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AssureRx success bodes well for Cincinnati bioscience growth

A Cincinnati Enquirer article frames AssureRx as a poster child of Cincinnati’s support of emerging bioscience companies. They deserve the accolades. Here’s an excerpt: And not only had Sequoia and Claremont Creek Ventures decided to invest in AssureRx – they agreed to let the company stay in Cincinnati. The March 25 announcement culminated six years […]

June 4, 2011

Ganeden Biotech sells dietary supplement rights

Schiff Nutrition International (NYSE: WNI) has purchased the worldwide exclusive rights to use Ganeden Biotech’s market-leading probiotic technology in the over-the-counter and dietary supplement space for $40 million. As part of the deal, Shiff also will own the leading brands under which BC30 is currently sold, Sustenex and Digestive Advantage. Cleveland-based Ganeden Biotech and Schiff also intend […]

June 3, 2011

Southeast Ohio start-ups strut stuff at BioVenture & Innovation Showcase

Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute hosted the fourth annual BioVenture & Innovation Showcase last week in Athens. The event highlighted start-up companies in Southeast Ohio, including several launched from Ohio University faculty research. The event featured six start-up companies or technologies poised to make an impact on southeastern Ohio. Here we’ll focus on the three […]

June 2, 2011

Biomedical and Pharma career fair draws statewide talent

BioOhio just wrapped up another successful Biomedical & Pharma Career Fair in Columbus. The May 25th event provided a venue for 13 Ohio companies to meet with more than 200 job and internship seekers.  Recruiting companies included Camargo Pharmaceutical Services (SW Ohio), inVentiv Communications (central Ohio), NAMSA (NW Ohio), Roxane Laboratories (central), PharmaForce (central), Cincinnati […]

May 27, 2011

Walmart shoppers will score free samples of Ganeden Biotech’s new probiotic yogurt

Cleveland’s Ganeden Biotech launched its enLiven probiotic yogurt exclusively in Walmart stores in February 2011. Next week it will be sampled by Walmart shoppers in 45 states (June 2-5). Founded in 1997, Ganeden Biotech is a privately-held company based in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the largest seller of over-the-counter probiotics in the United States. “Yogurt […]

May 27, 2011

New bill introduced to extend Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released a statement applauding the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011, introduced yesterday by Representatives Susan A. Davis (D-CA) and Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA) that would extend last year’s Therapeutic Discovery Project. The 2010 Therapeutic Discovery Project provided $1 billion in support to nearly 3,000 companies […]

May 26, 2011

An Ohio-Ohio medical device marriage

Dublin, Ohio’s Neoprobe Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its GDS line of gamma detection device systems to Devicor for $30 million in cash, plus a contingent value provision for payment to Neoprobe of up to an additional $20 million in royalties. Devicor is the parent corporation of […]

May 26, 2011

Poll shows Ohioans support medical research as economic growth factor

Ohioans broadly support a strong commitment to medical and health research and recognize its direct link to job creation and the state’s and the nation’s economy, according to a new statewide poll conducted by IBOPE Zogby for Research!America and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). A strong majority of Ohioans (86%) thinks medical and health research […]

May 24, 2011

BioOhio to hold annual career fair in Columbus on May 25

BioOhio, the state’s bioscience membership and development organization, will host a statewide career fair featuring employment opportunities at growing biomedical firms, pharmaceutical companies, and research organizations. Coordinated by BioOhio and supported by NatureJobs, the free event will be held on May 25 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington. “It’s great to have […]

May 12, 2011

Five BioOhio Scholarship winners announced

Five Ohio high school seniors are winners of the 2011 BioOhio Scholarship, designed to encourage and advance bioscience-related education and career interests in Ohio. BioOhio is a non-profit organization charged with accelerating bioscience business, research, and education opportunities throughout the state. This year’s five recipients of the non-renewable $1,300 scholarships are: Christina Ciccone from Pickerington […]

May 4, 2011