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Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country's leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, the university offers a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,200 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students comprise our student body. To see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible, vsit www.case.edu .

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals, the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with 25,000 employees, serves patients through an integrated network of 12 hospitals, 26 outpatient centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties. At the core of the $3.5 billion health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, ranked among America’s 50 best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopaedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics.

UH’s main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, go to www.uhhospitals.org/case.

Cleveland Clinic (CC)

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multispecialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, is scheduled to begin seeing patients in 2015 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Patients visit for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit at www.clevelandclinic.org.

Athersys

Athersys is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel and proprietary best-in-class therapies to extend and enhance the quality of human life. Focus is on the treatment of medical conditions with significant unmet clinical needs. The company is developing MultiStem®, a patented, adult-derived “off-the-shelf” stem cell product platform, for multiple disease indications in the areas of inflammatory and immune, neurological, and cardiovascular disease. Athersys has two ongoing clinical studies – a Phase 2 study in ulcerative colitis being conducted with Pfizer and a Phase 2 study in ischemic stroke – and five clinical stage programs in inflammatory bowel disease, stroke, graft-versus-host disease, acute myocardial infarction and solid organ transplant. Visit at www.athersys.com .

The Ohio State University (OSU)

The Ohio State University’s Columbus main campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. More than 56,000 students choose from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. Visit at www.osu.edu .

Research Partners

Case Center for Imaging Research (CCIR)
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC)
Cleveland Cord Blood Center (CCBC)
Center for Clinical Research at UHCMC
Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic Research Center
Clinical Tissue Engineering Center (CTEC)
Functional Electronic Stimulation Center (FES)
Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC)
Lerner Research Institute (LRI)
Ohio Cell-based Therapies Consortium (OCTC)
Skeletal Research Center (SRC)
Small Animal Imaging Research Center

Corporate Collaborators

Arteriocyte, Inc.
BioInVision
BioSpherix
Cell Targeting, Inc.
Invenio Therapeutics, Inc.
Juventas Therapeutics, Inc.
Lentigen