U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Town Hall Speaker, Tuesday, October
Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker, Wednesday, October 16th
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
the association for Michigan’s biosciences industry, will welcome more
than 300 bioscience professionals and service providers to its 9th
annual Expo & Conference (Expo) to be held October 15-16 at the Radisson
Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Mich. The MichBio
Expo is the largest annual gathering of Michigan bioscience industry
This year the event theme is “Bio-Growth through Bio-Innovation.” It is
only fitting that the Expo is set for Kalamazoo – a shining example of
Michigan’s robust bio-industry that has seen much growth through novel
discovery and development.
The Expo will kick off with a bus tour of local bioscience companies
that includes stops at Jasper Clinical Research & Development Inc.,
Kalexsyn, Kalsec, Launch MI Lab, Stryker Medical, Stryker Instruments,
and Vestaron Corporation. The four-hour tour is a way to showcase the
biotech innovations happening in and around Kalamazoo.
Immediately following the tour is the welcome and plenary luncheon
featuring Mike Carusi, General Partner at Advanced Technology Partners.
Carusi is a thought leader that invests in the biopharmaceutical and
medical devices sectors and has been featured on Forbes “Midas
List of Top Tech Investors.”
Next on the agenda is the Emerging Biosciences Showcase featuring nine
early-stage companies that will present their new technologies before
venture capital and angel investors. These include: Advaita Corporation,
Brio Device, DataSpeaks, ENT Biotech, HealthCure, Microbion, SIB
Medical, and Social Patient. All will have received prior coaching from
the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.
“The Showcase is a great opportunity for emerging bioscience ventures to
begin honing their pitch skills for potential investors,” said Stephen
Rapundalo, Ph.D., MichBio President & CEO. “A number of past Showcase
presenters have gone on to achieve great success in their fundraising
efforts and business growth.”