The BioHio Board of Directors in late August decided to transition the work of the BioHio Research Park, an Ohio State affiliate located on the CFAES Wooster campus, to be under the auspices of CFAES. Envisioned and created in 2010, the park's goals were and still are to facilitate the movement of discoveries from CFAES into the commercial sector; to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of the Wooster area; and to serve as a research park for the benefit of Ohio State, Wooster, and Wayne County.
“The original goals of BioHio are still relevant and part of the CFAES mission,” said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES. But the park’s separate legal status from the university “was not providing the benefits originally envisioned,” she said. The transition will occur over the next few months.