MMS Holdings Names Two Executive Vice Presidents

CANTON – Life Sciences company MMS Holdings Inc. has appointed Kelly J. Hill to Executive Vice President of Global Business Operations and Strategy and Michelle Gayari to Executive Vice President of Global Operational Excellence and Innovation. Hill and Gayari are long-time members of the executive leadership team at MMS, which has remained unchanged for the

By |2021-07-25T13:23:10-04:00July 25th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

MMS Holdings Selected To Support COVID-19 Data Alliance Initiative

CANTON - Health Data Research UK has selected Canton-based MMS Holdings – a data-focused clinical research organization – to support the International COVID-19 Data Alliance initiative, providing data engineering services to support a globally coordinated, health data-led research response to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. MMS was selected from a pool of some of the world’s

By |2021-07-20T12:23:38-04:00July 17th, 2021|Coronavirus, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, Science|

HealthBar Announces New Drive Thru Medical Center Services

GRAND RAPIDS – HealthBar, a provider of custom healthcare services to businesses, schools, and consumers announced new drive-thru medical center services at its locations in Grand Rapids and along the Lakeshore in Holland. Instead of the average 55 to 70 minute wait time at urgent care clinics, HealthBar customers average 10 minutes at its drive thru

By |2021-07-11T13:54:24-04:00July 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Grand Valley State Nursing College Gets $2.2 Million Grant To Help Underrepresented Nurses Get Advanced Degrees

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $2.2 million federal grant to partner with two health care organizations to support working nurses from underrepresented backgrounds who wish to obtain bachelor's or advanced nursing degrees. KCON will partner with Spectrum Health and McLaren Health Care on the four-year project, which

By |2021-07-11T13:38:52-04:00July 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System Develop Cardiometabolic Health And Disease Initiative

DETROIT - Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System announced today the launch of a basic and translational research initiative in Cardiometabolic Health and Disease as a thematic focus for program growth. The Integrated Research and Development Initiative in Cardiometabolic Health and Disease will focus on program strengths at both institutions that directly addresses

By |2021-07-11T13:35:40-04:00July 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Progenity To Lay Off 110 Lab Employees In Ann Arbor In August

ANN ARBOR -  Progenity, a San Diego-based biotechnology company, reported last week it will close its genetic testing lab in Ann Arbor and  permanently lay off 110 employees on Aug. 6. As a result, the laboratory will no longer offer its Preparent Carrier Test, Innatal Prenatal Screen, Riscover Hereditary Cancer Test or its Resura Prenatal

By |2021-06-13T16:58:40-04:00June 13th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

UP Medical Device Maker Launches New Product For Open Heart Surgery

MARQUETTE—Officials at Marquette-based Able Medical Devices announced the launch of its Valkyrie Thoracic Fixation System, saying it’s the market’s first single-use radiolucent plating system designed to span the osteotomy and close the sternum after open heart surgery. The system’s unique material properties allow the implant to be contoured in-situ, which saves time and improves efficiency

By |2021-06-11T13:23:36-04:00June 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Samaritas Offers New Tech For Dementia Care

GRAND RAPIDS—Samaritas, a health and human services nonprofit, announced a partnership with Netherlands-based 1Minuut to introduce assisted reality to care for older adults with dementia. The Samaritas Caregiver Accessible Resources Education Services (CARES) Program is delivered Glass Enterprise Edition 2, a small, lightweight non-medical wearable device with a glanceable display for hands-free work, together with 1Minuut’s Genzõ app, to

By |2021-06-08T13:39:42-04:00June 6th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Autocam Medical Plans $60 Million Headquarters And Production Facility In Grand Rapids Suburb

KENTWOOD - Autocam Medical Devices LLC plans to invest $60 million over the next three years to expand production capacity in West Michigan. The producer of surgical and medical components and devices expects to build a new 100,000-square-foot global headquarters and production facility at Broadmoor Avenue and 36th Street in Kentwood. Autocam Medical is working Grand

By |2021-06-09T08:44:45-04:00June 5th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Stryker Becomes Smart Robotics Joint Replacement Parter Of Minor League Baseball

KALAMAZOO - Stryker and Minor League Baseball have entered into a first-of-its-kind multiyear national partnership, designating the medical device company as The Official SmartRobotics Joint Replacement Partner of Minor League Baseball. Stryker is also the presenting partner of Own the Walk – the first national platform that encourages fans of all ages to stay active

By |2021-05-05T12:31:48-04:00May 4th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|