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Ohio bio companies snag some national pub

AssureRx (Mason), Juventas Therapeutics (Cleveland), and ImageIQ (Cleveland) are featured in recent issues of widely read biomedical trade publications. Personalized medicine company AssureRx receives a favorable nod in a Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News article titled “Moving Quickly from an Idea to a Product.” Author Brad Webb says AssureRx is “emblematic of this new wave of […]

July 7, 2011

RSB Spine posts record growth

Cleveland’s RSB Spine announced a 131% sales increase for the second quarter of 2011 versus second quarter 2010, and a 20% increase sequentially. These record results represent the seventh consecutive sequential period of quarterly growth for the company. RSB Spine is a privately-held medical device company focused on developing unique modular fusion products for surgical […]

July 6, 2011

Meridian Bioscience: from basement beginnings to $1 billion

Meridian Bioscience founder Bill Motto just might be Ohio’s first bioscience entrepreneur. In late June, Motto received an honorory degree during Cincinnati State’s commencement ceremony. The backgrounder sent out by Cincinnati State reveals a fascinating story of a dedicated entrepreneur with faith in his idea.  William J. “Bill’’ Motto is the founder (1977) and currently the Executive […]

July 5, 2011

Cincy high school student is a BioGENEius

Sycamore High School senior-to-be Erik Bao was one of ten U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge finalists. Earlier this week, he and the other U.S. National finalists joined students from Canada and Australia to compete in the International BioGENEius Challenge. The U.S. National and International BioGENEius Challenges are competitions for high school students who demonstrate an exemplary understanding […]

July 1, 2011

BioOhio visits with Senators Brown and Portman, Secretary Sebelius

Amidst the beehive activity known as the BIO Convention in D.C. this week, BioOhio co-hosted a luncheon with Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman in the stunning U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, a native Ohioan, also made a special appearance. Executives from leading Ohio bioscience organizations (BioOhio […]

June 30, 2011

Kent State is latest to join Cleveland Clinic on high school biomedical education

Kent State University is now part of the Cleveland Clinic’s Northeast Ohio Research Education Medicine Alliance (NEOREMA), joining Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College and Oberlin College as institutional partners. NEOREMA is a pipeline initiative focused specifically on underrepresented high school students with demonstrated interests in and aptitude for biomedical sciences or allied healthcare careers. […]

June 29, 2011

OU’s Innovation Center opens doors to biotech R&D facility

The Ohio University Innovation Center will celebrate the grand opening of its new Biotechnology Research and Development Facility with an open house on Wednesday, June 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. The new facility offers state-of-the-art instrumentation and research equipment for chemical and biomedical analysis. The facility is available for use by Ohio University faculty, staff […]

June 27, 2011

Cleveland biomedical manufacturing catches eye of CBS Evening News

The following piece on Cleveland’s advanced manufacturing resurgence focuses on biomedical products. BioOhio member Astro Manufacturing & Design is featured prominently, and deservedly so. It aired Friday evening. Way to go Astro!

June 27, 2011

Ohio’s pediatric clinical excellence continues

Once again, four Ohio children’s hospitals are ranked in the top 25 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” issue. And once again, that’s more than any other state. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center receives top in-state honors by ranking third overall. U.S. News didn’t publish rankings beyond the top 11, so BioOhio […]

June 24, 2011

Battelle and affiliated national labs nab 19 of R&D 100 Awards

Quite a dominating performance at the event known as the “Oscars of Innovation.” Battelle and the national laboratories it manages and co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy won 19—nearly one fifth—of the coveted R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Awards that note the most significant scientific accomplishments of 2010. The awards are highly regarded in the research and […]

June 23, 2011