Biohealth in Cleveland Plus
The rapid growth of the biomedical industry in the Cleveland Plus
region is fueled by innovative regional collaborations, a diverse
range of sources for funding companies, and major biomedical real
estate projects, including the Global Center for
More than $2 billion has been invested in 350+ Northeast Ohio startups since 2003. That investment, coupled with access to
world-class facilities and personnel, make this region a hotbed for
innovation and invention.
Companies are able to succeed in Northeast Ohio because the
market offers greater efficiencies and provides increased speed to
development, increased speed to commercialization, and therefore,
increased speed to market.
Beyond that, what makes Cleveland Plus one of the most
predominant biomedical centers in the nation is the ability to take
an idea from “bench to bedside” in one market. The
resources are here – from research to manufacturing to access
to patient population, the Cleveland Plus region offers unequaled
opportunities to any company at any stage in the biomedical
To learn more about the Biomedical industry in the Cleveland
Plus region, download our single sheet.
Testimonial From Philips Healthcare
As an international healthcare company with customers across the
globe, Northast Ohio is a great home base, providing us easy access
to clinicians everywhere.
Jay Mazelzky General manager,
Computed Tomography and Nuclear Medicine, Philips
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- GE Healthcare
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment and
acceleration initiative designed to grow healthcare companies and
commercialize bioscience technologies
BioOhio is Ohio’s bioscience industry catalyst and
advocacy organization serving more than 1,350 companies, including
industry leaders and many fast-growth, start-up firms.
The GCIC is a cardiovascular product development consortium of
clinical, academic, and economic development institutions led by
the Cleveland Clinic. The GCIC is an international leader in
developing, incubating, and commercializing cardiovascular
The ABIA, an Ohio Center of Excellence for Biomedicine and
Healthcare, focuses on biomedical innovation and
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Research, Entrepreneurship, Discovery and Innovation (REDI) Zone
NEOMED’s REDI Zone identifies, recruits, and supports developing
companies by providing 140,000 square feet of research space,
biomedical wet labs and conference space. It also partners
companies with scientific experts.
GLIDE helps Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs wrap sound
business practices around great business ideas. GLIDE’s experienced
Entrepreneurs-in-Residence provide professional business assistance
to companies at every stage of development and connect
entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to
- The Cleveland Plus region’s biohealth industry employs 33,000 workers.
- More than 1,400 Cleveland Plus students graduate with
engineering degrees each year.