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Life science and biomedical research is driving exciting innovation with the potential to change our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine—and it’s happening right here in the Lansing region. As home to one of the world’s leading research universities, Michigan State University, the Lansing region has a national presence in life science research and biotechnology field and an excellent reputation for seamlessly taking technology from the laboratory to the marketplace. Discover the difference a location in our area can make for your company.

The BioMedical and BioTechnology industries include a diverse variety of fields that range from healthcare delivery to pharmaceutical research to laboratory equipment manufacturing.

With access to incubator, lab, and technical space starting up a bio based business is easy. The Lansing Regional SmartZone (link to smartzone page) is specifically designed to facilitate new enterprises.  The SmartZone is a one of a kind area in Lansing that is specifically designed with available wet lab, prototype development, and incubator office space.  The SmartZone is the perfect location to start a new bio based business or take an existing one to the next level. 


Adjusted Employment in Tri-County Region*

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*Weighted to reflect the portion of this sector that’s dedicated to this industry cluster, not total number of employees.

Source: Regional Cluster Analysis Report of the Lansing Metropolitan Region; August, 2009 (Appendix F)

Michigan State University

The Lansing region has one of the greatest assets in our backyard; Michigan State University is a wealth of research and innovative thinking and with resources such as a Business Connect, MSUT and Spartan Innovations working closely with regional partners gives our existing businesses and startups a leg up on the competition.

Here are just a few of the Michigan State University programs that are helping us create world-class life science and biomedical companies:

Carcinogenesis Laboratory—through MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, this laboratory is devoted to conducting research on the origins of human cancer.

Biomedical Research and Informatics Center—a collaborative effort between the colleges of Human Medicine, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The Center’s principal mission is to support and develop National Institute of Health research.

Laboratory for Advanced Application in Glycochemistry—provides a national and international resource to academia and industry in the area of carbohydrates in medicine and materials.

Macromolecular Structure, Sequencing and Synthesis Facility—delivers cutting-edge analysis of biomolecules; facility has extensive instrumentation resources.

Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station—a multi-disciplinary program supported by 600+ MSU scientists. Investigating a wide range of topics include forest product development, food safety and water quality.

MSU Extension—provides information and research that supports and strengthens the state’s life sciences industry.

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