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 .
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