Business Development

Fast Forward Medical Innovation offers external industry partners access to an academic research powerhouse, and provides internal U-M researchers with an experienced guide to approaching industry and establish research collaborations, including:

  • Complete integration into the Michigan Medicine academic medical system, engaging external partners more fully in one of the largest academic clinical health systems in the world, adding value to existing and future products.
  • Business Development Team driving external relationship management, including initial collaboration discussions, agreement execution, and implementation.

Every day, stakeholders across healthcare are forming novel partnerships in an effort to accelerate new technologies to market. Fast Forward Medical Innovation Business Development team members are alliance managers, building and executing successful relationships between U-M Medical School researchers and their potential corporate partners. By using creative partnering methods, including precompetitive consortia, sponsored research, and co-development, the team connects collaborators and works with them to navigate the system and take translational research to a successful outcome.

OPEN a PDF with more details. For more information for companies, or for U-M researcher consultations, email or call us at 734-615-4060.

LEARN MORE about our research faculty who are breaking new ground in commercialization.


Looking to Partner With a U-M Medical School Researcher?

Look at the specific subject areas below for the Business Development Team contact information for that topic.

AnimalModelsIcon

Animal Models

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

rodent, lupine, ovine, specially bred, transgenic, knock-in, knock-out

BiorepositoryIcon

Biorepository

Mike Ranella: 734-764-3635 or ranellam@umich.edu

central biorepository, michigan genomics initiative

CardiovascularIcon

Cardiovascular

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

vascular biology, arrhythmia, cardiovascular genetics, cardiovascular cell and molecular biology, assisted circulation, cardiovascular pharmacology, aortic disease, vascular and stroke, inherited and environmental cardiac disorders, population studies

CriticalCareIcon

Critical Care Research

Ray Aldrich: 734-764-2693 or raldrich@umich.edu

emergency medicine,intensive care, sepsis, multi organ failure, cardiac arrest, trauma, traumatic brain injury, shock, monitoring, resuscitation, burns, stroke, combat casualty care, adult and pediatric critical care

DataScienceIcon

Data Science

Ray Aldrich: 734-764-2693 or raldrich@umich.edu

precision medicine, predictive analysis

GastrointestinalIcon

Gastrointestinal

Debra Grega, 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

liver, pancreas, stomach, intestine 

HumanGeneticsIcon

Human Genetics

Mike Ranella: 734-764-3635 or ranella@umich.edu

gene expression, exome sequencing, transcription repressor, transcription regulation, genetic testing 

InflammationIcon

Inflammation

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, dermatology

MicrobiomeIcon

Microbiome

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

Host Microbiome Initiative, microbial community analysis, microbial cultivation, germ-free and gnotobiotic mouse facilities, strain collection database

OmicsIcon

Omics

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

genomics, proteomic, metabolomics

OncologyIcon

Oncology

Mike Ranella: 734-764-3635 or ranellam@umich.edu

cancer biology, developmental therapeutics, cancer genetics, cancer hematopoiesis, cancer immunology, cancer epidemiology and prevention, health behavior and outcomes, clinical and translational 

OtoIcon

Otolaryngology

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

Kresge Hearing Research Institute, hearing, balance, head and neck cancer, neurolaryngology 

ProteinFoldingIcon

Protein Folding Diseases

Ray Aldrich: 734-764-2693 or raldrich@umich.edu

protein folding diseases initiative, neurodegenerative, metabolomic, cardiovascular, cancer

RegerativeMedIcon

Regenerative Medicine

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

marrow transplant, orthopedics, organogenesis, cardiovascular

AllOtherIcon

All Other

Debra Grega: 734-764-7815 or dsgrega@umich.edu

QUESTIONS?

Have questions about biomedical innovation at the University of Michigan? Contact Debra Grega, Business Development Director, at dsgrega@umich.edu or 734-764-7815.

X