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EndoSphere scores $1M Innovation Ohio Loan

EndoSphere has received an Innovation Ohio Loan Fund (IOLF) award of $1 million to support their platform of noninvasive, endoscopically-implantable devices that treat metabolic diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. EndoSphere’s SatiSphere duodenal insert is a non-invasive medical device that improves regulation of appetite and satiety by using the body’s natural physiology. The device […]

April 25, 2012

Battelle breakthrough could help autistic children receive treatment sooner

Battelle scientists have identified a low-cost urine test that potentially predicts the presence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at an early age. ASD, which is defined by behavioral characteristics, has been difficult for physicians to diagnose at an early age before these behaviors become more apparent (usually about two years of age or older). Recent […]

April 24, 2012

Bioscience prominent in 2012 class of Great Ohioans

Albert Sabin, MD,  and Gordon Battelle are among six Great Ohioan honorees named last week by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and Capitol Square Foundation in Columbus. A former distinguished professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and researcher at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Sabin is best known for his […]

April 23, 2012

Austen BioInnovation Institute ‘driven’ to make medical device innovation about outcomes

Last November, the Austen BioInnovation Institute of Akron (ABIA) led a coalition caravan to Capitol Hill to present a national strategy touting “value-driven engineering” (VdE) as a means to improve clinical and patient utility, quality, and cost efficiency of medical devices. Next week (April 22-24), U.S. health care and medical device leaders will travel to […]

April 20, 2012

Cleveland home to first dedicated commercial 3D-electron microscopy service

Cleveland Clinic spin-out Renovo Neural has launched the world’s first for-profit nanohistology service based on automated, high-speed 3D-electron microscopy (3D-EM). Working with the company, researcher clients submit cell and tissue samples and, in return, receive image stacks containing hundreds of sequential slices through their material within a few days. This complete 3-D profile of their sample with […]

April 18, 2012

CWRU research yields Alzheimer’s breakthrough

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine research, published in the journal Science, show that use of a drug currently prescribed to treat cancer appears to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice. Results point to significant potential that the medication, bexarotene, may help the roughly 5.4 million Americans with the progressive brain disease. This a great […]

April 18, 2012

Cleveland HeartLab wants everyone to know what ‘it’ is

Cleveland HeartLab (CHL) chose the TEDMED Conference in D.C. last week to kick-off a campaign to educate patients and health care professionals about the importance of “it,” or inflammation testing, in determining heart attack and stroke risk. Research has demonstrated that the degree of inflammation in the arteries is a better predictor of heart attack […]

April 17, 2012

Ohio company helps ‘bridge the gap’ highlighted by NIH Director

In a speech at last week’s 2012 TEDMED conference, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins expressed his concern about the wide expanse between basic research and useful applications for patients. To bridge the gap, he suggested biotech and pharma companies “open their drug freezers” to share clinical-stage, approved, but abandoned compounds for new uses. Dr. Collins believes some of these old drugs could be […]

April 16, 2012

Midmark launches new division with innovation in mind, all the time

Founded in 1915 in Versailles, Ohio, 40 miles northwest of Dayton, Midmark Corporation has grown into a global leader and solutions provider in the healthcare industry, including medical, dental, and veterinary markets. The privately-held company enjoys a significant leadership position in the physician’s office market. It estimates that its award-winning examination and diagnostic operatory products […]

April 12, 2012