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Oakland County Hosts Event to Increase Medical Economic Development and Foster Students’ Interest in Life Sciences

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March 05, 2020
Oakland County Medical Main Street (MMS) will be hosting a panel discussion, “Bench to Bedside: Moving Medical Devices & Technology from Concept to Clinical Application” at its co-host Lawrence Technical University’s (LTU) Southfield campus on April 8.

“Fostering strong life science connections is an important part of our diversified economy – an economy that generates an average of $1.5 million in business investment daily and produces nearly 30 percent of the state’s jobs,” said Dave Coulter, Oakland County executive. “We are happy to show our commitment to life sciences with our partner, Lawrence Technical University.”

LTU students will showcase research projects in biomedical engineering, nursing, molecular and cell biology, and other life sciences disciplines in a poster session, s well as have opportunities to meet industry STEM leaders and explore pathways in science and technology fields as part of LTU’s annual Science and Technology Showcase.

Coulter will join Virinder Moudgil, president of LTU, to provide opening remarks before the panel discussion, which is focused on moving medical products from concept to implementation.
 
“The message was clear from Medical Main Street members and others within the life sciences arena here in Southeast Michigan,” said Dom Holmes, manager of the Medical Main Street program.  “They want to know how they can work with hospitals and health networks, maximizing that partnership once it begins, how early stage companies can work with health care systems to generate user experience for their new technologies and why health care organizations should share their technical expertise,” he said.
 
The event begins at 3 p.m. April 8 on the third-floor atrium of LTU’s Marburger STEM Center, 21000 West 10 Mile Road. (see www.ltu.edu/map). There is no cost to attend, but registration is required here: http://ow.ly/M3ot50yE5A6
 
“LTU science and biomedical students are using their critical thinking skills to explore scientific and technical issues,” said Margaret Pierce, director of career services at LTU.  “The Science and Technology Showcase provides an opportunity for employers to hear and see many of the projects and research these students are currently pursuing.”
 
Lawrence Technological University, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 15 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. 

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.
Contact:
Chelsea Schutz, Program Manager
(248) 858-0978

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