Life Sciences

Medical Device Manufacturer Closes $8 Million Series C Round

KALAMAZOO - Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC, the developer of a device to improve patient safety during a heart procedure, closed on $8 million in capital raised to support clinical trials and production. The Series C capital round supports further development of Kalamazoo-based Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions’ Emblok Embolic Protection System that’s designed to collect debris in the

By |2018-12-20T17:19:16-04:00December 20th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Grant Lets GVSU Nursing Students Provide Seniors With Onsite Care

GRAND RAPIDS - Through a $493,690 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, teams of Grand Valley State University faculty members and students will provide onsite care to older adults and senior citizens who are income-eligible or disabled. With oversight by Della Hughes Carter, assistant professor of nursing, onsite primary care will be provided to

By |2018-12-14T11:08:46-04:00December 13th, 2018|Life Sciences|

MUVE Offers Ride Sharing App For Disabled, Elderly Passengers

ROYAL OAK - MUVE Co-Founder Anthony Shannon talks about his ride sharing application, fully focused on providing specialized and wheelchair accessible transportation for the disabled and elderly. To learn more, click on

By |2018-12-05T18:22:07-04:00December 5th, 2018|Life Sciences, M2 TechCast|

Holland VC Fund Invests In MRI Software Developer

HOLLAND — The Cultivate(MD) Capital Fund established by Holland-based Genesis Innovation Group announced an investment in Bingham Farms-based SpinTech Inc., developers of brain imaging software. SpinTech says its software decreases the acquisition time for brain imaging while enabling enhanced visualization, unification, and automated identification of neurological biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

GVSU Students Develop Hand Sanitizing Product For Health Care Workers

GRAND RAPIDS - A group of Grand Valley State University students has developed a series of devices for a Michigan-based company that addresses a common problem for health care workers: keeping hands sanitized and clean.  Grand Valley's applied Medical Device Institute worked with Sterilogy to develop the hand hygiene compliance system with a goal to reduce hospital

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48-04:00November 9th, 2018|Life Sciences|

UM, MSU Part Of Effort To Protect Freshwater Lakes From Toxic Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan researchers are part of a new federally funded effort to understand and prevent toxic algal blooms that plague portions of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world. The new Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health is led by Bowling Green State University and

By |2018-10-31T19:37:08-04:00October 31st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences|

Esperion Sees Positive Results From Final Study On Cholesterol-Buster

ANN ARBOR — Esperion Therapeutics Inc., the Ann Arbor-based pharmaceutical developer, announced positive results from the final Phase 3 test of its lead drug candidate, bempedoic acid. The company said a global, pivotal Phase 3 clinical study (Study 1002-047) showed that a dose of 180 milligrams per day of the drug showed additional lowering of

By |2018-10-31T19:37:08-04:00October 31st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences|

West Michigan Medical Device Company Closes On $2.5 Million Series A Round

HOLLAND — Shoulder Innovations Inc. closed on $2.5 million in a Series A equity funding round led by the Michigan Angel Fund of Ann Arbor. The additional capital will go to support new product development and to acquire inventory and assets needed to accelerate growth of the Inset platform for future products and systems now in development. “It is

By |2018-10-25T09:47:03-04:00October 25th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Genomenon Partners With Rare Genomics Institute

ANN ARBOR -  Genomenon announced today that they will donate Mastermind Genomic Search Engine licenses to the entire team of clinical scientists at Rare Genomics Institute to accelerate their work for patients with rare diseases.  Rare Genomics Institute (RG) is a nonprofit organization that has been at the forefront of providing direct support to undiagnosed rare disease patients and

By |2018-10-21T18:05:52-04:00October 21st, 2018|Life Sciences|

New DNA Tool Predicts Height, Shows Promise for Serious Illness Assessment

EAST LANSING - A new DNA tool created by Michigan State University can accurately predict people’s height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer. Stephen Hsu, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. For the first time, the tool, or algorithm, builds predictors for human

By |2018-10-21T18:00:52-04:00October 21st, 2018|Life Sciences, New Products / Contracts|