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.
Left to right: Brent Rankin, Sarah Bajer, Maggie Dennis, Laurie Trent, Peggy Wenk, Hilary Drake, Hlee Vue, Robert Rankin and Corey Hubbard 1-17-14
We’re excited to announce that Rankin Biomedical was able to donate a Rankin-refurbished tissue processor to the William Beaumont School of Histotechnology. Rankin Biomedical is passionate about supporting the cancer diagnostic community and especially an educational organization like the William Beaumont School of Histotechnology. Brent Rankin learned the need for a tissue processor while talking to Peggy Wenk during the NSH symposium/conference in New Jersey last September. The school did not have their own dedicated tissue processor so the students had to walk down the hall to use the hospital’s main lab tissue processor. Now, having their own tissue processor allows them to process tissues on their own schedule and not work around the main lab’s operations. Rankin Biomedical is very happy to show our support by supplying the school with a critical piece of lab equipment.
Rob and Brent Rankin represented the Rankin Biomedical team at the 38th annual NSH(National Society for Histotechnology) Symposium in Vancouver September 28th- October 3rd, 2012. Activity was at a peak both at the convention and afterward. You may have spotted the Rankins on the waters or in the mountains around nearby Squamish. Let us know!
In parallel with the recent advancement of the new Science Center at Georgetown University, the Donoghue Laboratory recently placed their order for a Leica CM1900 Cryostat with Rankin Biomedical Corporation. Scheduled for a mid-August 2012 shipment, this unit is expected to significantly improve and streamline the efforts currently in place within Professor Maria Donoghue’s lab. Rankin Biomedical sends hearty congratulations to Professor Donoghue for her recent receipt of the Edward B. Bunn Award for Faculty Excellence in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Georgetown University during the 2011-2012 academic year.
GoPath’s lab was founded by pathologists and physicians of different subspecialties. Their goal is to partner with clinicians to better serve the patient. GoPath is a fully equipped anatomic pathology and molecular diagnostic lab located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. The current focus at GoPath is on GI and liver pathology coupled with in-house molecular diagnostics utilizing cutting edge molecular panels including various tests for targeted therapy, hereditary GI malignancies such as Lynch Syndrome/HNPCC screening and prognostic test such as HeproDXTM, a HCC prognostic test.