Abbott Nutrition’s Healthy Heritage Goes Back 90 Years (Columbus Dispatch)

Posted by BioOhio on Apr. 08, 2014

Abbott NutritionBioOhio is proud to have Abbott Nutrition as a long time supporter and member. We recently saw this excellent profile of Abbott in the Columbus Dispatch, complete with a video showing off some of their facilities. Here is an excerpt from the article:

Abbott Video

“Fifty years ago, we were a small local company, and we have become a global powerhouse,” said Rob Miller, the chief of global research and development for Abbott Nutrition, talking at the company’s Easton-area offices.

“Abbott recognized its value, and today we’re a leader in adult nutrition, we produce multiple products, and we’re the largest division of Abbott.”

Columbus is a big part of the business, with 2,066 employees, including 350 at the Cleveland Avenue plant. Although Abbott Nutrition has started research-and-development facilities in Singapore, India and China in the past five years and opened manufacturing facilities in the same places, Ohio remains central to the company’s future, Miller said.

The full article, published by the Columbus Dispatch, can be read here.

BioOhio Statehouse Day 2014: Advocating, Informing, Networking

Posted by BioOhio on Apr. 07, 2014
Contributor Jim OHare

Jim O’Hare
micrOHscope Contributor

BioOhio is pleased to present content from Jim O’Hare, Managing Partner of BioMedia, LLC, and long time contributor to micrOHscope.

Statehouse AgendaAt the recent BioOhio Statehouse Day, BioOhio members gathered with industry leaders to meet legislators from both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. After a day filled with personal visits in legislators’ offices, a lively gathering in the Statehouse Atrium provided an opportunity for refreshments, networking and some brief comments from industry leaders. Here are some of the insights from the evening’s speakers.

 John F. Lewis, Jr., President & CEO, BioOhioStatehouse John Lewis

“We’re delighted that so many of you had really positive meetings with legislators this afternoon, that’s what today is all about.

The industry is strong. The number of jobs is increasing, and the number of suppliers is increasing. We’re pushing for the technology investment tax credit to be reinstated, and we believe that will help even more.

BioOhio member companies love to have legislators visit their facilities – let us know and they will always step in.” (more…)

Community Colleges Building Skills for Bioscience Employment

Posted by BioOhio on Apr. 01, 2014
Contributor Bill Tacon

Bill Tacon
micrOHscope Contributor

BioOhio is pleased to bring you the first of many new contributors to our revitalized blog, micrOHscope! Bill Tacon, Ph.D., President & Owner of BioEduface LLC was also Senior Director of Workforce & Education here at BioOhio.

For three days last week, I had the pleasure of attending a community college bioscience event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I was asked by Russ Read from Forsyth Tech, to facilitate two sessions at the “Community College for Bioscience Credentials”, c3bc, Annual National Meeting, March 26 through 28. C3bc is a consortium of twelve community colleges across the nation (none yet in Ohio, but that could change), funded under a $15 million DOL phase 2 TAACC grant, to train workers impacted by offshoring of jobs to other nations, in skills for bioscience employment.

I facilitated “Industry Buy-in” and “Prior Learning Assessment “ sessions. In the latter, Joel Simon from CAEL, one of BioOhio’s DOL grant partners, participated on my invitation. Joel did a great job in showcasing the work done for displaced Avon employees under the grant. A couple of his slides used graphics and material taken from the website. (more…)

BioBulletin March 2014

Posted by BioOhio on Mar. 28, 2014


         John Lewis

Spring is here, and welcome to the 3rd edition of the BioOhio BioBulletin.

Ohio Trivia for this edition, as we bid farewell to winter: the Snowiest Big City in the U.S. is Denver, Colorado. If you guessed Cleveland, you were close. Cleveland comes in 2nd, according to Forbes with an average of 59.3″ of snow falling each winter over the last 50 years. How much more snow does Denver see than Cleveland? 0.7” is all it takes. Now on to Ohio bioscience.

I would first like to congratulate Cleveland HeartLab, and its CEO, Jake Orville. Yesterday, at the Ohio Statehouse, Jake was awarded one of six ECDC Crystal Awards, presented by BioOhio and the Ohio Edison Centers, in recognition of their work to create significant economic impact and growth in their communities and the state.


Events provide opportunities for networking, education, and partnerships, and our Events Calendar is a great resource to keep track of everything happening in Ohio and beyond. In addition to BioOhio’s own events, we make every effort to list events that are relevant to you, your business, and growing our bioscience community.

May 12 – The inaugural BioOhio Unplugged: CEOs & Leadership Series.  The program will feature keynote speaker G. Steven Burrill with Lisa Ashby, President, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Cardinal Health; Mike Carrell, President, Atricure; John Gorski, President, NAMSA; and Jay Gershen, President, Northeast Ohio Medical University. Hosted by The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens’s Hospital in Columbus, the event is moderated by John Barnard and includes guided tours and a copy of Mr. Burrill’s newest book for attendees. (more…)

Cleveland HeartLab receives Crystal Award for Excellence from BioOhio and Ohio’s Edison Technology Centers

Posted by BioOhio on Mar. 27, 2014
CHL and BioOhio

Jake Orville, CEO of Cleveland HeartLab with Jennifer Goldsberry of BioOhio

Jake Orville, CEO of Cleveland HeartLab, accepted today the Crystal Award for Excellence from Ohio’s Edison Technology Centers. The award was presented by Dave Beck, Edison Centers Director Council Chair, and Jennifer Goldsberry, Manager, Member Services & Events at BioOhio during a luncheon held at the Ohio Statehouse, attended by state legislators and executives from other innovative companies.

The six Edison Technology Centers located in Ohio provide a variety of product and process innovation and commercialization services to both established and early-stage technology-based businesses. Each year the ECDC recognizes companies that are succeeding at bringing innovative products to market.

Winners of the Crystal Award for Excellence qualify for recognition by having collaborated with one or more of the Edison centers. Cleveland HeartLab was nominated by BioOhio, the state’s bioscience membership and trade association, focused on building and accelerating bioscience industry, research, and education in Ohio. (more…)

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