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Medical Capital

Photo Bob Perkoski
Photo Bob Perkoski
Home to more than 600 medical-related organizations, 27 colleges with medical education programming, and a dozen of the nation's top medical device manufacturers, Northeast Ohio is often dubbed the Medical Capital.

All told, the economic impact totals somewhere around $35 billion. Add to that the upcoming Medical Mart and Convention Center, and it's easy to see why local leaders beam with civic pride when discussing Cleveland's healthcare industry.

Since 2003, more than $830 million in venture funding was directed toward Northeast Ohio companies. Healthcare start-ups developing the latest biomedical breakthroughs are no longer breaking news; they are common occurrences. Stay tuned for the next big thing in Cleveland's medical capital narrative.

Medical Capital Features

lab chat: conversations with the smartest people in the cleveland biomed community

We live in one of the most important cities for biomedical research in the country, and yet it often feels as though the general public has no clue about what's going on behind the doors of research labs at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University. This new column is an attempt to change that.

national roundup: pitt's young entrepreneurs, denver's new breweries, tampa's next hot hood

Fresh Water Cleveland is one of 22 publications run by Issue Media Group. Week in and week out, our sister sites cover all the latest news in urban innovation and development. This is the first in a new monthly series that will aggregate top news stories from around our network and profile "What’s Next" for cities.

what's the economic development potential of the opportunity corridor?

In this, the second installment in a two-part series, Fresh Water development editor Lee Chilcote takes a close look at the Opportunity Corridor, a 3.5 mile planned roadway that would connect I-490 with University Circle. The project is being promoted as an economic development engine, but skeptics have their doubts.

the cutting edge: three cleveland medical innovations bound for great things

Modern medicine is constantly innovating ways to improve the length and quality of human life. Cleveland researchers are leading the way with cutting-edge treatments and technologies that can blast a brain tumor with a laser, detect a concussion using an iPad, and test for prostate cancer by way of genetics.

career by design: cia grad fills his days with art, design, music and magic

Jason Tilk, a Cleveland Institute of Art graduate, designs award-winning medical innovations for Nottingham Spirk, the Cleveland-based business innovation firm. By night, the wildly creative trailblazer performs Vaudeville-style shows with his wife that incorporate songs, jokes and "bad magic."
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Medical Capital Founders

tim miller

tim miller

City: Downtown

Meet Tim Miller, founder of Abeona Therapeutics LLC, which develops gene therapy for potential cures for children with rare genetic diseases. 

anthony stedillie

anthony stedillie

City: Beachwood

Meet Anthony Stedillie, founder of CompassMD, a Beachwood-based creator of a software platform that matches individuals and doctors based on compatibility.

Jon Snyder

Jon Snyder

City: Willoughby

Jon Snyder is founder, president and CEO of Neuros Medical. The Willoughby firm's platform technology,  Electrical Nerve Block, is focused on eliminating chronic pain in a variety of applications.

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