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Tech Start-up Wins BioScience Showcase in Detroit
Jim Baker, director of Technology and Economic Development, led a start-up company based on technology developed at Michigan Tech to top honors in the Emerging Bioscience Showcase at MichBio in Grand Rapids this week.

Kalamazoo-based Aursos Inc. is a company established to commercialize a treatment for osteoporosis and other bone disorders based on research by Associate Professor Seth Donahue (Biomedical Engineering) on black bear parathyroid hormone. Bears hibernate for months without suffering a loss in bone density, and Donahue has linked that natural resistance to the bears' parathyroid hormone.

Aursos won the Showcase Award, a $10,000 package of professional services from Biotechnology Business Consultants LLC, the accounting firm of Doeren Mayhew, the law firm of Honigman, the product development firm Keystone, the pharmaceutical planning and business development firm Pharmacision and free membership in MichBio.

Companies from the US and Canada were among the finalists. The showcase is a highlight of MichBio, the Michigan Biotechnology Industry Organization's annual meeting.