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BTBC Main Facility – Lawrence, KS
BTBC Main Facility – Lawrence, KS
BTBC University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS
BTBC University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS
BTBC Expansion Facility - Lawrence, KS
BTBC Expansion Facility - Lawrence, KS
BTBC 20 Year Plan: Innovation District - Lawrence, KS
BTBC 20 Year Plan: Innovation District - Lawrence, KS
Coming Soon: BTBC Phase III - Lawrence, KS
Coming Soon: BTBC Phase III - Lawrence, KS

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BioKansas has received a grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund to develop a bioscience industry immersion program for PhD students. The new program aims to broaden area students’ understanding of career options, expand their professional networks, provide awareness of area job opportunities, and preparation for career advancement. June 26, 2020 11:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time SHAWNEE, […]

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ViroVax LLC

ViroVax LLC is a start-up company located in Lawrence, KS. Funded by an NIAID Contract, ViroVax seeks talented and motivated medicinal chemists to conduct research in aspects of design, syntheses, and characterization of synthetic organic compounds that are expected to activate innate immune receptors. This position is located in a research facility in Lawrence, Kansas. […]

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MassChallenge Boston Announces 2020 Cohort 100 early-stage, high-impact companies gain access to global network of experts and resources. Two dates set for the public to connect with new cohort online. JUNE 2, 2020 (BOSTON, MA) – MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced the 100  early-stage startups that will join the 2020 MassChallenge […]

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June 11, 2020 By Anne Christiansen-Bullers Jasmine Salem, lab technician at Sinochips Diagnostics, prepares pipette tips for for a machine called the Roche Cobas E411. It’s part of the testing process that ultimately delivers results about the coronavirus that leads to COVID-19. Sinochips Diagnostics, a private laboratory operating on the campus of the University of […]

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Avium, LLC

Position Overview Avium, LLC seeks an engineer with interests in renewable energy and water electrolysis. The successful candidate will assist with scaling up our catalyst production capabilities, testing electrode architectures in a bench-scale electrolyzer, and developing an industrial-size electrolyzer stack/system. Specifically, the position involves hydrogen and oxygen evolution catalyst synthesis, electrode fabrication, stack assembly, efficiency […]

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June 01, 2020 SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces that Chief Executive Officer John Higgins issued a letter to Ligand’s Captisol® customers. The full text of that letter is as follows: To Our Valued Captisol Customers, Ligand is in a period of momentous planning and scale-up. As you may know, Captisol is a key ingredient […]

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Mon, 06/01/2020 LAWRENCE — When the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency-use authorization for the investigational pharmaceutical remdesivir to treat COVID-19 on May 1, in part it was due to pioneering work performed by pharmaceutical chemists at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1990. Today, KU graduates still hold important jobs at […]

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May 15, 2020 QINLOCK Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival and Showed Clinically Meaningful Overall Survival in INVICTUS Phase 3 Study NDA Approved 3 Months Prior to Action Date Under FDA’s Real Time Oncology Review (RTOR) Deciphera to Host Conference Call Today at 5:00 PM Eastern Time   WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 15, 2020– Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCPH) […]

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By Sarah Motter | Posted: Thu 1:40 PM, May 21, 2020 LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) — Avium LLC will receive a two-year, $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation. Avium will use the grant to popularize and make it easier to own cars with hydrogen fuel cells, while also making hydrogen production friendlier to the environment. […]

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Lawrenceville, NJ, and Lenexa, KS – May 4, 2020 Kansas-based pharmaceutical technology company develops customized formulations and intellectual property Deal includes platforms that can be dosed in oral, injectable and otic (ear) formulations Acquisition expands Adare’s technology platforms and product development capabilities Adare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company and leading global provider of advanced […]

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ViroVax LLC

ViroVax LLC is a start-up company located in Lawrence, KS. Funded by an NIAID Contract, ViroVax seeks talented and motivated medicinal chemists to conduct research in aspects of design, syntheses, and characterization of synthetic organic compounds that are expected to activate innate immune receptors. This position is located in a research facility at the Bioscience […]

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This story is part of a series that explores how Kansas City corporations are supporting entrepreneurship and why corporate engagement is important. For more, explore the new We Create Corporate Engagement report. By Kelly Scanlon March 17, 2020 About a half dozen people pore over computer monitors arranged in two workstation clusters. Others are busy at […]

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By: Startland Staff–   March 27, 2020 COVID-19, Fusion Medical Animation Editor’s note: The following is part of Startland News’ ongoing coverage of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Kansas City’s entrepreneur community, as well as how innovation is helping to drive a new normal in the ecosystem. Click here to follow related stories as they develop. As the global […]

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photo by: Sara Shepherd/Journal-World File Photo By: Conner Mitchell A Lawrence biotechnology company is in the process of solidifying clinical trials for a therapy that could drastically reduce the more complicated symptoms of COVID-19. Clara Biotech, based on the University of Kansas’ west campus, says it has developed a way to directly target infected lung tissue […]

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Lawrence, Kansas, March 25th, 2020 — PrairieFood, developer of an innovative approach to converting waste biomass, some of which is hazardous, into safe valuable high carbon products for agriculture and other sectors, announces Vern Hawkins, president of Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, has joined its Board of Advisors. Hawkins has provided innovation and commercialization leadership to […]

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John Higgins, Ligand Pharmaceuticals CEO, joins ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss how the company’s drug discovery technology is helping with the race to find a cure for the coronavirus. CNBC recently interviewed John Higgins, CEO of Ligand, and asked about the company’s connection to Remdesivir, which is being used in the country’s first clinical trials for […]

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By Lindsey Slater  – Director of Communications You may have never heard of an exosome, but research involving these vesicles has boomed. Exosomes have a variety of clinical applications, like targeted drug delivery or liquid biopsies. A Lawrence company is on the forefront of technology that tackles the challenging process of isolating exosomes for research. […]

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University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod, second from left, Secretary of Commerce David Toland, middle, and Gov. Laura Kelly, right, discuss efforts to bolster and retain the state’s workforce during a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Lawrence. Photo by: Conner Mitchell   University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod and Gov. Laura Kelly […]

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Companies right here in Lawrence create innovative technology for the health-care industry to save lives all across the globe. | 2019 Q4 | story by Tara Trenary | photos by Steven Hertzog Technology plays a crucial role in many industries, but health care is one of the most important. Technological advances in medicine in areas […]

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 January 10, 2020 Shares of ArTara to commence trading on Nasdaq under new ticker symbol “TARA” effective January 10, 2020 Company completes previously announced equity financing of $42.5 million concurrently with the closing of the merger Combined company will focus on developing treatments for Lymphatic Malformations and intestinal failure associated liver disease NEW YORK, Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) […]

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TFI Family Services, Inc.

EXEMPT: Yes DEPARTMENT: Software Development REPORTS TO: Vice President Information Services LOCATION: Flexible – TFI Family Services has over 30 locations in 5 states (Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Missouri). This role could also be filled with an onshore applicant working from home in a different state. Applications can be submitted at https://tfifamily.org/employment/ I. POSITION […]

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by Lisa M. Keefe, editor in chief The profit is in the adjectives, or so the saying goes, and in fact 80% of consumers are interested in some sort of “better-for” claims, whether that’s better for the consumers, the animals, the farmers or the planet. This, according to the 2019 Power of Meat report, conducted […]

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You may have never heard of an exosome, but research involving these vesicles has boomed. Exosomes have a variety of clinical applications, like targeted drug delivery or liquid biopsies. Clara Biotech’s co-founder, Dr. Mei He, started working with exosomes in cancer research using ultracentrifugation. “She saw the potential, but also saw the major limitations in […]

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Since returning to Kansas in 2017, Beth Ellyn and I have immersed ourselves in the tech and startup ecosystems of Kansas and Kansas City. In the last year, we’ve organized data on tech employers in the region, including startups. Today, as Free State Forge, we are publishing some stats and maps that should help show […]

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As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas draws talent from across the globe, including founder and CEO of Ainstein, Zongbo Wang. Zongbo moved to Lawrence from China in 2013 to work as a research professor. That research in the radar field spurred the start of a business focusing […]

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Wed, 11/20/2019 LAWRENCE – On the cusp of a major expansion, the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned two federal grants to help fuel business acceleration, innovation and economic growth in northeast Kansas. For the fourth time in five years, the BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. […]

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These Are America’s New Top Tech Hubs By Vincent Del Giudice and Wei Lu November 18, 2019, 4:00 AM CST The synapses are sizzling in the Lawrence, Kansas, metropolitan area. The home of the University of Kansas climbed into the top 20 communities in the Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index — advancing by 33 spots over the past three […]

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Fri, 11/15/2019 LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor will be appointed by the president of the United States to serve on a national science and technology advisory board. Shannon Blunt, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, will be named to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) […]

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Blume will work to expand, manage and strengthen organization’s business services For Immediate Release November 13, 2019 Contact: G.R. Underwood, President, 785-832-2110, grunderwood@btbcku.com   LAWRENCE – Erik Blume has joined the Bioscience & Technology Business Center team as Director of Business Management Services. Blume is responsible for expanding, managing, strengthening and provide coordination and delivery […]

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CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2019—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) and LG Chem today announced a joint development agreement to create biobased acrylic acid, a foundational element required in the manufacture of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) used in a range of hygiene products, including diapers. “The acrylic acid project is another effort from ADM to create new […]