Our Companies

Our clients include a diverse range of early stage and startup companies across a wide span of industries, including pharma, medical device, diagnostics, advanced materials, engineering, and more. We are proud to serve the following clients. Please note that some of our company names have been excluded due to confidentiality.

  • Arcadia Supplements, LLC


    Arcadia Supplements, LLC, formulates and distributes fulvic-mineral-based health and wellness products. Ancient plant life had ample fulvic acid as is evidenced by the exceedingly rich and unusual deposits, such as the one from which we harvest. This fulvic acid in these deposits came from massive amounts of vegetation and its further decomposition by microbes. Fulvic acid is then a naturally occurring organic substance that comes entirely from microbial action on decomposing plants, plants themselves, or ancient deposits of plant origin.

  • AureoGen Biosciences, Inc.


    AureoGen Biosciences, Inc., is focused on the development of novel chemistry and genetic engineering methodologies for the modification of cyclic peptide-based compounds. The cyclic peptides constitute an important group of natural product compounds. Drugs such as vancomycin, daptomycin, caspofungin, cyclosporin, and bleomycin all belong to this group and their successes in the clinic demonstrate that cyclic peptides can be antibacterials and antifungals, as well as immunosuppressive and even cancer drugs. AureoGen's therapeutic focus is on antibiotics and the company's mission is to utilize state-of-the-art chemistry and genetic engineering methodologies to generate novel drug candidates from existing cyclic peptide templates.

  • BioGravity LLC


    BioGravity, LLC supports the space biotech research industry utilizing the unique properties of microgravity in a platform called BioGravityTM. The company offers novel platforms for researching cells and cell based therapeutics, protein crystal growth, medicinal chemistry synthesis, agriculture, and custom projects. It provides various drug discovery research solutions and experimentation in Microgravity including:

    • Simulated (in YOUR lab or Ours) using the EXPLOR-BioGravityTM RPM Platform
    • Orbital (International Space Station)
    • Suborbital (Multiple Sources)
    • Parabolic flight (Multiple Sources)
  • Epredia


    Formerly Thermo Fisher Scientific, Epredia is a global precision cancer diagnostics company working to improve patient outcomes by providing groundbreaking technologies. Powered by trusted brands such as Richard - Allan Scientific, Microm, Shandon, Menzel Gläser and Erie Scientific, Epredia has a wide breadth of solutions that have and will continue to transform the anatomical pathology market. Every product developed has been impacted by generations of employees who are committed to improving lives by enabling pathologists through enhancing precision cancer diagnostics.

  • Exactica Analytical Services

    Exactica Analytical Services provides analytical services to drug development companies requiring assistance solving problems. The services offered include GC, GC/MS, HPLC, ICP-OES, and more.



    IONTOX is a biotechnology company dedicated to providing expertise to the area of in vitro toxicology, with a mission to build improved methods for predicting human adverse effects from chemical exposure. From laboratories located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, IONTOX serves a global client base in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, tobacco, and food additive industries. Through, consulting, product development, and laboratory services the company contributes to the development, application, and interpretation of alternative testing methods. IONTOX aims to advance current alternative toxicology methods through continuous efforts in the research and development of new in vitro technology.

  • Iris Dx


    Iris Dx is focused on harnessing the power of extracellular vesicles for diagnostics and therapeutics. Once thought to be a waste mechanism of the cells in our bodies, these nanosized envelopes have been elucidated as a primary mitigator of intra and extracellular communication. Iris Biosciences is focused on building academic and industry collaborations to leverage our decades of research and development expertise in the isolation, profiling, synthesis and characterization of these cellular foot soldiers.

  • Kalsec


    Kalsec® is the leading global producer of natural spice and herb flavor extracts, colors, antioxidants, and advanced hop products for the food and beverage industry. Since 1958, Kalsec® has consistently delivered high-quality, innovative ingredient solutions that make products look better, taste better and last longer.® Our expertise and resources encompass a full line of all-natural, innovative products and solutions to meet the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers throughout the industry and around the world.

  • Live Your Song


    Live Your Song is an education technology company that is developing a voice-based learning app.

  • Microbiologics


    Microbiologics is the world’s leading experts and go-to collaborators for biological products and services, focused on protecting the health and safety of people around the world. Located in the WMed Innovation Center of Western Michigan University, our Antibiotic and Microbiome Research Center partners with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and animal health companies to bring new life-changing antimicrobial drugs to market. With a highly collaborative approach, we provide in vitro susceptibility testing, high throughput screening, lead characterization studies, test method development and beyond. With each engagement, we apply our inventive spirit, deep expertise, vast resources and unparalleled support to create the best products and services for our fellow scientists.

  • Next Stage Labs


    Our lab focuses on the ornamental plant industry. We help clients who are in the development phase of a new variety, bringing material to market and needing to ensure their genetics stay disease free, or looking to ship plants internationally. Our services include clean stock maintenance, international shipping of plant cultures, virus elimination, virus testing, ploidy manipulation, and ploidy estimation.

  • Northern Biomolecular Services


    Northern Biomolecular Services (NBS)  is a contract research organization in Kalamazoo Michigan, specializing in advanced molecular biological techniques for the determination of biodistribution, persistence, and gene expression of cell and gene therapy products in biological samples through real-time qPCR quantification analysis.  NBS provides a complete solution for customized assay development, robust validation procedures, and efficient sample processing workflows. Delivering high-quality data and providing customer satisfaction is the top priority.

  • PharmOcular, Inc.

    PharmOcular, Inc. is working on a topically active COX-2 inhibitor for treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration (wet-AMD).

  • Proteos, Inc.


    Proteos, Inc., provides a wide range of expression platforms, purification methods, protein analysis tools and assay services.  Any of their services can be requested individually or combined for complete protein or antibody production. In addition, each service can be customized to meet individual project specifications. Proteos offers multiple expression platforms that can be combined with purification services for production of high-quality recombinant proteins and antibodies.  All of their processes have been thoroughly validated in-house to ensure delivery of quality product. With decades of combined experience, their exceedingly skilled scientists are ready to get started on your protein or antibody research project.

  • RealBio Technology, Inc.


    RealBio Technology, Inc., provides leading-edge cell and tissue culture technologies that support the growth, expansion, differentiation, and collection of human and non-human cells. The RealBio Bioreactor is a single use disposable unit that utilizes perfusion to disperse culture media and an independent gassing to deliver oxygen independent from the media. Independent gassing reduces shear force and enables a more in-vivo like environment by creating gradients of nutrient and oxygen concentrations.

  • SafeSense Technologies LLC


    SafeSense Technologies, LLC is a sensor technology company providing innovative solutions using flexible hybrid electronics for the Sports Performance, Physical Therapy and Medical Diagnostics markets. SafeSense has developed SCOUT, a "smart helmet impact sensing system", which helmet manufacturers can use in existing helmets to automatically record  and communicate the occurrence of potentially dangerous impacts.

  • Separation Solutions / SepSol Process Solutions


    Separation Solutions / SepSol Process Solutions is a manufacturer's representative and distributor of equipment for filtration and separation, powder and bulk processing, dust collection and packaging. SepSol has extensive experience in providing solutions for pharmaceutical, chemical, food, beverage, plastics, aggregates, metal powders, oil & gas, foundry, paint & ink, cosmetics, and recycling. SepSol offers expertise in liquid process solutions, powder & bulk, processing & handling, environmental solutions, packaging solutions, and laboratory solutions.

  • Single Source Procurement, Inc.


    Single Source Procurement, Inc., staffs and stocks an on-site scientific supply storeroom and coordinates ongoing routine procurement for companies, as well as coordinating instrument repair and researching and negotiating one-time purchases. By utilizing the leverage of over 100 client companies, SSP is able to pass substantial savings on to all customers through volume ordering and reduced shipping, handling and processing fees. Customers typically save over 30% on goods and services by working through SSP.

  • StatLab Medical Products


    StatLab Medical Products has been supplying the anatomic pathology laboratory for over 30 years. Their purpose is to enable their customers to deliver optimal patient care through timely diagnoses. StatLab Medical Products is a leading developer and manufacturer of cost- effective histology, cytology and immunohistochemistry diagnostic supplies. StatLab offers 1,750 of the most commonly purchased diagnostic supplies used by independent and hospital-based anatomic pathology laboratories. Over 3,000 anatomic pathology laboratories across the United States rely on StatLab to satisfy their diagnostic supply requirements.

  • Tetra Therapeutics


    Tetra Therapeutics develops therapeutics to treat memory loss and cognitive impairment by improving how the brain processes and stores information. Working with potentially breakthrough technology, Tetra's goal is to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, traumatic brain injury, major psychiatric disease, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Tetra is committed to building a leading portfolio of clinical trial stage treatments, based on phosphodiesterase sub-type inhibitors for both neuroscience and non-neuroscience disorders.

  • Vestaron Inc.


    Vestaron Inc., is a leader in the development and marketing of safe and effective bioinsecticides derived from naturally occurring peptides found in spider venom. Vestaron is changing the agricultural industry's insecticide standards. Vestaron believes its responsibility is to develop and commercialize biological insecticides to help the world's farmers produce safer and better food, ornamentals  and fiber in a more environmentally responsible manner.

  • Videka


    Videka captures the best of two leading global companies, Diana Pet Food and Kalsec®, to better serve the rendering and pet food industries with natural protection solutions.

  • Western Michigan University's Biosciences Research & Commercialization Center


    Western Michigan University's Biosciences Research & Commercialization Center dedicates its pharmaceutical expertise and resources to the commercialization of life-science discoveries and the growth of Michigan's life sciences sector. The BRCC, established in 2003 by the Michigan Legislature, provides startup and gap funding to promising Michigan-based life sciences and medical device ventures entering the commercialization phase of development.