Life Sciences

MSU Researchers Create Synthetic Biological Devices To Treat Chronic, Uncured Diseases

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University engineering researchers are working to create ‘synthetic biological-devices’ inside the cells of mammals that will enable new treatments for chronic and uncured diseases. A cross-disciplinary team of biomedical and electrical engineers will build biological circuits, oscillators, and toggle switches inside cells to respond to electromagnetic fields as a mean

By |2018-08-14T20:08:37+00:00August 14th, 2018|Life Sciences|

Fifth Eye Gets $2.36 Million Investment Lead by Invest Michigan, Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center

ANN ARBOR - Fifth Eye Inc., a digital health predictive analytics company, has received a $2.36 million investment from Invest Michigan, Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center, and 33 private angel investors. Fifth Eye develops real-time predictive analytic patient data software to give doctors and nurses a heads up hours in advance about impending trouble ranging

By |2018-07-31T15:39:16+00:00July 31st, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Genomenon Wins Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research Grant

ANN ARBOR - Genomic Data Search company Genomenon has been awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Institutes of Health. The amount was not disclosed. The grant will be used to develop and apply machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to variant interpretation, the single biggest hurdle in scaling the

By |2018-07-31T09:33:14+00:00July 31st, 2018|Life Sciences|

Pfizer Taps New State Incentive With $465 Million Investment At Portage Campus

PORTAGE — Pfizer Inc. is the first manufacturer to take advantage of the Good Jobs for Michigan incentive program signed into law a year ago by Gov. Rick Snyder. The pharmaceutical giant said today it will invest $465 million into a two-story, 400,000-square-foot building at its Portage campus, which will serve as a sterile drug manufacturing facility.

By |2018-07-26T14:51:48+00:00July 26th, 2018|Life Sciences, Politics|

Carol Health Joins Great Lakes Health Connect To Access Virtual Integrated Patient Record

GRAND RAPIDS – Carol Health, a mobile app-based, on-demand home health service, has joined Great Lakes Health Connect to provide nurses with access to Virtual Integrated Patient Record, a cloud-based system that stores and organizes the health information of over nine million patients. More than 200 organizations across the state contribute health information into the

By |2018-07-20T10:28:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Life Sciences|

Vestaron Seeks $12 Million Investment To Commercialize Spider Venom Pesticide

KALAMAZOO - Vestaron Corp. seeks to raise $12 million in investments to enable the company to bring to market its environmentally friendly pesticide based on spider venom. Vestaron closed in late June on the first round of the capital raise, netting more than $4.2 million from five existing investors. The capital will go toward producing

By |2018-07-11T19:26:56+00:00July 11th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Hygieia Does Deal To Make Insulin Guidance Service Available For Blue Cross Blue Shield Customers At No Cost

LIVONIA - Digital Insulin enhancement company, Hygieia, has cut a three-year deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to make its Nav Insulin Guidance Service available at no cost and with no co-pays to BCBSM members with Type 2 diabetes, starting with at-risk populations in Southeast Michigan. Financial terms were not disclosed. The agreement

By |2018-06-29T10:30:47+00:00June 26th, 2018|Life Sciences|

Genomenon Signs Co-Marketing Deal For Genomic Panel Design Services

ANN ARBOR - Genomenon has struck a co-marketing agreement with Fluidigm Corp. to offer evidence-based genomic panel design services for translational and clinical disease research. Through the Fluidigm-Genomenon joint panel design services offering, researchers will be able to accelerate the design of disease-specific next-generation sequencing, genotyping, and real-time PCR panels for use with highly efficient

By |2018-06-14T15:17:32+00:00June 14th, 2018|Life Sciences|

Spectrum Health Commits $7.5 Million To Back Health Care Tech VC Fund

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has committed $7.5 million to a new Chicago-based venture capital fund that backs emerging heath care technologies. The commitment to invest $2.5 million annually over three years into 7wire Ventures’ Connected Consumer Health Fund comes from Spectrum Health Ventures LLC, the $100 million venture capital fund the health system formed in early 2017. By investing

By |2018-06-07T20:08:22+00:00June 7th, 2018|Featured, Life Sciences|

Esperion Names Biotech Veteran Jay Shepard To Board

ANN ARBOR — Pharma startup Esperion Therapeutics announced this week the appointment of Jay P. Shepard as a Class III Director, with a term expiring at the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. “Jay’s experience supporting the launch and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products will be invaluable as we advance the bempedoic acid product franchise through the

By |2018-06-01T11:44:44+00:00June 1st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|