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."
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).