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Tolera Hires New CEO, Seeking Partner For Expansion

Tolera Therapeutics Inc., a pharma startup developing a novel T-cell targeted therapeutic platform, announced Tuesday that it has appointed Ashleigh Palmer as president, CEO and a member of its board.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013

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Kalamazoo Credit Union Gets New Web Site

Kalamazoo-based Educational Community Credit Union has launched a new Web site designed by Cedar Falls, Iowa-based Banno LLC, a provider of Web and transaction marketing services for financial institutions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

83-Year-Old Dies As Fire Breaks Out In Home During Storm-Driven Power-Outage

Family members say Willadean Small had dementia and lived alone in the Galesburg house

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

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8 Michigan Cities To Get Help On Development Projects

Eight Michigan cities have been selected to receive technical assistance with key economic development projects.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/17/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economic Growth On Upswing

The West Michigan industrial economy posted another month of growth in late October, acording to a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2013

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Leaders & Innovators: Greg Cavey

Greg Cavey is founder and lab manager at Launch MI Lab in Kalamazoo. Launch MI Lab is a laboratory for life science startups, located at the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center. It has more than 2,300 square feet of secure wet lab space and access to equipment, including mass spectrometry systems, centrifuges, autoclaves, flow cytometers, a variety of microscopes, incubator, lyophilizer, upright freezer, and standard lab supplies and tools. Under his leadership, the lab has helped companies such as Metabolic Solutions Development Co., which earlier this year published data on a new drug target it has identified for improving the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The company contracted with Launch MI Lab to help define the proteins involved and their mechanism of action. Cavey, a biochemist and experienced research investigator, founded Launch MI Lab after more than 20 years in proteomics, mass spectrometry, and lab management. Previously, he was a research investigator at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, where he established and directed the Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics for eight years. Earlier, he was a group leader in the Upjohn Co.’s Control Biotechnology Unit where he supervised a protein chemistry lab. Following Upjohn’s merger with Pharmacia, Cavey moved to human health discovery research where he established a proteomics operation that provided mass spectrometry support for biologists and protein chemists. Cavey currently provides mass spectrometry services and counsel for Southwest Michigan Innovation Center clients as well as for local, regional, and national research companies, universities, and colleges. He was named to the Association of Biomedical Resource Facilities Protein Sequencing Group to evaluate the use of mass spectrometry to determine the amino terminal sequence of proteins due to the growing popularity of mass spectrometry in biology and chemistry labs globally. Cavey received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2013

WMU GIS analysts Gregory P. Anderson and Margaret Spyker with one of the scanning cameras at the university's GIS lab.

Tech Tour Day 10: WMU Broncos’ Tech Transfer, Research At Full Gallop

I’ll admit that by the end of most Tech Tours I’m usually pretty fried. Nine or 10 days of sleeping in a different unfamiliar bed every night, eating road food, and driving darn near 2,000 miles will do that to you.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2013

WMU Prof Gets $500K NSF Grant To Study Cyberwar Ethics

A Western Michigan University professor has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ethical issues associated with cyberwarfare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2013

Stelios Papadopoulos, a long-time bio-industry leader and co-founder and board chairman of Exelixis Inc., delivers the closing keynote at the MichBio 2013 conference Wednesday in Kalamazoo.

Tech Tour Day One: A Look At Michigan’s Biotech Future At MichBio

The WWJ Technology Report’s 2013 Fall Tech Tour starts and ends in Kalamazoo. Today, the beginning: a look at the latest in Michigan’s pharmaceutical and medical device industries, at the annual Conference and Expo of MichBio, the state’s bioscience industries association, at downtown Kalamazoo’s beautiful Radisson hotel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2013

Grand Valley State University's main campus in Allendale. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

GVSU Signs Reverse Transfer Agreement With Kalamazoo Valley CC

Grand Valley State University signed a reverse transfer agreement Oct. 13 with Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2013

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