A consortium of 21 laboratories across Michigan life sciences corridor are available to entrepreneurs to research, test, develop, and even package clinical products. The Core Technology Alliance (CTA), which is housed at the Van Andel Institute in downtown Grand Rapids, is making it easier for life sciences startups to make their product without building an expensive laboratory many can't afford.
"CTA provides everything from the time an idea is developed through discovery through commercial packaging," says John C. Greenfield, executive director. "It acts as one stop shopping for a life sciences client."
The CTA's seven members—Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, the Van Andel Research Institute, Wayne State University, and Western Michigan University—provide fee-based services in 10 core technologies: animal models, antibody technology, high throughput screening, biological imaging, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, bioscience commercialization, and clinical stage pharmaceutical manufacturing practices.
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