Science Market Update

University of Cincinnati Awarded $83M in Research Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Mar 19, 2013

Biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers in Cincinnati will find a well-funded and vibrant research marketplace at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, as recent NIH and NSF research funding statistics show. In 2012, the NIH awarded the university $73.9 million in research funding. The funding was distributed among a number of different projects in various science disciplines. Of the different departments awarded research funding at the University of Cincinnati, the money was given out as listed below:

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Ohio State Research Finds Apples Good For the Heart

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Nov 08, 2012

It’s no secret that eating fruits and vegetables is vital to a healthy diet. After all, everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away. A new study on apples from Ohio State University takes that paradigm even father. Besides serving as a delicious snack, juice, and pie ingredient, apples appear to have cholesterol-reducing effects as well.

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Tags: Midwest, Ohio State University, Ohio, 2012, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Columbus, OH, OSU

Science Wet Labs Coming to Ohio State University, New Research Building

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

Sometimes it makes more sense to start from scratch and get it right than to try and retrofit and modernize older lab buildings. That's just what Ohio State University in Columbus decided to do for its Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC). The new 225,000 gsf lab building broke ground last month and will replace 4 older facilities that had deferred maintenance and lacked proper floor-to-floor height, structural dimensions, and environmental stability. The New Koffolt Laboratories will be LEED-certifiable (possibly Silver) and will constitute a substantial upgrade with their science wet labs, computational research spaces, shared core laboratories, instructional spaces, and offices. The $126M project is due to be completed in September 2014.

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Tags: Midwest, Ohio State University, Ohio, Bioresearch, University of Cincinnati, New research facilities, new science wet labs, 2012, Biochemistry, bio research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Cincinnati, research laboratories, Columbus, OH, new construction, BRPF, OSU, UC

Cincinnati Bioscience Research Creates Superbugs to Eat Waste, Produce Energy

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Jun 27, 2012

cincinnati bioscience researchUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine molecular geneticist Daniel Hassett (right) has made a name for himself as a determined researcher in the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). He is also on the front line of bioscience research into creating "superbugs" that eat waste and generate energy, improving dramatically on the efficiency of traditional waste water treatment systems. In a radio interview on WVXU Cincinnati's Focus on Technology, commentator Ann Thompson describes the problem: the largest user of energy is wastewater treatment; the second largest user of water is energy production. If you can find a way to both clean water and generate electricity, you're in business.

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Tags: Bioscience research, Midwest, Ohio, biomedical research, University of Cincinnati, genetic engineering, molecular ecology research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Cincinnati, BRPF, research scientist

Major New Cancer Facility Construction at Ohio State Combines Research and Treatment

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, May 02, 2012

There's a reason why top university medical centers garner the prestige (and the funding) that they do: research labs + medical school + hospital = optimization of all three units, with ripe opportunities for collaboration, sharing of resources, and recruiting the best medical scientists. So there's always reason to cheer when a major university med center like Ohio State builds new facilities, whether they're clinical or research, because both will support the institution's overall mission and budget.  In the case of Ohio State's new James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute, both patients seeking treatment and scientists doing basic and applied cancer research will benefit from the state-of-the-art building that is rising on the Columbus medical campus right now, with its opening due in 2014. The complex will house the cancer center on 12 stories; the other 8 will comprise the critical care hospital, mechanical equipment and an as yet undetermined floor.

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Tags: Midwest, Ohio State University, Ohio, biomedical research, Biomedical expansion, Medical Device Technology, Biomedical Equipment, cancer research, New research facilities, new construction, Cancer Center, scientific instruments

Laboratory Imaging Equipment Developed by Ohio State Protein Researcher

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Wed, Apr 11, 2012

Protein ResearcherProtein researcher Christopher Jaroniec, associate professor of chemistry at Ohio State University (image courtesy of OSU), has developed a new form of laboratory imaging equipment that can can construct 3D models of protein structures.

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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).

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Tags: Midwest, Ohio State University, Ohio, science research

Molecular Biology Researchers Identify Immune-Inhibiting Protein

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Aug 30, 2011

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientists have identified a protein, SAMHD1, that may inhibit the body's immune response system.  This finding represents large gains in the way molecular biology understands immunodeficiency.

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Tags: Midwest, Ohio, biomedical research, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Ohio Research Advances Bioscience Technology Business Interests

Posted by BCI Staff on Sun, Mar 27, 2011

In the world of sustainable energy production and good environmental stewardship, Ohio is producing biogas from agricultural and food-processing waste through a successful partnership between the state university and business.  The Cleveland based Quasar Energy Group is working in collaboration with Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) to turn 550,000 gallons of biomatter into energy at its flagship anaerobic digester at the OARDC's BioHio Research Park.

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Tags: Ohio State University, Ohio, Columbus, industry news, Midwest Region

Ohio Life Science Research Market Grows With OSU Med Expansion

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Mar 25, 2011

Ohio State University's Medical Center is undergoing a huge expansion and modernization effort with its ProjectOne $1Billion new medical facility.  Outdated buildings have been demolished and the concrete has been poured for the state-of-the-art Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute complex due to open in 2014.  ProjectOne is the largest development project in Ohio State's history and is expected to add $1.7 billion to Ohio’s economy.  Some of these gains will certainly include the purchasing of equipment, supplies and services for the medical center, as well as future gains through life science research funding and the commercialization of biomedical research discoveries.

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Tags: Ohio State University, Ohio, Columbus, new construction, Midwest Region

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