BioOhio BioBulletin, November 2014

Posted by BioOhio on Nov. 20, 2014


WorldsLargestPumpkin-180Welcome to the November BioBulletin,

Thanksgiving trivia this month: The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie is held where? New Bremen, Ohio! They broke their own record at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest on September 25, 2010 with a pie measuring 20′ in diameter and weighing 3,699 pounds.

Now to what’s cooking in the world of bioscience…

2014 Annual Conference & Regulatory Forum

BioOhio had a lot of fun hosting four conferences around the state this fall. A BIG THANKS to the 28 sponsors, 59 speakers, and 340 participants! View event photos on our Flickr page.

As BioOhio begins to plan for the 2015 Annual Conference, we want your input. Whether you attended or not, please take 1-3 minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback will help us plan for next year’s conference and beyond.


So much is happening around the state we can’t possibly fit it all in the BioBulletin. Here’s just a sample of some of the news posted over the last month.

BioOhio’s John F. Lewis, Jr. speaks with Columbus Business First about the ACA Medical Device Tax, featuring Minimally Invasive Devices, Furniss Corporation, AdvaMed, MDMA and Cardinal Health.

Happy birthday to STATKING Clinical Services, celebrating 25 years! Award winning student entrepreneurs TremorX featured in the Columbus Dispatch. Acquisitions of Ricerca, Axiomed, REU Associates and Devicor Medical Products.

Technology advancements from Cleveland Clinic & Parker Hannifin, AtriCure, NanoLogix, Milo Biotechnology, Siemens, and patents in motion for Microbial Robotics and Freedom Meditech. Expansion & growth continue for CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, Assurex Health, CoverMyMeds and Cardinal Health.

Enable Injections, led by BioOhio Board Member Mike Hooven, launches with CSL Behring, ViewRay receives CE Mark, Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies launches their new app, EpiGlare lands a licensing deal, HealthSpot secures investment from Xerox and partners with RiteAid, and Explorys partners with Mercy Health.

Awards for Brixey & Meyer, Community Tissues Services, Global Medical Foam, Quasar Energy Group and Codonics.

And so much more, including some news we can’t even talk about yet! Keep up with it all at – your best source for what’s happening in Ohio’s bioscience community.

Advocacy & Public Policy

We are proud to announce that BioOhio has selected G2G Consulting to provide both federal and state government affairs support.


Ohio outperforms even Massachusetts and California in core biopharmaceutical growth rate

Posted by BioOhio on Nov. 20, 2014

Source: Berkshire Atlantic Group

BioOhio is glad to share some exciting analysis from the Berkshire Atlantic Group that shines a spotlight on Ohio’s bioscience industry.

Since 2007, Ohio has outperformed even the leading biopharmaceutical hubs nationally in core biopharmaceutical employment growth rate. As the tables in the linked document display, Ohio grew 1,066 jobs in biotechnology research and pharmaceutical manufacturing. While this growth trailed California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina in actual numeric growth, Ohio outperformed all states in percentage growth over the same period. When compared to neighboring states such as Pennsylvania and Indiana, Ohio’s performance is striking.

Download the full document from Berkshire Atlantic Group here (pdf).

In determining employment attributable to the drug development, or biopharmaceutical industry, two NAICS classifications were used: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (NAICS 3254) and Research and Development in Biotechnology (NAICS 541711).

BioOhio also uses NAICS codes to track the bioscience industry, click here to learn more about how the industry is defined. You can also browse the Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory to learn more about companies in specific industry sectors, such as R&D and Pharmaceuticals.

STATKING Clinical Services celebrates 25 years serving the pharmaceutical and medical device industry

Posted by BioOhio on Nov. 18, 2014

Congratulations to BioOhio member company STATKING Clinical Services on 25 years of service!

STATKING, led by President & CEO Dennis King, PhD and Rod Lashley, Executive Vice President, provides clinical trial services for the regulatory approval of novel drug and medical device products. Specific areas of expertise include clinical trial management, protocol development, biostatistics, clinical data management, clinical study monitoring, medical writing, medical monitoring, contract laboratory services, safety reporting and project management.

“Our progress as a CRO is truly a testament to the hard work of many dedicated employees over the past 25 years.” commented King.

“It is truly rewarding to know that we have helped so many companies obtain regulatory approval for their products. We look forward to continuing to be a valued partner for our clients.” added Lashley.

Since opening its doors in 1989, the CRO has provided services on over 300 clinical studies. STATKING has progressed from a biostatistics consulting company to a full service CRO providing a complete solution for the management of clinical trials. The company has provided valued, strategic input to over 100 companies in STATKING’s niche market of emerging pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

“STATKING has been a strong part of Ohio’s bioscience community,” said John F. Lewis, Jr., President & CEO of BioOhio. “They have been one of our most engaged members for as long as I can remember. We look forward to continuing to work together growing Ohio’s bioscience community well into the future.”

You can learn more about STATKING on their website.

BioOhio Annual Conference Road Show comes to Central Ohio

Posted by BioOhio on Nov. 04, 2014

Join BioOhio in Columbus on November 12 for the powerful finale of the 2014 Annual Conferences!

Highlights include panels on Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing; Transforming Healthcare via Data and IT; Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative; Integrating Veterinary Applications to accelerate your pharma/device company; Success Stories; and much more.

And to cap it off, the networking reception at 4:00 p.m. will feature music by the BioOhio/Kinnear Road All-Star Band (made up of employees of both BioOhio and TechColumbus.) The band includes:

  • Parker MacDonell: acoustic guitar/singer/songwriter, leader of the Advisor Network at TechColumbus, co-founder of Six String Concerts in Columbus, co-founder of Writer Zone Music in Nashville, founder of Fayerweather Records in Los Angeles, Principal at Invergarry Partners, board member and treasurer of the Angel Capital Association
  • Phil Maneri: bassist , owner of the Fifth Avenue Fret Shop, Technical Editor of Bass Gear Magazine
  • We also have a surprise guest or two joining us on stage from Columbus’ entrepreneurial community. (You’ll never guess!)

Click here for event details, including agenda, registration ($195 for members/$345 for non-members, $50 for the reception only), location and more.

BioOhio BioBulletin, October 2014

Posted by BioOhio on Oct. 30, 2014


Welcome to the October BioBulletin,

Trivia this month, in the spirit of Halloween: Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven, the American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror/slasher films, is from where? Cleveland, Ohio! Furthermore, Craven’s film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, was set in fictional Springwood, Ohio. The actual house and filming took place at a private home located in Los Angeles.

Now to the “creepy” world of bioscience…

BioOhio Annual Conference Road Show

Join us Nov. 12 in Columbus for the powerful finale of three annual conferences we’ve hosted this fall.

Highlights include panels on Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing; Transforming Healthcare via Healthcare IT; Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative; Integrating Veterinary Applications to accelerate your pharma/device company; Success Stories; and much more.

The networking reception will feature live music from bioscience community friends!

Click here for event details, including agenda, registration ($195 for members/$345 for non-members), location and more


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