Life Sciences

Invest Detroit Ventures Portfolio Company Alerje Offers Low-Cost Epinephrine Pens

ROYAL OAK - Invest Detroit Ventures Tember Shea interviews portfolio company Javier Evelyn, Founder & CEO of Alerje, which is developing a low-cost epinephrine pen that is housed on the back of a smart phone. The healthcare startup has raised $300,000 so far and hopes to raise another  round in seven figures this summer. Javier

By |2019-02-18T18:21:07+00:00February 17th, 2019|Life Sciences, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Anstey Joins Genomenon As Vice President Sales,  Business Development

ANN ARBOR - Genomic search company Genomenon has hired industry veteran David Anstey as Vice President of Sales. In his new role at Genomenon, Anstey is responsible for building out and leading the company’s sales and business development efforts. “Dave brings 20 years of experience selling into life science companies, and he has an excellent

By |2019-02-06T15:51:22+00:00February 6th, 2019|Life Sciences|

Monroe Public Schools Have New Weapon In Fighting Winter Illnesses

MONROE - The Monroe Public School District is better equipped to combat illness this cold and flu season after getting five new kiosks that feature cutting-edge tele-health technology. The kiosks are supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Monroe County in partnership with ProMedica. With this new system, an elementary student who is

By |2019-01-30T19:44:31+00:00January 30th, 2019|Life Sciences|

$500,000 Grant To Be Used To Develop 3D Medical Device Parts At GVSU

GRAND RAPIDS — A $500,000 grant from the Grand Rapids SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority will fund a 2 1/2-year program to use 3D printing technology to create medical device parts using medical grade materials and tolerances. The intent to cut the cost and time barriers for medical devices entering the market. More than a

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences|

Genomenon Completes $2.5 Million Financing Round

ANN ARBOR — Genomenon announced that it has completed a $2.5 million equity financing round. Company officials said the financing will expand Genomenon’s commercial reach with clinical diagnostic labs, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies. Genomenon connects patient DNA with the evidence in scientific literature to help doctors provide faster and better treatment decisions for patients with

By |2019-01-10T16:29:45+00:00January 9th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Medical Device Manufacturer Closes $8 Million Series C Round

KALAMAZOO - Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC, the developer of a device to improve patient safety during a heart procedure, closed on $8 million in capital raised to support clinical trials and production. The Series C capital round supports further development of Kalamazoo-based Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions’ Emblok Embolic Protection System that’s designed to collect debris in the

By |2018-12-20T17:19:16+00:00December 20th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Grant Lets GVSU Nursing Students Provide Seniors With Onsite Care

GRAND RAPIDS - Through a $493,690 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, teams of Grand Valley State University faculty members and students will provide onsite care to older adults and senior citizens who are income-eligible or disabled. With oversight by Della Hughes Carter, assistant professor of nursing, onsite primary care will be provided to

By |2018-12-14T11:08:46+00:00December 13th, 2018|Life Sciences|

MUVE Offers Ride Sharing App For Disabled, Elderly Passengers

ROYAL OAK - MUVE Co-Founder Anthony Shannon talks about his ride sharing application, fully focused on providing specialized and wheelchair accessible transportation for the disabled and elderly. To learn more, click on

By |2018-12-05T18:22:07+00:00December 5th, 2018|Life Sciences, M2 TechCast|

Holland VC Fund Invests In MRI Software Developer

HOLLAND — The Cultivate(MD) Capital Fund established by Holland-based Genesis Innovation Group announced an investment in Bingham Farms-based SpinTech Inc., developers of brain imaging software. SpinTech says its software decreases the acquisition time for brain imaging while enabling enhanced visualization, unification, and automated identification of neurological biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

GVSU Students Develop Hand Sanitizing Product For Health Care Workers

GRAND RAPIDS - A group of Grand Valley State University students has developed a series of devices for a Michigan-based company that addresses a common problem for health care workers: keeping hands sanitized and clean.  Grand Valley's applied Medical Device Institute worked with Sterilogy to develop the hand hygiene compliance system with a goal to reduce hospital

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Life Sciences|