2004 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Announces Eight Additional Presenting Companies

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2004 Michigan Growth Capital
 Symposium (MGCS) announced today eight additional presenting companies for the
 tracks of life sciences and information technology, nanotechnology and
 alternative energy.  These additional eight of the 32 presenting companies
 will present on these two concurrent tracks on the second day of the two-day
 event held June 15 and 16 at the University of Michigan Business School.
     "The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium showcases companies representing
 the highest quality deals in the Midwest," said Mitchell Mondry, founder and
 vice president of M Group, and president of the Michigan Venture Capital
 Association.  "Attending the symposium presents the opportunity to be among
 the first to see and support these emerging businesses and technologies from
 Michigan and the surrounding region."
 
     Presenting companies in the field of life science include:
     *  Assay Designs, Inc., based in Ann Arbor, MI, is a provider of research
 immunoassay and detection kits and related reagents.
     *  Miicro, Inc., based in Chicago, IL, is a company using neuroimaging to
 advance CNS drug discovery and development.
     *  NanoBio Corp./NanoCure, based in Ann Arbor, MI, is a company developing
 pharmaceutical products enabled by its antimicrobial nanoemulsion technology.
     *  ProNAi Therapeutics, based in Kalamazoo, MI, is a preclinical stage
 nucleic acid based therapeutics for cancer and other genetics diseases.
 
     Presenting companies in the field of information technology,
 nanotechnology and alternative energy include:
     *  Appia Communications, based in Traverse City, MI, is a provider of IP
 telephony services.
     *  EnviroScrub Technologies, based in Minneapolis, MN, is a multi-
 pollutant control for industrial fossil fuel emissions.
     *  RealCite, Inc., based in Ann Arbor, MI, is a company that produces
 high-performance machine vision products for semiconductor inspection.
     *  Saphran, based in Ann Arbor, MI, is a complex manufacturing part
 quoting software.
 
     MGCS is June 15 and 16 at the University of Michigan Business School, Ann
 Arbor, Michigan.  Further agenda details and online registration for the event
 are available at http://www.MichiganGCS.com .
 
     About the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium
     During the past 23 years, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium has earned
 a reputation as the conference "where deals get done" between aspiring
 entrepreneurs and noted venture capitalists.  The conference, hosted by The
 University of Michigan Business School Center for Venture Capital and Private
 Equity, is one of a series of nationally recognized venture capital, private
 equity finance seminars and investor events presented by the Center.  2004
 Gold Sponsors include Delphi Technologies Inc., Dykema Gossett, Michigan
 Capital Partners, LLC, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan
 Venture Capital Association, and the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute
 for Entrepreneurial Studies.  2004 Silver Sponsors include Beringea LLC, Foley
 & Lardner, Miller Canfield, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
     Dr. David J. Brophy, director of the Center, teaches and conducts research
 on private equity markets.  For more information and to register, visit the
 Web site at http://www.michigangcs.com .
 
 

SOURCE Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

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