May 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
10 Barrel East Side Pub
62950 NE 18th St
Bend, OR 97701
Bio in the High Desert @ 10 Barrel East Side Pub | Bend | Oregon | United States

Oregon Bio is proud to announce our 8th annual Bio in the High Desert networking event in Central Oregon. This year, we will be highlighting rockstar CEOs and their companies. Join us and learn about the challenges they face and the opportunities they see in the bioscience sector. After the programming, grab a drink, and join your bioscience colleagues for fun and informal networking.


Lisa Hale
CEO of Grace Bio-Labs
Lisa Hale is the CEO at Grace Bio-Labs in Bend, Oregon. Prior to joining Grace Bio-Labs, she led Commercial Operations for the Life Sciences Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Ms. Dzubay has 20+ years of commercial experience in the biotechnology sector. As an original commercial employee of Invitrogen, she developed and executed commercial strategies from IPO offering through 31 mergers and acquisitions successfully driving revenue growth for Life Technologies with Thermo Fisher Scientific. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from San Diego State University. She and her family reside in Bend, Oregon.

Sandra Shotwell, Ph.D.
Co-founder, CEO of DesignMedix and Co-founder of Elex Biotech
Dr. Shotwell is an experienced biotech entrepreneur, with a passion for global health. She is co-founder and CEO of DesignMedix Inc., and co-founder of Elex Biotech LLC, firms that develop small molecule therapeutics for infectious disease and heart disease, respectively. She previously cofounded Alta Biomedical Group LLC, a consulting firm focused on commercialization of life science technologies. A Certified Licensing Professional, she has done biotech and pharmaceutical licensing deals as a Licensing Associate for Stanford University, as founder and Chief of the Technology Licensing Branch for the National Institutes of Health/FDA/CDC, and as Director of Technology Transfer at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Shotwell has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards of directors and is an active angel investor.

Early-Bird (Through April 27) – $15 Members/Students; $20 Non-Members
Regular (April 28 – May 6) – $20 Members/Students; $25 Non-Members
At-Door (May 7) – $25 Members/Students; $30 Non-Members