The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will partner with Ann Arbor SPARK to launch the Michigan STEM Forward internship program on a statewide level. SPARK has run the program on a local level through the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone with a decade of positive results. In scaling the program up, MEDC will work in partnership with…

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First event focuses on implications of COVID-19, future of health care delivery GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) yesterday kicked off their 2021 virtual event series, Connecting Michigan for Health and More. The series includes five virtual events over the course of the year, including a combination of full-day conferences…

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March 24, 2021 – (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) – Vestaron, a leader in the evolution of agricultural environmental science, is proud to announce a collaboration with Bee Friendly Farming® (BFF). This partnership represents the two groups’ shared mission to promote and protect honey bees and their vital role as agricultural pollinators. The BFF program…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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