Who We Are

Who We Are

The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akronan exceptional collaboration of Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Health System, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Summa Health System and The University of Akron — is focused on patient-centered innovation and commercialization at the intersection of biomaterials and medicine.

This strategic alignment of institutional, state, federal and philanthropic support, accompanied with Akron’s rich legacy in industrial and materials science, is working to pioneer the next generation of life-enhancing and life-saving innovation that will transform Akron and the surrounding region into a model for biomedical discovery and enterprise.



The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron is named in honor of the philanthropic efforts of both Dr. W. Gerald Austen and his wife Patricia R. Austen.  As chairman of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Dr. Austen played a key role in creating the partnership between the foundation and the BioInnovation Institute.  Learn more...

ABIA is a unique collaboration of:
Akron Children's Hospital Summa Health System John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Akron General Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) The University of Akron FirstEnergy

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