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Local Entrepreneur Brings Medical Device Manufacturing software into 21st Century

October 22, 2021

Menlo Park Software Founder and CEO Rick Bollinger has begun an industry discovery campaign. He is interviewing manufacturing experts to explore their most pressing problems and how they deal with them. He says “medical device manufacture is a high-stakes industry”. It’s still using mainframe era software for product development and regulatory compliance. “what’s needed is 21st…

Stryker buys Gauss Surgical for its AI tech that tracks blood loss during childbirth

September 24, 2021

Original Source Stryker has snatched up Gauss Surgical after being drawn to its artificial intelligence-powered platform for monitoring a patient’s blood loss during surgery as well as following cesarean sections and childbirth. The company’s Triton system uses a computer vision app and an iPhone to visually measure a person’s loss of blood by capturing images of sponges,…

Gilbert Family Foundation Funds Clinical Study to Understand Vision Loss from NF1 Optic Pathway Glioma

September 24, 2021

Original Source September 14th, 2021 [DETROIT, MI] – The Gilbert Family Foundation, a private nonprofit established by Jennifer and Dan Gilbert to accelerate a cure for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), today announced funding of a new $5.4 million clinical study. The study, to be led by investigators at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Stanford University School…

Neogen acquires pet medications maker CAPInnoVet

September 24, 2021

Original Source LANSING — Food and animal safety products maker Neogen Corp. has bolstered its holding in the fast-growing veterinary market with the acquisition of an Atlanta-based companion animal health company. On Monday, Lansing-based Neogen (Nasdaq: NEOG) said it acquired CAPInnoVet Inc., a provider of pet medications that offer protection from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes at what…

Phenomics Health Validates Patented Technology Following Seed Financing Personalized Medicine for Medication Selection and Monitoring

September 24, 2021

Plymouth, MI – September 22, 2021 – Phenomics Health Inc., a platform bioinformatics-based precision medicine company, today announced completion of clinical product development and validation for its PrecīsMed™ pharmacometabolomics (PMx) technology in its new CLIA laboratory located at the Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center. The company’s laboratory operations, validation, as well as ongoing research…

Cayman Receives Grant to Evaluate Use of KMN-159 to Accelerate Dental Implant Osseointegration

September 24, 2021

ANN ARBOR, MI, September 16, 2021 — The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded Cayman Chemical with a $1,700,500 grant to explore Cayman’s patented small molecule bone repair agent KMN-159 as the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in a drug-device combination to improve the mechanical anchorage of dental titanium implants into the jawbone. The…

Cayman Offers Multidisciplinary Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Capabilities

September 17, 2021

ANN ARBOR, MI, September 14, 2021 — Cayman Chemical, leader in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of lipids, has partnered with NanoImaging Services and T&T Scientific to provide a multi-pronged platform that synthesizes, characterizes, and formulates lipid-based nanoparticles to help researchers and pharmaceutical companies alike develop vaccines and other novel therapeutics from the preclinical stage…

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

September 1, 2021

Original Source Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency…

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

August 17, 2021

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…

Pro-bono Ultra-rare Disease Regulatory Assistance Program Create by MMS for Patient Advocacy Groups With the Greatest Need

August 17, 2021

CANTON, Mich. (August 12, 2021) – MMS Holdings Inc. (MMS) – an award-winning, data-focused CRO – announced today the launch of its pro-bono support program aimed at advancing research for ultra-rare diseases. Within this program, MMS will select from patient advocacy groups with demonstrable need and will provide complimentary regulatory assistance. This assistance program is…

FDA Targets Early September for Approving Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine

August 17, 2021

Original Source The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine by early September, amid a resurgence of cases that has heightened pressure on the administration to get more Americans vaccinated. While the agency had long eyed the fall for granting full licensure, officials have recently accelerated their work, and now hope…

Philippines Approves GMO ‘Golden Rice’ for Commercial Production

August 17, 2021

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…

Kalamazoo-based, Global Spice Company Opens New 6,500-square-foot Technology Center

August 17, 2021

Original Source KALAMAZOO, MI — A global supplier that has stayed true to its Kalamazoo roots, The Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company (Kalsec), is expanding once again with the opening of a new facility in Kalamazoo. A leading producer of natural spice and herb extracts, colors, food protection and hop extracts for the food and beverage…

Strata Oncology Completes $90 Million Series C Financing

August 17, 2021

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,…

Data CRO Expands its Virtual Learning Portfolio with New Life Sciences Courses in Inspection Readiness and Clinical Programming

August 17, 2021

CANTON, Mich. (July 28, 2021) – MMS Holdings (MMS) – an award-winning, data-focused CRO – announced that its learning arm, MMS Academy, has expanded its global training portfolio with the launch of new courses in inspection readiness and clinical programming. These new courses – created by industry-trained subject matter experts – will give students and…