This month’s issue of Ohio’s high tech business magazine, hiVelocity, devotes some digital ink to our state’s growing bioscience industry. Reporter Joe Baur talked to BioOhio VP/COO John Lewis and a few BioOhio member companies.

“In 2011, Ohio’s bioscience sector included 1,281 unique firms operating 1,743 locations, an increase of 441 (33.9 percent) since 2000,” explains John Lewis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of BioOhio. He credits Ohio’s world-class universities, medical centers, state support, and position as a top 10 manufacturing state as drivers of the bioscience industry.