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Battery Seminar Coming To Ann Arbor

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The San Diego battery industry consultant PlugVolt LLC will hold its 2017 Battery Seminar July 18-20 at the Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor, 1401 Briarwood Circle.

The event will feature experts from automotive and grid power storage manufacturers, industry suppliers, and battery manufacturers.

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Barracuda Networks to invest $2.3 million, create 115 jobs in Ann Arbor

LANSING – Barracuda Networks Inc., the network and data security provider, is expanding in Ann Arbor with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund and Ann Arbor Spark, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The project will generate a total capital investment of $2.3 million and create 115 new jobs.

Barracuda plans an expansion of its manufacturing operations in Ann Arbor, where it builds computer terminals and peripheral equipment. The project is expected to generate $2.3 million in capital investment and create 115 jobs. As a result, the company has been awarded a $750,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Georgia and California.

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Texas Firm Invests In LLamasoft

ANN ARBOR — LLamasoft, the Ann Arbor-based developer of supply chain modeling and design software, announced an investment by TPG Group, a private equity firm with offices in Fort Worth, Texas and San Francisco, Calif.

LLamasoft’s technology includes Supply Chain Guru for supply chain design. The company also plans this year to roll out new applications in supply chain visibility, planning, and demand modeling.

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Internet2 Names New President, CEO

ANN ARBOR — Internet2, the non-profit high-speed networking consortium led by the research and education communities, has named veteran broadband executive Howard Pfeffer its new president and CEO.

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Essen BioScience Launches New Cell Analysis Platform

ANN ARBOR — Essen BioScience, a developer of cell-based assays and instrumentation used for drug discovery and basic research, has launched the IncuCyte S3 live-cell analysis platform for real-time, automated measurements of cell health, proliferation, movement and function directly inside a standard incubator.

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Millendo Starts Phase 2 Trial Of New Drug For Cushing’s Syndrome

ANN ARBOR — The Ann Arbor pharmaceutical developer Millendo Therapeutics Inc. has announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its drug candidate ATR-101 in patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome.

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New Construction Management Software From Ann Arbor Firm

ANN ARBOR — Invicara, the Ann Arbor-based provider of software for building information modeling, announced the release of BIM Assure 1.2, with new features focused on making BIM data validation and reporting easier and faster.

Building information modeling uses digital representations of buildings and sites to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain physical infrastructure.

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AT&T Upgrades Wireless Network in Southeast, Central Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has announced upgrades on 11 cell towers on its 4G LTE network in Genesee, Shiawassee, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.

The communities of Ann Arbor, Clio, Detroit, Flushing, Gibraltar, Livonia, New Boston, Owosso, Plymouth and Ypsilanti will see improvements. AT&T says the additional capacity upgrades are like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a customer’s device to the cell tower, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service.

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Health Care Job Growth Plummets in January

ANN ARBOR — The United States health care industry added only 18,000 jobs in January 2017, the slowest monthly increase since January 2014, which marked the onset of the expanded coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

That’s the top news out of the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators, released by the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor health care consulting firm Altarum Institute.

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