Alumni Entrepreneurs

Patricia Beckmann, 1978


Oregon Translational Research and Drug Development Institute (OTRADI)

Type of Business

Life, Physical and Social Science

Date of Operation

Founded in 2007

Description of Business or Organization

OTRADI is a non-profit research and development organization, supported in part by the State of Oregon, that strives to promote bioscience industry growth and job creation in Oregon. OTRADI achieves this goal via collaboration with private and public sector entities in the bioscience community to discover, develop, and commercialize therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics and other life sciences products important for human health.

Contact Information

1717 SW Tenth Ave
Portland, OR

Please describe any patents you hold on inventions or processes and where those are held and when you got the patent.

I am a named inventor on over 40 issued US Patents and numerous foreign patents. All have to do with genes, proteins, antibodies or biomarkers of use in the the bioscience industry.

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

Evergreen taught me how to think.....and in particular how to be a creative thinker....and think out of the box.