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|

BlueWillow Biologics Sees Positive Results From Phase 1 Trial Of Anthrax Vaccine

ANN ARBOR—BlueWillow Biologics Inc., a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing intranasal vaccines, announced positive interim results from the Phase 1 clinical trial of BW-1010, its next-generation intranasal anthrax vaccine candidate. BW-1010 combines BlueWillow’s patented technology, a novel oil-in-water emulsion platform that efficiently presents antigens to the immune system via the nasal mucosa, using recombinant protective

By |2021-08-28T17:03:22-04:00August 28th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Esperion Boosts Sales Of Cholesterol-Busting Drugs

ANN ARBOR—The pharmaceutical firm Esperion Therapeutics Inc. feported a rise in sales of its novel cholesterol-reducing drugs in the second quarter ended June 30 but still posted a loss as efforts to boost the drug’s sales continue. The company posted a loss of $43.7 million or $1.67 a share in the quarter, compared to net

By |2021-08-08T13:50:54-04:00August 8th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Ann Arbor SPARK Gets $2.4 Million To Expand Broadband

ANN ARBOR - Phil Santer from Ann Arbor SPARK explains the $2.4 million in Federal money awarded to build 20 miles of underground fiber optic cable, connecting downtown Ann Arbor and downtown Ypsilanti with critical broadband infrastructure. For more information, click on http://www.annarborusa.org https://youtu.be/_tgGORh_Scg

By |2021-08-05T19:25:06-04:00August 5th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, mitechtv|

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|