The University of Iowa Research Park will kick off a series tomorrow called Startup Solutions that offers one-on-one expert advice on a range of topics to help tenants grow their businesses, including human resources, accounting, law and technical issues. The free series will begin July 1, when Brenda LaMarche of BRL HR Consulting LLC will be on hand from 2-4 p.m. at the UI BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Road, Coralville.
By Chase Castle
The challenges of navigating a continuously changing health care landscape are formidable for any CEO, but good timing, prescient advice and hands-on experience have helped Susan Wood navigate the ups and downs of running a promising biotech company.
“I went into graduate school and said ‘I wanted to study the heart,’ and my adviser said ‘No, go to the lungs, because it’s virtually untouched land and you can write your own ticket there’ – and he was right,” Ms. Wood, president and CEO of Coralville-based VIDA Diagnostics, recalled.
By Dave DeWitte
When Alec Whitters, Adam Keune and Ben O’Connor launched Higher Learning Technologies just over three years ago, they didn’t wait to see what kind of workplace culture developed.
Creating a fun and engaging workplace culture “was our goal from day one,” Mr. Keune said after the company received overall first-place honors June 16 in the Corridor Business Journal’s 2015 Coolest Places to Work competition, sponsored by Skywalk Group, the Eastern Iowa Airport and Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC).
Memcine Pharmaceuticals' Immunoplex Vaccine Platform Technology Has Broad Applicability in Both Infectious Diseases and Oncology Immunotherapy
June 08, 2015: 10:44 AM ET
If the current trend holds, faculty at the University of Iowa will set yet another record year for licensed IP, invention disclosures, and patent applications filed in FY2015.
There were 104 patent application filings as of Feb. 28 compared with 83 last year, a 20 percent increase from FY2014; 96 disclosures compared with 71, up 26 percent; and 25 licenses and options compared with 19, up 25 percent.