ZIN Technologies traces its roots back to 1957, when it provided aerospace design and fabrication services to a forerunner of NASA. In 1961, ZIN received its first NASA contracts -- and has never looked back. Today, the Cleveland company specializes in man-rated, space-flight hardware design, development, fabrication and operations. The company has developed more than 133 payloads, which have logged thousands of hours in-orbit. Zin also transfers its advanced engineering service and products, developed for space flight, to other specialized markets such as aeronautics and medicine. ZIN recently partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to form ZIN Medical, a remote patient management company. Ohio Third Frontier funding helped the company commercialize its services. Over the past few years the company has boasted double-digit growth and increased its headcount to about 200.