Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush is Managing Editor of the University News Bureau and Director of Media Relations at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, and co-host of the M2 TechCast podcast with MITechNews.com founder and publisher Mike Brennan. Before joining LTU, Roush spent more than 30 years as a reporter and editor covering high tech, business, and local government for media outlets including WWJ Newsradio 950, Crain’s Detroit Business, the Kalamazoo Gazette, and the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

SME Names 2020 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers

SOUTHFIELD—Officials at SME, formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, announced 15 members as the winners of its 2020 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. The 2020 awardees, from the United States and Canada, have centered their research and management efforts around manufacturing processes, environmental sustainability, additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, biomedical manufacturing,

By |2020-06-20T14:12:03-04:00June 20th, 2020|ESD|

ITC Names Retired General To Board Of Directors

NOVI—ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC), the country’s largest independent owner of high-voltage power transmission lines, announced the appointment of Ronnie Hawkins Jr., a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force, to its board of directors. Ronnie Hawkins Jr. ITC Holdings photo. Lt. Gen. Hawkins currently serves as President and CEO of the IT and

By |2020-06-20T14:12:04-04:00June 20th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

Customer Satisfaction: Video Streaming Satisfaction Grows, Cable TV Tanks

ANN ARBOR—The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Americans work and how they spend their leisure time, putting a spotlight on both high-speed internet service and in-home entertainment options. AVideo streaming remains the people’s choice, with customer satisfaction steady at a score of 76 (on a scale of 0 to 100), according to the American

By |2020-06-13T15:17:45-04:00June 13th, 2020|ESD|

New Report Shows Growth In Michigan’s Biotech Sector

ANN ARBOR—The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the life science industry’s trade and lobbying group, has released its ninth biennial report, “The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities,” which highlights Michigan as a top state for the biosciences. The report studies the state of the U.S. bioscience industry and its associated innovation

By |2020-06-13T15:17:46-04:00June 13th, 2020|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

New cholesterol-buster from Esperion now available in U.S.

ANN ARBOR—Esperion Therapeutics Inc. has finally launched the cholesterol busting drug the company has been development and made Nexlizet tablets available in the United States. Nexlizet is a combination of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe. Bempedoic acid is the Esperion-developed active ingredient in Nexletol tablets, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and introduced earlier

By |2020-06-06T15:31:52-04:00June 6th, 2020|ESD|

Ann Arbor Biotech Companies Form Partnership To Battle SARS

ANN ARBOR—Swift Biosciences and Arbor Biosciences, two Ann Arbor biotech companies, have partnered to offer a complete workflow for RNA-Seq library preparation and targeted enrichment of the SARS-CoV-2 genome. An enabling offering for epidemiological research and public health surveillance, the partnership uses Swift’s patented Adaptase technology within the Swift RNA Library Kits combined with myBaits

By |2020-06-06T15:31:52-04:00June 6th, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

MSU Accelerator Starts Fifth Summer Cohort With Five Tech Startups

EAST LANSING—The Michigan State University Foundation’s Conquer Accelerator announced the launch of its fifth season and summer 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five selected teams to its East Lansing program: ARUtility, Lucypop, MenuBubble, PhenoLogic, and StarForged Studios. “It’s hard to believe that we’re already moving into our fifth year for Conquer Accelerator, but when

By |2020-06-06T15:31:52-04:00June 6th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Chinese-Backed Ann Arbor Incubator Helps Chinese Company Gain U.S. Approval For N95 Masks

ANN ARBOR—The United States subsidiary of a Chinese business incubator that started at Tsinghua University, Ann Arbor-based TusStar, the Chinese nanotechnology company Neatrition has received United States approval for its NMV95+ mask products featuring a nano-scale surface in both a new headband design and the existing over-the-ear style mask. The masks were tested at Salt Lake

By |2020-06-03T19:59:51-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Bollinger Motors Gets Patents For 2 Features on eTruck

FERNDALE—Bollinger Motors announced it had been granted United States Patent on two uniquely named features of its electric truck—called “Passthrough” and “Frunkgate.” Both features harness the opportunity, presented by the absence of a traditional powertrain, to reconfigure the vehicle. “The Passthrough and Frunkgate have been among our trucks’ most defining features, and were an integral

By |2020-06-03T19:51:18-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Auto Tech|

Grand Rapids Manufacturer Launches Video System For Virtual Hospital Visits

GRAND RAPIDS—EVideon Inc. has released a video hospital system designed the product specifically for healthcare to allow hospitalized patients to visit with loved ones virtually, without burdening nurses with IT challenges. Unlike other video chat solutions like Zoom or Skype, the solution requires no downloads, accounts, or logins for patients or visitors and meets privacy

By |2020-06-03T19:51:18-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|