BioInnovation Institute combines Ohio's strengths in the polymer industry
and medical fields to spark biomedical innovation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio aims to become a global hub for biomedical research, commercialization and innovation after the recent launch of the BioInnovation Institute located in Akron, Ohio. According to the Ohio Business Development Coalition, the nonprofit organization that markets the state for capital investment, the BioInnovation Institute will bring together Ohio's world-class organizations, researchers and educators in the polymer industry and biomaterials and biomedical fields to generate the next generation of life-enhancing innovation for the 21st century.
The result of public-private partnerships from organizations throughout the state, the BioInnovation Institute will create a nationally distinctive center of excellence by drawing talent from across the globe, increase annual funding for Ohio's polymer industry and biomedical research, increase investment by national firms into the state and bring thousands of new jobs to Ohio by 2018.
"The BioInnovation Institute in Akron is uniquely positioned to meld the state's traditional strengths in research and education in both the polymer industry and biomedical excellence to create transformational new technologies with a direct impact on the people we collectively serve," said William H. Considine, chairman of the BioInnovation Institute and president and chief executive officer of Akron Children's Hospital. "Our vision of making Akron, and the state of Ohio, a national leader in the biomedical field is absolutely attainable given our intellectual, educational, research and commercial strengths."
Founders of the BioInnovation Institute include Akron Children's
|SOURCE Ohio Business Development Coalition|
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