Supporting Organizations

BioOhio is grateful for the support of organizations around Ohio and the USA. Without their support, we could not offer programs such as the Women in Bioscience Conference, the Annual Conference, Summer Socials, FDA Regulatory Forum, Career Fairs, and other events that Ohio’s bioscience community enjoys 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.

Women in Bioscience Conference Sponsors

BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. BIO provides advocacy, business development, and communications services for more than 1,100 members worldwide. It is their mission to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for their member organizations – both large and small.

We believe people are what drive a business forward, financially and culturally. That’s why we work with clients to solve their challenges from a people perspective. For nearly half a century Taylor Strategy Partners has had a history of excellence in the people business. With our breadth of services in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Executive & Professional Search, and Consulting & Assessment and focus in healthcare and life sciences, we can personalize a solution that is right for your organization.

McNees is a full-service law firm, established in 1935, with offices in Washington, D.C.; Harrisburg, PA; Lancaster, PA; State College, PA; Scranton, PA; and Columbus, OH. McNees is comprised of more than 130 attorneys and 125 administrative staff that provide service to our global client base. For 80 years, McNees has provided clients with a comprehensive range of legal services tailored to meet the legal priorities and unique needs of businesses, public entities, educational institutions, and individuals.

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.

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a top 10 free-standing pediatric research facility based on NIH funding. Our 160+ scientists publish more than 600 articles each year in peer-reviewed journals and include three AAAS fellows. In 2014, five startups were developed based on our discoveries in gene therapy, genome analysis and biofilm disruption. More than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space comprises the institute on the Nationwide Children’s campus.

The Research, Entrepreneurship, Discovery and Innovation Zone (REDIzone) fosters innovation and technology commercialization at NEOMED. REDIzone offers physical space for early-stage biomedical companies as well as many other resources, including IRB certification for clinical trials, a world-class Comparative Medicine Unit, technology transfer assistance, and mentorship from renowned faculty and scientists. The program facilitates regional partnerships through affiliations with eight major teaching hospitals and its links to local and state business development organizations and regional funding resources. REDIzone at

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is a dynamic institution of higher learning that trains physicians, pharmacists, researchers and other health professionals in an interprofessional environment. NEOMED improves the health, economy, and quality of life in Northeast Ohio through education of students and practitioners at all levels; the development of new knowledge through research in the biomedical, community health and behavioral sciences; and the provision of community service and health education throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

Porter Wright’s bioscience 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 attorneys across six offices also serve clients in corporate and finance matters, intellectual property, litigation, and labor and employment.

889Global 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.

The Braintree Business Development Center is a non-profit regional entrepreneurial assistance organization supporting small businesses in Northeast Ohio. Since 1986 over one hundred start-up companies have found their first home with us. Braintree focuses on advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, information technology, bioscience, and agriculture/food processing.

The BioHio Research Park is an affiliate of The Ohio State University located on the beautiful campus of OSU’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. While it is about land and buildings in which people will work, it is about so much more. Our mission is to create a nexus for technology, talent and resources focused in agbioscience. BioHio helps to nurture the ideas that lead to business growth by serving as a vehicle for moving agbioscience technology to the marketplace.

Assurex Health is a personalized medicine company that helps clinicians determine which psychotropic, ADHD, or pain medication may work best for their patients. GeneSight is a clinically focused technology developed by Assurex Health that measures and analyzes important genomic variants affecting the metabolism and response to behavioral health medications in individual patients. Knowing a patient’s genetic profile and having it available in a clear and easy to interpret report can help care givers understand which medications the patient could metabolize properly and help inform treatment choices unique to each patient.

The Collins-Miller Project is an independent research program working to promote the industrialization and use of the alternative algae-based energy sources as seen in the 2011-2015 experiments conducted at The Ohio State University by Madeleine Gagne and Angela Miller. This project also seeks to help encourage girls looking towards a future in the sciences, and to create a safe community for high-achieving girls in STEM to interact and help one another achieve their greatest dreams.

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The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry committed to achieving gender parity in leadership positions, facilitating career and business connections, and providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent. HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy, and recognition for individuals and companies.

Women in Bio is an organization of professional women from all career walks in the field of life sciences. We are all volunteers and we all share the goal of enabling and empowering women to reach the highest levels of leadership, and – more importantly – to fulfill their own career aspirations. Our members reflect the increasing spread of the life sciences. We belong to biotech and pharma companies, universities and institutes, law and accounting firms, marketing and PR firms, CROs and CMOs.