This report shows that biopharmaceutical research com- panies continue to be vitally important to the economy and patient health in Oregon, despite the recession.
At a time when the state still faces significant economic challenges, biopharmaceutical research companies are conducting or have conducted more than 2,300 clinical trials of new medicines in collaboration with the state’s clinical research centers, university medical schools and hospitals. Of the more than 2,300 clinical trials; 1,252 target or have targeted the nation’s six most debilitating chronic diseases—asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illnesses and stroke.
“At Oregon’s only Academic Health Center, OHSU Physicians and Researchers work closely with the Pharmaceutical Industry through Clinical Trials. These studies make cutting edge treatments available to our patients suffering from a wide range of diseases. They also attracted nearly $43 million to Oregon supporting numerous jobs and stimulating the economy.” --Oregon Health & Science University