BioOhio BioBulletin, August 2014

Posted by BioOhio on Aug. 29, 2014


Welcome to the August BioBulletin,

In this edition we’ll cover our upcoming Annual Conference Road Show, the BioOhio Regulatory Forum, our new Membership Campaign and events happening all around Ohio.

Our Trivia this month is related to our Annual Conference Road Show. 3 dates, 3 cities, and someone significant from each:  William F. Brown, prolific welding inventor with many patents, raised in Blue Ash; actress Anne Heche, born in Aurora; Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, born in Grove City.

BioOhio Annual Conference Road Show

BioOhio’s Annual Conference is on the road this year, and back to the roots, focusing on our members, innovation and growth in Ohio’s bioscience community.

  • Sept. 18 – Southern Ohio (Blue Ash)
  • Oct. 16 - Northern Ohio (Aurora), simultaneous with the BioOhio Regulatory Forum
  • Nov. 12 – Central Ohio (Grove City)

The BioOhio Annual Conference Road Show will offer content from dynamic speakers and excellent networking. BioOhio will bring Ohio’s bioscience community together to explore new opportunities and discoveries in research, innovation, tech licensing, financing, business development, partnerships, workforce & education, regulatory, advocacy and membership benefits.

The venues provide an “off the beaten path” atmosphere, offering an escape from routine surroundings for a day so that attendees can focus on the root of their bioscience pathway, career, goals and challenges.

We are offering early bird specials, discounts for attending more than 1 event, group rates and reception-only rates.

Click here for details for each event, including agendas, registration, locations and more.

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AtriCure celebrates groundbreaking of new headquarters in Mason, Ohio

Posted by BioOhio on Aug. 28, 2014

AtriCureBioscience in Ohio just keeps on growing! We were excited to be on hand to congratulate BioOhio member AtriCure at their recent groundbreaking ceremony in Mason, Ohio for their new, state-of-the-art headquarters.

AtriCure, led by CEO Mike Carrel, is developing solutions for atrial fibrillation. Their research and rigorous atrial fibrillation clinical trials have led to innovations in ablation technology to provide lasting solutions.

Join us in congratulating the team at AtriCure on twitter, and read more about their new home here, and in an article from Rachel Richardson (@RachelinCincy) of here.

Mike also recently sat down with Chelsey Levingston (@CLevingstonDDN) of the Journal-News to discuss where the company is heading (spoiler:  it’s all about growth!). Read the interview here.

Minimally Invasive Devices inks exclusive FloShield distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Medical Japan

Posted by BioOhio on Aug. 20, 2014

Minimally-Invasive-DevicesMitsubishi-200BioOhio is excited to share news from long time member Minimally Invasive Devices. MID announced yesterday that they have entered into an exclusive agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation to distribute the FloShield laparoscopic and robotic visualization system in Japan. MID anticipates that FloShield will be approved for sale in Japan in the second half of 2015.

FloShield allows surgeons to maintain a clear and consistent view during laparoscopic surgery, eliminating loss of vision and surgical interruptions. FloShield is the first laparoscopic device that offers “Active Lens Protection,” a moving curtain of gas over the lens that prevents condensation, fluids and blood products from settling on the optics during surgery, thereby maintaining a clear surgical view for the operating team.

“The partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation will broaden our footprint globally and give more surgeons our technology that prevents loss of vision during procedures,” stated Dr. Wayne Poll, CEO of MID.  “The next transformation in surgical video technology is not more pixels, but a solution that actually prevents loss of vision from even occurring.”

“I’m proud to say I’ve been involved with MID since before its inception, and it’s been exciting to see the successful progression and growth.” said BioOhio’s President & CEO, John F. Lewis, Jr. “I’m confident that Wayne will continue to build this strong Ohio story into a globally recognized company.”

BioOhio, VWR and BIO Business Solutions expand product access for increased member savings

Posted by BioOhio on Aug. 19, 2014
Jennifer Goldsberry Manager, Member Services & Events

Jennifer Goldsberry
Manager, Member Services & Events

BioBizSolutions VWR CurrentBioOhio members are eligible for a variety of discount programs. In 2013, 29 member companies collectively saved over $4M using one discount program alone.

The providers and discounts are highly endorsed by BioOhio, and have the potential to save your company big bucks (and cover your annual dues many times over). If your company is not utilizing one of the 20 partners, please ask us, or introduce us to your purchasing manager and we’ll help you start saving. Programs include VWR, FedEx, BusinessWire, Chubb, Office Depot, ShareVault, and more.

In addition to the products currently offered through the BIO Business Solutions program, BioOhio is excited to announce expanded access for members to over 15 additional product brands through a partnership with VWR, BIO, and Thermo Scientific that will support your efforts in anatomical pathology, chromatography, life science, environmental analysis, equipment, and storage consumables.

Thermo-Scientific-200Traditionally these brands have only been available on a direct basis or through non-contract distribution channels. BioOhio members now have access to them through VWR at discounted prices. Some of the Thermo Scientific brands include:

  • Anatomical Pathology – Thermo Scientific Lab Vision™ Immunohistochemistry Reagents
  • Chromatography – Thermo Scientific Hypersil™ Keystone columns and supplies, SUN-SRi consumables
  • Life Science – Thermo Scientific Cellomics Instruments
  • Chemicals – Thermo Scientific ACROS and Maybridge
  • Environmental Analysis – Thermo Scientific EUTECH, Oakton, Lab Systems, and CRS Robotics Automation Solutions
  • Equipment – Thermo Scientific Forma™, Haake™, and Neslab

BioOhio is excited to offer these new product brands in addition to our current line-up of valuable savings for our members. Together, BioOhio, VWR and BIO provide the industry substantial cost savings and service solutions to accelerate science from discovery to production.

Contact us today to learn more about these programs and start saving!

OffWhite reflects on the BioOhio Expo, education is the best kind of marketing

Posted by BioOhio on Aug. 15, 2014

Post-8-15-14-Offwhite-BrandBioOhio recently held the 2014 Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase in Aurora, Ohio. Hear first hand from one of our exhibitors about the event, and the workshops they presented to attendees – Brand Science 101 and Social Science 101. Offenberger & White, Inc. (OffWhite), long time BioOhio member, provides integrated marketing solutions for life science & technology companies.

“When we seized the opportunity to present not one but two workshops at the August 2014 BioOhio Bioscience Expo & Showcase in Aurora, Ohio, our first objective was to give something back to an industry that has been good to OffWhite. This is why we are members of BioOhio in the first place. It didn’t hurt, however, that we knew we would have the attention of leading management and marketers whose responsibilities are to guide biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical companies through the global marketplace.” – Bill White, CEO, OffWhite

Read OffWhite’s full blog post here, and learn more about the programs they offered at our Expo!

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