Supporting Companies

BioOhio is grateful for the support of organizations around Ohio and the USA. Without their support, we could not offer programs such as the Annual Conference Road Show, Summer Socials, Regulatory Forum, Career Fairs, and other events that Ohio’s bioscience community enjoy every year.

Providing more than just event assistance, our supporters value the bioscience industry in Ohio and many of them are also BioOhio members!

Please take a moment and learn about these companies, and see if their services are a good fit for your business.

Annual Conference Road Show Sponsors


Ice Miller is a full-service law firm with a focus on biosciences, representing clients in areas relating to patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation for drugs, biologics, and medical devices; trademark prosecution; government contracts; products liability; research and clinical trials; fraud and abuse; and third-party supplier and manufacturer relationships. We serve manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices, CRO’s, suppliers, wholesale distributors, retail/specialty pharmacies and financial services firms that invest in these entities. Ice Miller offers the legal counsel you need to succeed.


JobsOhio is a private, non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts. Our success is tied to the JobsOhio Network, a partnership of regional economic development organizations with deep ties to their local business communities. Together, we work with companies to find the partners, sites, and financial resources they need to meet their strategic goals. To learn more, contact us at or (614) 224-6446.


Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) provides a unique combination of business consulting and talent acquisition management. We enable our clients in the life science industry to identify and retain the best human capital for their organizations. TSP’s seasoned team provides an ongoing consultative process as we partner with clients to provide solutions and services that measure efficiency and enhance profitability.


Calfee has one of the largest intellectual property practices in a general practice firm within the Midwest, providing clients with representation in trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets and information technology. In addition, our corporate finance, venture capital and private equity experience enable us to handle all aspects of a deal. Calfee’s team is seasoned in the healthcare areas of intellectual property, capital formation, commercial business and finance, partnerships, LLCs and joint ventures, and information technology.


McNees Wallace & Nurick attorneys represent businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, trade associations, professionals, public and private non-profit institutions, and individuals. The Intellectual Property group helps clients navigate legal issues by offering insights on how best to obtain and maintain a competitive advantage through the use and protection of intellectual property and technology. They handle disputes involving copyright, trademark and patent infringement claims, false advertising cases, trade secret cases, technology disputes. They are regularly involved in the licensing, sale and acquisition of all types of intellectual property.


STERIS Corporation was founded in 1987 in Mentor, Ohio and is a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of infection prevention and surgical products and services, focused primarily on critical healthcare, pharmaceutical and research markets. STERIS aspires to make a difference for its Customers and their patients by introducing innovative infection prevention and surgical solutions into high volume procedure areas throughout the hospital. The company offers a unique mix of capital products, such as sterilizers and surgical tables; consumable products, such as instrument cleaning formulations, sterility assurance products, and skin care products; and services, including equipment planning, installation and maintenance, and bulk sterilization of single-use medical devices.


Camargo is a full-service drug development partner specializing in the 505(b)(2) process —developing products that offer differentiated benefits. We help develop a comprehensive program and timeline complete with critical milestones and cost objectives and manage every facet of the plan from feasibility assessments, formulation, conducting preclinical and clinical studies, to final submission.


The Life Sciences and Innovation Group at Skoda Minotti, a CPA, business and financial advisory firm, works with start-up biotech firms and those experiencing significant periods of growth. They provide financial due diligence, setup procedures and internal control processes, audits for grants and loans, funding search assistance, up-to-date compliance regulations governing healthcare business practices, risk assessments, compliance plan development, execution and review, compliance audits, contract assistance, and litigation advisory services.


Sparton Medical Systems (NYSE:SPA), now in its 114th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices. We use our Sparton Production System (SPS) to produce breakthrough products and address complex manufacturing challenges – faster and more cost effectively. We have experience in many industries, including Medical & Biotechnology, Industrial & Commercial, and Military & Aerospace. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton has design centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide.

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REDI Cincinnati and its partner, seed-stage venture investor CincyTech, are working to grow the ecosystem of bioscience-based companies in Southwest Ohio through management assistance, connections to partner organizations and supply chain, global outreach, investment capital and connections to a broad network of life sciences investors. REDI Cincinnati is responsible for attracting new business, jobs and investment to the 3-state, 15-county region at the intersection of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. CincyTech is a venture development organization that has invested $21 million in 52 Southwest Ohio technology-based startups since 2007, helping those startups to build $430 million in follow-on funding, grants and revenues, and create more than 600 jobs.  |


TechColumbus is a business incubator located in Columbus, Ohio near the Ohio State University Campus. TechColumbus helps start-ups grow their concepts, maturity, abilities, and ambitions. TechColumbus helps established technology companies grow their business, capabilities, connections, and knowledge. TechColumbus also helps individuals grow their careers, expertise, networks, and confidence. TechColumbus provides the people, information, and funding critical to a thriving innovation economy while developing and growing new companies and nurturing young companies. TechColumbus’ ultimate goal is to accelerate business growth, job creation, and prosperity in the 15-county region of Central Ohio.

City of Mason

The City of Mason, is a fast growing community and part of the Cincinnati Region. With more than 100 corporate, high-tech and industrial businesses located in the city limits, Mason has grown to become a magnet for cutting edge industries ranging from bioscience and digital IT to global publicly-held corporations. Cintas, Procter & Gamble, Luxottica Retail, Mitsubishi, Assurex Health, and FANUC Robotics America, are just a few of the companies that call Mason home.

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Sequent is a privately held human resources consulting and outsourcing firm that helps clients improve corporate performance through the integration of people, process, and technology. Sequent has a strong heritage and centers of excellence in five areas: human capital management, technology solutions, thought leadership, employee benefits and risk management. Sequent generally engages clients via an outsourced or consulting type of business arrangement. Sequent has developed and built a Management Services Organization specifically for BioOhio that will be solely focused on the bioscience industry. This industry specific vertical will allow numerous tax and regulatory benefits that will significantly enhance BioOhio member’s business performance.


Wright Brothers, Inc. produces, sells and distributes high-performance specialty gases to Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland and Northern Kentucky. As a local leader in bioscience, research and industrial gas services, Wright Brothers has brought gas solutions to industries including healthcare, beverage, and manufacturing since 1950.


Wood Herron & Evans is the Ohio region’s leader in Intellectual Property law. We provide solutions for protecting innovations and creativity through patents, trademarks and copyrights. Our clients are leaders in science, business, and industry. WH&E is comprised of dedicated attorneys and staff with a legacy of superior IP law services, strong personal relationships, and a record of delivering high value. Integrity coupled with in-depth technical and business experience is the hallmark of our service.


Brixey & Meyer, Inc. is a full service, multi-industry accounting firm. Brixey & Meyer offers traditional accounting services as well as state and local tax services, medical practice accounting, hospital and health systems services, CFO services and business advisory services. The firm’s health system experience includes strategic growth initiatives across numerous areas such as service lines, physician referral base development, joint ventures, and a variety of special projects. Medical practice experience addresses business management and revenue cycle issues to maximize efficiency and allow providers to focus on patient care.

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Xavier Health fosters education, collaboration and innovation among the institutions that manufacture, distribute or provide regulatory oversight to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Each year at PharmaLink the pharmaceutical industry advances “Leadership in a Global Supply Chain.”  Participants benefit from paradigm-changing insights and a clear plan of action aligned with strategic priorities of the FDA. What makes the MedCon “the most impactful medical device conference?” Highly motivated people focused on critical issues. Open discussion of challenges. Industry regulators working side by side. Sustainable solutions.


Porter Wright’s biotech practice group serves the legal needs of companies and research institutions that develop, test, manufacture and distribute biomedical products and related services. From medical devices and pharmaceutical products to bioinformatics and research, our attorneys understand the cutting-edge nature of this industry and work with clients to protect innovation, structure business alliances, finance growth and navigate tax and regulatory compliance issues. The firm’s 230 attorneys also serve clients in corporate and finance matters, intellectual property, litigation, and labor and employment.


Meridian Bioscience manufactures, markets and distributes a broad range of innovative diagnostic test kits, purified reagents and biopharmaceutical enabling technologies. Products provide accuracy, simplicity and speed for the early diagnosis and treatment of common medical conditions, such as C. difficile, H. pylori, foodborne diseases and respiratory infections.

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world.

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BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.


VWR International helps accelerate scientific innovation by providing the most effective and efficient solutions, products, equipment and services for the life science industry so they can focus on what’s truly important: discovery.


889 Global Solutions specializes in sourcing the manufacture of medical devices and animal health products. Headquartered in Columbus, with four offices in China, 889 brings the cost savings of Asian manufacturing while managing all the risks of overseas sourcing.


BioMedia is a communications company offering video production, photography, content development, graphic development, custom publishing, email broadcasting, and web broadcasting.


Aerpio Therapeutics is a new, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel small molecules and monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of vascular disease and enhancement of wound healing. Aerpio was created in a spin-out transaction from Akebia Therapeutics to enable more rapid development of its exciting compounds.


MedCity News is a leading source for the business of innovation in healthcare. MedCity offers insight into what’s next and what matters with a mix of breaking news an analysis on startups and established industry leaders, personalities, policies and deal flow.


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