In the late 1990s, Wixom, MI-based Rockwell Medical revolutionized the dialysis industry by being the first to develop, patent, and bring to market a dry acid mixing system for hemodialysis concentrate. It eliminated the need for the bulky 55-gallon drums that... Read more »
Capas, a private investment firm established in Detroit last year, has acquired E-Learning Mind, a small San Diego ed-tech company that develops learning programs for corporate customers in such areas as sales training, product knowledge, and health and safety procedures.
Financial... Read more »
Back in February 2012, Xconomy profiled Shawn Geller, the founder and CEO of the startup Quikly (though back then it was called Quikkly).
Geller had come to Detroit from Philadelphia to build his company at the Madison Building alongside a growing... Read more »
When we last caught up with University of Michigan spin-off company Ambiq Micro, it was moving its microcontroller development operation to Austin, TX. Co-founder Scott Hanson told AnnArbor.com at the time that the reason behind the move was Texas’ wealth... Read more »
The three laws of getting a meeting with a VC: 1) If you don’t know somebody who can provide a referral, don’t even try. 2) Start about four months in advance. 3) Once the meeting is on the books, assume that... Read more »
The news hit the blogosphere two weeks ago that Michigan Gov. Rick Syder’s administration was supposedly holding secret meetings with tech companies in an effort to develop “value schools” that relied on IT and a voucher-like funding mechanism to reduce costs. The... Read more »
Drug development is a tough business. Small companies that dare to try often end up in public train wrecks when they head to Washington to meet the FDA. It’s a shame, a colossal waste, every time a company gets that far... Read more »
Consumer Reports, the nation’s most respected source of product reviews and buying advice, does not mince words about extended warranties. It calls them a bad idea and money down the drain. The website Consumerist agrees, calling extended warranties useless... Read more »
[Corrected 5/3/13, 2:30 p.m. See below.] Founded in 2001, Synthetic Biologics is a biotech company headquartered in Rockville, MD, with an office in Ann Arbor, MI, focused on the treatment of serious infectious diseases. CEO Jeff Riley says the... Read more »