Michigan Health Care Providers Ask Congress: Improve Access, Affordability Of Lifesaving Vaccines For Seniors

LANSING - Six leading organizations advocating for improved public health and patient care are asking Congress to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents by eliminating vaccine co-pays that seniors are required to pay through some Medicare coverage plans – but not others. The “Protecting Seniors through Immunization Act” introduced in Congress this year would eliminate Medicare

By |2021-10-09T07:16:06-04:00October 9th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

75 Percent Of Young People Around the World Frightened Of Future Due To Climate Change

NEW YORK - Growing up in the emerging reality of the climate crisis is taking its toll on young people’s mental health. According to a global survey and peer-reviewed study soon to be published in Lancet Planetary Health, a scientific journal, 75 percent of young people think the future is frightening and 45 percent say climate

By |2021-09-19T16:03:24-04:00September 19th, 2021|Climate Change, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Stryker Completes Acquisition Of AI-Enabled Medical Device Company

KALAMAZOO - Earlier this month, Stryker completed the acquisition of Gauss Surgical, a Menlo Park, CA, medical device company that has developed Triton, an artificial intelligence-enabled platform for real-time monitoring of blood loss during surgery. Triton has demonstrated improvements in maternal and surgical care through earlier recognition of hemorrhage leading to earlier intervention. Up to

By |2021-09-19T13:37:18-04:00September 19th, 2021|Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Henry Ford Health, MSU Unveil New Healthcare Brand

DETROIT—Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have created a unified brand of their partnership, Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences. Launched in January 2021 with the purpose of advancing a new standard of health care, HFH+MSU Health Sciences has already created new pathways for research, cancer care, education and equitable

By |2021-09-16T18:38:32-04:00September 16th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Quintree, C2Dx Partner To Launch Telemedicine To Integrate With Providers’ Current Equipment

KALAMAZOO—C2Dx Inc., a medical device company, announced a partnership with another Michigan startup, Farmington Hills-based Quintree. Quintree claims to be the first telemedicine platform that integrates with existing diagnostic equipment. It was created by Dr. Adam Folbe, a practicing ear, nose, and throat doctor, and Sandy Kronenberg, an IT expert and entrepreneur, with the mission to drive higher efficiencies

By |2021-09-07T18:30:46-04:00September 7th, 2021|IoT, Life Sciences|

Shoulder Innovations Moves Headquarters To Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS—Shoulder Innovations Inc., a developer of shoulder replacement devices, announced a move to a new headquarters in Grand Rapids that is six times larger than the company’s prior headquarters in Holland. The company said it has tripled its staff so far in 2021 amid rapid growth. The company recently received FDA clearance for its

By |2021-09-07T18:44:01-04:00September 7th, 2021|ESD, Life Sciences|

Michigan Health Endowment Fund Names Neel Hajra CEO

BRIGHTON - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund named Neel Hajra its next chief executive officer. Hajra comes to the Health Fund after serving since 2015 as CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. “We are thrilled to have Neel Hajra join the Health Fund to help advance our mission to improve the health and

By |2021-08-28T17:57:46-04:00August 28th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

BlueWillow Biologics Sees Positive Results From Phase 1 Trial Of Anthrax Vaccine

ANN ARBOR—BlueWillow Biologics Inc., a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing intranasal vaccines, announced positive interim results from the Phase 1 clinical trial of BW-1010, its next-generation intranasal anthrax vaccine candidate. BW-1010 combines BlueWillow’s patented technology, a novel oil-in-water emulsion platform that efficiently presents antigens to the immune system via the nasal mucosa, using recombinant protective

By |2021-08-28T17:03:22-04:00August 28th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

FlexDex Surgical Completes $13 Million Financing To Develop Next Generation Advanced Laparoscopic Devices  

BRIGHTON – Medical device maker FlexDex announced Monday it has completed a $13 million Series AA funding round for next generation advanced laparoscopic devices. The financing will be used to fund development of the Company’s next generation articulating needle driver for endoscopic suturing and a full suite of advanced laparoscopic instruments with robotic functionality. The

By |2021-08-23T09:32:12-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Life Sciences|

Wayne State Establishes Center To Prepare For Next Pandemics

DETROIT - Wayne State University has established a new center to study and combat infectious diseases and to prepare for future pandemics. The Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases builds on the university’s experiences in combating COVID-19 to prepare Detroit and the state of Michigan to tackle pandemic diseases. The center is the first of

By |2021-08-10T11:23:45-04:00August 10th, 2021|Coronavirus, Life Sciences, Science|