After a successful stop in Cleveland in late September, BioOhio’s “Innovation Road Show”
will pull into central Ohio on October 28 at Dublin’s OCLC Conference Center. Christine Poon, Dean of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, is the keynote speaker.
The event’s focus is biomedical innovation — defining it, discussing it, debating it, and understanding how essential it is for Ohio’s economic resurgence. The Road Show agendas incorporate ample networking time for Ohio’s bioscience innovators to share ideas and initiate collaborations.
Keynote speaker Christine Poon joined OSU after a 30-year career in the health care industry, most recently as vice chairman and member of the board of Johnson & Johnson and worldwide chair of the Pharmaceuticals Group. At J&J she was responsible for managing the pharmaceutical, consumer pharmaceutical and nutritional businesses, in addition to overseeing the expanding pharmaceutical research pipeline.
In June, Ohio State announced the formation of a new technology commercialization center to be housed within Fisher College of Business. The center is designed to bring together new-technology evaluation, license negotiation, company-formation mentorship and undergraduate and graduate education on entrepreneurship and commercialization. In addition, a Proof of Concept Center will ensure that resources are directed to those inventions showing the greatest potential for the commercial market.
“This new center will result in improved probability of success for our high quality emerging technologies and an increase in the total licensing revenue and equity holdings in start-up companies,” said Poon.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown also is scheduled to speak at the Dublin event about policies and initiatives that encourage high-tech innovation and entrepreneurial businesses.
The October 28 agenda will include a panel discussion on the Council for American Medical Innovation’s “Gone Tomorrow?” report
, a panel session on high school bioscience education methods, and a discussion on clinical innovation and invention by Ohio Health’s Patricia Eisenhardt and Dr. Wayne Poll. The “Gone Tomorrow?” panel features Tech Columbus’ George Proicou, Sudip Parikh from Battelle, Chris Willson from Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Abbott Nutrition’s Matthew Roberts. Networking receptions conclude each program.
Registration fees are $55 for members, $90 for non-members, and $45 for students. The low registration fees are made possible by event sponsors: Neace Lukens, TechColumbus, Calfee, Thomson Reuters, and the City of Columbus. Learn more at BioOhio.com or by calling 614-675-3686.
The BioOhio Innovation Road Show’s last stop is Mason, Ohio, on November 17, where Cincinnati-native Dr. Thomas Fogarty will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Fogarty is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon and inventor. He owns over 100 medical patents, including the revolutionary Fogarty Balloon Embolectomy Catheter and the widely used Aneurx Stent Graft.
BioOhio (formerly Omeris) is a non-profit organization supported by the Thomas Edison Program of the Ohio Department of Development. Its mission is to accelerate bioscience discovery, innovation and commercialization of global value, driving economic growth, and improving quality of life in Ohio. BioOhio is headquartered in Columbus, with regional business development affiliates in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Athens.