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    MSU BI helps organizations quickly and cost-effectively accelerate new specialty and biobased chemicals to commercialization. Our teams in Holland and Lansing, Michigan, combine a full spectrum of science, engineering, operational, and business expertise with an integrated and flexible infrastructure, taking your technology from the lab bench to the pilot plant in preparation for successful manufacturing.

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Doug Heemstra in hard hat in the scale up plant

Heemstra Joins The MSU Bioeconomy Institute

Doug Heemstra has been selected as the new Associate Director of Operations for the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute. Heemstra has extensive experience in process automation and system optimization in a chemical manufacturing setting. Having worked for companies including Pfizer, Corium, Amgen, and most recently Mead Johnson Nutrition, he has led large teams and multi-million dollar projects. “What really excites me about…