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.

Benzinga, Stake Partner On Financial API Integration

DETROIT–Benzinga, the largest financial news vendor to North American brokerages, announced Friday that it will partner with Stake, an online brokerage platform that provides its global customer base with opportunities to trade the United States market in a safe, reliable way. Stake’s product is bolstered by an extensive catalog of over 3,700 stocks and ETFs

By |2020-06-28T18:49:43-04:00June 28th, 2020|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Report: Many Consumers Still Wary Of Self-Driving Cars

LIVONIA—Only two in five respondents in a new survey trust low-speed self-driving cars under ideal conditions, according to a new study released by the Livonia-based human behavior and analytics firm Escalent. The study, Friend, Servant or Evil Twin: Forging a Positive Driver-Car Relationship with Self-Driving Vehicles offers autonomous vehicle technology developers a new look at consumer attitudes

By |2020-06-20T14:44:55-04:00June 20th, 2020|Auto Tech|

LTU’s Robofest Goes Online- Only Robotics Competition In World In 2020

SOUTHFIELD—Like so many other educational activities, Lawrence Technological University’s Robofest World Championship is moving online this year. More than 2,500 students participate each year in Robofest in over 27 countries. When the coronavirus pandemic closed thousands of schools around the world in March, the student robotics competition was in the busy midst of its season

By |2020-06-20T14:39:40-04:00June 20th, 2020|ESD, Featured|

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|