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Marquette Life Sciences Success Celebrated

Friday, September 22, 2000

Kathleen McMahon
(517) 335-4590

Michigan Economic Development Corporation Honors Area Organization Michigan Economic Development Corporation officials commended Marquette’s Pioneer Surgical Technology for their successful commercialization of technology developed at Michigan Technological 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.“Pioneer Surgical Technology exemplifies 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 is key to helping the state develop into a national leader in the technology-driven economy.”Nominated by Michigan Technological University, Pioneer Surgical Technology was recognized in the life sciences category.This company has exclusive rights to the commercialization of tests analyzing oxidative stress, a metabolic disorder associated with many diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer.These tests will enable physicians to monitor the impact of antioxidant drugs and control the disease. “This award proves Pioneer Surgical Technology’s commercialization leadership.We hope their success will help to encourage further partnerships between Michigan universities and businesses,” Rothwell said.