P2D Bioscience Expands in Blue Ash
After spending more than 20 years on the faculty of Princeton University and Rockefeller University, and as a tenured professor at the University of Cincinnati - College of Medicine, Dr. Frank Zemlan retired from the world of academia in 2005 to become an entrepreneur. The same year, he founded P2D Bioscience, a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops drugs that fulfill unmet medical needs in the treatment of central nervous system and pulmonary disorders.
Dr. Zemlan, who serves as the company's Chief Executive Officer, explained, "Our goal is to help people who don't respond to current medications for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer's, and Traumatic Brain Injury."
Thanks to P2D Bioscience, help may soon be on the way. The company currently has five drug candidates in development for these conditions. P2D develops products rapidly by using its expertise in the clinical treatment of these disorders so there is an improved likelihood of clinical success. Partners are then identified to complete the clinical development and commercialization process.
P2D Bioscience was originally located in the University of Cincinnati's incubator, but moved to Blue Ash in 2011 when the company outgrew the facility. Blue Ash was selected because of the quality and availability of Class A office space.
|Dr. Prasad Gabitta, VP of Research (left) and Dr. Zemlan (right) at P2D Bioscience's new offices at 10101 Alliance Road |
P2D Bioscience has continued to grow and recently expanded in Blue Ash. According to Dr. Zemlan, the company decided to remain in Blue Ash due to future partnership opportunities with other bioscience firms and vendors that are clustered here. The expansion triples the company's space and includes a multi-room laboratory complex with attached office and conference space.
Devicor Medical Products Add Jobs and
Two New Facilities in Blue Ash
To say that Mammotome, a division of Devicor Medical Products, Inc., has been busy over the past three years is an understatement. In fact, the company has been on the fast track since it acquired Blue Ash-based Ethicon's breast care unit in 2010. The acquisition included MammotomeŽ, a minimally invasive, vacuum-assisted biopsy system that enables doctors to diagnose and detect breast cancer and other breast abnormalities. Since 1995, the Mammotome System has been used to perform successful biopsies on more than four million women worldwide.
Rick Alley, Mammotome's Global Supply Chain Director (left) and Lee Czerwonka, Vice Mayor of Blue Ash (right) at
Devicor's recent Open House in Blue Ash
In addition to this system, Mammotome has expanded its product portfolio and its footprint since the acquisition. This includes two new facilities in the City of Blue Ash and 16 new jobs. The first facility, which opened in 2011, is a 25,000 square foot service center at 11266 Deerfield Road. The second facility, which opened this summer, is a 22,000 square foot distribution center at 4750 Lake Forest Drive.
According to the company's Chief Executive Officer, Tom Daulton, both facilities play very important roles in the company's supply chain. "The service center is responsible for inspecting and repairing our products, and our distribution center ships our products to our other distribution centers which are located across the globe," he stated.
Rick Alley, Mammotome's Global Supply Chain Director, added, "We selected Blue Ash because of the high quality of real estate and the talent pool of job candidates with industry experience."
Mammotome is the global leader of vacuum-assisted breast biopsy products. The company has more than 40 employees around the world and sells its products in over 50 countries.
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Mercy Health and Catholic Health Partners
Continue to Grow in Blue Ash
Dr. Yousuf J. Ahmad
According to Dr. Yousuf J. Ahmad, who was recently named President and CEO of Mercy Health, location was a key consideration when the premier healthcare provider searched for the best place to build its regional offices 15 years ago. The City of Blue Ash was selected because of its close proximity to Interstates 275, 71 and 75, and several major highways. Dr. Ahmad added, "Access remains very important as our regional offices now serve more than 100 Mercy Health facilities throughout Greater Cincinnati. In addition, Blue Ash's restaurants and hotels are great amenities for our guests and visitors."
Located at 4600 McAuley Place, Mercy Health's regional offices provide specialized services to all locations, including customer service, finance, payroll, information technology, human resources, public relations, marketing, clinical information systems, and legal services, to name just a few. Mercy Health also has four physician practices in Blue Ash.
Mercy Health was named Blue Ash Corporation of the Year in 2012 by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and currently has 700 employees in Blue Ash. Since 2012, Mercy Health and its parent company, Catholic Health Partners, have added 105 new jobs in Blue Ash, including billing, customer support, accounts receivable, finance, and accounting positions.
Mercy Health makes quality healthcare easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. Mercy Health is a premier healthcare provider that has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years. The Mercy Health network of care includes six award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, social service agencies, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. Truven Health Analytics has named Mercy Health hospitals as the only Greater Cincinnati hospitals to earn national top 100 ratings, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation. Truven has also named Mercy Health as one of the nation's Top 15 health systems.
Cincinnati Thermal Spray, Inc.
Increases its Presence in Blue Ash
Established in the City of Blue Ash in 1978, CTS is a leading provider of advanced coatings and surface modifications solutions. CTS improves the performance of products for a number of markets on a worldwide basis, including aerospace, land-based gas turbine, steel, commercial, and medical. The company also creates solutions for many of the industry's toughest problems related to wear, corrosion, erosion, abrasion, and thermal conductivity.
CTS has expanded its operations to include facilities in New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas and recently needed additional space in Blue Ash to accommodate further growth. In April, the company moved into a 25,000 square foot facility at 10904 Deerfield Road which is near its other facility at 5901 Creek Road.
From left, Dan Classen, President of CTS, Tom Adamec, Blue Ash City Council Member, Lee Czerwonka, Vice Mayor of Blue Ash, and Scott Kaschpe, General Manager of CTS - Midwest
"We're pleased to expand in Blue Ash," said Dan Classen, President of CTS. "Blue Ash is our company's headquarters and City officials have always been very supportive of CTS." The building has been fully outfitted with new equipment and includes office space and a manufacturing facility that will enable CTS to enhance its capabilities, add capacity, and expand its services to meet the needs of customers.
CTS employs 200 people nationwide, including 100 in Blue Ash.
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