Reflections on 2023

As 2023 ends, we’ve been reflecting on the impact our team made on Michigan’s life sciences industry. While there were certainly challenges along the way, we’re proud of the work done here at MichBio and hope you’ve noticed our efforts to convene, connect, inform, and advocate for the statewide life sciences cluster. Some reflections on…

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New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People

Original Source CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. “CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said…

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Philippines Approves GMO ‘Golden Rice’ for Commercial Production

Original Source The Philippines became the world’s first country Friday to approve the commercial production of genetically modified “golden rice” that experts hope will combat childhood blindness and save lives in the developing world. A biosafety permit issued by government regulators paves the way for the rice — enriched with the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene…

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Strata Oncology Completes $90 Million Series C Financing

Original Source Funding will accelerate ongoing development of tissue and blood tests to broaden the reach and impact of precision medicine for patients with cancer  ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28, 2021 – Strata Oncology, Inc., a precision oncology company advancing molecular indications for cancer therapies, today announced the completion of a $90 million Series C financing,…

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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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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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