5 growing biotech and medical careers in Cleveland (Weekend Rounds)

Life science current events this week include five growing biotechnology and medical jobs in Cleveland, nanotechnology in North Carolina, and opportunities in specialty drugs for Cardinal Health.

A review of life science current events reported by MedCity News this week:

Cleveland’s most in-demand biotech and medical jobs. Even as Ohio bled jobs over the last decade, employment in its bioscience industry grew 20 percent. Now, with a new analysis showing the state ranked an impressive fourth in the nation in job creation over the last year, hiring for biotechnology and medical jobs seems likely to pick up even more.

Nanotechnology in North Carolina: How N.C. became a nanobiotech hub. Silicon Valley, Boston and Houston are the nation’s top three nanotechnology hubs. Silicon Valley and Boston have nanotech companies in various industries, including medicine. Houston excels in energy applications. Raleigh, North Carolina broke into PEN’s top ranks in 2009 and is still climbing.

Cardinal Health sees opportunity (but faces challenges) in specialty drugs. Sales of specialty drugs are expected to explode in coming years — and therein lies the opportunity for Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal and competitors AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) and McKesson (NYSE:MCK).

OXBT fires CEO Chris Stern ‘for cause’ after audit investigation. Stern, who was also chairman of Oxygen Biotherapeutics’s board of directors, will not receive any severance, according to terms of an employment agreement signed on May 13. Stepping in as interim CEO is CFO and treasurer Michael Jebsen, who has worked for Oxygen Biotherapeutics since 2009.

Blood analysis medical device gets FDA clearance for Tem Systems. Tem Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance on new tests for its hemostasis analyzer and now the company aims to offer the technology to a wider group of users in the United States.