Science Market Update

Life Science Research Featured University: Ohio State University

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Dec 05, 2011

This week, as part of our Featured University Series, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. would like to spotlight life science research activity at Ohio State University (OSU).

OSU is ranked among the top 20 public universities in the nation and the school has the third largest university campus in the United States. Recently US News and World Report declared it the 55th best overall school in the nation. 

The lush green Ohio State campus covers 1,700 acres with approximately 457 university buildings.  Not resting on the laurels of these distinctions, OSU continues to invest in expanding cutting edge research programs.  In 2010, research spending totaled $756 million. 

Here are some more notable facts about Ohio State University:

  • OSU is a public land-grant university.
  • The university is considered a Public Ivy according to the Association for American Universities.  It earned this distinction for its "high educational quality."
  • It is one of the first public universities in the United States to surpass $1 billion in annual endowments.
  • Currently OSU is working on a Medical Center Expansion.  This project will include the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, which will encompass 1.1 million square feet.  The expansion aims to attract more premier life science researchers from around the nation, as well as help connect laboratory, clinical, and classroom space.



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Ohio State University has one of the most active research climates in the nation.  It has more health science colleges within a close range than any other university within the United States.  The National Science Foundation places OSU 10th in the nation for total science research spending. 

According to Caroline Whitacre, Vice President for Research, investing in research is a crucial part of OSU's development.  "To continue Ohio State's solid progress toward achieving eminence and bringing the full power of our intellectual capital to achieve a vision for society's future will require strong support from university leadership.  We must advance the university's research agenda, invest in promising new initiatives, optimize research, support services, and enhance our commercialization potential.  Ohio State's research community is perhaps the most comprehensive in the nation, and its breadth and excellence can make it a leading force for change locally, nationally, and globally."

Last May, nearly 400 university life science researchers took the opportunity to explore advances in laboratory Bioequipment and supplies at Ohio State University. 



(Image of the 12th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at Ohio State University)


The 2011 BioResearch Product Faire™ vendor show at OSU provided a way for an active group of scientists to find answers to questions about lab supplies and equipment available.  Research products included immunology reagents and supplies, Electrophoresis Equipment, DNA Sequencing Services, and more.  Researchers that found solutions came from over 55 departments, including 38 participants from Biochemistry, 28 from Internal Medicine, and 26 from Veterinary Medicine.

If you are interested in meeting life science researchers  and exhibiting laboratory products and supplies at Ohio State University, please click here for more information.


Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. connects researchers with the resources they need to further their science research goals.  We produce on-campus life science research trade shows nationwide and promote each event to bring the best products and services to top-rated research campuses across the country. Life science researchers, purchasing agents, and lab managers are actively invited to attend to see the latest products and equipment and discuss their laboratory tool and service needs.  See our nationwide show schedule for 2012.

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