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MichBio, KnowledgeWatch grow through new media partnership

A local start-up and economic development non-profit are forming a new partnership they believe will not only spur more business growth in Ann Arbor's bio-tech sector, but also the economy for the state overall and eventually the country.

MichBio and KnoweldgeWatch, both based in downtown Ann Arbor, are collaborating to create miBio NewsWatch, a news and information gathering channel for Michigan-based biosciences companies. The news service, created and managed by KnowledgeWatch, will aggregate concentrations of bioscience news with content that focuses on their market segment.

"We're accessing some 20,000 bioscience articles everyday," says Don Hogan, CEO of KnowledgeWatch. "That's from about 875 bioscience sources out there."

The new miBio NewsWatch will allow users to search for relevant stories and pieces of information with key words, instead of wading through numerous headlines each day. The news service will be available to MichBio's members. Non members are eligible for a free 14-day trial.

Hogan and MichBio president and CEO Stephen Rapundalo believe this new service will first gain traction in Ann Arbor and Michigan before spreading to the dozens of other states that are working to develop bio-tech industries.

Source: Don Hogan, CEO of KnowledgeWatch
Writer: Jon Zemke

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