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Once touted as a bright example of the growing life sciences sector in West Michigan and a new era of molecular medicine, Sequenom Inc. now plans to shut down its local lab.

Published in Life Sciences

The recent announcements of a proposed speculative office tower and the unveiling of plans for Michigan State University’s long-anticipated Biomedical Research Center in Grand Rapids point to heightened demand for modern facilities in the city’s central business district.

Published in Design Build

Redevelopment of the former Grand Rapids Press property in downtown could go beyond creating a biomedical research center for Michigan State University.

Published in Economic Development

A $9.8 million investment that included money from a pension fund for Michigan public employees should provide the growth capital that Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. needs to fund expansion for two new large client contracts.

Published in Finance

In forming a new research hub in Grand Rapids, Van Andel Institute is building its capabilities in an emerging scientific area.

Published in Health Biz

As Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine embarks on a plan to expand in downtown Grand Rapids, officials point to the school’s growing physical presence as a sign that its economic impact continues to broaden.

Published in Focus

A number of organizations in West Michigan’s life sciences cluster announced strides forward recently, from securing capital to research breakthroughs and advances in their product developments.

Published in Focus
Sunday, 07 July 2013 22:00

Q&A: Jana Hall, Van Andel Institute

A 20-year veteran of research administration and operations and management, and a geneticist by training, Jana Hall leads Van Andel Institute’s day-to-day operations as chief operations officer, a position she started last fall. She oversees I.T., human resources, materials management, logistics, security, finance, and business development. 

Published in Life Sciences

Venture capital investing in Michigan had one of its best years ever in 2012, as both deal volume and the amount invested rebounded and surpassed pre-recession levels with a boost from three larger deals.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:11

Launch MI Lab seeks lean bioscience startups

In 2010, Richard West caught the entrepreneurial bug and founded his self-described dream company, West Labs Scientific LLC.

Published in Innovation
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