ARTICLES

Patent covers VARI research method

April 3, 2011

The Van Andel Research Institute and Gentel Biosciences Inc., a Wisconsin company, recently announced a patent for a method of studying changes in proteins for cancer research.

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Saint Marys to offer new test for Parkinsons

April 3, 2011

Saint Mary's Health Care is joining hospitals at the universities of Michigan and Toledo as the first in the Midwest to offer a new way to diagnose Parkinson's syndromes.

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Priority posts loss GVHP in black

April 3, 2011

Grand Rapids-based Priority Health’s health maintenance organization in March reported a net income loss of $7.16 million for 2010, compared to $17.8 million on the positive side in 2009.

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New group pursuing improvements

April 3, 2011

Health care leaders in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Battle Creek have formed a new organization to promote standardization for quality in the hopes of reducing, or at least stabilizing, medical costs in West Michigan.

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Spectrum institute aligns doctors research and education

April 1, 2011

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SURGEONS HAVE performed several procedures as an outgrowth of the recent emergence of Spectrum’s heart transplant program.

Spectrum Health has launched the Heart and Vascular Institute for doctors, researchers, medical students and patients connected to the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids.

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Imperial CRS rebrands hikes its clinical trial support work

April 1, 2011
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BRANDON BISSELL, graphics and marketing manager at Imperial Clinical Research Services, a division of Imperial Graphics.

What started out as a small printing job for a Kalamazoo pharmaceutical company years ago is now a worldwide business in supporting clinical research for Grand Rapids-based Imperial Clinical Research Services, a division of Imperial Graphics.

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Digital grows up at Hanon McKendry

April 1, 2011

Hanon McKendry has re-branded itself with a new tagline, a new division and new talent.

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Asians small but growing influence in GR business

April 1, 2011

Phillip Hien Nguyen, owner of a Grand Rapids-based web development business, knows that his accent is thick, despite the nearly three decades he has lived here.

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Hartzell now president at Alexander Marketing

March 28, 2011

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Alexander Marketing, a full-service marketing and public relations firm mostly in the business-to-business arena and located on Grand Rapids’ west side, has welcomed new leadership.

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Hispanics lead West Michigan into demographic makeup shift

March 25, 2011

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Dante Villarreal, regional director for the Michigan Small Business Technology and Development Center, noted that immigrant communities generally tend to be very entrepreneurial, with the Hispanic community being no exception.

When Alternative Mechanical owner Dick Ortega graduated from Godwin Heights High School in 1970, he recalled, he was one of about a half-dozen Hispanic students in his graduating class.

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