RAIN Corvallis Success Story: Valliscor

After a Record-Setting Year, Valliscor to Grow Even More in 2018

Valliscor, a smart chemical manufacturer of fluorinated building blocks founded by Mike Standen and Rich Carter, just turned the page on a record-setting 2017. To accommodate for even more growth in 2018, these graduates of the RAIN Corvallis/OSU Advantage Accelerator (OSUAA) are planning to move into newly-renovated lab space at ATAMI, which will more than double the size of their current lab.

Story of Success

In the August 25, 2014, Corvallis Gazette-Times called Valliscor, a chemical manufacturing company, the “golden-star business of the Accelerator’s first graduates.”

Entering 2018, that label continues to hold true. Last year, Valliscor became the dominant global supplier of bromofluoromethane, which is their flagship product and a key ingredient in asthmas medications, and their staff has never been larger.

Experience in the RAIN Corvallis/OSU Advantage Accelerator

Although Valliscor is three years removed from the Accelerator, they continue to see value in the network. And this past November, Valliscor was a featured speaker at Startup Showcase.

“Valliscor is no longer a startup, but we’re grateful that we can continue to benefit from the resources and connections of the OSUAA community,” said co-founder and CEO Rich Carter, Ph.D.

What’s Next

Valliscor is well positioned to build on their success in 2018. Carter says that they will look to expand their product line, hire several more employees, and move into new lab space at ATAMI. The new space will double Valliscor’s current square footage, and it’s being configured for their specific needs.

“This project has transformed the statewide conversations about the need for technical workspace. There’s always plenty of office space available, but there are very few spaces configured for chemical manufacturing. We’ve seen so much positive interest in this project, and I think people are starting to realize that there’s a nexus of smart chemical manufacturers here in Oregon,” said Carter.

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