Though the region fostered plenty of great ideas, they were often taken elsewhere for further development. Mentor-based Steris Corp., the sterilization and medical device company, was the exception to this pattern. In the 1980s, Bill Sanford helped launch, oversee and grow Steris into a global enterprise. He went on to be one of the founders of BioEnterprise, which has served as a neutral organization bringing together competing players from the region’s health care sector to collaborate.
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Written by Lydia Coutré.
Originally published November 15, 2020.