A foundation established by the founder of RJF International Corp. has provided $5 million to create a medical clinic in Cleveland dedicated to the treatment and study of immune system disorders.
The Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation's grant to the Cleveland Clinic helps to establish the Richard J. Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology.
Fasenmyer, who died in 2002, was the founder of Fairlawn, Ohio-based RJF, which makes specialty films, wall coverings and industrial products under the Koroseal, Victrex Sanitas, Walltalkers and Korogard brand names.
The foundation added $3.5 million to a previous $1.5 million grant to the Cleveland Clinic. The new center will focus on research and treatment into diseases such as hepatitis, HIV and AIDS and vasculitis, which is a group of disorders of the blood vessels.