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The Valliscor Story

Founded in 2012 by Rich G. Carter and Michael C. Standen, Valliscor exploits the synergy between industrial know-how and academic innovation to provide access to high-value organic building blocks for the pharmaceutical, biotech and agrochemical industries.Additionally, this combined expertise can be harnessed as a Contract Research Organization (CRO) to provide custom synthesis services with expertise in continuous flow processes, asymmetric synthesis, unstable / reactive intermediates and fluorine incorporation. Valliscor is a privately held, limited liability corporation (LLC) based in Corvallis, Oregon. Valliscor is located within the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute, which offers a modern, well-equipped facility with access to extensive instrumentation services. Valliscor has been designated an OSU licensed spin-off company. Valliscor is also an Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) GAP supported company. Valliscor was awarded 2015 Oregon Manufacturer of the Year in its size category from the Portland Business Journal and was one of three finalists for the 2015 Launch Stage Award from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). In addition, the founders were recognized as the 2015 Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce. More recently, the founders were recognized by the Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) as 2016 Entrepreneurs of the Year.

co-founder & CEO Rich G. Carter

Rich G. Carter, Ph.D. (CEO & co-founder)

Rich earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College in 1993 and his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Rich has authored of over 100 publications and multiple patents including technology licensed by Valliscor on proline sulfonamides and their use in asymmetric carbon-carbon bond forming transformations. Rich's expertise are in multi-step organic synthesis and reaction development. Rich is a graduate of the Oregon State University (OSU) Advantage Accelerator program and 2014 OSU Advantage Accelerator Entrepreneur of the Year. Rich's Linked In Webpage

co-founder & COO Mike C. Standen

Michael C. Standen, Ph.D. (COO & co-founder)

Mike earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry and his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Manchester, U.K. Mike has over 20 years of experience in process development, project management and business development. Mike has over a dozen patents and is a leading expert in organofluorine chemistry. Mike's Linked In Webpage