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Southwest Michigan Innovation Center (SMIC) 

4717 Campus Drive

Kalamazoo  Michigan  49008  U.S.A.
Phone: 269-353-1823 Fax: 269-372-3397

The Southwest Michigan Innovation Center is a 58,000-square-foot incubator/accelerator designed to provide wet-lab space, access to venture funding, and business services to emerging companies in life science industries. The facility, located at the Western Michigan University Business Technology Research Park in Kalamazoo, a state-designated SmartZone, opened in July 2003. For more information, visit

Douglas R. Morton, Jr., PhD is the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center's first CEO. Originally trained as an organic chemist, Morton spent 25 years as a medicinal chemist and manager for The Upjohn Company and then Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc., in Kalamazoo. He relocated to Pharmacia's New Jersey headquarters in 1998, where he dealt with technology licensing and drug discovery research issues. Morton recently retired from Pfizer Inc. where he served as vice president, worldwide discovery/strategic alliances to the integration of Pharmacia's drug discovery technology into Pfizer's research operations. Morton returned to Kalamazoo in November 2003 to take up the leadership of the Innovation Center.

Last Updated: 03-30-05

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Web Site: Southwest Michigan Innovation Center (SMIC)

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