Past Events :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

2013 Technology Showcase

The 2013 Technology Showcase was held Thursday, March 14, 2013, at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The showcase was sponsored by BioOhio and TechColumbus.


1:00-1:30 PM: Networking Reception
1:30-3:30 PM: Technology Showcase
1:30-1:35 PM: Introduction
1:35-2:55 PM: Presentations

  • Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's
  • Novel Compositions and Methods for Removal of Biofilms
  • Churchill: A Comprehensive Analysis Pipeline for Discovery of Human Genetic Variation
  • Diagnostic Biomarkers for Diseases of the Urinary Tract
  • Medical Device Innovations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

2:55-3:00 PM: Break
3:00 to 3:30 PM: Keynote Speaker

About the Speaker

Dr. David Scholl served as President and CEO of Diagnostic Hybrids, Inc. (DHI) in Athens, Ohio from 1995 to 2009. One of DHI’s early technology founders, Dave joined the company as Director of Research in 1983. Under his leadership, DHI grew from a four-person startup to the Inc. 500 list, emerging as a world leader in cell- and MAb-based diagnostics. The company’s dynamic growth led to its sale in February 2010 to Quidel Corporation of San Diego, California. Dave then joined the Quidel executive team as a Senior Vice President, while remaining President of DHI until his retirement in October 2011. He is now a partner with Athenian Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that makes investments in private, high growth potential, technology based companies in the Information Technology and Biomedical Sciences sphere.

Dave currently serves on the boards of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, BioOhio, Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute and Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program, and served from 2006-2012 as president of the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (FIRST). He is also a trustee of Ohio University and the Ohio University Foundation.

Dave has nearly 30 years of life sciences experience in research and development, executive management and venture capital. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Central Ohio Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Life Sciences, in 2006 was awarded BioOhio's Bioscience Leadership Award, and in 2010, Dave was awarded The Phillips Medal of Public Service by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and in 2013 named an inaugural recipient of The Konneker Medal for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Ohio University.

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