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Grand Rapids' Medical Mile is becoming a hub for health science headquarters

Grand Rapids Innovation Park rendering
City of Grand Rapids

In April, Perrigo broke ground on its new North American headquarters along Grand Rapids Medical Mile. Now global life science innovator Bold Advanced Medical Future Health, also known as BAMF, is establishing its world headquarters in Grand Rapids at the Doug Meijer Innovation Building leasing 35,000 square feet.

In a news release, this is where the company will bring a new kind of lifesaving technology, “The first-of-its-kind dual-cyclotron radiopharmacy will produce novel radiopharmaceuticals on-site so cancer patients will receive confirmed diagnosis and treatment in a cutting-edge theranostics clinic during their same day visit. The facility will also supply both diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to hospitals and independent clinics in the West Michigan area.”

BAMF is making a $30 million investment with the expectation to add 200 life science jobs.

Regional non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place, has been working with BAMF leadership since 2017. Its new headquarters will open in February 2022.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.