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It takes good DNA to establish a healthy bioscience industry and SE Michigan's gene pool is deep and wide. Along with academic and research powerhouses, Michbio --a local life sciences trade association-- is a relentless advocate for this ever-growing field. You could play connect-the-dots with the successful biotech start ups that have popped up in the region, inlcuding Molecular Innovations in Southfield.

Life Sciences Features

Incubating Metro Detroit's Health Care Economy

Business incubators and accelerators are all the rage. Communities see them as a vital new tool in economic development. Southfield, in its attempt to capitalize on the region's growing reputation for medical excellence, is hoping to launch its first health care incubator.

Regenerating Our Economy With Stem Cells

Not only does stem cell research offer a lifeline to patients with life-threatening diseases, it may also provide an economic lifeline to Southeast Michigan by growing our life sciences industry.

Necessary Entrepreneurs

Sometimes a pink slip is a ticket to a new and better way of working. Meet three Metro Detroit entrepreneurs who turned economic down-sizing into personal right-sizing, by starting their own companies.

Metromode Radio: Mich Bio Life Sciences Conference

Michigan is an up coming leader in bio sciences. Thatís the conclusion from a 2 day conference sponsored by the MEDC. The state has the major research universities plus a skilled workforce. It just needs venture capital. Chris McCarus went to the Novi event and spoke with Ann Arbor entrepreneur Rich Farkas.

Could Life Sciences Become Michigan's Core Industry?

The handwriting is on the wall: SE Michigan's economy needs to develop new industries in order to thrive. Given the power and prestige of our local research universities and the fact that biotech startups are popping up like dandelions, some see the life sciences industry as our next best hope.
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Life Sciences Blogs

Lisa Kurek

Lisa Kurek can show you the money. As the Managing Partner of Biotechnology Business Consultants she has brought in more than $40 million in grant funding for Michigan companies. Lisa will be writing about the impact of grant funding on the state's economy and offer tips for small businesses interested in pursuing funding.

Stephen Rapundalo

Stephen T. Rapundalo, PhD. is the Executive Director of MichBio, the main trade organization for Michigan's life sciences and biotechnology industry. He will be writing about what Michigan can and should do to foster and improve its life sciences industry.

Mike Finney

Mike is president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. A passionate advocate for the transformation of Michigan's high-tech economy he also managed the MEDCís $1 billion Michigan Life Sciences Corridor initiative between 2000 and 2002. Mike will be wriing about who's making a difference in the Michigan and why.

Mahendra Ramsinghani

Mahendra Ramsinghani, our guest blogger this week asks: "By attracting a few entrepreneurs, a lot of economic challenges could be addressed. But could a bumper sticker attract the right entrepreneurs?"  Read his final post to learn the answer.Ramsinghani is with Plymouth Venture Partners in Ann Arbor. Check back here weekdays for more posts.

Doug Rothwell

Metromode's guest blogger this week is Doug Rothwell, president of Detroit Renaissance. Here's what he has to say about transforming the region's economy.
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Life Sciences Videos

Accuri Cytometers

From co-founder Collin Rich's kitchen table to the offices of U-M's Tech Transfer office to shipping high tech cytometers to labs all over the world, Accuri Cytometers is the model for Ann Arbor startup know-how.


Take a look inside TechTown, a home to technology start-ups in Detroit. Video producer Tom Hendrickson offers a guided tour.
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