Our History

April 1991


Diversey Lever, Inc. constructs manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Michigan. This is the future home of MLSIC.

January 2000


Building is purchased by Pfizer.

March 2004


Pfizer spends $11.5 million in building improvements and modifications to create a home for the newly-acquired Esperion Therapeutics.

May 1, 2006


The building reopens as Pfizer's Esperion facility.

January 22, 2007


Pfizer announces the closure of three Michigan operations, including the Plymouth, MI Esperion Therapeutics facility.

September 30, 2007


Pfizer's Esperion facility closes its doors.

May 1, 2008


The facility is reopened as Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center (MLSIC), a life sciences business incubator aimed at keeping talent in Michigan after the loss of Pfizer. With the assistance of Ann Arbor SPARK, Wayne County, MEDC, various local officials & organizations, and private funding, the building was purchased. MLSIC immediately became the home of several start-up companies founded by former Pfizer employees. Ann Arbor SPARK oversees and manages the facility.

November 1, 2012


Ann Arbor SPARK ceases management of MLSIC, handing oversight to MEDC Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Sept 1, 2013


SRI International, a nonprofit research and development institute, receives a grant from the MSF/MEDC to open a Phase 1 clinical trial facility at MLSIC.

Present


Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center (MLSIC) is southeastern Michigan’s premier home for life science and other high-tech, innovation based startup businesses.