GR company producing J and J vaccine ready for FDA approval

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids company is producing the next great hope for ending the pandemic. Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing is already making Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to get the green light from federal regulators any day now. “I don’t know if a lot of people have…

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MiSTEM Playbook Pilot funding opportunity aims to expand education efforts across the state

LANSING, Mich.—The MiSTEM Network announced it will fund $100,000 in grants ($10,000 each) to STEM educators for usability testing of MiSTEM Playbooks that include real-world examples, advice, resources and best practices created by teachers, for teachers, needed to bring STEM learning to life – and cultivate our future workforce. The pilot grant opportunity will help…

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Genemarkers LLC and Swift Biosciences Detect Unexpected Variant from COVID-19 S Gene Dropout Samples from Kalamazoo, MI

ANN ARBOR, Mich (February 17, 2021) Genemarkers LLC, leaders in genomic research from Kalamazoo, MI and Swift Biosciences, pioneers in the development of DNA and RNA library preparation kits for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) systems in Ann Arbor, MI, collaborated together to detect mutations and variants from COVID-19 samples sourced in Kalamazoo, MI.  Genemarkers Senior Scientist…

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Stryker sells T/Pump product line to C2Dx

Original Post: https://www.massdevice.com/stryker-sells-t-pump-product-line-to-c2dx/ C2Dx today announced that it has acquired Stryker’s T/Pump product line for an undisclosed amount. The T/Pump product line provides localized temperature therapy for pain relief and patient comfort. It is used for orthopedic conditions, acute injuries, chronic pain, and muscle strains. It can also be used for skin trauma, burns, contusions,…

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Johnson and Johnson Announces Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Met Primary Endpoints in Interim Analysis of its Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial

Written by Johnson & Johnson Media Contacts Vaccine Candidate 72% Effective in the US and 66% Effective Overall at Preventing Moderate to Severe COVID-19, 28 Days after Vaccination 85% Effective Overall in Preventing Severe Disease and Demonstrated Complete Protection Against COVID-19 related Hospitalization and Death as of Day 28 Protection Against Severe Disease Across Geographies,…

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Stryker closes Wright Medical buy, sells some businesses to DJO

Story Originally Published by Mass Device here. Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced that it has closed the purchase of Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) and sold some of its arthroplasty systems to DJO. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker announced last week that it planned to complete the $4.7 billion tender offer at its expiration, which was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 10, 2020.…

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Pfizer and BioNTech Receive Authorization in the European Union for COVID-19 Vaccine

Story Originally Published by Pfizer here. COMIRNATY® (also known as BNT162b2) receives conditional marketing authorization from the European Commission; this milestone represents a global joint effort to advance the first authorized mRNA vaccine Pfizer and BioNTech are ready to immediately ship initial doses to the 27 EU member states Pfizer and BioNTech previously announced an agreement…

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New Website Will Combat Vaccine Myths, Boost Public Confidence, Increase Acceptance

Story Originally Published by BIO here. Public opinion polls show there is significant mistrust among the American public in the safety and efficacy of vaccines. So today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced the launch of COVIDVaccineFacts.org. As a subsidiary website of BIO, COVIDVaccineFacts.org is an educational tool that links healthcare providers and the public…

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Kalamazoo region takes center stage as COVID-19 vaccine distribution commences

Story Originally Published by Crains here. As the U.S. stands on the verge of having a vaccine for COVID-19 approved for widespread use, the city of Portage in Kalamazoo County stands at the center of the “historic” moment. The Kalamazoo suburb boasts having the largest facility in the manufacturing network of global pharmaceutical company Pfizer…

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