Mixing Medicine

May 16, 2012
The High Desert Pulse

"I'm like a chef," Marcus Crocker said, offering a simplified description of his job. But he's not sizzling steaks or seasoning sauces. He's making medicine. Crocker is one of about 25 operators at Bend Research, a drug technology developer. They produce new pharmaceuticals for cancer, heart, diabetes, Alzheimer's and more said Michael Deperro, general manager in operations. The drugs are for human clinical trials and, sometimes, sick patients.