September 20, 2016 – Washington, DC – Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC founders met with Iowa legislators at the National Council on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) National Demo Day. The purpose was to educate them on the key role university based biomedical startups play in creating high value jobs and in improving national economic and social competitiveness.
SantosHuman, Inc., a spinoff company that grew out of ongoing research at the University of Iowa, recently announced the release of a new plug-in module to its line of virtual human modeling and simulation software. Santos® Arm’s Force Field provides SantosHuman’s clients with the only existing way to access the most accurate, validated method to predict manual arm strength available today.
How are startups in the state competing with major metros when it comes to recruiting tech talent? It comes down to internships, building a better corporate culture and staying creative, the Des Moines Register reports. Companies like Des Moines-based payments provider Dwolla offer unlimited vacation and stock options, while Coralville-based app maker Higher Learning Technologies is focusing on bringing students into the development process, and building a fun and innovative culture.
Muscatine-based Stanley Consultants has expanded its presence in the Pacific Region with a new office in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The office will provide a central location to support clients and partners on projects in the Pacific, from Alaska to the Philippines, Australia and beyond, the firm said in a statement.
Immortagen Inc., a University of Iowa spinoff venture, announced it has completed its Series A equity financing.
Immortagen is a women's cancer company that is developing genetic analysis tools for personalized medicine. The proprietary tools will assist pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies in interpreting next-generation genetic data and guide clinical trial design and recruitment.
Viewpoint Molecular Targeting recently received an invitation to present at the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) University Startups Demo Day on Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C.
This morning, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Executive Director of the Governor's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council Jeff Weld, and Waukee second-grade teacher Heather Anderson, accompanied by five of her students, discussed results from the 2015-2016 independent evaluation that measures the success of the STEM Council's efforts to advance STEM education and economic development across Iowa.
Highlights of the 306-page Iowa STEM evaluation include: