Life Sciences/Biotech

UM Professor Named To MichBio Board

ANN ARBOR—Officials at MichBio, the state’s life sciences industry lobbying group, announced the addition of Lola Eniola-Adefeso, university diversity and social transformation professor of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, to its board of directors, completing a term expiring in December 2022. The diversity and social transformation professorship was awarded to an inaugural group

By |2020-11-28T13:11:27-05:00November 28th, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Priority Health Extends Zero Cost Share Programs, Sends COVID Safety Kits

GRAND RAPIDS—The health insurer Priority Health will continue to offer $0 cost share virtual care and telehealth services, including medical, behavioral health and substance use telemedicine, for nearly all fully funded HSA and non-HSA plans ahead of deductible, into 2021, company officials said. This will now be a standard benefit for most fully funded employer-sponsored

By |2020-11-12T19:41:41-05:00November 12th, 2020|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Pfizer Reports Initial COVID-19 Vaccine In Clinical Tests 90 Percent Effective

NEW YORK - Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech SE gave the world an early Christmas present when they announced initial clinical studies show a COVID-19 vaccine was 90 percent effective. What’s more, in a press release, the companies said based on current projections the pharma companies expect to produce globally up to 50 million

By |2020-11-09T09:02:12-05:00November 9th, 2020|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Grand Rapids Veteran-Owned Healthcare Company Gets $450 Million Government Contract

GRAND RAPIDS - Alliant Enterprises - dba Alliant Healthcare Products - has been awarded a Patient Monitoring and Capital Equipment contract by the Defense Logistics Agency valued at $450 million over 10 years. The contract includes medical products from many of Alliant’s high-profile OEM partners, including Olympus America Inc., Philips Healthcare, Skytron, LINET Americas, Belimed

By |2020-11-01T17:24:53-05:00November 1st, 2020|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Michigan Health Info Network Shared Services Adds New Board Member

ANN ARBOR — The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has added Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. His appointment is effective Oct. 20. Rosenberg, a tenured Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, & Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, was appointed to a three-year term unanimously

By |2020-10-18T14:24:11-04:00October 18th, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Michigan’s $28 Billion Life Sciences Industry Was Under Radar – Until Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - Michigan’s life sciences industry grew into a $28 billion sector over decades, but it took the pandemic for many in the state to recognize just how essential it is. “Obviously we’re the industry that’s in the bull’s-eye of it all, whether it’s trying to come up with a vaccine or manufacturing enough PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) 

By |2020-10-15T16:05:28-04:00October 15th, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Ann Arbor Biosciences To Sell New COVID-19 Test – Up To 1M A Day

ANN ARBOR—Officials of Swift Biosciences, a developer of gene sequencing technology, and BillionToOne, a Menlo Park, Calif. diagnostics company, announced that Swift Bioscience will be the exclusive distributor of BillionToOne’s RNA extraction-free, Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 Test Kit for high capacity testing of up to a million tests per day. The test is designed to detect

By |2020-10-04T20:31:50-04:00October 4th, 2020|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

GVSU College Of Nursing Receives $500K Grant To Offer Primary Care For Vulnerable Grand Rapids Population

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $500,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to offer a unique model of integrated behavioral health and primary care to a vulnerable population in Grand Rapids. The two-year grant establishes Project Thrive and offers fully integrated services at the GVSU Family

By |2020-10-03T09:14:10-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Drugmakers Would Have To Explain Prices Under Transparency Package

LANSING - Pharmaceutical companies would have to report to the state and the public annually how they set the prices of their prescription drugs under an eight-bill transparency package approved by the Michigan House Health Policy Committee. But the committee rejected, in party-line fashion, several attempts by Democrats to put more teeth into the bills,

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|