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November 30, 2022 | Tom Ballard

BioOhio has new name, new structure, renewed emphasis on workforce and advocacy

BioOhio recently announced its relaunch and reorganization as Ohio Life Sciences (OLS). Like Life Science Tennessee, it is a statewide association advancing and advocating for the common interests of Ohio’s life sciences community and with a vision for Ohio to be recognized as one of the most robust and innovative life sciences ecosystems in the country.

The rebranding is part of the 35-year old organization’s renewed strategic focus that will help deliver lifesaving breakthroughs along with sustained economic strength and vitality for communities in Ohio and beyond. Building on its more than a third-of-a-century foundation, “the new OLS represents a leap forward in its ability to best serve Ohio’s life sciences ecosystem of today and tomorrow,” the association says in this news release. To deliver enhanced emphasis on workforce development through funding provided by JobsOhio and more policy advocacy at the state and federal levels, OLS will be organized as two nonprofit operations to best serve the life sciences ecosystem across the state:

  • The Ohio Life Sciences Association (OLS), a new 501(c)6 to serve as the member-based organization with a focus on economic and workforce development and advocacy; and
  • The Ohio Life Sciences Foundation (OLSF), a 501(c)3 focused on delivering research and funding that will accelerate and promote a robust life sciences industry in Ohio.