About Cincinnati Children's Innovation Ventures

Cincinnati Children's has been a leader in medical innovation for more than 80 years. Breakthroughs have included --

  • the Sabin oral polio vaccine.
  • the rotavirus vaccine.
  • the first practical heart-lung machine.
  • the first successful bone marrow transplant for sickle cell disease.
  • the identification of surfactant proteins as a routine treatment for respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants.
  • the first human esophagus organoid grown from pluripotent stem cells.

Researchers and clinicians at Cincinnati Children’s continue to innovate every day. 

Innovation Ventures plays a key role in facilitating the translation of discoveries into improved clinical care for children. We protect our innovations through patents; assist in further developing technologies through commercially-driven funding and research partnerships; and deliver products to the market through licensing and the creation of start-up companies.