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North Carolina considers drug liability protections

North Carolina is sizing up proposed legislation that would be second only to Michigan's in liability protection for drugmakers.

U-M may face drop in state dollars over embryonic stem cell reporting battle

Michigan politics threaten to disrupt embryonic stem cell research at the state university level.

5 Innovative Michigan companies

Michigan is traditionally known for its preeminence in the auto industry and beautiful scenery. It's also gaining recognition for its booming life sciences industry--particularly medical devices.

Terumo unit enters consent decree, gives up $35M in profits

A U.S. unit of Tokyo-based Terumo has agreed to the terms of a consent decree with the FDA regarding quality system improvements at an Ann Arbor, MI facility. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems also has

Caraco plant fixes delayed in Detroit

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories is still working to fix manufacturing troubles at its Detroit facility and won't be able to resume manufacturing there by the end of fiscal 2011 as previously

Michigan county's Medical Main Street program points to successes

Michigan's Oakland County Medical Main Street had a strong 2010, with six life science companies locating or expanding their operations there. The program is an alliance of hospitals, universities,

CME debate spurs med school to spurn pharma funding

Over the past couple of years, we've seen an outcry over pharma-industry funding for CME. Indeed, an HHS inspector general told Congress that industry funding has "bastardized" continuing medical

Michigan biotech plan brings in 250 jobs

Michigan's effort to lure biomedical business to areas like Detroit is showing early success. Eighteen months ago, a group of hospitals, universities, medical device firms and biopharmaceutical

Michigan rakes in $274M in stimulus grants

The stimulus bill has showered the U.S. with billions of dollars in new scientific grants, including $274 million for scientists working in Michigan. Most of that money has gone to researchers at the

Caraco to add 600 jobs by 2012

Even in this era of big pharma layoffs, a few companies are still adding jobs. Take generics maker Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, majority-owned by of India's Sun Pharmaceuticals. The company is