Michigan Biosciences Organization - MichBio Honors Member Companies Recognized as One of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch  
5/3/2013 10:33:11 AM

May 3, 2013 – Ann Arbor, MI – MichBio, the biosciences industry association in Michigan, announced today that two of its member companies were among those recognized at the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2013 event in Lansing last night.

The award-winning MichBio member companies are:

-- Embedded Logix Inc., a technological design and development firm located in Shelby Township

-- Genemarkers, a Kalamazoo-based genomics service provider

Other bioscience companies recognized included Ideomed (Grand Rapids), a chronic disease management company; Nobis Agri Science (Plainwell), a manufacturer of customized nutritional programs; Sentio LLC (Southfield), creator of a proprietary nerve mapping technology that aids in spinal cord surgery; and Uckele Health & Nutrition Inc. (Blissfield), a nutrition company that uses proven, progressive advances in science to provide the highest quality nutritional programs and supplements. In addition, RealBio Technology, Inc., of Kalamazoo – a company focused on commercializing a disruptive tissue culture technology that supports the growth, expansion, differentiation and collection of human and non-human cells – was honored with the Innovation Award.

“Our members and Michigan’s biosciences industry, and those companies that support them, made yet another strong showing last night,” said Stephen Rapundalo, PhD, president and CEO of MichBio. “Every year this event demonstrates the breadth of bio-services available in our state, and the potential the industry holds for future growth and leadership in Michigan’s economy.”

MichBio congratulates all those honored at last night’s event.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is an awards program that discovers and celebrates the second-stage companies that make an impact in their markets, in their communities and in the state. The awards are presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business and its founding organizations: the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Association of Michigan, the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Greater Lansing Business Monthly, and the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Nominees are judged on factors including exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, competitive advantage, and demonstrable growth in sales and employee base.

MichBio is the trade association committed to driving growth in Michigan's biosciences industry and its many sectors, including agri-biotech, food and nutrition, bio-based technologies and renewable chemicals, industrial and environmental biotech, medical devices and technologies, pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare, diagnostics and research products, testing and research services, and clinical research. MichBio members include biosciences companies, academic and research institutions, biosciences service providers, and related organizations. For more information, visit