The Ohio Plant Biotechnology Consortium was formed to stimulate and facilitate the most effective and financially relevant research efforts among Ohio
universities and other interested parties. The key goal of the Consortium is to strike a balance between the basic sciences that comprise biotechnology
and the exploitation of this information for the benefit of Ohio citizens, agriculture and natural resources. Such an agenda, given the structure of Ohio's
economy, is to be distributed as the shared mission of all publicly funded institutions of higher learning. OPBC was formed to maximize the development
of an Ohio-based cooperative community of biotechnologies and to minimize duplication among state-funded institutions. Without doubt, a huge intellectual
resource exists within the Ohio university system that can be harnessed either by joining together existing technologies in a collaborative way or by
developing synergies among the membership to solve problems of global, national, and local significance.