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Ann Arbor's Genomenon Inc., a genomic literature search engine company, and Lausanne, Switzerland's Saphetor S.A., a precision medicine analysis company, today announced an agreement to share genomic variant data over their software platforms.
According to the Zebra's annual State of Auto Insurance Report released today, Michigan is listed as the country's most expensive state for auto coverage, while Detroit is the country's most expensive city.
Bentley's Pet Stuff, headquartered in Illinois, today announced the acquisition of Ann Arbor-based Green Pawz Pet Supply. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of its entry into Michigan, Bentley's plans to open eight to 10 stores in the state within the next year, with initial planned locations in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo areas.
Online Tech in Ann Arbor today announced it has been acquired by Schurz Communications Inc., an Indiana-based news and information company. Online Tech supports IT infrastructure for businesses and specializes in hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery, and offsite backup services. It currently serves almost 500 clients across the United States, including Henry Ford Health System, Pet Supplies Plus, and John Deere.
Gov. Rick Snyder today signed an Executive Directive that will require all facilities owned, managed, or leased by the state to provide on-site recycling within one year of the directive's signing. Gov. Snyder also announced the launch of Re:Source, an initiative to triple Michigan's recycling rate. It promotes the use of recycled materials in economic and business opportunities.
The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines in Ann Arbor today announced it awarded funding for seven new drug discovery projects. U-M faculty will lead the research.
Missouri-based construction services firm Burns and McDonnell today announced its newly established downtown Detroit office will be headed by Ben Nabozny. The office plans to hire more than 100 engineers, project managers, and support professionals over the next five years.
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn today announced it will host the 2018 K-12 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo on June 1. More than 400 students from around the world will compete in the expo, which is organized by The STEMIE Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math education.