BioOhio BioBulletin, February 2018

February 27, 2018

2018 BioBulletin - 2 February

Welcome to the February edition of the BioOhio BioBulletin!

Trivia: The last day of February each year is set aside in recognition of Rare Disease Day to raise the general public’s awareness of the impact rare diseases have on patients’ lives. 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point, often undiagnosed and many without a cure. Be sure to #ShowYourRare on February 28th.

In this issue: Introducing BioOhio’s new team member Scott Clay, BioOhio welcomes five new Board Members, 2018 ADM Cleveland Expo | March 7-8 in Cleveland, Ohio Bioscience Networking Social | March 15 in Columbus, 2018 Ohio Bioscience Conference Series, Spotlight on Diabetes | April 6 in SE Ohio, Going Global: International Export and EU Clinical Regulatory Considerations | April 11 in Columbus, Pharmaceutical Pathways: Drug Discovery, Development, & FDA Regulations | May 21 in Southwest Ohio, May 22 in Northeast Ohio, Membership, Ohio Bioscience News, Member Savings | Laboratory Equipment from VWR, Job Openings, Government Relations, and the Events Calendar.

BioOhio's Newest Team Member


BioOhio would like to welcome its newest member services team member: Scott Clay, BioOhio Meeting and Event Planner. Scott has been in the hospitality and events industry for over fifteen years in every capacity possible, and he is thrilled to find his new home with the BioOhio team. He looks forward to learning more about the bioscience industry, working with BioOhio members, and seeing you at upcoming events.

New BioOhio Board Members


BioOhio is proud to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Trustees. It is our pleasure to welcome:


Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) – part of Ohio’s largest industry event, ADM Expo in Cleveland – is back after a wildly popular first year! Register for your expo pass today and join 2,600+ professionals to discover the very latest innovations and insights from the world of medtech and beyond.

BioOhio members are eligible for a 10% exhibitor discount. Please contact Jen Goldsberry for details.

Free Seminars presented by BioOhio View speakers here

The ADM Cleveland Conference, running alongside the expo, offers in-depth, expert-led education on need-to-know industry topics – all for free. BioOhio is proud to present two track sessions during ADM:

1. Manufacturing Quality Systems in the Medical Field, March 7

Join a panel of subject matter experts on Quality Management Systems as they examine the opportunities available through ISO 13485 certification. This session is perfect for anyone interested in the design, production, installation, and servicing of medical devices and related services.

2. Building the Future One Layer at a Time, March 8

This session will explore the latest materials and applications in 3D printing medical devices. Join a panel of thought leaders from a variety of medtech specializations as they unpack the leading materials for next-generation 3D-printed devices and survey a myriad of use cases being advanced by OEMs.

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BioOhio is hosting a networking social in Columbus on March 15 at Camelot Cellars. BioOhio’s fun socials bring Ohio’s bioscience players together for networking, talking shop, and getting to know one another in a casual atmosphere. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres for all guests; 1 drink ticket for BioOhio members, and that includes employees of member organizations. Cash bar for non-members.

Click here to register for this free event.


Since 1988, BioOhio has held an Annual Conference to spotlight Ohio’s growing bioscience industry. In 2018, BioOhio is hosting a series of conferences in different Ohio regions to take a deeper dive into the industry’s trending topics.

Join BioOhio on April 6 at the historic Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville for the first meeting in the 2018 BioOhio Conference Series. The focus of this first event is Diabetes.

Participants will gain insight into the groundbreaking research being conducted in Ohio around diabetes from the Ohio Department of Health, academic researchers, health care centers, and industry partners.

Click here to learn more and register. Interested in sponsoring? Learn more here.


Join BioOhio, Porter Wright, and RJR Consulting for a program designed for international trade attorneys, regulatory professionals and business executives interested in understanding the basics of exporting to the European Union (EU) and regulatory environment of medical devices and pharmaceuticals in the EU.

Click here to learn more and register.

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This May, BioOhio presents Pharmaceutical Pathways: Drug Discovery, Development, & FDA Regulations, in partnership with NEOMED, Squire Patton Boggs, STATKING Clinical Services, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, and US Economic Development Association (EDA).

These events are devoted to pharmaceutical development. The first session of the day will be dedicated to drug discovery, and the second session dedicated to FDA regulation. Registration and full event information will be available soon.


We are pleased to welcome Batten Disease Support and Research Association (BDSRA), CinRx Pharma, ExonanoRNA, KP Strategies, Vivasome, and student member Kanwalpreet Kaur as new BioOhio members.

Thank you to our members who renewed their support of BioOhio this month: Aeromics, AMK TechnologiesAnatrace, Brixey & Meyer, Butler Technology and Career Development Schools, Cleveland FES CenterGaneden (a Kerry Company), Kaleidoscope, Loveland High School Biotechnology, Manufactured Assemblies Corporation (MAC), Medpace, SafeWhite, Sense Diagnostics, and individuals Sabine Zacate and Verneda Hawkins.

Remember, BioOhio offers a 5% discount on two-year membership renewals.

As always, thanks to the entire BioOhio member family that continues to support our efforts.

Everything we do is driven by member requests. Click here to learn about the many benefits and resources available, whether you are currently a member or thinking about joining.Remember, BioOhio offers a 5% discount on two-year membership renewals.

Ohio Bioscience News

The Industry News page on is the state’s best source for bioscience current events. Stories are gathered from a wide range of state and national news outlets, member and non-member companies, educational and research organizations, and more.

Ohio bioscience growing strong

Research and discovery continues in Ohio

Don’t miss these stories

Member Savings


VWR International is a leading distributor of laboratory supplies and equipment for the life sciences industry. Thanks to BIO Business Solutions, BioOhio members can enjoy competitive pricing on the entire VWR product offering of more than 1,000,000 products from over 5,000 manufacturers.

BioOhio members saved over $8 million in 2017 using the VWR discount program. Contact Jen Goldsberry to learn more about ways you can save using VWR.

Click here to read about all our member savings programs.

Job Openings

BioOhio member Stirling Ultracold has the following job openings: Engineering Technician, Inside Sales Representative, Manufacturing Engineer, Product Manager, Quality Engineer, and Supply Chain Manager.

Click here to learn more, and contact to apply.

Neuros Medical – Clinical Research Associate I

Click here to learn more, and contact Barbara Lindsay, VP Clinical and Regulatory Affairs or Gita Ghadimi, Director Clinical and Regulatory Affairs to apply.

BioOhio members, do you have job openings at your company you would like to post in the BioOhio BioBulletin? Contact Lauren Reitz with the job title and how to apply.

Government Relations

As the Ohio affiliate of AdvaMed, BIO, MDMA and PhRMA, BioOhio participates in advocacy for issues that matter to our members, our industry and the health and prosperity of Ohio.

Get the latest funding opportunities via the monthly Government Bioscience Grant Report from G2G, available free to BioOhio members (contact us for your access code).

AdvaMed Fly-In

BioOhio President & CEO John Lewis is in Washington D.C. this week meeting with all of Ohio’s congressional delegation to ensure Capitol Hill does their part to clear the path for the latest and greatest in medical innovation.

You are always invited and encouraged to attend these Capitol Hill meetings and various events surrounding them. Next on deck is the BIO Fly-in April 17-18.

Federal Legislative Priorities

  • AdvaMed & MDMA seek permanent repeal of the Medical Device Tax
  • Continued discussion on patent reform legislation
  • Protection of bioscience research funding via NIH, SBIR, NSF, etc.
  • Drug pricing remains a hot issue with the Administration and Congress
  • FY18 Continuing Resolution Health Updates
  • FY19 President Trump’s Budget Health Updates
  • G2G Legislative Update for February 2018

State Legislative Priorities

  • STEP Therapy Reform legislation has been introduced
  • Medical Marijuana regulation, process, continues to be refined
  • The CURES Bill proposed to incentivize cures for diseases
  • House leadership interest in Innovation Districts to spur economic development and discovery

Events Calendar

Contact us anytime we can be of assistance. Thanks for your continued support.

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

(614) 675-3686 x1262,