Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

Senior writer, covers health care, finance and life sciences. Twitter: @masanche

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:28

Priority Health to buy Detroit-area TPA

GRAND RAPIDS — The planned acquisition of a Detroit-area third-party benefits administrator will give Priority Health a greater ability to pursue business with employers that self-fund their health benefits.

A new medical device company in Kalamazoo plans to begin building a business around a product acquired from Stryker Corp. to treat a painful and potentially life-threatening condition.

Kalamazoo-based Vestaron Corp. plans to use $40 million in new capital to expand commercialization and accelerate the development of an additional line of environmentally friendly pesticides. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Since September 2017, Metro Health – University of Michigan has signed up 20 employers that contract directly with the health system to provide medical care for some 4,000 employees and their dependents.

GRAND RAPIDS — Carl Erickson began thinking 12 years ago about how Atomic Object LLC would eventually carry on without him.

GRAND RAPIDS — When advisers begin to prepare a business for a transition and sale, they also need to prepare the entrepreneur for what’s next.

Shoppers often visit Great Northern Trading Co. to look around and ask about products. Many visitors to the Rockford-based home decor and gift store also pull out their smartphones to compare prices with online retailers. 

GRAND RAPIDS — US Signal Co. LLC began construction this week on a new data center in Van Buren Township, between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University extended a capital campaign that now seeks to raise a targeted $100 million or more.

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