Rankin Biomedical Corporation selected as one of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” by MCSB

Rankin Biomedical Corporation Honored as one of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

(Holly, MI) –Rankin Biomedical Corporation has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Rankin Biomedical Corporation will be honored at an awards ceremony during the tenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, May 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Mich.

Rankin Biomedical’s mission is to assist and improve the healthcare and research community in the technology of diagnosing cancer and related disease.

Established in 1995, Rankin Biomedical has been providing the finest refurbished and new histology and cytology lab equipment to cancer research and diagnostic lab facilities throughout the world.

“Being a recipient of the Michigan Celebrates Small Business award is an honor to the Rankin Biomedical team. Our desire is to strengthen the Michigan economy through hiring and training more individuals in the field of biomedical engineering technology to have fulfilling lives and careers,” stated Rob Rankin, Founder and CEO.

Companies making it to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Rankin Biomedical Corporation are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
Founding underwriters are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, and Dynamic Edge, Inc.

Contributing Underwriters are
AARP, Comcast Business Class, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Foundation, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Hungerford Nichols CPAs and Advisors, Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, Rehmann, Constant Contact, McLaren Health Care, Michigan Business Network and Varnum Attorneys at Law.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration – Michigan, Edward Lowe Foundation, Chris Holman – Small Business Advocate, and Small Business Association of Michigan.

Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business, can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.biz.