Life Sciences/Biotech

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+00:00March 10th, 2019|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

West Michigan Medical Device Company Closes On $2.5 Million Series A Round

HOLLAND — Shoulder Innovations Inc. closed on $2.5 million in a Series A equity funding round led by the Michigan Angel Fund of Ann Arbor. The additional capital will go to support new product development and to acquire inventory and assets needed to accelerate growth of the Inset platform for future products and systems now in development. “It is

By |2018-10-25T09:47:03+00:00October 25th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State To Expand Partnership In Patient Care

DETROIT –Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University announced Friday the organizations have signed a letter of intent to expand their long-term partnership and bring the two Detroit anchor institutions even closer together. This new partnership will create a collaborative model focused on achieving the highest levels of excellence in patient care, a transformational

By |2018-09-28T12:44:41+00:00September 28th, 2018|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, News|

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|

Zomedica Pharmaceuticals To Distribute Seraph Biosciences Diagnostic Tech To Vets

ANN ARBOR - Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corp has entered into an agreement with Seraph Biosciences to bring human diagnostic technology to veterinarians. Under the terms of this agreement, Zomedica will have exclusive global veterinary industry rights to develop and market a novel pathogen detection system in the form of an innovative point-of-care diagnostic instrument, beginning with

By |2018-05-10T18:07:55+00:00May 10th, 2018|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Genomenon Announces Enhancements To Its Mastermind Genomic Search Engine

ANN ARBOR -  Genomenon announced Mastermind Genomic Search Engine users can accelerate their genomic interpretation by searching the scientific literature that fits each individual ACMG classification criteria. The American College of Medical Genomics, in collaboration with Association for Molecular Pathology and the College of American Pathologists, released updated standards and guidelines for the interpretation of

By |2018-04-12T18:39:49+00:00April 12th, 2018|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Medical Main Street Publishes New Directory And We’ve Got Details On M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK - Oakland County has developed a directory for its Medical Main Street program that highlights the life science, biotechnology, pharmacology and health care industries in Southeast Michigan. Dom Holmes the new Medical Main Street Manager joins M2 TechCast to discuss how Oakland County is trying to grow the region’s life science hub. Joining

By |2018-03-21T16:17:20+00:00March 21st, 2018|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Clues To Aging Found In STEM Cells’ Genomes

ANN ARBOR—Little hints of immortality are lurking in the stem cells of fruit flies. Stem cells that produce sperm use a genetic trick to stay perpetually young across generations, researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have discovered. Certain sections of the fruit fly genome get shorter with age. But remarkably, some reproductive

By |2018-02-14T19:54:46+00:00February 14th, 2018|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Great Lakes Health Connect Debuts New Brand Identity

GRAND RAPIDS - Health Information Exchange Great Lakes Health Connect has refreshed its brand identity to meet the evolving needs of healthcare providers and health systems to deliver coordinated healthcare at reduced costs. In a press release, GLHC said its former brand no longer adequately described the scope of their services or commitment to “Creating

By |2017-12-13T15:41:45+00:00December 13th, 2017|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

StabiLux Biosciences Gets $650,000 Investment

HOUGHTON - StabiLux Biosciences, a company founded by Michigan Technological University physics professor  Yoke Khin Yap,  has recently been awarded more than $650,000. The funds are from America’s Seed Fund, powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program, and the Invest Michigan's University Commercialization Fund (UCF). Yap

By |2017-11-12T15:20:14+00:00November 12th, 2017|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|