MedStar Health. Bala has been a part of this Cleveland Clinic Innovations Alliance since its inception in 2011. Her primary role is to serve as the initial point of contact for researchers and physicians who are considering the commercial prospects of their inventions. In this role, she advises inventors on their options, tracks incoming disclosures, assembles market and Intellectual Property information and identifies potential licensees. Bala has a Masters in Entrepreneurial Biotechnology from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio and has earned her Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Anna University, India.