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Harrington Discovery Institute launches entity to catalyze commercialization

The Harrington Project for Discovery and Development, the $250 million University Hospitals Case Medical Center initiative announced earlier this year, has established a mission-aligned development company called BioMotiv. By aligning the upstream efforts of the recently created UH Case Medical Center’s Harrington Discovery Institute with the downstream development efforts of BioMotiv, The Harrington Project seeks […]

July 5, 2012

Ohio snags spot in GEN’s Top 15 Biotech Clusters

Last month’s issue of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) includes a Top 15 Biotech Clusters list, which features Ohio among the likes of San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, North Carolina, and Maryland.

July 2, 2012

From Russia with innovation… via Columbus

Two patients in Russia are the fortunate (and pioneering) recipients of Nanofiber Solutions’ tissue engineered laryngotracheal implants seeded with cells from the patients’ bone marrow. The successful surgeries, performed by Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, mark the world’s first and second successful laryngotracheal implants. Nanofiber Solutions is a Columbus-based developer, manufacturer and marketer […]

June 28, 2012

Synapse Biomedical receives tax credit for expansion

Oberlin’s Synapse Biomedical was one of 12 companies to receive job creation tax credits through the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) on Monday.  The company expects to create 60 full-time positions, generating an additional $5.1 million and retaining $1.3 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of […]

June 27, 2012

State internship program funds regional entities for FY12

Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program grants have been awarded to the following entities to implement internship programs in their regions: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber ($428,571) Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce ($428,571) TechColumbus ($428,571) Community Action Organization of Scioto County, Inc. ($189,000) Southeastern Ohio Port Authority was awarded ($239,574) Toledo Chamber of Commerce ($428,571) Workforce Initiative […]

June 26, 2012

New cancer drug candidate from Cincinnati Children’s shows early promise

Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have developed a small-molecule-inhibiting drug that in early laboratory cell tests stopped breast cancer cells from spreading and also promoted the growth of developing neurons. The research finding are published in this week’s online issue of Chemistry & Biology. The scientists named their lead drug candidate “Rhosin” and […]

June 22, 2012

Nationwide Children’s researchers develop drug to target cancerous bone tumor in children

Dr. Jiayuh Lin and colleagues at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a drug to target the most common cancerous bone tumor in children, osteosarcoma, using a version of the FDA-approved drug, Celebrex. With the help of a two-year, $200,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, the team will begin testing the drug […]

June 21, 2012

Ohio among top states in bioscience employment gains over past decade

Released today at the 2012 BIO International Convention, a new Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Industry Development report signals significant job growth in the bioscience sector over the past decade, indicating the importance of the biosciences as an economic driver for the nation. [The bioscience industry] has fared much better than the overall economy through the recent […]

June 19, 2012

A biomedical morning at the Statehouse

BioOhio made the Ohio Statehouse home this morning. President & CEO Tony Dennis joined Dr. Michael Caligiuri, CEO of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, and other officials to talk about the significant economic impact of pharmaceutical clinical trials conducted in Ohio. The We Work for Health press conference […]

June 13, 2012

‘Exciting times’ for Ohio diagnostics company

Hubbard, Ohio-based NanoLogix is collaborating with University of Texas Health Science Center on a multi-well, microplate reader variant of the company’s BioNanoFilter (BNF) diagnostics for use in large volume laboratory environments. Early analysis of the multi-well plates shows exceptionally fast live-threat results similar to the company’s standard BNF technology. The technology will be shown off […]

June 12, 2012