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MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 26, 2022
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People in the News: Sept. 26, 2022
People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.
GR venture capital fund makes first investment, shows ‘strong pipeline’
A $500,000 investment from a venture capital fund supporting companies operated by minorities and people of color will help advance Anthony Chang’s vision for a network of advanced cancer treatment clinics across the U.S.
Biomedical researcher applies profession to cannabis advocacy
Leslie Wyman has led the West Michigan Cannabis Guild since May after serving as the organization’s treasurer. Before the Guild officially formed in 2019, its founding members played a role in getting the Proposal 1 ballot initiative in front of voters that was eventually successful in legalizing recreational cannabis in Michigan.
GRAM raises profile with vaccine contract, eyes growth
GRAND RAPIDS — Producing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine propels Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc.’s growth while giving business advocates a showpiece when promoting the region.
Perrigo CEO sees Grand Rapids Medical Mile as potential ‘Silicon Valley of self-care’
GRAND RAPIDS — Executives at Perrigo Co. plc believe the company’s new North American headquarters will fit in neatly with the city of Grand Rapids’ burgeoning health care sector along Medical Mile.
New $160M COVID-19 vaccine contract ‘takes GRAM to the next level’
GRAND RAPIDS — The $160 million federal contract to produce a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s ready elevates Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. into what Tom Ross calls the “big leagues.”
MSU flexes collaborative strategy developed in West Michigan to forge new partnerships
A potential partnership with Henry Ford Health System could follow a similar playbook that Michigan State University wrote over the last decade in building up a medical education and research hub in Grand Rapids.
MSU to open satellite Conquer Accelerator in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — A business accelerator in East Lansing wants to extend into Grand Rapids this fall to tap into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and support more high-tech startups.
Backers hope new VC fund spurs more inclusive West Michigan economy
GRAND RAPIDS — The Right Place Inc.’s new venture capital fund plans to target investments toward an area of the economy where capital historically has flowed the least: startups and businesses owned by racial and ethnic minorities.
Van Andel Research Institute to pay $5.5 million for failure to disclose foreign grants
GRAND RAPIDS — The Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) has agreed to pay $5.5 million to resolve allegations that it failed to disclose on federal grant applications that Chinese government grants that funded two of its researchers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Van Andel Research Institute develops new blood test for pancreatic cancer
Researchers led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute developed a new blood test that can lead to the earlier detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
PE investment positions GRAM for additional growth
A recapitalization in late 2010 put Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. on the path to triple-digit annual growth.
THINKING BIG: Rick Breon reflects on 18 years leading West Michigan’s largest health care organization
Before Spectrum Health grew into what it has become today, Rick Breon first had to tackle a fundamental issue that he saw standing in the way: culture.
Michigan-based researchers attract more NIH funding in 2017
The federal research grants that Dr. Tom Rothstein and a colleague brought along when they came to Kalamazoo represent a milestone of sorts for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
Private equity deal positions Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing for growth
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. was struggling in late 2010 when a group of West Michigan investors put up $5 million to acquire the company’s assets.
Universities seek millions in capital campaigns in West Michigan
Even as giving to educational causes slows nationally, two West Michigan universities remain hopeful that their capital campaigns will be successful.
‘DISCOURAGING’: Proposed NIH funding cuts could hamper West Michigan’s nascent biomed research sector
GRAND RAPIDS — In the three years since Peter Jones moved from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids, he’s helped to more than double the amount of federal research funding that Van Andel Institute receives.
MSU, local partners leverage medical research dollars for regional growth
GRAND RAPIDS — Over the course of four years, Michigan State University researchers managed to take about $300,000 and turn it into more than $4.5 million.