Biotech startup OptiKira receives federal grants for work on cell death prevention By Crain’s Cleveland Business OptiKira, a startup biotechnology company in Cleveland, said it has been awarded two federal grants to support the development of therapeutics that prevent cell death. The grants total nearly $400,000 and come from the National Eye Institute and the […]
Medical Mutual to offer Medicare Advantage plans By Crain’s Cleveland Business Medical Mutual of Ohio is re-entering the growing Medicare Advantage market after a five-year absence in the space. The Cleveland-based insurance company announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, that it would begin marketing the plans Oct. 1 for the Medicare annual open enrollment period that runs […]
Biogen plans to invest $15 million in BioMotiv LLC over five years by Chuck Soder, Crain’s Cleveland Business Biogen, a large pharmaceutical company, plans to invest $15 million in BioMotiv LLC of Shaker Heights over five years. In exchange, Biogen will receive exclusive rights to any neuroscience-related treatments that the local company develops. Biogen — […]
Ohio’s tech companies struggling to overcome their ‘most-pressing challenge’ By Evan Weese, Columbus Business First It’s a familiar narrative for Ohio’s entrepreneurial economy: Despite a few victories worth celebrating, there’s still a long way to go for the state to become a nationally renowned hub of innovation. Seed- and early-stage companies based in Ohio received […]
Stark State, Akron Children’s Hospital team for state-tested nursing assistance programs By CRAIN’S AKRON BUSINESS AKRON (OH) Akron Children’s Hospital Stark State College of Technology Akron Children’s Hospital and Stark State College have partnered to offer state tested nursing assistance programs. By CRAIN’S AKRON BUSINESS Stark State College and Akron Children’s Hospital are teaming up […]
OHIO CHAMBER OPPOSES STATE ISSUE 3 CITING WORKPLACE CONCERNS Supports State Issue 2 Banning Monopolies Created in the State’s Constitution and Supports State Issue 1 Creating Fair System for Drawing Legislative Districts On August 19, 2015, The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to oppose State Issue 3 – a constitutional amendment that […]
A Decade of NeuRx DPS® Use: Analysis of Diaphragm Pacing in 214 Patients with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) Shows Safety and Improved Survival Benefit PR Newswire Synapse Biomedical Inc. ( announced today that an abstract regarding a decade of use of the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System® has been accepted for presentation at the 26th International […]
NEOMED, Stark State College sign agreement to formalize relationship By Timothy Mcgaw, Crain’s Cleveland Business Northeast Ohio Medical University deepened its 15-year relationship with Stark State College, as both institutions signed a formal agreement to explore ways to extend the regional health care talent pipeline. The formalized community college relationship will be a first for […]
BioMotiv creates pharmaceutical spinoff Crain’s Cleveland Business – By Chuck Soder BioMotiv of Beachwood has formed a new pharmaceutical company that aims to commercialize a technology that could be used to treat inflammatory and vascular disorders. The spinoff, Sujana Biotech LLC, licensed the technology from Case Western Reserve University. It also recently raised $800,000 from […]
395 Jobs Could be Headed to Central Ohio by Mark Williams, The Columbus Dispatch Four companies received approval for state tax incentives on Monday for projects that could bring 395 jobs to central Ohio, including a railroad-car company that plans to add 200 jobs in Marion over the next three years. Chicago-based Union Tank Car […]

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