2014 Central Ohio Agenda

 Bioscience at its Roots

Members – Innovation – Growth

Central Ohio

November 12th, Pinnacle Golf Club

8:45am – 9:30 – Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:30 – Welcome Remarks

Mike Sieron, BioOhio Board Chair and President & CEO, DG Medical

9:35 – 10 – Ohio’s Bio IQ: What’s the score?

Based on input from a range of scientific, industry and public policy sources, John F. Lewis, Jr., BioOhio’s President & CEO, outlines a unique perspective on the “State of the Biosciences in Ohio” as well as the U.S. and the rest of the world.

10 – 11 – Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing—the industrial version of 3-D printing—is already used to make some niche items, such as medical implants, and to produce plastic prototypes for engineers and designers. Discussion and examples will provide insights on application of the basic information to product design, material and process selection, and economic and business aspects of 3D printing for bioscience industry.

Moderated by Roger A. Gilcrest, Partner, Ice Miller LLP

  • Jeff Held, Rapid Prototype Lead, Human Centric Design, Process & Product Development, Battelle
  • Jay Perkins, Vice President and Engineer, Design Central
  • Sam Privitera, Vice President R&D, Bard Medical, a division of C.R. Bard

11 – 11:15 – Break

11:15 – 12:25:  Transforming Healthcare via Data and IT

Demands on healthcare systems today are also transforming how bioscience companies need to think about product development, financing, partnerships, reimbursement, education, training, etc. Learn how the transformation is impacting all of the players in the continuum of healthcare and how it is redefining the roles of drug-makers, device manufacturers, patients, providers, and payers. IT plays an enormously critical role in all of this.

Moderated by Dan Paoletti, CEO, The Ohio Health Information Partnership

  • Sunnie Southern, MS, RD, LD, Founder and CEO, Viable Synergy, LLC and Creator, Innov8 for Health
  • James J. Stoodt, Sr. Vice President, Market Development and Member Services, The Healthcare Colloquium (a Battelle Company)
  • Sandra L. Vance, MHA, Senior Director, Interoperability Initiatives, HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)

12:25 – 1:35 – Lunch, Networking

1:35 – 2:55 – Think globally, act regionally…and profit locally (Ohio’s Medical Corridor plus…)

Bioscience professionals must collaborate across a complex matrix of geographies, professional disciplines, and vested interests – sometimes even with a competitor – in order to succeed. It takes a family to grow your bioscience company.

Learn about a statewide clinical trials network and reciprocal IRB, statewide pharmaceutical and neuroscience initiatives, publicly available Class 10k cleanroom facility, and more that differentiate Ohio from other regions, states and countries.

Moderated by Aaron Pitts, Managing Director, BioHealth & Agribusiness / Food Processing, JobsOhio

2:55 – 4:10 – Living Success Stories through Financing, Exits, Sales, Exporting, Expansions

It’s a process that’s tried and true in multiple industries:


Success in bioscience relies on making decisions that respond intelligently to challenges unique to our industry – and the rules are changing every day. We’ll hear successful strategies that resulted in raising money, sales growth, an exit, an expansion or more.

Moderated by Richard C. McQuown, Partner, Porter Wright

4:10 – 4:15 – Closing Remarks

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

4:15 – 6 – Networking Reception

Enjoy a Columbus craft brew taste testing compliments of McNees Wallace & Nurick.

Drawing for two prizes at 5:15 (must be present to win). Prizes include “Pinnacle Golf Club Round of 18 Foursome Package” and “Golf Equipment Package,” compliments of reception sponsor McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

The networking reception at 4:15 will feature music by the BioOhio/Kinnear Road All-Star Band (made up of employees of both BioOhio and TechColumbus.) The band includes:

  • Parker MacDonell: acoustic guitar/singer/songwriter, leader of the Advisor Network at TechColumbus, co-founder of Six String Concerts in Columbus, co-founder of Writer Zone Music in Nashville, founder of Fayerweather Records in Los Angeles, Principal at Invergarry Partners, board member and treasurer of the Angel Capital Association
  • Phil Maneri: bassist , owner of the Fifth Avenue Fret Shop, Technical Editor of Bass Gear Magazine
  • We also have a surprise guest or two joining us on stage from Columbus’ entrepreneurial community.