Science and health booming in Ohio thanks to area companies

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New health care and biosciences innovations in this region are helping add high-paying jobs and getting Ohio recognized by investors.

Midwest health care companies drew $1.7 billion in new equity investments in 2016, according to the just-released BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare growth capital report.

“A record 375 Midwest healthcare companies raised the second largest amount in recorded history, edging within $60 million to the record-breaking 2014 year,” the report said.

Ohio was among the leading Midwest states, with $291 million invested in health companies, just below Minnesota ($424 million) and Illinois ($327 million).

Among the companies getting attention by investors is a small Washington Twp. start-up called P&C Pharma.

There, founder and chief executive Joe D’Silva has invented a process for compounding and liquefying medicines for patients who have trouble swallowing solid pills and capsules.

The process involves a proprietary machine that spins and mixes four cylinders of medicine simultaneously, perhaps making obsolete the pharmacist’s’s mortar and pestle of old.

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