NEO as a med-tech center…

Medical-technology, medical-biology, medical-related business. Those were the topics of today’s meeting at the City Club. Sponsored by Crain’s Cleveland Business–and introduced by the new editor of CrainTech, Jeff Stacklin–the meeting was a showcase for some serious businesses making jobs and causing money to move around. In some cases, it’s mainly venture capital moving into company coffers to support research and development, and in others, it’s money being exchanged between the company and its customers. All agreed they’d feel a lot more comfortable if there were already a bigger med-related company being successful in this area (see the Crain’s story here).

But maybe the most interesting tidbit of the occasion was Mike Burke’s revelation (he’s the big wig at TREK, a local med-tech company that conducts antibiotic-resistance testing) that he’d been courted at a trade show by a young Ph.D. whose mission was to recruit his med-tech company to move to North Carolina.

We can learn from this–and I’ve got an idea. Stay tuned…

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