Ohio’s Biohealth cluster bucked the national trend in job creation, experiencing 4.5 percent jobs growth while nationally the sector contracted by 1 percent. The state’s robust research community, medical schools, and industry expansion efforts have powered the growth of biohealth firms in 72 of Ohio’s 88 counties.


Ohio is fertile ground for bioscience creation

Over 385 new firms and 2,400 patents in Ohio

In 2012, Ohioans received 3,387 patents, 771 of which were bioscience-related. Ohio ranks 9th nationally in bio-related patents, keeping well ahead of the national average of 428.


Join the international bioscience community

1,000 facilities in 28 different countries

More than 1,000 foreign owned facilities, from 28 countries, are operating in Ohio. You’ll be in good company and enjoy phenomenal support.


Be where the world looks first

Number 1 for 16 consecutive years

Cleveland Clinic’s ranking in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Report’s 2012-2013 Best Hospitals.


Labs and talent focused on rapid innovation

17% of all clinical trials in the U.S.

Thrive in a state focused on rapid innovation. 17% of All Clinical Trials in the U.S are hosted right here in Ohio, 1st in the Midwest and 7th nationally.

Workforce & Training

Attract and retain the talent you need

Ohio employs more than 60,000 professionals at more than 1300 biohealth firms

Ohio employs more than 60,000+ professionals at more than 1,300 biohealth firms, in more than 1,700 locations around the state. Includes Fortune 500 giants Cardinal Health (the state’s largest biohealth company), Abbott Nutrition, P&G Healthcare, Battelle, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, STERIS and Omnicare.

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Maximize your marketability

Enjoy phenomenal support among national and international biohealth giants. Cleveland Clinic’s heart, nephrology and urology programs rank #1 in the U.S. More than 1,000 foreign owned facilities, from 28 countries, are operating in Ohio.

These are just a few of the leading biohealth corporations with significant operations in Ohio.

These and other local organizations foster research and collaboration among Ohio's biohealth leaders.

This sector applies life sciences knowledge, biochemistry, and biotechnologies to the processing of agricultural goods and production of organic and agricultural chemicals. It has the largest economic impact of Ohio’s biohealth.

Ohio is home to more than 640 medical and testing laboratories throughout the state. Total medical and testing laboratories nearly doubled between 2000 and 2009, accounting for 60 percent of the total increase in overall locations.

Medical device and equipment manufacturers represents the largest subsector of Ohio’s biohealth industry in terms of direct employment, with more than 22,000 employees. It represents $1.4 billion in payroll for the state.

Employment and payroll in this subsector is the fastest growing, with an average annual increase of 7.8 percent in employment and 6 percent in payroll over the last ten years. The average wage in is more than $74,000.

R&D in Ohio’s biohealth sector is anchored by Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest independent R&D organization. Ohio universities and colleges also conduct groundbreaking biohealth research that is often leveraged by the business community.

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Aaron Pitts
Managing Director
Phone: 614-224-6446