Practicing State-of-the-Art Clinical Excellence


Ohio’s diverse biohealth industry is built upon world-class universities and research centers, a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and strong medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing organizations.

Bioscience companies leverage Ohio’s big data and healthcare infrastructure to get ideas validated, increasing the speed to development and commercialization of life-changing innovations. Ohio is also among the seven largest medical states for research consortiums.

In Ohio, companies can:

  • Access cutting-edge research. Medical centers such as Cincinnati Children’s, Cleveland Clinic and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute are exploring and developing the future of medicine.
  • Increase their speed to market. At any point in the supply chain, companies can use Ohio’s strong logistics infrastructure. About 90 percent of U.S. pharmaceuticals are distributed through Ohio alone.
  • Take advantage of a well-funded entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ohio’s biohealth sector is supported by programs like Ohio Third Frontier.
  • Succeed among good company. A total of 3,186 biohealth-related organizations operate in the state, including Cardinal Health, Steris and Ethicon.

Managing Directors

Aaron Pitts
Senior Managing Director

In 1989, community leaders in Dayton asked Pamela Morris to pioneer a new managed care model. That model has since grown into a nonprofit company called CareSource, one of the fastest growing and largest Medicaid managed care companies in the country and a key driver of downtown Dayton’s continued revitalization. When CareSource needed more space to accommodate its growth, company officials chose to expand their headquarters in Dayton.

Ohio's Biohealth Innovators
Ohio's Biohealth Innovators

Ohio's Biohealth Innovators

From Cleveland Clinic in the north to the University of Cincinnati in the south and all across the state, see some of the biohealth innovation happening across Ohio!


Ohio's Health Tech Industry is Changing Health Care Delivery

A thriving biohealth industry supports health care's tech innovation
Aaron Pitts, senior managing director, JobsOhio
March 19, 2018

Ohio is a great location for opportunities in health tech, the intersection of health care and information technology. Ohio's thriving biohealth industry made up of industry-leaders and startups provides a rich base for growth.

Customizing Biohealth Solutions with 3D-Printing

From pharmaceuticals to hearts, Ohio is applying this innovative tech
Aaron Pitts, Managing Director of Biohealth, JobsOhio
October 27, 2017

3D-printing has been around since the 80s, but within the last decade it has gained steam in several industries including biohealth. Today, Ohio and its world-renowned biohealth industry are utilizing 3D-printing to improve health care.


Health Care Giant Acquires CoverMyMeds

Another Success Story Strengthens Ohio’s Position as a Startup Scene
February 22, 2017

San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. purchases Ohio’s CoverMyMeds for $1.1 billion.

This is a new and exciting chapter for Toledo’s economic development. In August 2017, nearly two years after announcing a major consolidation and revitalization project, ProMedica began moving nearly 1,000 employees into its new headquarters on Toledo’s downtown riverfront.

NuVasive’s executive team joined city and state representatives for an official ribbon cutting event.

NuVasive responds to rapid growth with new facility and 150 jobs. In this new, cutting-edge180,000-square-foot facility, the company will produce all of its medical implants and other devices for global distribution.

Opportunities and Innovations in Ohio's BioHealth Industry
Opportunities and Innovations in Ohio's BioHealth Industry

Opportunities and Innovations in Ohio's BioHealth Industry

Gain access to capital, talent, technology and partnerships in the BioHealth industry with world-class research and academic institutions right here in Ohio.

A Heritage of Innovation in Ohio
A Heritage of Innovation in Ohio

A Heritage of Innovation in Ohio

This is the compelling story of the early days of GOJO, which was founded by Goldie and Jerry Lippman in Akron, Ohio and why they continue to call Ohio home.