Medical School Acquires Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
As of January 1, 2016, the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center (SMIC) is now owned and operated by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
In July 2015 it was announced that the medical school was acquiring the SMIC, located in Western Michigan University’s Business, Technology and Research Park. The 69,000-square-foot facility was designed to nurture the formation and growth of innovative, entrepreneurial life-science businesses. It is currently home to 18 client companies engaged in a variety of laboratory research endeavors. The SMIC resides in a state-designated, tax-advantaged SmartZone.