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March 16 Expo to be one-stop-shop for biomedical companies

On March 16, from 10am to 4pm, BioOhio will host the 1st Annual BioOhio Suppliers & Service Providers Expo at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus. An event designed to attract medical device and pharmaceutical company attendees from around the Midwest, the Expo will feature Ohio-based suppliers and service providers showcasing their latest offerings to […]

February 26, 2010

$5 million bioscience workforce training grant targets Ohio’s displaced workers

BioOhio and partners have been awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration to implement the Ohio Bioscience Industry Workforce Preparedness project. The three-year project will provide training to 660 displaced or underemployed workers in declining industries to become better equipped for careers in Ohio’s growing bioscience industry. […]

February 12, 2010

BioOhio launches scholarship program

The connection between higher education and pursuing a bioscience career is without question. The availability of funds for a student to pursue a bioscience education, however, is sometimes less certain. To address these financial needs and to promote bioscience career pursuits among Ohio’s students, BioOhio has launched the BioOhio Annual Scholarship program. Four $1,250 scholarships will […]

January 26, 2010


Ohio maintains #4 ranking in overall biotechnology strength

In Business Facilities Magazine’s recently released 2009 Biotechnology Strength Report, Ohio is once again ranked fourth among all states. The report can be viewed at http://www.businessfacilities.com/articles/2009-business-facilities-rankings-report.php. California claimed top ranking, followed by Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.  Maryland, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Kansas, and North Carolina rounded out the top 10. The publication’s ranking criteria included state […]

October 9, 2009

The bioscience conference that thinks globally

On October 1 the 2009 BioOhio Annual Conference, “BioGPS: Global Positioning for Success,” will focus on the globalization of bioscience and the inherent growth opportunities for Ohio organizations. Conference topics will range from exporting products and conducting foreign clinical trials to the global impact of the Third Frontier Project and the influx of international companies expanding […]

September 17, 2009

New Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory keeps pace with industry sector’s growth

BioOhio and the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) have launched an expanded and improved Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory, the most comprehensive online collection of Ohio companies, organizations, and research centers involved in the biosciences. The web-based directory (www.ohiobioscience.com or accessible at www.gcic.org) now includes profiles of more than 1,900 entities and 2,600 location listings, including […]

September 10, 2009

Meeting to study bioscience education in Ohio’s high schools

The 1st Annual BioOhio Education Summit on September 1 will provide a forum for Ohio’s secondary education community to discuss expanding bioscience curriculum in Ohio’s schools. BioOhio is the state’s bioscience membership and development organization. The event will be held from 9:30am to 3:30pm, at the TechColumbus Center near the Ohio State University campus. Registration […]

August 20, 2009

Israeli bioscience training firm chooses Ohio to launch U.S. expansion

Israel’s BioForum Applied Knowledge Center has launched the U.S. expansion of their bioscience training and education programs in Beachwood, Ohio. The company’s Ohio location is complemented by a collaboration agreement with BioOhio, the state’s bioscience development and membership organization. BioForum provides training and education programs for the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech and medical device industries, offering […]

July 13, 2009

BioOhio’s Bill Tacon named to Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation board

Bill Tacon, BioOhio senior director of workforce and education, has been selected by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation to serve a two-year term on its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2010. Tacon leads BioOhio’s statewide strategy to build a world-class bioscience workforce infrastructure aligned with industry needs. Central to this has […]

June 25, 2009