The Role of a Children’s Hospital in Central Ohio’s Biotech BoomThe Role of a Children’s Hospital in Central Ohio’s Biotech Boom https://pediatricsnationwide.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/NCH_building_newlogo_0922.png 480 346 Lauren Dembeck and Natalie Wilson Lauren Dembeck and Natalie Wilson https://pediatricsnationwide.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Dembeck_headshot.gif
- March 01, 2023
- Lauren Dembeck and Natalie Wilson
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is at the front of the pack among top National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded children’s hospitals when it comes to developing novel gene therapies and commercializing intellectual property. Achieving this level of commercial activity is a testament to the organization’s groundbreaking investments in infrastructure, unique approaches to engaging with industry and determination to bring transformative innovations in care to children everywhere.
The result? Technology transfer by Nationwide Children’s has been a key driver of explosive life sciences industry growth in the region and attracted national attention. And there are no signs of the activity slowing down.
Over the past 20 years, central Ohio has matured into the Midwest’s biotech hub, ranking among the nation’s fastest-growing and most productive tech-focused areas. This growth has been nurtured by multidirectional relationships among the local community and governments, established companies, leading startups, venture capital funding firms, universities and research institutions. Nationwide Children’s has been an integral leader in this flourishing life sciences ecosystem, creating jobs and attracting talent that drive innovation and investment in manufacturing in the region.
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