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Displaying items tagged: Van Andel Institute

Sunday, 25 September 2022 22:14

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 26, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for September 26, 2022:

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 September 2022 21:59

People in the News: Sept. 26, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:29

GR venture capital fund makes first investment, shows ‘strong pipeline’

$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.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 29 August 2021 13:26

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.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:30

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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:44

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. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 16 August 2020 16:41

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.”

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 05 July 2020 12:04

MSU flexes collaborative strategy developed in West Michigan to forge new partnerships

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 01 March 2020 15:30

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.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 02 February 2020 16:40

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.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 19 December 2019 16:51

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.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 18 January 2019 09:02

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.

Published in Health Care

Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:23

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.

Published in Finance
Friday, 31 August 2018 21:47

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:26

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.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:34

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:16

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.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:28

‘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.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:12

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.

Published in Health Care