Medical device manufacturers find within our region an ideal combination of biotech talent, cost-competitive labor, and one of the nation’s leading logistics hubs. The collaborative regional environment enables support at all levels—from funding to research and development, to lab space, office space, component parts, and supply chain support. The robust Cincinnati Innovation District® and Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Health Innovation, along with the co-op programs at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Dayton, provide valuable resources to catalyze the medical device manufacturing process and help companies reach their full potential.

Where Manufacturing Meets Medical Device Innovation

Cincinnati MSA Medical Devices Industry Snapshot

Notable Regional Biomedical Device Companies

Take a Look at the City of Mason’s Growing Biohealth and R&D Corridor:

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Enable Injections Products

Manufacturing Support

  • JobsOhio and the State of Ohio are committed to investing in biohealth and establishing critical partnerships to help biomedical device companies thrive in the state.
  • Major institutions and organizations including the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and JobsOhio are collaborating and investing in research and programs for America’s health.

Venture Capital Funding

  • Venture capital firms like Allos, CincyTech, the Ohio Innovation Fund, and River Cities Capital have added biohealth companies to their portfolios.
  • BioEnterprise’s Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report 2018 shows that of Cincinnati’s $81.8 million raised across 16 deals, nearly $65 million was dedicated to early stage devices.
Enable Injections Products



Enable Injections was founded in 2010, based on a technology that originated at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. A very innovative surgeon there, Dr. Eric Wall, had done almost 10 years of work on methods to minimize or eliminate injection pain in children’s vaccinations. Enable Injections licensed that very promising technology, then pivoted in 2012 as they saw a broader need that could serve adults as well as children, one that would not only make injections more comfortable but would also boost compliance with prescribed treatments and significantly reduce health system costs.

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Hear from the companies in our region.

"As we continue to expand our footprint in the Tri-state, on both sides of the river, we hope to become a model for other companies. Our region is incredibly rich in talent – capable, educated professionals who save lives every day – skills we saw proven time and again throughout the fight against COVID-19. We hope our continued success here encourages others to consider bringing jobs to the region. Thank you to JobsOhio, REDI Cincinnati, the State of Ohio, the City of Cincinnati, Corporex, Gravity Diagnostic, and countless other companies who have helped us get to this point."

Local connections have also played a major role in our ability to grow. Cincinnati Children’s, BioOhio, CincyTech, my former company AtriCure, Ken Parker, and Techway Industries of Franklin have also been invaluable resources in getting the business off the ground. They provided funding, cleanrooms, lab space, office space, and component parts. As well, connections with board members were vital. We are also grateful for the co-op programs at the University of Dayton and the University of Cincinnati.”

“People see this as a vibrant business community, which REDI has supported through their efforts. We are proud to invest in their organization, which continues to contribute to growth opportunities for our region.”

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