“We can do more, be more and develop more by working alongside GDAHA in our new space,” Ricky Peters, chief executive of Ascend and executive director of the Perduco Group, said in the announcement. “We are also poised to collaborate with other Tech Town technology and industry thought leaders to accomplish this community’s commercialization goals.”
“By co-locating with Ascend, GDAHA will not only be able to continue its nationally recognized collaboration initiatives with its member organizations, but we will be able to fulfill the vision of our member hospitals to integrate GDAHA and Ascend into commercializing technology and creating economic development and employment opportunities in the Dayton region,” Bucklew said.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley called the move a boost to “an ecosystem for technology commercialization.”
“Tech Town is home to companies developing ground-breaking medical technologies, devices, and software,” said Steve Nutt, senior vice president of Citywide Development Co., which built Tech Town and oversees leasing there.
Ascend Innovations works with the Perduco Group and the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on human health products and research.
GDAHA represents 28 hospitals that employ 34,497 people in the Dayton region.
Reporter Steve Bennish contributed to this report.