BioOhio member NanoLogix making news at home and abroad

Posted by BioOhio on Sep. 30, 2014

Nanologix-200NanoLogix announced yesterday that UNITAID, based in Geneva, Switzerland and hosted by the World Health Organization, recently published their Tuberculosis Diagnostics Technology and Market Landscape – 3rd Edition. NanoLogix’s sandwiched membrane BNP rapid testing technology for tuberculosis is cited on pages 17 and 37, marking the second year it has been mentioned in the UNITAID report.

More good news from NanoLogix features a member-to-member connection as The Ohio State University joins the growing list of educational institutions ordering NanoLogix products. These include the University of Colorado-Boulder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Cardiff University of Wales, UK. In addition, NanoLogix has sold product to Abbott Labs, personal care companies, food processing companies, soil testing companies, the US EPA, and others.

We are always excited to see bioscience companies in Ohio getting such great traction in the global market. Stay tuned for more news from NanoLogix!

Read the full press release here (pdf). Read the UNITAID report here.

Event Rewind – BioOhio Annual Conference Road Show Southern Ohio

Posted by BioOhio on Sep. 25, 2014

AC2014-SW-Opening-300Trading the interstate for side streets on the way to our Annual Conference last week, we took the scenic route through Mason and Blue Ash, passing bioscience the whole way. Assurex Health, Ethicon, Life Safer, Haag-Streit USA, Prasco, and Aerpio were just some of the landmarks we passed.

The BioOhio Annual Conference Road Show in Southern Ohio, held at Cooper Creek Event Center / Blue Ash Golf Course, brought bioscience professionals together for a solid day of networking, presentations and discussion.

We want to extend special thanks to all of the organizations that came together as sponsors to make the day possible. Each sponsoring organization is active, involved and believes in the strength of Ohio’s bioscience community.

“The presenters and content were fantastic! I know we nailed it when people have their heads up, phones down and no one leaves the room, particularly considering it was a spectacular sunny day overlooking a golf course. Attendees gained valuable information and enjoyed equally valuable networking,” said John F. Lewis, Jr., President & CEO of BioOhio.

“This event was the first of three Road Show Conferences this fall. We hope to see you October 16th in Northern Ohio and November 12th in Central Ohio. Although the themes are similar, the speakers and content are different, and just as enthralling.”

Speakers focused on different stages of a company’s growth, from innovation and R&D, adapting to the changing healthcare environment, opportunities and resources in Ohio, and lessons on successful strategies to make it to market and thrive.


Andrew Cothrel, Jason Barkeloo, Sunnie Southern, Daniel Miller

The first panel focused on innovation and R&D with some impassioned views on the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs today.

Andrew Cothrel, CEO of NovoSource, spoke about the shift in economics and how that is impacting business. “Economics are changing healthcare. Doctors must care what products cost. Clinical data is showing that new products do not necessarily produce better outcomes. Results do matter and the stage is set for price/service innovation driven by cost alignment and defendable outcomes.”

“We have a critical mass of minds in Ohio” said Daniel Miller, Medical Director at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, discussing cutting edge clinical research being performed at the Institute and around the state. He also noted that work needs to be done to allow research to move forward smoothly, particularly in the areas of patient recruitment, training/certifying staff, red tape and logistics.


BioOhio BioBulletin, September 2014

Posted by BioOhio on Sep. 25, 2014


Welcome to the September BioBulletin,

This edition features Dayton area inventors. We know Wilbur and Orville Wright, but did you know James J. Ritty, owner of a tavern in Dayton, invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his patrons from pilfering house profits? The pop top can was invented in Kettering by Ermal Fraze; Barret Green invented Micro-Encapsulation; Wayne Hardy, the Goniometer, which measures location of the thalamus for surgery; Max Issacson gave us the Manually Operated External Heart Machine and Expiratory Valve; and Henry Seeler, the portable breathing resuscitator.

BioOhio Annual Conference Road Show

The first of three conferences was Sept. 18 in Blue Ash. Missed the event? Read about it here.

John Lewis, BioOhio President & CEO stated, “The presenters and content were fantastic! I know we nailed it when people have their heads up, phones down, and no one leaves the room, particularly considering it was a spectacular sunny day overlooking a golf course. Attendees gained valuable information and enjoyed equally valuable networking. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events this fall. Attend, learn, network, grow.”

Oct. 16 - Northern Ohio (Aurora), simultaneous with the BioOhio Regulatory Forum

Nov. 12 – Central Ohio (Grove City)

Click here for event details, including agendas, registration ($195 for members/$345 for non-members), locations and more.


BioOhio takes 2014 Annual Conference “on the road” in series of three regional events

Posted by BioOhio on Sep. 15, 2014

AC-2014-Logo-Web-200Last autumn, Ohio’s bioscience industry convened its Annual Conference in its most central metropolis, Columbus. This year, however, BioOhio changes the scope of its Annual Conference by taking it “on the road.” Beginning September 18 in the Cincinnati area, BioOhio’s Annual Conference kicks-off a series of three regional meetings to reach Ohio’s bioscience members in their backyards – at the roots of Ohio’s bioscience industry.

In fact, the 2014 Annual Conference is titled, “Bioscience at its Roots: Members, Innovation, Growth” in recognition of the discoveries, commerce and connections that continue to grow the foundation of Ohio’s robust bioscience industry. “The BioOhio Board of Trustees and members who collaborated to create our Annual Conference are committed to this concept,” said John Lewis, President and CEO of BioOhio. “We find that when we travel to different corners of the state, we inevitably reach new people, discover new organizations and technologies, and learn new strategies to help us accelerate Ohio’s bioscience industry.”

The agenda for each of the three events draws heavily upon the experts and organizations native to each region in addressing region-specific concerns and opportunities. Jack Kraeutler, CEO of Cincinnati-based Meridian Bioscience, will participate in a panel on Transforming Healthcare. “We’re delighted to be involved in Ohio’s vibrant bioscience industry, and look forward to discussing opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. This event consistently offers excellent networking and enlightening content.”


BioOhio’s Annual Conference Road Show brings Ohio’s Bioscience Community Together

Posted by BioOhio on Sep. 10, 2014
John F. Lewis, Jr. President & CEO

John F. Lewis, Jr.
President & CEO

For over 25 years, BioOhio has hosted an Annual Conference, and we are excited to take this year’s around the state, with regional events in Southern, Northern and Central Ohio. The theme of the three conferences focuses on the root of bioscience, including R&D, innovation, networking, and success stories.

The 2014 Annual Conference Road Show brings together Ohio’s clinical, research, commercial, economic development and funding professionals to chart the state of “Bio in Ohio,” and chart their own role in expanding Ohio’s bioscience future.

Thank you for making our industry strong and growing. As BioOhio’s President & CEO, I take pride in seeing so many motivated, engaged and supportive members. Please keep it up, and spread the word. We have an active Board of Trustees, so be sure to meet them because, along with our members, their strategic input is invaluable.

AC-2014-Logo-Web-200BioOhio members have asked for more networking, education, advocacy and talent-related services, and we responded to these requests. Members drive our activities, so let us know how we can keep improving and meeting your needs!

Share your accomplishments with us so we can make those stories more visible to the world. Please also provide us with testimonials about how BioOhio has helped you.

It is your engagement, participation and commitment that makes BioOhio a vibrant, valuable resource, and Ohio a great place to do business.

If you are not already registered to attend, click here to learn more and sign up today!

Enjoy the conference.

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