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MediRevv named 'Top Growth Company' at 2014 Prometheus Awards
MediRevv, a healthcare revenue cycle management company based in Coralville, was named "Top Growth Company" during a ceremony April 9 at the 2014 Prometheus Awards held at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.
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Higher Learning Technologies’ first funding round nets $1 million
A Coralville education startup has raised $1 million from investors that include a well known local technologist, the CEO of a tech company that has a nationwide presence and the former CEO of the testing company ACT.
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With new funding Higher Learning Technologies plans to release more apps
With new funding, tech team, Higher Learning Technologies plans to release more apps “Entrepreneurship is a community sport,” founders say There are tons of good ideas out there. There aren’t as many truly great ideas. That’s true in all business, but it especially rings true for the founders of Higher Learning Technologies, Coralville-based maker of education apps.
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Iowa City biotech firm needs cash infusion. Project is short of its current goal of raising $250,000.
An Iowa City biotech startup says it will one day personalize cancer vaccines by using a cancer patient’s tumor against itself.
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MediRevv ramps up hiring to accommodate growth
MediRevv, a healthcare revenue cycle management company based in Coralville, announced today that as the result of a new client agreement, it will add 30 new full-time jobs to the company before the end of 2013
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UI spin-off IDT featured in report on American innovation
UI Research Park-based company employs more than 800 worldwide. A University of Iowa spin-off company, Integrated DNA Technologies, is one of 100 businesses highlighted in a new national report by The Science Coalition demonstrating how federally funded research fuels American innovation and economic growth.
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Inc. names MediRevv as one of 'America's Leading Job Creators'
MediRevv, a healthcare revenue cycle management company based in Coralville, announces that it has been awarded, for the second year in a row, the Inc. Magazine Hire Power Award, which recognizes private companies that are leading the way in creating American jobs.
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VIDA Diagnostics Releases Next Generation Software for Distributed Viewing and Workflow Enhancements
Apollo™ 2.0 Released Enhancing Clinical Experience. VIDA Diagnostics, a leading provider of quantitative imaging and informatics services to aid diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with pulmonary disease, announces the release of Apollo 2.0, here at the 2013 American College of Chest Physicians (Chest) Conference.
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Iowa-based HLT releases two new education apps, preps for 13 more
Less than one year after launching its first product, Coralville, Iowa-based Higher Learning Technologies is growing quickly, with two new education apps released this week and a bevy of others coming in the next few months.
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Groundbreaking for new MediRevv building planned Oct. 21
MediRevv, a healthcare revenue cycle management company, will officially break ground for its new $3.2-million, 26,200-square-foot, two-story building Oct. 21. A 10 a.m. ceremony will precede the groundbreaking at the construction site, 2600 University Parkway in Coralville, during which company president Chris Klitgaard will take the controls of a skid loader. The event is open to the public.
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UI, Kirkwood break ground on new STEM-focused regional center
University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, and Grant Wood Area Education Agency officials broke ground Friday afternoon for a 100,000-square-foot STEM education center slated to open in the UI Research Park in Coralville by fall 2015.
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Winners announced for Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition
The 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close on Sept. 26 with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines.
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KemPharm Inc. of North Liberty
KemPharm Inc. of North Liberty, Iowa, disclosed results from a second pivotal clinical study of KP201
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MediRevv named one of Iowa's top workplaces by DM Register
Coralville-based MediRevv, a healthcare revenue cycle management company, announces it has been named to the Des Moines Register Top Workplaces list for the second consecutive year.
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UI research evolves into business
IOWA CITY—For Joe Assouline, it’s been 10 years in the making. Mr. Assouline is president, founder and chief scientific officer of NanoMedTrix, a new company that operates out of the University of Iowa BioVentures Center at the UI’s Research Park in Coralville.
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MediRevv named to 2013 Inc. 5000 list
Health care revenue cycle management company MediRevv, of Coralville, has been named to the 2013 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies.
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Created in the Corridor: Higher Learning Technologies
It's a 'made for TV' story of three Iowa college buddies who turn a notion into one of the most innovative tech products of 2013. They are literally transforming the way people learn with Higher Learning Technologies, Created in the Corridor.
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NanoMedTrix, UI research spinoff firm, wins first-of-its-kind grant
Goal is to help physicians make early detection of cancer.
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VIDA Diagnostics takes guesswork out of lung treatment
Lung disease is the only major class of diseases still on the rise.
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Meet the recent Iowa grads behind a top 10 grossing educational app
Less than two years ago, Alec Whitters (far left) was one of thousands of dental students across the country poring over notes and textbooks to prep for his upcoming board exams. To prepare he purchased Dental Decks, paper flashcards that cost about $250 per set.
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MediRevv selected by Georgia group for A/R management
MediRevv, a healthcare revenue cycle management company based in Coralville, announced a new client this week: Atlanta-based Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, a group of more than 40 pediatric cardiologists in 18 locations across Georgia.
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Leepfrog Technologies completes expansion to research park
Leepfrog Technologies has completed its expansion into the University of Iowa Research Park, 2300 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville
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Learning at Your Fingertips: Former UI Students Develop New Apps
CORALVILLE, Iowa - A new technology company is springing up in Coralville. It involves some former University of Iowa students who are working to help other students.
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Iowa City test-prep company wins TAI’s Pitch & Grow XII
An Iowa City-based startup that builds test preparation applications for students has $1,000 more to work with. But they hope connections made during a pitch competition in Des Moines on Wednesday leads to much more than that.
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Mobile apps vie for tech honors at Prometheus Awards
Alec Whitters noticed a need for a mobile application to help him study for dentistry board exams at the University of Iowa in the fall of 2011. But he had very little business background.
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Iowa Biotechnology Association opens satellite office in Iowa City
The Iowa Biotechnology Association has opened a satellite office in the BioVentures Center building at the University of Iowa Research Park in Iowa City.
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CQM Systems President Receives Entrepreneurship Award
Chuck Dirks, President at CQM Systems, was named the 2012 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner.
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Clinical trials impact economy
CORALVILLE–Clinical trials can save lives and boost the economy, according to a recently released report.
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MediRevv selects Innovative Software Engineering
Coralville-based MediRevv, a healthcare revenue cycle management company, has selected software development and systems integration firm, Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), which is also based in Coralville, to provide professional services for the development of data management and business intelligence capabilities
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UI, Kirkwood partner to strengthen Iowa K-12 science, math education
The University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College have collaborated for years through such programs as 2-Plus-2 to help Iowa students bridge the gap between two-year and four-year college degree programs, making higher education more accessible and affordable.
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TOP PLANTS: University of Iowa Research Park Tri-Generation Power Plant, Iowa City, Iowa
As part of the University of Iowa Research Park’s efforts to promote renewable energy use, the new campus power plant’s engine generators are designed to operate primarily on landfill gas when the pipeline from the Iowa City Landfill is completed, with natural gas as a secondary fuel source. To make it more efficient, the plant’s waste heat recovery system captures waste heat from the gas engine generator’s cooling and exhaust systems to produce hot water for heating, or chilled water for cooling, campus facilities.
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IDT: 25 years of biotech boon
CORALVILLE — They create the building blocks of research, right here in Coralville.
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UI planning Research Park's future
Officials begin developing 25-year plan, including discussing infrastructure, buildings, type of tenants.
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Encouraging enterprise
Iowa Centers for Enterprise announces awardees of Grow Iowa Values Funds
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MediRevv preparing to move to new building - Work being done in Oakdale Research Park creating more shovel-ready lots
Coralville-based MediRevv has been leasing space in an office building since it was founded five years ago, but its growth has been so dramatic, it’s now building its own office.
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Centers house companies moving research forward
When Jeffrey Neighbors and his three business partners founded Terpenoid Therapeutics Inc. in 2005, their workspace was a little smaller than it is today.
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Daycare-plans-cater-research-park-employees
A 14,000-square-foot child care center will open about one mile from the University of Iowa Research Park in fall 2012, and the developer expects the clients will be exclusively faculty, staff and other employees who work at the park.
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University of Iowa BioVentures Center / OPN Architects
The BioVentures Center is a new office and laboratory facility on the campus of the University of Iowa that functions as a collaborative environment and business incubator for biotech start-ups and the academic field.
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KemPharm, Inc. Expands Pain Therapy Pipeline with Discovery of KP511
Novel Prodrug of Hydromorphone Developed Using KemPharm’s Ligand Activated Therapy (LAT)
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VIDA Diagnostics Earns ISO 13485 and CE Certifications
CORALVILLE, Iowa, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- VIDA Diagnostics, a leading developer of quantitative pulmonary imaging software, announced today that the company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO 13485) certification and CE certification for its flagship product, Apollo .
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For Innovative Software Engineering, 'Our people are what the company is'
CORALVILLE -- In 2003, Hass Machlab, a Lebanese-born immigrant who grew up in the Canary Islands in Spain, started Innovative Software Engineering with eight other people in the basement of his house.
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Kirkwood, UI plan 1st-in-nation alliance Would allow community college to build facility on UI campus
The University of Iowa Oakdale Research Campus in Coralville could be home to one of three new Kirkwood Community College education centers in just a few years if voters approve a bond referendum for the community college next month.
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UI develops simulated driving platform for teen and new drivers
The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a research unit of the University of Iowa College of Engineering, is designing a driving simulation software platform for an Arizona-based firm that provides driving instruction for teen drivers and new drivers of all ages.
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Vertex Tops Merck in Early Hep C Drug Launch
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (TheStreet) -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals'(VRTX_) new hepatitis C drug Incivek is outselling Victrelis, a rival drug from Merck(MRK_), in the early weeks of their respective commercial launches.
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KemPharm drug receives positive response in trial
KemPharm, a North Liberty-based biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), announced this week it received positive results from a phase 1 clinical trial of its most advanced pain treatment drug candidate, KP201.
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Former Rockwell Collins exec starts eco-friendly company
JOHNSON COUNTY – A small, Nerf-like rubber ball could change the way water is purified in a variety of business uses.
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UI, ICAD unveil state's first shovel-ready certified technology site
About 30 leaders from the University of Iowa, Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) and city of Coralville were at the UI's BioVentures Center this morning to unveil the state's first technology-focused shovel-ready site.
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IDT makes $180,000 in contributions to area Cultural Events
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) of Coralville on Monday announced grants of $180,000 to three area cultural organizations.
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KemPharm Drug Enters Next Stage of Development
KemPharm, a North Liberty-based biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has entered an agreement with a drug company.
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Virtual Soldier Research program wins U.S. Navy contract worth up to $8.6 million
A team of University of Iowa researchers has received a five-year contract worth up to $8.6 million from the U.S. Navy for a project that could ultimately save lives and increase combat effectiveness by having military personnel carry lighter loads into combat.
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Pig model of cystic fibrosis improves understanding of disease
It's been more than 20 years since scientists first discovered the gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), yet questions about how the mutated gene causes disease remain unanswered.
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Growth defects in cystic fibrosis may start before birth
A new study using a pig model of cystic fibrosis (CF) suggests that low levels of a growth promoting hormone at or before birth may contribute to growth defects in patients with CF.
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Coralville company's stem cells will speed research into drugs
A spinoff business from the University of Iowa said Thursday that it has created a commercial stem cell product that will allow pharmaceutical companies to speed up development of drugs for treating such diseases as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.
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UI takes driver safety training program on the road to Cargill
The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a research unit of the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has begun a driver safety training program that can be specifically tailored for the particular needs and challenges of each participating business.
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Raman Aravamudhan/Ramaanchar Technologies
Raman Aravamudhan cites three influences that led to the name of his Coralville-based company that specializes in custom software development services, Ramaanchar Technologies Inc.
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Iowa mini driving simulator offers researchers big options in small format
The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), located at the University of Iowa Research Park, already houses the world's highest fidelity research driving simulator, the NADS-1. And now, for the many projects that require a portable driving simulator, NADS researchers have developed the NADS MiniSim Driving Simulator -- a portable, high-performance driving simulator designed for research, development, clinical and training applications.
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Designing an app for that Business's app one of the most popular games in the iPhone world
For some, iPhones have changed their lifestyle. For one Coralville company, the smart-phone has changed their business. Componica, a software development company, launched in 2004 with an emphasis on machine learning, pattern recognition and image processing related to medical uses. But, recently, the iPhone has taken center stage.
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The Technology Association of Iowa & LWBJ Financial Announce
Des Moines -- The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), in conjunction with LWBJ Financial, yesterday announced the winners of its prestigious Prometheus Awards. The awards recognize outstanding accomplishments of high-tech businesses and individuals across the state.
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Corridor companies awarded funds by IDED
The Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) approved funding for three Corridor companies on Thursday using Grow Iowa Values financial assistance and other programs to stimulate the economy.
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IOWA Centers For Enterprise awards grants for technology commercialization
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and the IOWA Centers for Enterprise have announced the award of $300,000 in grant seed funding to UI researchers designed to expand the commercialization of UI technology.
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Success of iPhone app boggles Coralville software firm
Launching a top- selling educational iPhone app has been a learning experience for a Coralville company.“Memorize Words for Spanish” from Componica became one of the top five iPhone education software applications at the end of February, and remains in the top 25.Paid downloads of the $6.99 language app from Apple’s iTunes store soared to 700-800 per day at the peak, Componica co-founder Steven Mitchell said.
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Federal research funding improves our lives
The anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was marked Feb. 17, provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact that federal research funding and overall research excellence at our public universities have had on local, regional and state economies and quality of life.
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IOWA Centers to recognize university
The IOWA Centers for Enterprise will recognize the innovations and accomplishments of University of Iowa faculty, staff and students at a program and reception at 3 p.m. today at the BioVentures Center on the UI Research Park.
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University start-up showing promise in cancer therapy
The marriage between chemistry and biology propels the cancer therapies being developed by David Wiemer, a chemist, and Raymond Hohl, an oncologist. The longtime University of Iowa professors met 15 years ago. Hohl, a professor and associate chairman in the Department of Internal Medicine, sought out Weimer because he saw promise in a low toxicity compound that Weimer could make.
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UI helps Coralville health information provider through growing pains
The University of Iowa's Small Business Development Center is helping a Coralville business that helps health care providers make sure their patients know exactly what's wrong with them.
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Science grants awarded to UI, Integrated DNA Technologies
Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville has been awarded a $460,941 competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a news release Wednesday.
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Terpenoid Therapeutics secures financing
Terpenoid Therapeutics, a University of Iowa spinout company based in Coralville, has secured nearly $2.5 million in both private investments as well as grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance cancer drug candidates toward commercialization.
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Iowa City Listed Among “Best Cities for Jobs”
(Iowa City) - According to seasonally adjusted data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Iowa City metro saw 1.2% job growth between July and October of last year, placing it tenth on MSN CareerBuilder’s “Today’s Best and Worst Cities for Jobs” list.
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VIDA Diagnostics partners with company on system development
VIDA Diagnostics, a Coralville developer of quantitative imaging software for the advanced analysis of pulmonary diseases, has signed an agreement with a company to develop new technology to treat lung cancer. The company is an offshoot of the University of Iowa.
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Hygienic Laboratory nearly complete (Chicago Tribune, Nov. 23)
The University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory is almost finished. The $38 million lab in Coralville is scheduled to be completed by April. It will replace the existing facility, which was built in 1917. Lab Director CHRISTOPHER ATCHISON is quoted in the story. The ASSOCIATED PRESS story appeared in several media outlets.
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Miss Iowa teams with UI Hygienic Laboratory as ambassador
The University Hygienic Laboratory announced today, Wednesday, Nov. 11, that Miss Iowa 2009 Anne Michael Langguth will serve as its Environmental and Public Health Laboratory Ambassador to bring awareness to a looming workforce shortage in the public health sector.
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Technology Association of Iowa Honors Women of Innovation
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) yesterday honored leaders in technology, science, and engineering at its second annual Iowa Women of Innovation Awards presentation. Nine professionals, academicians, and students were awarded with “Women of Innovation” awards. “These women are advancing technology in Iowa,” said TAI president Leann Jacobson. “Their work makes our state a better place to live – more economically vibrant, more environmentally sound and more of an incubator of idea generation and innovation. As role models their work will bring many more women into Iowa’s high-tech workforce.”
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Company improves prescription drugs
A local company is working to improve pharmaceuticals by making existing drugs better and safer for the patients who need them. KemPharm Inc. is an early phase private biopharmaceutical company in North Liberty and in the University of Iowa BioVentures Center.
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KemPharm, Inc. Announces Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of KP106 for ADHD
North Liberty, IA -- October 22, 2009 – KemPharm, Inc. today announced that it has commenced a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy volunteers of its novel prodrug compound, KP106, which is in development for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). KP106, a new chemical entity (NCE) composed of d-amphetamine and a ligand, is the lead investigational candidate from KemPharm’s proprietary ligand activated therapy (LAT) platform, which creates improved versions of FDA-approved drugs. KemPharm began the KP106 program in 2007 and has initiated the Phase 1 clinical trial of this candidate in less than 24 months.
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UI student business wins $50,000 federal grant to develop biomass for energy
A University of Iowa-based student business has received a $50,000 federal grant to help develop a system of helping farmers transport biomass to utilities, large industries and biofuel companies for conversion to electricity.
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UI Pharmaceuticals passes FDA inspection
In September 2009, the Kansas City District Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a recommendation of approval to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) to manufacture and test an aseptically filled, sterile prescription drug product for a commercial client. The drug product contains a new chemical entity and is a sterile solution that is aseptically filled into vials.
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ACT marks 50th anniversary of founding at Old Capitol on UI campus
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, University of Iowa President Sally Mason, area business leaders and representatives of the university and ACT joined ACT CEO and Board Chairman Richard Ferguson on Friday, Aug. 21, to commemorate ACT's 50th anniversary. The American College Testing program, now ACT, Inc., was founded in a meeting at the Old Capitol on the University of Iowa campus on Aug. 21, 1959.
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UI ranked 29th best U.S. public national university
University of Iowa is the 29th best public national university in the country, according to the latest rankings published by the magazine U.S.News & World Report. The ranking places the UI in a tie with Indiana University-Bloomington, Michigan State University, University of California-Santa Cruz and Virginia Tech University.
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Businesses growing in Iowa from Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute
The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute convenes for the fourth time next week, and the program's alumni have already started several businesses around the state.
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UI sets own record with $429.5M in grants (Chicago Tribune, July 29)
Officials at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA say the school set an all-time record of $429.5 million in grant funding in the fiscal year that ended June 30. University representatives say grants in fiscal 2009 were up by 10.3 percent from the previous year. The increase includes $5 million in national stimulus funding. The Associated Press carried the story, which also appeared on KMTV in Omaha, Neb.
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UI external support increases 10.3 percent to record $429.5 million
Despite the historic flood, which displaced and interrupted many research programs last summer, University of Iowa faculty generated impressive growth in extramural support in fiscal year 2009. Total external funding achieved yet another all-time record of $429.5 million, which represents an impressive 10.3 percent increase over 2008 and continues a trend that has seen consistent increases over the past 23 years.
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High tech aids drivers
Technology devices such as iPods and cell phones have normally been thought of as dangerous distractions for those behind the wheel. But now UI experts are looking into ways technology can be used to avoid accidents on the road.
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UI development consortium develops drugs, dosages for clinical studies
Nanoparticles deliver life-saving drugs to the body, tablets go down easily with a film coating, and a nasal spray delivers vaccines. Behind each product is the work of a member from the University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals Development Consortium. Pharmaceutics faculty members in the UI College of Pharmacy -- Dale Eric Wurster, Doug Flanagan and Lee Kirsch -- developed the consortium concept a few years ago. With the approval of Donald Letendre, college dean, and Maureen Donovan, interim head of the Division of Pharmaceutics, they established the consortium in January, formalizing the relationship between pharmaceutics faculty and UI Pharmaceuticals in the UI College of Pharmacy.
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Software Startup Launches iPhone Application
The iPhone has a new app. That's nothing new; applications are added daily to the iPhone app store. One aded last week was created in the Corridor by a start-up software company. There are more than 25,000 applications available for the iPhone, many of which are games and bug-ridden. As of last week, there were 2,100 educational applications available, many offering study guides for math, classic literature and learning foreign languages.
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Stop or go? Alzheimer's creates driving dilemma
University of Iowa scientists are creating tests to show when it's time for people with early Alzheimer's disease to stop driving.
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UI Research Registry Tops 1,100 Volunteers!
Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR), a registry of Iowans over age 50 living within a two hour drive of UI, has over 1,100 volunteers interested in participating in UI IRB-approved research studies. The STAR Registry contains secure, detailed information on each volunteer's medical history, behavioral, and demographic data. The STAR database can be searched to create a list of potential volunteers targeted to meet your study's inclusion/exclusion criteria.
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Iowa City, Two Other Iowa Metropolitan Areas Among Fastest Growing In The Nation
Three Iowa metropolitan areas were among the nation's 100 fastest growing metros between 2007 and 2008, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Pohaku marketing firm is newest tenant at UI Technology Innovation Center
Pohaku Inc., a marketing services firm, has located an office at the Technology Innovation Center business incubator in the University of Iowa Research Park. Pohaku uses its technological expertise to help clients increase sales and increase savings through effective solutions in event strategy, relationship marketing, and Web applications.
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Family hopes to help fight rare diseases
A local nonprofit research institute is helping one family, and possibly many others, in finding solutions for very rare diseases. Peyton Hadley, 11, and his sister, Kayla, 8, have both been diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C, a disease so rare there are only about 500 known cases in the world, said their father, Bryan Hadley. Their younger brother, Jonah, does not have the disease and also is not a carrier.
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UI Driving Study Examining Alcohol Impairment
The National Advanced Driving Simulator at The University of Iowa Oakdale Campus is inviting adults to participate in a driving simulation study to determine how various levels of blood alcohol concentration impacts driving performance.
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Hygienic lab, a University of Iowa Research Park Magnet Lab, is first state public health lab to add new pregnancy screens
The Iowa Maternal Screening Program now provides women across the state access to the most advanced and safest methods to screen for Down syndrome and open neural tube defects with the recent addition of the Iowa Maternal Integrated Screen to the tests performed at the University Hygienic Laboratory.
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Iowa student engineers develop hand-held water sanitizer for a thirsty world
A presentation by UI faculty member Craig Just on Feb. 14 at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago featured the work of 15 College of Engineering students who won a 2008 U.S. EPA award for their project to design a $5, hand-held device to sanitize water in developing countries.
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Santos Human Inc. Receives $150K award from IDED
February 6, 2009 (Des Moines, Iowa) – A dozen awards to commercialize new products, develop the future workforce and improve entrepreneur networking were approved at the January meeting of the Economic Development Board. The Board accepted recommendations from the review committee of the Innovation and Commercialization Division, Iowa Department of Economic Development, approving Demonstration Fund grants to companies in Ames, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Iowa City, and Johnston.
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New Coralville Fire Station to locate on University of Iowa Research park
A new fire station for Coralville is on track to be completed in the fall. The station will serve the north side of the city. It will be located on 1.5 acres on Holiday Court, just north of Interstate 80.
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Financial Times ranking reflects Tippie MBA focus on experiential learning
The Financial Times recently ranked the University of Iowa's Tippie MBA Finance program as the top public graduate finance program in the world -- an achievement that administrators say reflects the college's emphasis on learning by doing.
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NADS Engineer receives $900,000 federal contract to bring simulators to road design
Automotive researchers have long known that testing the design of a proposed new car in a driving simulator before constructing a prototype can save time and money. So it may come as no surprise that a University of Iowa College of Engineering and National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) researcher has received a $900,000 contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to make driving simulators more useful to highway designers who want to build safer roadways.
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Tenants settle in at eco-friendly BioVentures Center
Finishing touches are all that remain for the University of Iowa’s BioVentures Center, which celebrated a ribbon cutting last week. The 90,000-square-foot, $20 million project serves as the university’s new business incubator, specifically geared toward taking scientific startups to the commercialization stage.
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BioVentures Center business incubator opens at UI Research Park
The University of Iowa Research Park has opened its BioVentures Center, a business incubator that will house both start-up companies commercializing UI biotechnology research as well as life science ventures wanting to locate near the university and use its research capabilities.
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John Lohman wins the SBDC Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award
John Lowman, owner of the Corridor Media Group and publisher of the Corridor Business Journal, a former University of Iowa Research Park/Technology Innovation Center tenat, has been awarded the Iowa Small Business Development Center's Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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UI engineer studies driver distraction in future vehicles
A University of Iowa College of Engineering researcher has received a $698,000 contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to study how vehicles of the future may detect and cope with driver distraction.
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VIDA Diagnostics gains FDA approval for comprehensive lung analysis software
VIDA Diagnostics Inc., a University of Iowa Research Foundation licensee and UI Technology Innovation Center business incubator tenant, announced today that its primary product, Pulmonary Workstation 2.0 (PW2), has obtained FDA 510(k) clearance for sale.
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Optherion, UI ophthalmology department open new facility at UI Research Park
Optherion Inc. and the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences have opened a new corporate and academic research facility at the University of Iowa Research Park in Coralville. Researchers and employees are developing products to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in developed countries.
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Hygienic Lab helps validate new rapid influenza test
The University Hygienic Laboratory was one of six public health laboratories in the nation to participate in the validation for a new test that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Oct. 1 for the rapid detection of influenza virus.
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Researchers develop new model for cystic fibrosis
In a first, researchers at the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri have developed a pig model for cystic fibrosis (CF) that appears to closely mimic the disease in human infants. The striking similarities between disease manifestations in the CF piglets and human newborns with CF suggest that this new model will help improve understanding of the disease and may also speed discovery of new treatments. The study appears in the Sept. 26 issue of Science.
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UI research links creativity, economic growth in Iowa counties
A new study by University of Iowa economics professor John Solow suggests that Iowa counties with a higher concentration of people who are part of the so-called "creative class" have stronger prospects for economic growth. The study ranks all of Iowa's 99 counties in a Creativity Index based on the one developed by economist Richard Florida. Perhaps not surprisingly, the top four counties are made up of Johnson and Story counties (home to the state's two largest universities) and Polk and Linn counties (home to Iowa's two largest metro areas and financial centers).
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VIDEO FEATURE: UI inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs
More than 85 youth from eastern and central Iowa learned the nuts and bolts of starting their own businesses by attending the 12th annual Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, organized through the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.
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UI and ISU establish shared DNA sequencing instrumentation
The University of Iowa and Iowa State University are pooling their resources to significantly enhance both institutions' genetic research capabilities.
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Iowa students build business, get help from Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute
Lessons learned at the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute last year are helping a University of Iowa student and a recent UI graduate from Sioux City build their business.
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Pig-cloning project gets state aid
The U of I and an Iowa firm are producing the models for medical research. A University of Iowa scientist and a compnay that specializes in cloning farm animals have joined to create pigs whose genetic alterations mimic human disease for us in medical research.
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UI Going Global in Iowa program offers free intercultural training Dec. 10
A new University of Iowa program will offer a free workshop Monday, Dec. 10 for people in the business community or nonprofit sectors who are interested in learning more about cross-cultural communication.
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Noel-Levitz opens new facility at UI's Oakdale Research Park
Noel-Levitz, a higher education consulting firm, today hosted an open house for business, community and academic leaders in the Technology Corridor showcasing its new Coralville location at the University of Iowa Oakdale Research Park.
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Sharpe notes universities' tech transfer role (Business Week Online, Oct. 17)
A new study on technology transfer at universities says that a good combination of partnerships, incentives and federal and local funding can help move research into the commercial arena, even when a school's research budget is modest. Universities have always played a role in economic development. After all, it's their responsibility to educate the workforce and keep U.S. employees ahead of the pack, says THOMAS SHARPE, associate vice president for economic development at the University of Iowa. Today the commitment to technology transfer allows universities yet another way to disseminate knowledge, through their inventions and discoveries, he says. Academic institutions, says Sharpe, have a legal responsibility, too. He cites the Bayh-Dole Act, which covers any research funded by the federal government. The 1980 law boosted technology transfer by assigning patent rights to universities. At the same time, schools are required to identify, patent, and license products that result from their federally funded research or to return the rights to the federal government to do so. To fulfill this obligation, Sharpe suggests universities take full advantage of the resources they have. He advises schools in rural areas to network and develop groups within the university to work together. At Iowa, for instance, six centers for enterprise work with one another on the greater goal of economic development and have an active technology transfer program.
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UI licensee Optherion secures $37 million in startup financing
Optherion, Inc., a University of Iowa Research Foundation licensee and a company developing products to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration and other chronic diseases, today announced that it has completed $37 million startup financing and will expand into new facilities at the Oakdale Research Park in Coralville.
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Hageman appointed to Iowa Entrepreneurial Endowed Professorship
Gregory Hageman, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been appointed to an Iowa Entrepreneurial Endowed Professorship.
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Health care entrepreneur, stent inventor Villafana to speak at UI
Manny Villafana, a Minneapolis entrepreneur and developer of numerous frequently used pacemakers, stents and heart valves, will visit the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business next week.
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Fethke Announces President's 2007 Awards For Outreach, Public Engagement
Several University of Iowa faculty members, staff members, students and organizations are this year's recipients of the UI President's Award for State Outreach and Public Engagement, UI Interim President Gary Fethke announced today.
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Technology Innovation Center Company Focuses On Childhood Disease Therapies
A husband-and-wife team has recently formed KemPharm, Inc. to become the 17th tenant at the University of Iowa's Technology Innovation Center. KemPharm, an early phase biopharmaceutical company, is focusing on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies for childhood disease, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Randy Weiss Joins UI Research Foundation As Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Randy H. Weiss, a biotech startup company expert, will serve as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence within the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF), helping to find, evaluate and develop UI "spinout" companies. UIRF defines a "spinout" company as a startup that has been borne out of UI teams and technologies, and "spun" out of the university.
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UI Associate Vice President Will Meet With Sioux City Business Leaders June 6
Thomas Sharpe, associate vice president for economic development, will meet with Sioux City business and community leaders Wednesday, June 6, to discuss the university's contribution to statewide economic development. Sharpe will speak at a breakfast meeting, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce office, 101 Pierce St.
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UI Vice Presidents Will Meet With Polk County Business Leaders May 21
Two University of Iowa officials will meet with Polk County business and community leaders Monday, May 21, to discuss the university's contribution to statewide economic development. UI Vice President for Research Meredith Hay and Associate Vice President for Economic Development Thomas Sharpe will speak at a joint meeting of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Technology Association of Iowa. The meeting begins at noon at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. in Des Moines.
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UI, National Genecular Institute, Ryan Companies Break Ground
UI, National Genecular Institute, Ryan Companies Break Ground | The University of Iowa, Ryan Companies US, Inc., and National Genecular Institute, Inc. (NGI), a California subsidiary of Dermacia Inc., broke ground today (Monday, April 30) on the development of a 90,000-square-foot research laboratory and business incubator facility at the UI's Oakdale Research Park in Coralville, Iowa.
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Hay Comments On New Research Facility (GEN, April 23)
The fountain of youth will be one step closer on April 30th, 2007 as the University of Iowa (UI) and National Genecular Institute, Inc. (NGI(TM)), a California subsidiary of Dermacia, Inc., will break ground on the development of a 90,000-square-foot research laboratory and business incubator facility on the UI Oakdale Research Campus (ORP) in Coralville, Iowa.
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UI Students Win $5,000 In Pappajohn Business Plan Competition
Two University of Iowa students each won $5,000 seed capital grants in the Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition last week, earning top honors among competitors from schools across Iowa.
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UI Pharmaceuticals passes FDA inspection UI Pharmaceuticals passes FDA inspection
In September 2009, the Kansas City District Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a recommendation of approval to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) to manufacture and test an aseptically filled, sterile prescription drug product for a commercial client. The drug product contains a new chemical entity and is a sterile solution that is aseptically filled into vials.
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