ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2004 Michigan Growth Capital
Symposium (MGCS) announced today eight of the 32 presenting companies at this
year's 23rd annual symposium. The symposium will feature two tracks of
companies: one in life sciences and the other in information technology,
nanotechnology and alternative energy. The companies will present on the
second day of the two-day event held June 15 and 16 at the University of
Michigan Business School.
"Eight members of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and several
more from the leading Midwest VC firms comprised this year's Michigan Growth
Capital Symposium company selection committee," said Dr. David J. Brophy,
director of the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance. "More
than 140 companies applied and the top 32 have been selected to present in two
concurrent tracks at this year's symposium."
The 2004 MGCS conference will showcase 32 companies carefully screened by
the members of the Midwest venture capital community in information
technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and alternative energy. These
companies represent the highest quality deals in the Midwest. In addition,
the conference will include 18 new company concepts as poster presentations.
These business concepts are being developed at the leading research
universities and corporate technology transfer groups in the Midwest and
Presenting companies in the field of life sciences include:
* Angstrom Medica, Inc., based in Newton, MA, is a company utilizing
nanotechnology for orthopedic devices.
* HandyLab, Inc., based in Ann Arbor, MI, manufactures small, low-cost
nucleic acid and protein-based analysis systems.
* MR Instruments, based in Minneapolis, MN, develops innovative MR coil
technologies and solutions.
* QuatRX Pharmaceuticals, based in Ann Arbor, MI, focuses on drug
therapies for endocrine, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
Presenting companies in the field of information technology and
* EcoDuro, Inc., based in Ann Arbor, MI, is a manufacturer of engineered
shipping pallets made from alternative materials.
* NEI Corporation, based in Piscataway, NJ, is a company utilizing
nanotechnology and chemistry to enhance manufactured goods.
* nPoint, Inc., based in Madison, WI, is a manufacturer of ultra-
precision positioning and motion control devices.
* Trivium Technologies, Inc., based in Cleveland, OH, has patented
optical film technology for improved LCD displays.
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 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