takes aim at warming weather, Europe, growth challenges and increasing competition as he pushes the potential of a $2 billion iconic Oregon company.

 

Oregon startups turn to patents

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 Data 02 233pxWDespite fees and backlog‚ ugly legal battles and new reforms‚ Oregon startups continue to innovate and see value in patents to protect their technologies.

 

Hood River's craft beer boom

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 Brewing 02Premium ingredients, great location, experience and the “Full Sail” effect have turned Hood River into one of the country’s hottest brewing towns.

 

Tillamook Cheese Factory's transition

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 Tillamook 01After layoffs and community concern, the Tillamook cheese factory repositions with a new CEO. 

 

Lapchi revolutionizes the rug business

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 TacticsKerry Smith is a former bread-baking magnate who has transformed the carpet industry by creating Lapchi.

 

Herbal remedy company grows

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches NaturalMedicineHerb Pharm has grown to a multi-million-dollar enterprise that controls 45% of the national market share in liquid herbal extracts.

 
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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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