Trends, products and advances


College installs virtual cadaver for biology classes

February 21, 2018
| By AP
DEARBORN — A Detroit-area college will use a virtual cadaver to teach students how to perform human dissections. Read More

Real estate execs dismiss bitcoin frenzy

West Michigan leaders express concern over longevity, volatility of cryptocurrencies.

February 16, 2018
A recent collaboration between a global property marketplace and the city of South Burlington, Vermont, could be the first in a growing trend of real estate transactions being recorded on the blockchain, but don’t expect the trend to hit the West Michigan market anytime soon. Read More

Medical research company selling business for $800M

February 14, 2018
A medical research company in the region has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an out-of-state organization for about $800 million in cash. Read More

Tech company buys building

February 14, 2018
A tech company in the region is expanding into a new home that's nearly 400 percent larger than its current location. Read More

Software firm earns B Corp certification

February 13, 2018
A local software firm has been certified as a B Corp. Read More

Open Systems Technologies launches digital consulting division

OpenDigital aims to transform consumer relationships by creating ‘symbiotic’ relationships with businesses.

February 9, 2018
OST recently launched a new division centered on digital consulting for businesses to successfully implement new technology. Read More

Staffing firm develops courses for skills training

February 5, 2018
The local office of a national staffing firm is offering a new online training platform to help clients gain in-demand skills. Read More

Small enterprises thrive online

Study shows small businesses increasingly use digital tools to reach customers, boost sales, hire employees.

February 2, 2018
A new study by a trio of tech-focused organizations demonstrates how small outfits are using social media to their advantage. Read More

Marketing firm revamps message

With new owner, Blue Flame Thinking looks to refocus specialization, improve community involvement.

February 2, 2018
A local marketing firm is shifting gears. Read More

Furniture maker debuts 'intuitively' responsive chair

February 2, 2018
A local furniture maker has debuted a new chair that adapts to a user’s posture with fewer mechanisms. Read More