Life Sciences/Biotech

Connected Nation Michigan Sets Webinar On Telehealth

LANSING—Connected Nation Michigan, the state’s unit of the broadband advocacy group Connected Nation, will host a webinar on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The event, set to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time, will feature a discussion with Ryan Palmer, chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division within

By |2020-09-18T09:04:07-04:00September 18th, 2020|IoT, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Ann Arbor Medical Device Company And Partner Get FDA Approval For COVID Treatment In Hot Spots

ANN ARBOR—Terumo Cardiovascular, a cardiovascular surgery products provider, announced a collaboration with Monmouth Junction, N.J.-based CytoSorbents Corp., to sell the latter company’s product CytoSorb to hospitals in 10 COVID-19 hotspot states. The states are Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The product is designed to treat cytokine storm, a

By |2020-08-29T12:44:30-04:00August 29th, 2020|Coronavirus, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, Science|

Hygieia Virtual Insulin Management Program For Diabetes Sheltering In Place

ANN ARBOR - Eran Bashan, CEO of Hygieia, explains how his d-Nav program takes the guesswork out of insulin dosing for people who inject daily. It automates insulin dose prescribing using AI and patented technology in an FDA-cleared mobile app. The program includes clinical care support either virtually, or in a Hygieia clinic. The app

By |2020-08-20T21:48:41-04:00August 20th, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, mitechtv|

Hygieia Virtual Insulin Management Program Helps People Control Blood Sugar While Sheltering From COVID

LIVONIA - With coronavirus infection rates fluctuating throughout the United States, millions of people with Type 2 diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar levels remain at elevated risk for serious complications from the disease. In response, physician specialists and scientists from Hygieia have introduced a fully virtual option for their d-Nav® Insulin Management Program. “Ninety percent

By |2020-08-08T19:04:15-04:00August 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, Science|

COVID-19 Update: Should You Fly Commercial?

ANN ARBOR - Infectious disease expert Fred Brown tells you what to do should you want to fly on a commercial aircraft flight to avoid catching COVID-19 and giving it to anyone else. President | Chief Operating Officer Fred Brown Management Consulting C-suite strategy and operations consulting to healthcare providers, insurers and suppliers. • COO

By |2020-06-20T13:56:29-04:00June 18th, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, mitechtv|

New Report Shows Growth In Michigan’s Biotech Sector

ANN ARBOR—The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the life science industry’s trade and lobbying group, has released its ninth biennial report, “The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities,” which highlights Michigan as a top state for the biosciences. The report studies the state of the U.S. bioscience industry and its associated innovation

By |2020-06-13T15:17:46-04:00June 13th, 2020|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Michigan Health Endowment Fund To Provide $2.95 Million For Telemedicine

LANSING – The Michigan Health Endowment Fund and several funding partners are coming together to provide $2.95 million to help 61 Michigan providers and safety net organizations ramp up telehealth efforts, which can help patients access critical care without putting themselves, their families, or their doctors at risk. While many providers have already planned for

By |2020-04-12T14:05:14-04:00April 12th, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Esperion’s New Cholesterol-Busting Drug Hits The Market

ANN ARBOR—After years of development, Nexletol, the new cholesterol-reducer from Ann Arbor’s Esperion Therapeutics Inc., is now on the market and available in pharmacies in the United States. Nexletol uses a new mechanism of action to reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), the so-called bad cholesterol in the bloodstream, the cholesterol that can cause arterial blockages that

Priority Health Expands Free Telehealth, Home Prescription Delivery

GRAND RAPIDS—In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Priority Health announced that it will be expanding its existing $0 copay telehealth, also known as virtual care, to include all lines of business through April 30. This means that essentially all of the company’s nearly one million members across commercial, individual, Medicaid and Medicare plans, will now

By |2020-03-29T17:38:30-04:00March 29th, 2020|ESD, IoT, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Automation Alley Seeks Help From Medical Device Makers Battling COVID-19

TROY—Automation Alley is requesting help from its members identifying suppliers and providers of personal protective equipment and medical supplies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The survey is sponsored by the National Council of Textile Organization, the Industrial Fabrics Association International, and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The survey is intended to identify