MichBio, IFPTI Present Food Protection Innovations Event: A symposium titled “Innovations in Life Sciences & Technology in Improving Food Protection” will be presented by MichBio and the International Food Protection Training Institute will explore novel technologies in-development and commercially available for their benefits and application for a safer global food supply. The event will take place June 19 at the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University. MichBio members can attend for the reduced rate of $75. For questions about registration or the event, contact Joan Bowman at joan.bowman@gfpi.org. Established in 2009, the Global Food Protection Institute is dedicated to protecting the world’s food supply through FDA-aligned training, advancing new food protection technologies and convening forums for the transformative exchange of ideas about food protection. The Institute provides an overarching intellectual and organizational umbrella that empowers its three distinct food protection initiatives. For more about the Global Food Protection Institute, visit http://www.gfpi.org/home. MichBio represents the Michigan bioscience industry and its many sectors, including agri-biotech, food and nutrition, bio-based technologies and renewable chemicals, industrial and environmental biotech, medical devices and technologies, pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare, diagnostics and research products, testing and research services, and clinical research.

Let Macomb-OU Inc Show You The Money: If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan at the Macomb-OU Incubator at Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 7. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan, and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, and/or public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans and venture match. Brennan will provide a group presentation, as well as individually help each present company to determine their needs. To register for this free event, please contact Joan Carleton at macINC@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.


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