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Cleveland researchers designing next generation of artificial lung

An artificial lung built by researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center has reached efficiencies akin to a human lung, using air for the source of the essential element, instead of pure oxygen as current man-made lungs require. Use in humans is still years away, but for […]

July 27, 2011

Industry coalition pushes for repeal of medical device tax

A broad coalition of medical technology companies and leading associations, including BioOhio, wrote to Congressional leaders today urging them to repeal the onerous medical device tax which will harm innovation and patient care. The letter had over 420 signatories. A full copy of the letter, including signatories, can be viewed here at the Medical Device Manufacturers Association […]

July 25, 2011

BIOSTART embarks on new phase in Cincy

Since 1996 southwest Ohio bioscience entrepreneurs and startups have had specialized help in finding their footing, their funding, and sometimes, their courage. BIOSTART, Cincinnati’s bioscience incubator, has assisted 125 companies launch their businesses, build their management team, and raise $180 million over the past 15 years. On September 30, BIOSTART’s lease in the Hoxworth Blood Center Building […]

July 25, 2011

Minimally Invasive Devices secures CE marking

Columbus, Ohio’s Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., (MID) has been awarded CE Mark Certification for its FloShield laparoscopic visualization system, clearing the way for sales throughout the European Union. The FloShield system provides for an uninterrupted clear view during laparoscopic procedures, using airflow from the insufflator to defog and deflect debris from the laparoscope lens without […]

July 20, 2011

3D in the biomedical research theater

Hollywood is in love with 3-D these days, and thanks to Columbus-based Nanofiber Solutions, medical researchers are beginning to enjoy the benefits of 3-D too. Nanofiber Solutions was founded by John Lannutti and Jed Johnson in April of 2009 as an extension of Johnson’s doctoral research at The Ohio State University. The company’s 3-dimensional polymer […]

July 20, 2011

CNNMoney.com tells Ohio bioscience growth story

Thanks to the BioOhio members (Nanofiber Solutions, CleveX, MID, and Battelle) for being available on such short notice. And CNN reporter/videographer Jordan Malter did a fine job telling the story.

July 18, 2011


In Cleveland FDA Commissioner discusses small business initiatives

In a lunch speech at the City Club of Cleveland today, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced plans for a biomedical entrepreneur-in-residence program and young entrepreneur fellowships. She also said the FDA is looking into collaborations with the Small Business Administration. According to Hamburg, the entrepreneur-in-residence program will recruit individuals who have extensive experience in  leading […]

July 15, 2011

Ohio Third Frontier Commission awards $9 million to biomedical innovation

Yesterday the Ohio Third Frontier Commission recommended more than $13 million in awards, including nearly $8 million through the Ohio Third Frontier Biomedical Program and nearly $1 million through the Ohio Third Frontier Medical Imaging Program. The Ohio Third Frontier programs accelerate the development and growth of the biomedical, medical imaging, and sensors industries and […]

July 15, 2011

Headline: Kasich pledges $2M for research by Ohio children’s hospitals

During a tour of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Gov. John Kasich (gesturing, left of center in photo) pledged $2 million to Ohio’s children’s hospitals for collaborative research. Read more in the Dispatch and Business First.

July 14, 2011