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Business Digest || Lab coming to area



Published: Wed, September 7, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Lab coming to area

HUBBARD

NanoLogix, the Hubbard-based company that has developed accelerated detection tests for conditions such as Group B streptococcus, announced today it plans to move its research- and-development operations here from Cincinnati.

The company is converting a portion of its headquarters into a laboratory.

Bret Barnhizer, company CEO, said he expects to hire five staffers after the move, which should be complete by Sept. 30.

The move comes about a month after the company received third-party validation of its detection technology, which can identify strep B in four to six hours, much quicker than the 24- to 36-hour current average, from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

NanoLogix also is working on three projects with Battelle Biomedical Research Center near Columbus covering the rapid detection and identification of numerous bacteria, including salmonella, European E. coli and tuberculosis.

Chamber survey

YOUNGSTOWN

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is sending a survey to more than 1,200 area businesses that will compile data to update its starting-wages and benefits report.

Businesses with more than 10 employees that wish to participate can download the survey at www.regionalchamber.com.

The survey will detail information that will enable companies to keep pay rates for new hires competitive, control payroll costs and determine compensation and benefits based on industry comparisons.

The published report will contain only summary information.

The chamber conducts the study on a biennial basis.

Vindicator staff reports


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