(Originally posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on July 25th, 2013. Updated by Cat Girton on April 21, 2016. New information is in red.)
Lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions and increasing scientific product sales leads in the Midwest may want to look into and learn more about Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s Ohio life science marketing events. Our rapidly approaching BioResearch Product Faire™ event at Ohio State University will be held on October 6th, 2016. Ohio State University is a well-funded science research powerhouse that focuses a great deal on industry collaboration and receives a wealth of research funding from outside organizations.
Ohio State University received $1.6 billion for research and commercialization over a ten-year period from Ohio’s Third Frontier Program, which was established in 2002 and has allowed Ohio State University to work well with industry connections. Thanks in part to the Third Frontier Program, Ohio State University has been ranked second in the nation for attracting industry sponsors to help the university conduct research. Some of the Third Frontier Program areas of focus include biomedical research, advanced and alternative energy research, and advanced materials research.
The Industry Liaison Office at Ohio State University, which opened its doors in 2008, helps university researchers collaborate with businesses and fund development opportunities locally, nationally and globally. The office also promotes Ohio State University’s research expertise, facilities, equipment, laboratories and emerging technologies to potential industry partners. According to the Ohio State University website, the school’s industry-sponsored research expenditures totaled $118 million in 2015.
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Also in 2015, Ohio State received a $10M grant from donors Stan and Joan Ross to establish a new Center for Brain Health, which is scheduled to open this year.
In addition to generous industry funding and funding from private donors, the university received $62 million in NSF funding in 2015, of which over $8.5 million went towards life science research projects alone. The NSF funding was distributed to projects in various life science disciplines, including physiology and structural systems, cellular dynamics and function, plant genome research, systems and synthetic biology, molecular biophysics, neural systems, genetic mechanisms, systematics and biodiversity science and living stock collections. Ohio State University also received $136.1 million in research funding from the NIH in 2015. The top-funded department was internal medicine, which received 73 awards totaling $42.8 million. For a full list of departments receiving NIH funding, please visit the NIH funding report.
Given the wealth of industry funding and NSF and NIH research funding available at Ohio State University, lab suppliers and biotechnology vendors looking to increase scientific sales leads may want to attend Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s Columbus BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on October 6th, 2016. Last year, the Columbus BioResearch Product Faire™ attracted 269 attendees, who came from 28 different research buildings and 42 departments across campus.
Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and event planning company that has been organizing life science marketing events at top research institutions across the country for over 20 years. For more information on our Columbus BioResearch Product Faire™ event, or to view more funding statistics for Ohio State University, follow the link below. If you’re interested in marketing your life science solutions to researchers closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2016 calendar of events.
Would you like to reach two Ohio life science markets in the same week? Be sure to also consider our University of Cincinnati event, taking place the very next day.