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Military drafts ClinicalRM again

Following the June announcement of a 5-year, $97 million U.S. Army research support contract, ClinicalRM announced today it was awarded two contracts by the Navy Medical Research Center (NMRC) under its Omnibus III program. Based in Hinckley, Ohio, Clinical RM is a full-service contract research organization. For nearly two decades, ClinicalRM has partnered witht the U.S. Armed […]

September 29, 2011

Ethicon Endo-Surgery to acquire SterilMed

Blue Ash-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), a global leader in the development of innovative medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SterilMed, a leader in the reprocessing and remanufacturing of medical devices in the United States. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. According to […]

September 28, 2011

NAMSA receives tax credit for expansion

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a 60 percent, 7-year tax credit to North American Science Associates (NAMSA) for the creation of $800,000 in additional payroll as part of the company’s expansion in the City of Northwood, near Toledo. Highly regarded worldwide, NAMSA provides testing services, clinical trials, regulatory consulting and sterility assurance products […]

September 27, 2011

An Ohio State, Michigan collaboration that has nothing to do with football

In a recent article outlining the goals of the soon-to-be launched National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D. noted that the current research process for discovering new therapies is often slow, expensive and unsuccessful. He went on to describe several ways that translational medicine could revolutionize the system, including the […]

September 26, 2011

Ohio researchers awarded grants from muscular dystrophy group

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has awarded three separate $50,000 exploratory awards to researchers at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as part of its ongoing cardiac initiative for Duchenne research. Jill Rafael-Fortney […]

September 22, 2011

Bioscience career event slated for Cleveland

Following the success of their Linking Engineering Talent to Opportunity events in 2009 and 2010, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) will team up with BioOhio this fall for the “Linking Talent to Opportunity in Bioscience Career Fair” on September 29 in Cleveland. Employer exhibitors include Ben Venue Laboratories, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Oakwood Laboratories, Proxy Biomedical, Lexicomp, Amresco, […]

September 21, 2011

Case biology professor-researcher seeks to build pipeline of minority biomedical scientists

An article in the latest issue of New Scientist examines efforts to get people from ethnic minorities into science. “Academic diversity: expanding the pipeline” highlights two success stories, one is that of Case Western Reserve University Asst. Professor of Biology Emmitt Jolly. The counselor convinced Jolly he could go much further. She took him under […]

September 20, 2011

Battelle opens Center for Life Sciences Research

With Governor John Kasich on hand today in West Jefferson, Battelle cut the ribbon on the centerpiece of its nearly $200 million investment in Central Ohio — the new Center for Life Sciences Research (CLSR).

September 16, 2011

Amylin reports positive trial results for exenatide extended-release

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Company, and Alkermes announced new analyses from clinical trials demonstrating patients treated with the investigational diabetes medication Bydureon (exenatide extended-release) experienced significant improvements in select cardiovascular risk factors, in comparison to patients who received commonly prescribed diabetes treatments. The findings will be presented at a diabetes conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Bydureon, […]

September 13, 2011

Two Cincinnati area biomedical firms prepare for growth

BioOhio members AssureRx and Medpace are in growth mode. One is adding key personnel, while the other is adding foreign offices to its expanding global footprint.

September 12, 2011