State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced over $356,000 in state funds for investments in research technology and infrastructure improvements at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

"NEOMED’S REDIzone unites university research with entrepreneurs and early stage biomedical companies in support of important regional economic development,” said Rep. Clyde. “The funds awarded will be used to purchase state-of-the-art scientific research equipment, allowing the REDIzone to reach its full potential as a hub for research and economic development in the region."

The Research, Entrepreneurship, Discovery, and Innovation Zone (REDIzone) will receive $239,875 for new scientific research equipment.  REDIzone partners with local entrepreneurs and early stage companies to spur growth, research and development.

REDIzone facilitates collaboration between the university’s research enterprise, regional economic development organizations and the private sector to cultivate sound business models and improve worldwide healthcare initiatives.

Rep. Clyde also announced $116,330 in state funds for facility upgrades at NEOMED. This includes replacing existing heating and ventilation systems that are nearly 30 years old.

Rep. Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, serving Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, and central and southern Portage County. 


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