Stryker To Acquire Digital Care Platform Vocera Communications For $3 Billion

KALAMAZOO - Stryker announced on Thursday a definitive merger agreement to acquire Vocera Communications for $3.09 billion. Vocera provides a platform for digital care coordination and communication strategy, offering a portfolio that is complementary to Stryker’s division that focuses on technologies that address connecting hospitals with caregivers, and data-generating medical devices. “Vocera’s highly developed software

By |2022-01-07T08:21:53-05:00January 7th, 2022|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Wareologie Pivots To Portable Parallel Bars For People With Disabilities

ANN ARBOR - Gina Adams founder of Wareologie, a magnetic button for people with disabilities, pivoted into developing portable parallel bars, what she describes as a game-changer for acute care, skilled nursing facilities, rehab, mobile therapy, and even outpatient clinics with small therapy gyms. She developed her new product with the help of Centrepolis Accelerator

By |2021-12-10T10:53:57-05:00December 10th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, mitechtv|

Former Astellas Pharma VP Joins MMS As Advisor Of Biostatistics, Submissions Planning 

CANTON – MMS Holdings – a data-focused CRO – announced this week the addition of Kevin Chartier, Ph.D., as Principal Advisor of Biostatistics and Submissions Planning. Chartier will work with the biostatistics team across MMS global operations to support Sponsors with complex studies and submissions. Bringing more than 25 years of statistics experience, Chartier has held positions at Astellas Pharma, Novartis, Wyeth, Pfizer, and United BioSource Corporation across

By |2021-11-21T18:58:44-05:00November 21st, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Study: Protein In Brain Uses Energy Status To Influence Maturation, Body Size

ANN ARBOR - Scientists have identified how a protein in the brain uses information about the body’s energy balance to regulate growth rate and the onset of puberty in children. The research, published Nov. 3 in the journal Nature(link is external), centered on the melanocortin 3 receptor (MC3R), a member of a family of proteins that

By |2021-11-08T13:03:13-05:00November 8th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

U-M Health-West First Healthcare System in Michigan To Deploy AI-Powered Documentation To Enhance Patient Care

WYOMING — University of Michigan Health-West (formerly Metro Health– University of Michigan Health) is the first system in the state to pilot automated documentation in the exam room, allowing health providers to focus on the patient rather than the computer. The AI-powered Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience (DAX) is an ambient clinical intelligence solution that captures

By |2021-10-25T10:01:27-04:00October 25th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Michigan Health Care Providers Ask Congress: Improve Access, Affordability Of Lifesaving Vaccines For Seniors

LANSING - Six leading organizations advocating for improved public health and patient care are asking Congress to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents by eliminating vaccine co-pays that seniors are required to pay through some Medicare coverage plans – but not others. The “Protecting Seniors through Immunization Act” introduced in Congress this year would eliminate Medicare

By |2021-10-09T07:16:06-04:00October 9th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

75 Percent Of Young People Around the World Frightened Of Future Due To Climate Change

NEW YORK - Growing up in the emerging reality of the climate crisis is taking its toll on young people’s mental health. According to a global survey and peer-reviewed study soon to be published in Lancet Planetary Health, a scientific journal, 75 percent of young people think the future is frightening and 45 percent say climate

By |2021-09-19T16:03:24-04:00September 19th, 2021|Climate Change, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Stryker Completes Acquisition Of AI-Enabled Medical Device Company

KALAMAZOO - Earlier this month, Stryker completed the acquisition of Gauss Surgical, a Menlo Park, CA, medical device company that has developed Triton, an artificial intelligence-enabled platform for real-time monitoring of blood loss during surgery. Triton has demonstrated improvements in maternal and surgical care through earlier recognition of hemorrhage leading to earlier intervention. Up to

By |2021-09-19T13:37:18-04:00September 19th, 2021|Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Henry Ford Health, MSU Unveil New Healthcare Brand

DETROIT—Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have created a unified brand of their partnership, Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences. Launched in January 2021 with the purpose of advancing a new standard of health care, HFH+MSU Health Sciences has already created new pathways for research, cancer care, education and equitable

By |2021-09-16T18:38:32-04:00September 16th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Michigan Health Endowment Fund Names Neel Hajra CEO

BRIGHTON - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund named Neel Hajra its next chief executive officer. Hajra comes to the Health Fund after serving since 2015 as CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. “We are thrilled to have Neel Hajra join the Health Fund to help advance our mission to improve the health and

By |2021-08-28T17:57:46-04:00August 28th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|