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On the Road
Stephen Rapundalo, PhD 
President & CEO

 

March ended with a flurry of activity between finishing interviews and focus groups for the Michigan Bio-Industry Strategic Roadmap 2015, hosting MichBio U webinars, and our first event partnered with the MSU International Business Center's Mid-Michigan Global Business Club. There was also the Business Leaders for Michigan Summit and a visit (with Rep. John Moolenaar) to the Yoplait manufacturing facility in Reed City. [Read more 'On the Road']

June 9 in Ann Arbor
Join us for MichBio's first event focused on the role of women in the bioscience industry. This half-day symposium features keynote speaker Luann Pendy, PhD the Senior Vice President of Global Quality for Medtronic, Inc. and three panel sessions designed to engender meaningful interactions, spark friendships, business relationships, and career opportunities. 

Visit michbio.org/women-in-bio for registration and sponsorship information.
A Great Start to the 2015 Season!
The CEO Leaders' Club is a chance for C-level types to discuss pivotal management issues with a featured senior-level bioscience executive and peers from around the state. Working breakfast events last approximately 2 hours.
June 2
Kalamazoo

June 10
Ann Arbor
Luann Pendy, Phd

July 8
Ann Arbor
John Lechleiter, PhD
  

Licensing Rules Refined for Drug and Device Manufacturers/Wholesalers in Michigan
The State of Michigan Licensing & Regulatory Agency and the Attorney General Office have further clarified rules that would address oversight of drug and device manufacturers/wholesalers and their product supply chains. [More]

Patent Abuse, 21st Century Cures Headline BIO Fly-In

MichBio joined more than 300 biotechnology industry leaders from over 40 states at the annual high profile event event on Capitol Hill. [More]

Device Tax Hearing Held by Senate Finance Healthcare Subcommittee
Industry and patient advocates testified to the negative effects of the medical device tax at the hearing "A Fresh Look at the Impact of the Medical Device Tax on Jobs, Innovation, and Patients" to highlight the urgent need for its repeal. [More]

Personal Care Products Safety Act Introduced
The bill S. 2014 was recently introduced in Congress and would significantly expand FDA's authority over cosmetic products sold in the United States. [More]

Device Advisory Committee Meeting Procedures, Other FDA Guidance Releases
The FDA issued numerous guidance documents over the last month. [View list here]

MedTech Innovator Deadline April 30
An early-stage medical device company venture competition and virtual accelerator with over $300,000 in prizes. Four finalists will present at AdvaMed 2015. [More]


October 5-7 in San Diego
MichBio members save 20% off registration. [Details]
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