Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center physicians are actively involved in the Austen BioInnovation Institute of Akron (ABIA), which focuses on patient-centered innovation and commercialization where biomaterials and medicine meet. Summa Health System is one of six founding partners of ABIA.

ABIA, a unique alliance of public, private and philanthropic institutions, was established to expand Akron's legacy in biomaterials science and to pioneer the next generation of life-enhancing and life-saving biomedical innovation. It is dedicated to becoming a global leader in biomaterial and medical research, education, clinical services and commercialization, and a driver of transformative economic, social and health benefits for the Akron area.

The collective strength of the Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center, Summa Health System and ABIA has resulted in an excellent opportunity to bring varying talent and industry to Akron, creating job opportunities throughout the community.