Many of you may know that the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, which Launch MI Lab calls home, turns 10 years old this year. SMIC itself was the realization of a vision by forward-thinking leaders back in the late 1990s, people who realized that the life science industry was changing. Innovation was no longer the playground of large research-based corporations alone; entrepreneurial scientists were generating their own ideas and partnering with companies and universities to bring them forth.
MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette highlighted this evolution in a two-part feature story on Independence Day, spotlighting Launch MI Lab as an extension of the life sciences vision that created SMIC. Not only does the lab serve as a catalyst for budding science-based companies, it provides important laboratory services and space for established SMIC clients and for outside companies looking for quality mass-spec and other services.
It’s exciting to be on the leading edge of a wave that formed a decade ago—and to see the great minds at work at SMIC and Launch MI Lab every day as they work on generating the innovative waves of the future.
To read the story on Launch MI Lab, click here.