BioOhio BioBulletin, March 2018

March 29, 2018

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Welcome to the March edition of the BioOhio BioBulletin!

In this issue: Membership, Innovating Diabetes Care | April 6 in Southeast Ohio, Ohio Bioscience Networking Social | May 3 in Toledo, Pharmaceutical Pathways: Drug Discovery, Development, & FDA Regulations | May 21 in Southwest Ohio and May 22 in Northeast Ohio, Medical Cannabis in the Buckeye State | June 18 in Cleveland, Innovations Combating the Opioid Epidemic | August in Columbus, Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase | September 25 in Columbus, Ohio Bioscience News, Member Savings | Research Instruments & Equipment from Nikon, Job Openings, Government Relations, Events Calendar, and Support your Local STEM School


A special thank you to PhRMA and TSP for renewing their support as BioOhio Leadership Members!


We are pleased to welcome Advanced RPO, DeSalvo & Company, Haima Therapeutics, Q Laboratories, True Concepts Medical Technologies, Sraavya Anne, Phillip Banks, Jason Blanchard, and Victor Perhay as new BioOhio members.

Thank you to our members who renewed their support of BioOhio this month: Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, F-Squared Laboratories (F2 Labs), Hyper Tech Research, Jackson Laboratory, Lakeland Community College, Nanofiber Solutions, Noxsano, Square 1 Bank, Tunnell Consulting, Valtronic, and students Besma Abbaoui, Kendall Hoover, and Christopher Lucas.

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 are thinking about joining.


Join BioOhio on Friday, April 6 for an engaging half-day event to learn about the groundbreaking diabetes research being conducted in Ohio. Details here.

The event features speakers from 360 Comprehensive Lifestyle Center, the American Diabetes Association, the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio University Diabetes Institute and College of Osteopathic Medicine, The Ohio State University, and The College Diabetes Network.

The venue, Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, was originally built in 1879, and is the grand cornerstone in the town’s historic public square. Attendees will experience this unique venue as breakfast and a networking lunch move around this unique facility.

Ohio Bioscience Networking Social, May 3

BioOhio is hosting a networking social in Toledo on May 3 at Bar 145. 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. Thank you to our partners NextTech and RPG for their support of this event.

Pharmaceutical Pathways: Drug Discovery, Development, & FDA Regulations, May 21 and 22

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. Topics will include predictive toxicology, the changing landscape in drug discovery from a technological perspective, compound lead generation, drug manufacturing techniques, including 3D printed drugs, and de-identified vs. identified data.

The Southwest event is May 21, and the Northeast event is May 22. Click here to learn more and register.

Medical Cannabis in the Buckeye State, Save the Date for June 18 in Cleveland

Join us June 18 to learn how Ohio is tackling the challenges and opportunities in medical cannabis. There is no business segment in the United States that is changing faster than the cannabis industry.

Meet and network with professionals, entrepreneurs, patients, healthcare providers, clinical experts, investors, and so many others engaged in the medical cannabis field.

Medical Cannabis in the Buckeye State will feature:

  • Updates on the Legal and Financial Impact of Ohio’s Cannabis Industry and Cultivator, Processor & Dispensary Operations
  • Patient & Physician Perspectives on Medical Cannabis
  • A fireside chat with the National Cannabis Industry Ohio Chapter
  • A Medical Cannabis Tech Expo

Interested in attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring? Click here! Bonus – exhibit at the Medical Cannabis Tech Expo and lock in a 50% discount to exhibit at the Ohio Bioscience Expo!

Innovations Combating the Opioid Epidemic, August in Columbus

BioOhio will be hosting an event this August in Columbus (date TBA) on Innovations Combating the Opioid Epidemic. Similar to the Medical Cannabis in the Buckeye State event, there will be a Tech Showcase where organizations have the opportunity to exhibit. If you exhibit at the Innovations Combating the Opioid Epidemic event, you will receive a 50% discount to exhibit at the Ohio Bioscience Expo! Please contact us if you are interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, or getting involved.

Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase, September 25

BioOhio is proud to announce the 2018 Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase, taking place September 25 at COSI in Columbus.

Discover and connect with established & start-up bioscience companies, suppliers, service providers, and innovators. Meet companies who are moving bioscience technologies and products from concept to market, and the innovators who are on the idea-market path.

Exhibitors and attendees alike will connect with new customers, find new collaborators and partners, meet colleagues in the industry, discover companies making cutting edge products and delivering quality services.

Interested in attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring? Click here!

Ohio Bioscience News’s industry news page is Ohio’s best source for bioscience-related current events. We post stories from a wide range of local and national sources, about member and non-member organizations, STEM education, research discoveries, legislative issues, funding announcements, and more.

March was a busy month for BioOhio member companies! Here are just a few highlights.

Abeona Therapeutics gene therapy receives FDA rare pediatric disease designation
Athersys expands partnership with Healios and boosts funding
BioEnterprise releases their newest investment report
Eccrine Systems profiled by TechOhio (video)
Enable Injections expands IP with a new patent
FibreTuff bolsters their offering for medical market 3D printing
Ohio University’s SBDC named regional SBDC of the Year
OSU and the NIH award funding to address the opioid epidemic
RenovoDerm gets FDA clearance for wound healing device
VentureMed’s advanced catheter featured in a successful live case

Jump to’s news page for more from around Ohio’s bioscience community, featuring:  Alkermes, AMB Surgical, Cardinal Health, Charles River Laboratories, Cleveland Clinic, Cordata, CoverMyMeds, Genetesis, HIMSS and the Global Center, Ischemia Care, Kare Intellex, Midmark, Quantum Health, ReadySet Surgical, Sarnova, Updox, ViewRay, several STEM school profiles, an excellent write up about the nature biosolids, and much more.

Member Savings

Nikon Instruments offers members 15% off select BIO customized microscope packages, 7% off individual Nikon items, 5% off third party products; onsite no charge installation (unless specified on quote); 1 year warranty on full systems, 5 year warranty on microscopes; onsite no charge training, customized to Customer needs. Click here to read about Nikon and all our member savings programs.


Job Openings

Applied Biomolecular Technologies – Protein Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Research Associate (Full-time) and Cell Biology Laboratory, Assistant (Intern)
Click here to learn more, and send a cover letter and resume to

JALEX Medical – Product Development Engineers and Regulatory & Quality Systems Specialists
Click here to learn more, and send resumes to

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.

Stirling Ultracold: Engineering Technician, Inside Sales Representative, Manufacturing Engineer, Product Manager, Quality Engineer, and Supply Chain Manager.
Click here to learn more, and contact 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).

Current legislative issues in the news: 

Events Calendar

Support your Local STEM School

If your organization has gently-used/excess equipment or supplies, please consider donating to a bioscience program at an area STEM school. BioOhio can help find a match with a member school for what you might otherwise discard. Contact Drew at BioOhio for more information.

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

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

(614) 675-3686 x1262,