October 20, 2010 09:00 ET

MichBio Expo & Conference Exhibitors Profiled

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MichBio's Expo & Conference

Conference Sessions: October 26-27
Exhibit Hall Hours: Oct. 26, 12-7 p.m., Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Marriott at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti

MichBio, the association for Michigan's bioscience industry, will host its 6th Annual Expo & Conference in Ypsilanti, MI next week. The Expo is the largest single gathering of biosciences professionals in the state attracting more than 500 participants and 60 exhibitors last year. Seventy percent of attendees are executives in biosciences companies, research institutions and universities, with another 25 percent representing service providers and other related industries.

Highlights of the two-day conference include:

Day One

  • Tours, Essen BioScience, NSF International, UM Medical Innovation Center, Aastrom Biosciences, the Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center, Enzo Life Sciences, Xoran Technologies, Accuri Cytometers, Terumo's Ann Arbor Campus (including Terumo Heart and Terumo Cardiovascular), and the Michigan Research Institute. More tour information
  • 4th Annual Emerging Biosciences Showcase featuring two informative VC panel discussions
  • Afternoon Medical Device Manufacturing Sessions
  • Emerging Technologies Poster Session
  • Opening Reception, with welcome by Mike Finney, President & CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK.
  • Bio CEO Dinner Forum with panel discussion, "Changing Times for the Bio-Industry."

Day Two

  • Legislative Policy Breakfast
  • Expo College Student Program
  • Morning & Afternoon Track Sessions in Pharma, Medical Devices, Ag/Bio-based Technologies and Emerging Business.
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Jeffrey E. Shuren, Director, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health "Innovator of the Year" and "Good to Great" Awards
  • Closing Reception

Ash Stevens (, an established full-service contract pharmaceutical manufacturer located in Southeast Michigan that develops, registers, and commercially manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
Beaumont BioBank (, a research center focused on collecting, storing and analyzing biospecimens for clinically driven biomarker studies.
Business Review (, provides business news in print, in person and online for people who influence business in West Michigan.
Calibrate, Inc. (, the largest and oldest independent pipette calibration, repair, and documentation services provider in North America.
CAS (, a division of the American Chemical Society, is the most authoritative and comprehensive source for chemical information.
Hylant Group/Chubb Group of Insurance Companies (, Hylant Group's team has served Michigan's bioscience and medical device industries for over 10 years providing access to insurers for organizations in all stages of this segment. Chubb is the 11th largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S., with a worldwide network of 120 offices in 27 countries.
Detroit R & D, Inc. ( provides products in P450- and epoxide hydrolase-dependent hypertension ELISAs, oxidative stress (8-isoprostane) ELISA, antibodies for drug-metabolizing enzymes, P450 antibody microarrays, COX-2 reagents, mitochondrial DNA damage analysis, Xenopus microarrays, breast cancer serum biomarkers and wound healing.
Doeren Mayhew (, a leader among certified public accounting and consulting firms, has been providing unsurpassed business expertise critical to middle-market, closely held companies; non-profit institutions; and individuals since 1932.
Drug & Laboratory Disposal, Inc. (, a licensed treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF), DLD is capable of receiving large volumes of hazardous waste including bulk tanker trucks, but in general specializes in lab pack and small bulk containers.
Dykema (, a leading national law firm built upon its Midwestern heritage and values and has served clients for more than a century.
Grand Valley State University PSM Program (, offers Professional Science Masters (PSM) degrees in Medical and Bioinformatics M.S., Cell & Molecular Biotechnology M.S. and Biostatistics M.S.
Hoover Precision Products (, a full service plastic injection molding company in Northern Michigan.
IDBS (, a unique, global supplier of innovative data management and analytics solutions, which increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve business and scientific productivity of R&D organizations worldwide.
Kalexsyn (, a world-class medicinal chemistry CRO offering clients an outstanding CRO experience with tailored short and long term FTE arrangements.
KnowledgeWatch (, offers Life Science and Biotechnology companies a Web based solution to regularly track and harvest multiple information sources to deliver one page, convenient, custom, intuitive, real-time news digests.
ProPharma Group (, an industry leader providing validation, compliance, and technical services to the pharmaceutical, bio-technology, medical devices and related industries.
Research Essential Services (, a CRO that performs preclinical studies requiring a surgical component and a broad range of services supporting preclinical development., Inc. (, an industry leader in applying lean manufacturing and six sigma concepts to labeling and MSDS processes enabling chemical manufacturers, distributors, and shippers to eliminate hidden wastes and costs in their global document processes.
Sales and Marketing Group (, full service promotional products source with 25 years experience. Complete order fulfillment, awards, company picnics, incentive programs, trade show give aways, etc.
Switchback (, website development with Drupal, a popular, open-source CMS.
Team Support Services (, a leading provider of full service records management solutions, records management consultation, document scanning, records storage, data processing and hosting.
TECHSTAFF (, a leader in medical engineering and technical staffing.
Terumo (

  • Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation manufactures and markets medical devices for the global cardiac and vascular surgery markets.
  • Terumo Heart, Inc. is focused on the introduction and advancement of innovative mechanical circulatory assist products.

The Timberland Group (, a leader in the benefits consulting business sector. Trossen HR Group (, the "HR department for small business" and HR consultancy for mid-size organizations with solutions to strengthen people, improve processes and manage risk.
Trialon Corporation (, assists companies with their technical staffing needs.
University of Michigan (, UM Tech Transfer is the University organization responsible for the transfer of University technology to the marketplace.
UPS (, Provides MichBio members up to 33 percent savings on shipping services and up to 10 percent on business services at The UPS Store.
Venture Technology Groups ( specializes in the sales of specialty engineered "High Purity Products" and control systems since 1987 including; valves, control valves, regulators, instrumentation, flow, level, temperature and pressure transmitters.
VWR (, offers single-source access to the most respected brands in scientific equipment, instruments, supplies, furniture and chemicals, as well as exclusive products offered as part of the VWR™ Collection.
Western Michigan University/Southwest Michigan Innovation Center (,, Western Michigan University is a dynamic, student-centered research university with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. Southwest Michigan Innovation Center is a 69,000 sq. ft. wet lab incubator/business accelerator successfully growing life science companies in the Kalamazoo region since 2003.

Emerging Biosciences Exhibitors
( has developed a proprietary yeast system for the highly efficient and cost effective production of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.
DataSpeaks Health Solutions (, a software company with the capability to measure the benefit and harm of prescription drugs and other exposures for individuals.
OPS Solutions ( has developed and patented the Light Guide System™, an intelligent light guidance technology to help guide and error proof a wide variety of standardized manual processes and training in medical device production, healthcare and wet lab applications.
POLY Bioinformatics ( is developing innovative products, based on advanced computational algorithms and software tools, for building and sharing databases of small molecules built from the information that is currently buried in thousands of published scientific research articles and patents. 
RealBio Technology ( developing and commercializing a state-of-the-art cell and tissue technology.
RetroSense Therapeutics (, developing a gene therapy to restore vision in patients who have been robbed of theirs by retinal degenerative disorders.
Spinal Ventures has developed, patented, and will manufacture and market proprietary medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of vertebral compression fractures and interbody spinal fusions.
Urobiologics ( is developing a unique lateral flow test strip for use before pregnancy to guide couples in which cycle to conceive to get a baby of desired gender as well as after pregnancy to actually know the gender of the baby.
ViaDerm dedicated to the development and commercialization of a novel skin access device for the delivery of life-sustaining therapies requiring long-term access through the skin.

Contact Information

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    Jayne Berkaw
    Director, Marketing/Communications
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