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BioHio Research Park

Wooster, Ohio
Walking Networks
We envision a boardwalk over naturally occuring wetlands, one of many on-site amenities. This will be part of a network of walking trails in a beautiful wetland glade.
BioHio Research Park Site
Secrest Road borders the site of BioHio Research Park, and currently has existing utility capacity to serve the BioHio site. The site is composed of a high plateau and a low valley which are connected by dramatic wooded hillsides. These hillsides provide views into the beautiful valley and wetland below. The buildable areas of the site are located on an existing plateau that is easily accessed from Secrest Road.
BioHio Research Park Land
BioHio Phase I
Conceptual Plan: First phase and primary entrance along Secrest Road
Executive Summary Phase I

BioHio Research Park

Welcome to the BioHio Research Park

We are an Affiliate of The Ohio State University located on the beautiful campus of OSU’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. BioHio is in the heart of some of the most productive farm land in Ohio as well as the technologically advanced, culturally vibrant and entrepreneurial north east Ohio.

“BioHio’s mission is to create a nexus for technology, talent, and resources focused in the AgBioscience industry for business creation and attraction.”
Shauna Brummet, PhD, President and CEO, BioHio Research Park.

As part of one of the longest-lived land-grant research and development institutions in the United States OARDC has a long and proud history of successful agbioscience technology transfer to the marketplace. With the launch of BioHio Research Park we look forward to increased opportunities to support companies and organizations bringing new and exciting products and technologies to the marketplace.

BioHio Research Park welcomes start-up companies, growing companies, mature corporate partners (domestic & international), research institutes, and academic and government laboratories. Our business focus on agbioscience technology with emphasis on bioenergy & bioproducts, food production & safety, human and animal health and environmental management & engineering is unique in US research parks

For a downloadable PDF overview about BioHio click here


  1. Dr. Katrina Cornish

    EnergyEne, Inc. develops high performance latex

    Feb 7, 2018

    EnergyEne Inc, under the leadership of CEO Katrina Cornish, is continuing its development of guayule, as an alernative to natural rubber  with a radiation attenuation glove that doesn't trigger latex allergies and has better polymer-filler interaction, according to CEO Katrina Cornish.

    The Wooster company, incorporated in 2013, is focused on high-performance latex products. Cornish said EnergyEne currently is in due diligence for investment and in discussions to secure a larger acreage of existing guayule. The Ohio State University is part owner of EnergyEne, Inc. The company is a tenant at BioHio Research Park. Read the complete article.

  2. Daral Jackwood

    Dr. Daral Jackwood Receives 2018 Research Excellence Award

    Feb 7, 2018

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation presented Dr. Daral Jackwood as the 2018 recipient of the annual Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. Dr. Jackwood is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH.  He is CEO of LARAD, Inc, which is located at BioHio Research Park. The award is named in honor of Dr. Charles Beard, former director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and former vice president of research at USPOULTRY. Read more...

  3. Cureo Grows With BioHio

    Nov 30, 2017

    Biohio proudly welcomes Cureo to its incubator on the campus of OARDC. Cureo offers a unique online collaboration for nonprofits, teams and more. See the press release here.