MichBio, the association for Michigan’s biosciences industry, will welcome more than 300 bioscience professionals and service providers to its ninth annual Expo & Conference, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 15 and 16, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.
Minneapolis-based Imris Inc. and Kalamazoo’s Stryker Corp. announced a non-exclusive collaboration between Stryker’s automatic image registration for spinal and cranial navigated procedures and Imris’ Visius CT and MRI surgical suites.
On Oct. 29, the Southwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center will hold a special training session to educate local businesses on how to package their goods for shipment to federal military bases around the world and how to use the Wide Area Workflow website as a federal government prime contract award winner.
The West Michigan industrial economy has returned to slow growth, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.
NanoVir LLC of Kalamazoo, in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has announced the results of a study that characterized the mechanism by which their novel antiviral compounds to prompt cells to selectively destroy human papillomavirus DNA.
As it nears the end of its 10th year, the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center will sponsor two events in October that highlight a decade of achievement, including an inventive online tour showing to the global bioscience industry what makes SMIC and the region a successful life sciences hub.
Metabolic Solutions Development Co. LLC has presented new data showing that an investigational drug being studied to treat diabetes, MSDC-0160, had a protective effect on nerve cells in the brain that control movement, balance and walking. These results in laboratory and animal models of Parkinson’s disease suggest MSDC-0160 may have the potential to modify the course of Parkinson’s disease.
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DANIEL JEFFERIES is founder of Newmind Group in Kalamazoo. Newmind helps businesses transition to cloud computing to provide help desk, backup, security, and new messaging and collaboration platforms. Jefferies has expanded the six-year-old company to 15 employees, including staffers in South Carolina, Minnesota, and California. Several years ago, Google noticed Newmind’s activity in the cloud computing space and invited the firm to join a pilot of Google’s partnership program that later became the Google Apps Authorized Reseller program. Newmind was named Google’s first authorized reseller in Michigan and one of the first resellers worldwide. Jefferies’ leadership of Newmind has led to several industry awards, including being named on the TC50 List of 50 Top Cloud Computing Consulting Firms Worldwide (2010) and on the MSPMentor 250 List of Top 250 Managed Technology Services Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Mentors (2010). Jefferies was also appointed to the State of Michigan 21st Century IT Advisory Council (2011). He regularly collaborates with Google at its exclusive annual conference, Google I/O, and as a consultant to Google’s certification programs. He was home schooled, completed most of a college degree, and has several IT certifications. More at http://www.ltu.edu/leaders.
Metabolic Solutions Development Co. LLC announced that Jerry Colca, co-founder and chief scientific officer of MSDC, presented results of a Phase 2a study at the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery.