Press Releases Jan 21, 2020

Farm to Fork, For Real

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 […]

News Jan 17, 2020

TechMap Kansas

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 […]

Press Releases Nov 20, 2019

KU Professor To Be Appointed To President’s Science Advisory Board

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) […]

Press Releases Nov 13, 2019

BTBC hires Erik Blume as Director of Business Management Services

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,   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 […]

Press Releases Oct 23, 2019

ADM Joins Forces with LG Chem to Develop Sustainable Technology for Superabsorbent Polymers Used in Diapers

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 […]

Press Releases Oct 23, 2019

DNA brings robust traceability to pork products

IdentiGEN TraceBack provides ‘tamper proof’ trust for food brands The efficacy of DNA traceability to deliver trust and confidence to the Pork Industry has been confirmed in a recent analysis commissioned by global food traceability company IdentiGEN. IdentiGEN, together with a leading Retailer, has highlighted the efficacy of DNA based traceability and in particular the […]

News Oct 23, 2019

Growing Lawrence Technology Company Uses DNA to Ensure Food Chain Traceability

By Lindsey Slater Communications Director Lawrence Chamber of Commerce September 24, 2019 Lawrence is located in the middle of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world. IdentiGEN, whose U.S. operations are based in the Bioscience and Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas, uses DNA […]

News Oct 22, 2019

Likarda Co-Founder Dr. Lisa Stehno-Bittel one of 50 Kansans You Should Know

Bankers and Businessmen, Farmers and Financiers. You’ll find them all in Ingram’s 50 Kansans You Should Know To find these 50 Kansans, we cast an 82,227-square-mile blanket across the Sunflower State. Time for a little global geography test. Here are a few countries from around the world: Syria. Cambodia. Greece. North Korea. Ireland. Cuba. Switzerland. […]