Frank A. Urban

Director of Venture Creation - Life Sciences

Units: Spartan Innovations, MSU Research Foundation
Teams: Startup Support

Frank Urban specializes in commercializing early stage therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. He assists in spinning out MSU based startup companies within the life sciences. He is also the program director for Spartan Innovations’ Conquer Accelerator program for both East Lansing and Grand Rapids. Prior to Spartan Innovations, Frank was a Licensing Associate in the Office of Technology Commercialization at Wayne State University. Prior to that, he had varied business development, sales and scientific roles for a number of life science companies, to include Everist Genomics, Charles River Laboratories, MIR Preclinical Services, Molecular Imaging Products, Pfizer and Parke Davis. He has also worked as a consultant for numerous start-up companies and managed various laboratories at the University of Michigan. Frank has a MS in Molecular Biology and a CBA from Eastern Michigan University and a BA in Biology, General Science and Physical Science from Concordia College.

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