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On the Road 
Stephen Rapundalo, PhD 
President & CEO, MichBio
Wow...the last month was a complete blur! But the toughest part of our activities calendar is now behind us.

September ended with the hosting of the 10th annual MichBio Expo & Conference. We were back in Detroit for the first time since the inception of the event in 2005, and approximately 375 attendees thoroughly enjoyed the venue at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. Wayne State University and Michigan Economic Development Corporation generously co-hosted this year's Expo.

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Viewpoint: Discussion, Investment Crucial in Finding Cures

From Kalamzaoo Gazette

By Stephen Rapundalo, president and CEO of MichBio, and James C. Greenwood, president and CEO of Biotechnology Industry Organization

How can we accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of new medical treatments and cures for patients? That's the question asked by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI 6th) at a roundtable discussion last Tuesday in Kalamazoo. The roundtable is one of many being held across the country as part of the 21st Century Cures Initiative. The U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee launched the initiative - led by Chairman Upton and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) - to engage in a national discussion devoted to identifying big ideas and proposals for accelerating the next generation of cures and treatments.

We applaud Chairman Upton for undertaking this initiative because it is imperative that we find new solutions. This can be accomplished only if we continue to invest in scientific research.

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TO BE RESCHEDULED: CEO Leaders Club with Joe Papa, Perrigo


Due to sudden notice the next 2014 CEO Leaders Club event set for October 21st at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Groves Campus in Kalamazoo is CANCELLED.


Joe Papa, CEO of Perrigo Company was to be the featured guest at this breakfast event. Business reasons now preclude his participation. Attempts will be made to reschedule him to a future date.  


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. MichBio continues to work on featuring two additional guests for the remainder of the 2014 CEO Leaders Club series.

Michigan CEO Summit 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Westin Book Cadillac-Detroit

Admission - $125 (includes breakfast and lunch)


On November 13, Business Leaders for Michigan will host the CEO Summit to support and foster dialogue and shape ideas surrounding Michigan's economic future. This signature event will include assembled experts and leaders in the fields of business, community, education and policy. The topics covered vary from economic growth, public sector efficiency, state competitiveness to proper management of state finances.

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Novartis was created in 1996 through the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz, two companies with a rich and diverse corporate history. Throughout the years, Novartis and its predecessor companies have discovered and developed many innovative products for patients and consumers worldwide.


Zietchick Research Institute

An emerging research and development company founded by Tammy Movsas, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Midland County Dept. of Public Health.

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