Our Collaboration is Your Competitive Edge Located in Akron, Ohio, the Akron BioMedical Corridor is a unique cluster of high-quality hospitals and universities, biomaterials research and development organizations, and startup biomedical companies. All supported by a dynamic collaboration of public and private assets and committed to giving you a competitive advantage. The Akron BioMedical Corridor encompasses a 506-acre area that arcs around downtown Akron and connects The University of Akron with the campuses of three world-class hospitals: Akron Children's Hospital Akron General Medical Center Summa Health System These renowned hospitals - ranked nationally by independent rating entities - host more than 1,300 beds, 1.5 million annual outpatient visits, and 65,000 patient admissions. With Akron representing the perfect cross section of U.S. population, these hospitals benefit from being in the optimal environment for fast and effective clinical trials, market testing and advanced purchasing. The Akron BioMedical Corridor also is located near nationally recognized biomedical education, research and development institutions that are already delivering novel technologies to the marketplace: The University of Akron Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Kent State University The University of Akron's College of Polymer Science and Engineering is ranked second in the nation. It's also where you'll find the National Polymer Innovation Center (NPIC) academic researchers and industry partners focused on providing solutions to emerging research challenges. What's more, the Akron BioMedical Corridor houses both the BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and Akron Global Business Accelerator. ABIA consists of four interrelated centers designed to accelerate translational research to biomedical commercialization. The Accelerator - a proven small business incubator - serves as a catalyst for driving and developing technology-based entrepreneurial innovation. All this, plus being one of the largest concentrations of polymer-related businesses in the world, makes the Akron Biomedical Corridor ideal for innovative biomedical device companies like yours. Companies looking to grow their business at both national and international levels.