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Medical device tax repeal bill approved by House

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 270-146 yesterday to pass a bill repealing a planned 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales. See articles on this everywhere, but here’s one from Bloomberg. And here’s AdvaMed’s official response.

June 8, 2012

‘When NIH catches a cold, Ohio research catches pneumonia’

That’s from a Cleveland Plain Dealer article quoting Ohio State University College of Medicine Dean Charles J. Lockwood. Yesterday, representatives of Ohio medical schools met with NIH Francis S. Collins and eight Ohio members of Congress to discuss directing more rsearch funding to the state’s biomedical sector. When NIH research dollars are tight, Lockwood said […]

June 7, 2012

Battelle unveils drug discovery collaboration model

Dubbed CoLab, the Battelle Drug Discovery CoLaborative aims to bring together a variety of industry-leading companies to deliver the highest quality of mid- to late-stage drug discovery services through a single, integrated approach. The overall goal is to de-risk drug candidates earlier in the discovery phase, which could potentially save significant time and money for […]

June 6, 2012

OSU researchers find “life-and-death” molecule on chronic leukemia cells

A new study has identified a life-and-death signaling role for a molecule on the surface of immune cells involved in chronic leukemia. The finding could lead to more effective therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), an as yet incurable cancer that occurs in more than 16,000 Americans annually. Led by researchers at the Ohio State […]

June 5, 2012

Harrington Discovery Institutes’ grant program aims to accelerate drug discovery and development

Earlier this month, University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Harrington Discovery Institute announced a grant competition that serves as a nationwide search for physician-scientists seeking support to accelerate their promising drug discoveries into novel treatments for patients. The Harrington Scholar-Innovator grants will create a new funding pathway for these researchers.

May 31, 2012

Hundreds of job candidates attend Ohio Biomedical & Pharma Career Fair

Twenty employers enjoyed a record turnout of job seekers at the 6th Annual Ohio Biomedical & Pharma Career Fair on May 23 in Worthington, just north of Columbus. The collection of employers and high-tech job openings attracted 260 job candidates, ranging from current college students to professionals with decades of industry experience. Some of our […]

May 30, 2012

Battelle report details U.S. biopharmaceutical industry’s economic impact and global competition

The biopharmaceutical industry, which includes pharmaceutical and biotech companies developing cutting-edge prescription medicines, is an important driver of economic growth, not only in the U.S., but increasingly around the world. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America (PhRMA) engaged the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice in 2011 to examine the policies and programs that other […]

May 29, 2012

Ohio biomedical entrepreneur is the National Small Business Person of the Year

Congratulations to Vicki Tifft, president & CEO of BioOhio-member ClinicalRM, a full-service contract research organization based in Hinckley, Ohio. On Monday, Tifft was named 2012 National Small Business Person of the Year by Karen Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration during SBA’s celebration of National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.

May 25, 2012

OSU snags grant to groom next generation of biomedical informatics gurus

The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Informatics is the recipient of a prestigious five-year training fellowship award issued by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), an NIH branch. Ohio State’s Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Training Program (CTRIP) is among only 14 elite academic training programs across the country applying innovative biomedical informatics […]

May 24, 2012

Northeast Ohio offers ideal setting for Philips Healthcare growth

Philips is a ubiquitous brand with a global presence. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. Rather impressive.  But Philips’ influential Ohio presence and the career opportunities offered by Philips to significantly advance patient care is what most impresses us.  Cleveland (Highland Heights […]

May 22, 2012