KemPharm, the Coralville-based clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company, this week announced enhancements to its intellectual property estate governing its portfolio of product candidates.
This week marks the grand opening of the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa Research Park. There’s nothing like it in Iowa, nor anywhere else in the country.
The center represents a unique partnership involving the university, Kirkwood Community College, and area schools. It offers a collaborative model for helping students reach their education and career goals more quickly and affordably.
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Innovas Technologies won the first-place prize of $25,000 in this year's John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. Innovas Technologies designs, manufactures and distributes shell and tube cleaning technology for heat exchangers. Fanstreamm claimed $15,000 for second place for its work to help sports teams and venues leverage data to expand business. Immortagen,which provides algorithms that help determine the risk of recurrence in medical cases, finished third and received $10,000.
Innovas Technologies has been selected by the University of Virginia to design and build heat exchanger tube cleaning systems for improving campus energy efficiency.
Foundations in Learning, a UI-spinout business based at the research park, has received a $900,000 federal Small Business Innovation Research grant, university staff announced Wednesday. The funding comes in addition to a $450,000 grant the company received from the U.S. Department of Education in 2014.
Foundations in Learning has developed a product called Access Code, a new learning model that aims to help children who struggle with reading comprehension.The company was founded by University of Iowa alumni Carolyn Brown and Jerry Zimmermann (pictured).
More than two dozen companies in the Corridor have been named to the Des Moines Register's annual list of Top Iowa Workplaces, released earlier this week.
As we grow older, we lose strength and muscle mass. However, the cause of age-related muscle weakness and atrophy has remained a mystery.
For Jared Garfield and John Slump, founders of Coralville-based Corvida Medical, a seven-year journey to bring the company’s first medical device to market is coming to an end.
The Halo, Corvida’s closed system transfer device (CSTD) that protects medical professionals and patients from unintended exposure to toxic drugs when administering cancer therapies, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance in June.
More than 150 people attended the SBIR/STTR National Road Tour in Iowa this past week, and more than 100 1:1 meetings took place with representatives from 18 federal agencies including NASA, USDA, National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.
John Fuller, Ph.D, from Metabolic Technologies in Ames, said, "The roadshow was just what Iowa needed to help win more SBIR money. The state's commitment to IICorp to help with grant support and matching funding is excellent and companies should jump at the opportunity to get this additional funding."