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Ingham County Commercialization Successes Celebrated

Friday, September 22, 2000

Kathleen McMahon
(517) 335-4590

Michigan Economic Development Corporation Honors Area Organizations Michigan Economic Development Corporation officials commended several Ingham County organizations recently for their successful commercialization of technology developed at Michigan State University at the Michigan Investment and Commercialization Success Celebration.At the ceremony, awards were distributed in four areas of commercialization success: venture capital, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and information technology.Twenty-nine organizations from throughout the state were honored.Four Ingham County organizations were honored in the information technology and life sciences categories. “The Ingham County winners exemplify the benefits of transferring technology developed at our universities to successful commercialization efforts,” said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.“Commercialization success in these important industries is key to helping the state develop into a national leader in the technology-driven economy.”In the information technology category, Strategic Interactive and Ergonomics Research and Laboratories LLC both of Lansing were recognized for their commercialization success.Strategic Interactive, supported by Michigan State University’s (MSU) Venture Center, is one of the leading e-commerce firms in the Lansing area.With technology licensed from MSU, Ergonomics Research and Laboratories is expected to revolutionize the way in which seating is designed and manufactured in the automotive, aerospace, agricultural equipment, theater and office seating industries.Antel Biosystems of Lansing and Lec Tech of East Lansing were both recognized in the life sciences category.Based on technology developed at MSU, Lec Tech has developed a salt substitute and is expanding the sodium free segment of the food market.With patents from MSU, Antel Biosystems is focused on the creation of innovative biosystems that enable speedy, hands-off and paperless diagnosis and monitoring of animal health.“These awards prove the Ingham County companies’ commercialization leadership.We hope their success will help to encourage further partnerships between Michigan universities and businesses,” Rothwell said.For a complete list of organizations honored, visit the Michigan Economic Development Corporation website at www.michigan.org.