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Life sciences industry offers 'limitless potential' for Michigan, universities argue
Thursday, June 11, 2009 (676 reads)


Friday, May 29, 2009

Oakland Review

Michigan's three research universities conducted nearly $900 million worth of life sciences research in 2008, according to a report from East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group. "We do believe that life sciences has limitless potential for our state," U-M President Mary Sue Coleman said at a press conference Thursday.



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Incept BioSystems plans to double payroll
Thursday, June 11, 2009 (818 reads)


May 27, 2009

Incept Biosystems is gearing up to become Ann Arbor’s next start-up success story if only it can get out of the incubation stage.  The University of Michigan spin-off employs seven people downtown, but hopes to double that number within the next year when it commercializes its first product. The company, founded in 2005, is trying to reset the industry standard for in-vitro fertilization.



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MedHub signs three big clients, plans to hire later this year
Thursday, June 11, 2009 (744 reads)


June 3, 2009


MedHub has signed three big clients, opening the door for some significant growth at the Ann Arbor-based firm.   MedHub linked hospitals at the University of Iowa, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. The last two are among the biggest and most prestigious teaching hospitals on the West Coast.



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RGTV -- WizWheelz and GVSU student engineers team up to bring affordable trikes to market
Monday, June 08, 2009 (538 reads)


Monday, April 27, 2009
Grand Valley State University’s Design, Optimization, Evaluation and Redesign (DOER) Center and Grand Rapids-based WizWheelz, maker of the TerraTrike, have set in motion a partnership to bring a lower cost TerraTrike to market.  Click here to read more.


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State needs to emphasize education, Michigan Future Inc. study says
Monday, June 08, 2009 (505 reads)


Monday, April 27, 2009
Crain's Detroit Business, 4/22/2009
Guess what the think-tank Michigan Future thinks? If you guessed more and better education go to the head of the class. It's a hard but necessary sell in these tough times.  To read entire story, click here.


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A University in Detroit pins new hopes on old buildings
Monday, June 08, 2009 (493 reads)


May 8, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education Money & Management Section

James R. Sears, associate vice president for facilities at Wayne State U., says the university wants to play a big role in reviving Detroit, and it has joined efforts to revitalize areas around the campus. He stands in the marble staircase of a renovated 1920s building that houses the university's police department.


In a city where roughly one-quarter of available office space is empty, TechTown stands out as an economic anomaly.

The business incubator, launched by Wayne State University in 2004, can't set up space quickly enough to satiate the demands of dozens of small startup businesses vying for room in a building once used to design Chevrolets. To read more about the story, click here.



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TechTown takes off: High-tech startups flourish at Wayne State site
Monday, June 08, 2009 (510 reads)


May 9, 2009

Detroit News

In a city where roughly one-quarter of available office space is empty, TechTown stands out as an economic anomaly. The business incubator, launched by Wayne State University in 2004, can't set up space quickly enough to satiate the demands of dozens of small startup businesses vying for room in a building once used to design Chevrolets.



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Women leading U-M, MSU take bold risks, create jobs for state
Friday, June 05, 2009 (595 reads)


May 14, 2009

Detroit News

They are not your father's pipe-puffing, tweedy, ivory tower college presidents. Oh, they both have imposing academic credentials, love big ideas and wear tweed.But in a state where the largest and most powerful corporations are foundering, the leaders of Michigan's two largest state universities are creating new and powerful legacies.In Michigan's roiling sea of bad news, President Mary Sue Coleman at the University of Michigan and President Lou Anna K. Simon at Michigan State University surface as unexpected life rafts.  To read more, please click here.



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Two renowned scientists say yes to Grand Rapids' medical research positions, 75-plus jobs to follow
Thursday, June 04, 2009 (685 reads)


April 23, 2009

By: Deborah Johnson Wood

Two nationally renowned senior bioscience researchers will leave prestigious positions to lead research at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Spectrum Health and Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids.




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Merit Network upgrades with 10G Routers, hires 6
Thursday, June 04, 2009 (550 reads)


6/3/2009

Ever wish your Internet connection would just fix itself? It's more capable of doing just that if you use Merit Network.

The Ann Arbor-based non-profit manages high-bandwidth communication lines between the major universities in the Midwest in cities like Ann Arbor, Chicago and Detroit. It recently finished upgrading its system with 10 gigabit routers and with new ones going in Chicago, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. This helps the system fix its own problems before they snowball out of control and crash.



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Muskegon's MAREC fires up energy, incubator development, brings WMSTI's Cook on board
Thursday, June 04, 2009 (601 reads)


June 4, 2009

By: Deborah Johnson Wood

With an eye to ramping up alternative energy innovation and economic development, Grand Valley State University's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) announced that it will bring aboard new talent with new energies.




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MedHub signs three big clients, plans to hire later this year
Thursday, June 04, 2009 (554 reads)


6/3/2009

MedHub has signed three big clients, opening the door for some significant growth at the Ann Arbor-based firm.

MedHub inked hospitals at the University of Iowa, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. The last two are among the biggest and most prestigious teaching hospitals on the West Coast.



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Incept BioSystems plans to double payroll
Thursday, June 04, 2009 (577 reads)


5/27/2009

Incept BioSystems is gearing up to become Ann Arbor’s next start-up success story if only it can get out of the incubation stage.

The University of Michigan spin-off employs seven people downtown, but hopes to double that number within the next year when it commercializes its first product. The company, founded in 2005, is trying to reset the industry standard for in-vitro fertilization.



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