and Events

  • OARDC/BioHio team selected for inaugural I-Corps@Ohio


    Eight teams were selected throughout Ohio to take part in I-Corps@Ohio, a new program with a goal of turning university research into commercial products. The I-Corps@Ohio Program is a collaboration between Ohio State, the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, Lorain County Community College, Ohio University and the University of Toledo, according to a university news release. Two of the eight teams are from Ohio State.

    One of the teams is led by Dr. Renukaradhya Gourapura, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in the Food Animal Health Research Program at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio. He and his research team have recently developed a nanoparticle-based vaccine for swine influenza. Graduate Student Santosh Dhakal, DVM is the entrepreneurial lead for the team. BioHio’s President & CEO, Dr. Shauna R Brummet is the entrepreneurial business mentor for the team.

    Each team will receive up to $15,000 in funding. Throughout the next seven weeks, the teams will analyze whether or not their product has the potential to be the basis of a startup company, and if so, begin planning for possible investors and partners.

Welcome to the
BioHio Research Park

We are an Affiliate of The Ohio State University located on the beautiful campus of OSU’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. BioHio is in the heart of some of the most productive farm land in Ohio as well as the technologically advanced, culturally vibrant and entrepreneurial north east Ohio.

As part of one of the longest-lived land-grant research and development institutions in the United States OARDC has a long and proud history of successful agbioscience technology transfer to the marketplace. With the launch of BioHio Research Park we look forward to increased opportunities to support companies and organizations bringing new and exciting products and technologies to the marketplace.

BioHio Research Park welcomes start-up companies, growing companies, mature corporate partners (domestic & international), research institutes, and academic and government laboratories. Our business focus on agbioscience technology with emphasis on bioenergy & bioproducts, food production & safety, human and animal health and environmental management & engineering is unique in US research parks

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