Western Michigan University

Name: Alexander Kohlmann
Age: 36

The Southwest Michigan First plans to launch later this year an incubator for startup medical-device makers, one week after it wrapped up a $3.5 million addition to its healthcare-products,-services, and -technologies center.

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The integration of ADMETRx's ADME evaluation and CeeTox's toxicity screening during drug discovery and lead optimization will help pharmaceutical and biotech companies efficiently improve their drug discovery decision making capabilities, a CeeTox official told CBA News.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.