A bio-tech company that is focused on developing the best therapies to improve the quality of human life through regeneration and other medical research. Athersys, Inc. is based in Cleveland, Ohio, but has become world renowned expanding its reach throughout the U.S., Japan and Europe.
Athersys is a bio-tech company based in Cleveland, Ohio. These days, they perform world renowned medical research in the United States, Japan and Europe with a goal to enhance the quality of human life. The company’s research and development programs are focused on its two technologies: the RAGE technology and the Synthetic Microchromosome Vector System.
In the late 1990’s, Athersys was in need of renovating its then new 32,574 -square-foot space located at 3201 Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland. They were also in need of equipment, as well as laboratory furniture and other fixtures. To assist them with the expense of the renovation, Athersys joined the Ohio 166 loan program and with the help of PNC Bank and Growth Capital Corp., they were able to complete this project in the year 2000.
According to Gil Van Bokkelen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Athersys, “Growth Capital and the Ohio Department of Development have permitted us to use our venture capital funding more efficiently, and as a result, we have created many additional high quality jobs right here in Cleveland.” Athersys, Inc. continues to grow with its cutting edge research in the bio-technology field.