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Michigan State welcomes the arrival of world-leading cyclotron technology

June 8, 2021

Michigan State University and BAMF Health announced the delivery of two advanced GE PETtrace 890 cyclotrons at the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building.

Cancer treatment innovator coming to Grand Rapids, expected to create 200 jobs in $30 million investment

May 3, 2021 - John Tunison - MLive

Bold Advanced Medical Future Health (BAMF) is expected to lease some 35,000 square feet in the new Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building at the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Innovation Park.

MSU’s economic impact nets Kent County $339M

April 15, 2021 - MSUToday

Growth along Medical Mile in Grand Rapids brings jobs, innovation to area

Perrigo breaks ground on Grand Rapids HQ

April 14, 2021 - Christa Ferguson, Joe LaFurgey - WOOD TV 8

Leaders from pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo and Michigan State University joined developers on April 14 for the Perrigo building groundbreaking ceremony.

Winners of the 2021 MiBiz Deals & Dealmakers Awards

February 15, 2021 - MiBiz

Michigan State University's partnership with Perrigo recognized as winner of the Economic Development Category in the 2021 MiBiz Deal of the Year Awards.

‘Landmark project,’ collaboration brings Perrigo headquarters to Medical Mile

February 12, 2021 - Kate Carlson - MiBiz

Perrigo Co. plc moves its North American corporate offices to the Medical Mile. The pharmaceutical giant will occupy three upper floors of a building in Michigan State University’s Grand Rapids Innovation Park.

Medical Mile: Transforming a city

January 29, 2021 - Flyover Future

Over the last decade, medical and education institutions have invested more than $1 billion into Medical Mile, turning it into a world-class healthcare destination. In addition to many hospitals and research centers, Medical Mile is also home to educational institutions dedicated to medical science, such as Michigan State University.

MSU brings research, innovation muscle to Grand Rapids' Medical Mile

January 19, 2021 - Tom Henderson - Crain's Detroit Business

Development has accelerated at Michigan State University's Grand Rapids Innovation Park, at the northwest corner of the city's Medical Mile.

Perrigo and MSU ink formal partnership

January 18, 2021 - Rachel Watson

Perrio and Michigan State University’s Grand Rapids Innovation Park enter a formal partnership to advance consumer self-care innovation.

Michigan State University, Perrigo partnership to combine research and market expertise

January 11, 2021 - Mark Sanchez

A new partnership will connect Michigan State University’s clinical and research acumen with Perrigo Co. plc’s expertise in product innovation, manufacturing scale and retail distribution.

Research Drives Growth in Michigan

November 13, 2020 - Rachel Watson

A study by Business Leaders for Michigan, “How university-led economic development can transform our state’s future," reviews how the move of MSU’s College of Human Medicine to downtown Grand Rapids has spurred a cluster of hospitals, research centers and job creation along Michigan Street.

State and Local Collaboration Brings New Perrigo North American Corporate Headquarters to Downtown Grand Rapids

October 27, 2020

Perrigo Company will establish its new North American Corporate Headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids. The new office will be constructed within Michigan State University’s Grand Rapids Innovation Park.

In Memoriam: Peter F. Secchia, 1937-2020

October 21, 2020

The Honorable Ambassador PETER F. SECCHIA (MSU ’63, Business), philanthropist and lead champion of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, died October 21, 2020, at the age of 83.

Setting the final beam on the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building

August 20, 2020

A major milestone was achieved at the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building in August.

Construction Webcam: Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building

April 20, 2020

See the latest progress of the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building construction.

MSU Grand Rapids Innovation Park permitted to continue construction under executive order

April 17, 2020 - Rockford Construction

Construction on the MSU Grand Rapids Innovation park has been permitted to continue under executive order as it is an essential public health infrastructure project. Read the full statement from Rockford Construction.

Partners break ground on Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building

November 18, 2019

Health Innovation Partners and Michigan State University broke ground on the next phase of the university’s Grand Rapids Innovation Park, the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building.

MSU receives gift from Meijer family for new medical innovation facility

October 25, 2019

A significant gift from Doug Meijer and the Meijer Foundation will support Michigan State University's vision of transforming health care via biomedical research.

MSU conducting clinical trial for dementia in Grand Rapids

September 27, 2019 - WZZM TV 13

Dr. David Morgan is leading new study called Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training, which looks at whether or not computerized training exercises or brain games can reduce the risk of dementia.

Medical innovation built on big data

September 24, 2019 - Experience Grand Rapids

With the fall 2019 groundbreaking of the medical innovation building, Health Innovation Partners – a real estate development joint venture between MB Real Estate, Walsh Construction/Walsh Investors and Rockford Construction – and MSU will set the stage for a new era of medical innovation in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids: A hub for medical research and innovation

August 13, 2019 - Experience Grand Rapids

When Dr. Beauchamp looks to the future of biomedical research and healthcare, he describes what sounds like a health science utopia. But this place is not a utopian fantasy. It exists, its impact on human health is growing and it’s spurring life-saving discoveries. The place is Grand Rapids.

Gene mutation combo linked to common cancer in women

August 7, 2019 - MSU Today

MSU researchers collaborated with the Van Andel Institute to identify a combination of two gene mutations that is linked to endometrial cancer. Led by Ronald Chandler, the study finds that mutations certain genes are frequently found together in the development of endometrial cancer.

Next phase of MSU's Grand Rapids Research and Innovation Park moves forward

June 6, 2019

Michigan State University’s first Public Private Partnership, or P3, is official. A long-term ground lease for the continued development of the Grand Rapids Research Center site includes construction for a medical innovation building and parking structure.

Finding new treatments for children with rare illnesses

April 3, 2019 - MSU Today

André Bachmann is creating treatments for children with rare medical conditions that many large pharmaceutical companies won’t develop due to high costs and low returns.The professor and associate chair for research in the MSU College of Human Medicine and his team are studying the therapeutic potential of existing drugs used to stop cancer growth in children with neuroblastoma — one of the most aggressive forms of pediatric cancer. It’s a novel approach that could lead to similar breakthroughs in medical genetics.

MSU Board of Trustees authorizes Phase II development for the Grand Rapids Research Center

December 14, 2018

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has authorized the university to enter into a Public Private Partnership, or P3, for the continued development of the Grand Rapids Research Center site.

$88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center opens doors to medical discovery

September 20, 2017

A new era for scientific discovery was unveiled during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Michigan State University’s $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center.

Construction time lapse

July 1, 2017

Watch the demolition of the Grand Rapids Press site beginning March 2015 through the construction of the Grand Rapids Research Center in July 2017.

Construction milestone achieved for MSU Grand Rapids Research Center

November 19, 2015

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine celebrated a construction milestone Nov. 19 with the “topping off” of the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center.

Era of discovery begins with groundbreaking of new MSU Grand Rapids Research Center

June 18, 2015

A new era of medical discovery began June 18, as ground was broken for the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center.

Board of Trustees approves construction of Grand Rapids Research Center

February 6, 2015

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees authorized the administration to expand the university's research capabilities in Grand Rapids by constructing a biomedical research facility on the site of the former Grand Rapids Press building.

Demolition of former Grand Rapids Press building approved by Board of Trustees

December 12, 2014

Michigan State University Board of Trustees has authorized the demolition of the former Grand Rapids Press building located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on property the university acquired in 2012.