Life Sciences

Genomenon To Make Genomic Data Available On Google Cloud Platform

ANN ARBOR—Genomenon Inc., the Ann Arbor-based genomics research information provider, has announced a partnership with Google to make the company’s genomic mutation data available on Google Cloud platform. Genomenon’s Cited Variants Reference (CVR) data will be a public dataset available in BigQuery, Google Cloud’s big data and machine learning data warehouse, for use in genomic applications. The

By |2019-04-18T16:54:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

OptimizeRx Integrates With EHR Systems

ROCHESTER—OptimizeRx Corp., the digital health messaging provider for the pharmaceutical industry, announced its latest platform integration with the health care industry’s leading acute electronic health record (EHR) systems, including Epic and Cerner. This latest announcement is a reflection of the company’s continued investment in hospitals and health systems, also emphasized in the latest company hiring

By |2019-04-10T16:51:54-04:00April 10th, 2019|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

MDEQ To Sample Wells Near Grand Rapids Airport For PFAS

GRAND RAPIDS — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that it will sample 49 residential drinking water wells along Trout Creek in the neighborhood east of the 36th Street exits off I-96 and west of Tricklewood Drive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as part of its ongoing investigation of potential PFAS contamination sources

By |2019-03-13T12:54:44-04:00March 13th, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences|

Impact Of Urbanization On Wild Bees Underestimated: UM study

ANN ARBOR – Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants worldwide. But wild bees are experiencing widespread declines resulting from multiple interacting factors. A new University of Michigan-led study suggests that the effects of one of those factors—urbanization—may have been underestimated. The team found that the sex

By |2019-03-10T15:58:21-04:00March 10th, 2019|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

TrialAssure Offers Software-As-A-Service Anonymize Clinical Trial Tool

CANTON – TrialAssure, which developers clinical trial software tools, has released a new product, Anonymize DS, a Software-as-a-Service application that allows sponsors to anonymize clinical trial data automatically. TrialAssure Anonymize DS: ·         transforms original data into anonymized data using industry-standard techniques that can be reused and customized for each dataset ·         assigns a risk score

By |2019-03-04T21:03:23-04:00March 2nd, 2019|As-A-Service, Life Sciences|

Hygieia Gets FDA Clearance For Insulin Guidance App

LIVONIA — Officials at Hygieia, the Livonia-based digital insulin guidance software developer, announced that the company has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a phone app that will enhance the company’s d-Nav Insulin Guidance Service. The app is cleared for use as an aid in optimizing insulin management among people with

By |2019-02-22T10:13:53-04:00February 22nd, 2019|ESD, 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 |2019-02-18T18:21:07-04:00February 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 |2019-02-06T15:51:22-04:00February 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 |2019-01-30T19:44:31-04:00January 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 |2019-01-17T11:52:40-04:00January 17th, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences|