The BioOhio Gene and Cell Therapy Industry Council

Advocating for Advanced Therapies in Ohio

BioOhio’s Gene and Cell Therapy Industry Council will work to implement an integrated strategic plan to catalyze gene and cell therapy innovation, ventures, commercialization, and operations in Ohio.

Dr. Mike Triplett, CEO of Armatus Bio and Vice-Chair, BioOhio Board of Trustees, and Dr. Matt McFarland, Vice President of Commercialization and Industry Relations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will co-chair the Council.

BioOhio members with an interest in the GCT industry are encouraged to join the council.  Please contact Eddie Pauline, BioOhio President & CEO, to inquire about council membership.

Read the full launch announcement here. Read recent Ohio Gene and Cell Therapy news stories at

Mission Statement

To attract and incentivize gene and cell therapy healthcare innovation in the State of Ohio through advocacy, public education, economic development, and civic engagement.

BioOhio GCT Industry Council Strategy Initiatives

The following are selected key areas of focus for BioOhio, our partners, and members.


  • Develop incentives for GCT companies to recruit mid-career, executive, and entrepreneurial talent
  • Align university, regional college, and community college curricula to the needs of the GCT industry
  • Develop programs to support the recruitment and retention of entrepreneurial GCT faculty and students


  • Accelerate life science wet lab startup and commercial facilities adjacent to the Carnegie Tier 1 universities
  • Invest in GCT translational R&D facilities within Ohio’s leading universities and research institutions


  • Develop incentives for companies to conduct GCT translational R&D and manufacturing in Ohio
  • Increase funding for pre-licensed, GCT translational R&D at Ohio’s leading universities and research institutions

Business Development

  • Create GCT Centers of Excellence in Ohio
  • Catalyze the BioOhio Gene & Cell Therapy Industry Council initiative to provide a central GCT organizing voice