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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Velesco Pharma
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Velesco Pharmaceutical Services

Velesco Pharmaceutical Services was founded by Pfizer pharmaceutical scientists from Michigan's former R&D facility. They are a CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) contract research organization, specializing in analytical chemistry, drug formulation, clinical supply manufacture, and more. Velesco is now based in Wixom, MI with an additional facility in Kalamazoo, MI.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Tissue Regeneration Systems
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Tissue Regeneration Systems

Tissue Regeneration Systems (TRS) is developing and commercializing skeletal reconstruction and bone regeneration technologies (licensed from the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin). The company's specific 3D printing scaffold technology was acquired in 2017 by DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant RetroSense Therapeutics
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RetroSense developed a type of gene therapy to restore vision in patients with blindness. The company and its technologies were acquired by Allergan in 2016.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Lycera
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Lycera is focused on developing medicines for autoimmune disorders and cancers. Their novel treatments are based on small molecules designed to modulate immune system functions. The company has several locations, but is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Esperion The Lipid Management Company
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Esperion Therapeutics

One of MLSIC's original tenants, Esperion is now based in Ann Arbor, MI. A publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, their focus is on developing non-statin drugs that lower LDL-C - a type of "bad" cholesterol.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Celsee
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Celsee, Inc

Celsee, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets integrated comprehensive single-cell analysis solutions that can accurately identify, analyze, and retrieve viable cells directly from blood and tissue. In 2019, Celsee, Inc. opened their headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Algal Scientific
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Algal Scientific

Algal Scientific developed technologies and processes to produce nutrients from algae and wastewater. Kemin Industries acquired their beta-glucan manufacturing technology. Company now based in Plymouth, MI.
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ClynProject Consulting

ClynProject Consulting brings a broad knowledge of experience across therapeutics areas. Established in 2017, and located in Southeastern Michigan. Specializing in clinical project management and clinical monitoring. Regionally based, and follows a business model that allows to offer quality professional services with low overhead at reasonable, competitive industry pricing.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Delphinus Medical Technologies
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Delphinus Medical Technologies

Delphinus' focus on early detection of breast cancer led them to the development of their 3D breast ultrasound technology, SoftVue(TM). They are now based in Novi, MI. The company began as a "spin-off" from the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Stonebridge Coatings Laboratory, Inc
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Stonebridge is an independent testing and development laboratory serving the coatings and related industries, offering project design and management, product development and testing, problem solving, competitive product testing and analysis, deformulation, failure analysis, and expert witness services. Specialties include architectural, industrial maintenance, industrial OEM, automotive refinish, and automotive OEM coatings.
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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant zietchik research institute
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Zietchick Research Institute

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Michigan Life Sciences and Innovation Center tenant Penrose Therapeutx
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Penrose Therapeutx

Penrose Therapeutx is a chemistry-driven pharmaceutical company that employs a mechanistic and rational approach in bringing oncologic solutions to the patients of today and tomorrow. The company was founded by a group of individuals who value beneficence above all else. Penrose Therapeutx’s intellectual property will allow an unprecedented drug discovery platform in the area of oncology that views cancer as a pathological redox disease. At Penrose Therapeutx, our goal is to improve cancer-related outcomes that are accompanied by unmatched safety and a cost-effective profile for patients and their families.
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