May 5, 2017

30 Years of BioOhio: Annual Conference Takeaways

Thirty isn’t bad. I was winding down on the single life, wasn’t too sore the next morning if I did something athletic, and could still go out once in a while on a weeknight  and not be a zombie at work the next day. 

At thirty, it appears BioOhio is doing even better.  While not as noticed as the biotech centers of Boston and San Francisco, the mix of academic, medical, and research institutions in Ohio has provided a strong base for a loyal and dedicated life science community that is growing and will continue to flourish.

TSP is proud to be part of supporting this industry in Ohio and has enjoyed a long partnership with the BioOhio organization.  Last week, our team had the opportunity to join the Ohio life science community in Cleveland, celebrate 30 years of BioOhio, and get a preview of the promising future to come.  Here were some of the highlights annual meeting:

  • Creating value with healthcare data – There is a myriad of data out there, and several companies are finding ways to use this data to create tremendous value within healthcare.  The keynote by Dr. Anil Jain of IBM Watson, along with Health IT success stories, showed the power of data and technology in improving health care.
  • Why we do what we do – The patient stories section of the day was a powerful reminder of how much our work in biotech impacts others every day.
  • Shark Tank – Seven companies had seven minutes to pitch their innovative products or services. Genetesis took home the win; If they’re good enough for real shark Mark Cuban to invest off a cold email intro, I suppose they’re good enough for BioOhio!
  • The food, drink, and networking – we enjoyed a great venue at the Great Lakes Science Center. It’s always great to reconnect with colleagues and build new relationships in Ohio’s bioscience community.

Congrats to BioOhio on a great event and we all look forward to seeing where the next 30 years takes us.

Tags: conferences, pharma / biotech

Mike Gamble

Mike doesn’t fit the typical “sales guy” mold. At first blush he might be the last person you’d expect but he’s the best person to lead business development. With a background in science, he knows the industry and our clients’ business from the inside. With a quiet demeanor he’s a great listener, capable of really hearing and understanding the problem that needs to be solved. Plus, like his deep-seated passion for his sports teams, Mike has an unyielding loyalty to the relationships he’s built over the years, always staying in touch and connected.

Mike’s extensive staffing background and even his sense of humor help him infuse different ways of looking at situations, welcomed by clients and colleagues looking for a creative, collaborative solution.

Mike has nearly 20 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for leading healthcare and life science focused organizations. In his role, he is responsible for leading the sales effort across TSP’s full suite of offerings. Prior to TSP, Mike worked for Yoh, a leading staffing and workforce solutions organization where he held various leadership and sales executive positions. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Ursinus College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University.

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