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New bill introduced to extend Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released a statement applauding the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011, introduced yesterday by Representatives Susan A. Davis (D-CA) and Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA) that would extend last year’s Therapeutic Discovery Project. The 2010 Therapeutic Discovery Project provided $1 billion in support to nearly 3,000 companies […]

May 26, 2011

An Ohio-Ohio medical device marriage

Dublin, Ohio’s Neoprobe Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its GDS line of gamma detection device systems to Devicor for $30 million in cash, plus a contingent value provision for payment to Neoprobe of up to an additional $20 million in royalties. Devicor is the parent corporation of […]

May 26, 2011

Poll shows Ohioans support medical research as economic growth factor

Ohioans broadly support a strong commitment to medical and health research and recognize its direct link to job creation and the state’s and the nation’s economy, according to a new statewide poll conducted by IBOPE Zogby for Research!America and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). A strong majority of Ohioans (86%) thinks medical and health research […]

May 24, 2011

BioOhio to hold annual career fair in Columbus on May 25

BioOhio, the state’s bioscience membership and development organization, will host a statewide career fair featuring employment opportunities at growing biomedical firms, pharmaceutical companies, and research organizations. Coordinated by BioOhio and supported by NatureJobs, the free event will be held on May 25 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington. “It’s great to have […]

May 12, 2011

Five BioOhio Scholarship winners announced

Five Ohio high school seniors are winners of the 2011 BioOhio Scholarship, designed to encourage and advance bioscience-related education and career interests in Ohio. BioOhio is a non-profit organization charged with accelerating bioscience business, research, and education opportunities throughout the state. This year’s five recipients of the non-renewable $1,300 scholarships are: Christina Ciccone from Pickerington […]

May 4, 2011

Ohio’s bioscience industry posts strong decade of growth

The past decade was good for Ohio bioscience companies and, consequently, good for the state. Ohio’s bioscience industry directly employs more than 62,500 workers, according to an industry growth report released today by BioOhio, the state’s bioscience membership and development organization. Since 2000, Ohio bioscience employers have added 10,222 jobs, a 19.5% increase in contrast […]

March 30, 2011

BioOhio Innovation Road Show event comes to Central Ohio

After a successful stop in Cleveland in late September, BioOhio’s “Innovation Road Show” will pull into central Ohio on October 28 at Dublin’s OCLC Conference Center. Christine Poon, Dean of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, is the keynote speaker. The event’s focus is biomedical innovation — defining it, discussing it, debating it, and […]

October 26, 2010

Medical inventor Dr. Thomas Fogarty to speak at BioOhio event in Mason

Following successful stops in Cleveland and Columbus, BioOhio’s “Innovation Road Show” will pull into the Cincinnati area on November 17 at Mason’s Manor House. Internationally recognized medical device inventor and cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Thomas Fogarty will be the keynote speaker. A Cincinnati native, Dr. Fogarty owns over 100 medical patents, including the revolutionary and now […]

October 26, 2010