News Sep 24, 2013

Finalists announced in 2013 NZ International Business Awards

The New Zealand International Business Awards are organised by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and strategic partner ANZ. They celebrate New Zealand business success in the world and recognise professional excellence and innovative practice. A judging panel featuring some of New Zealand’s top business minds scrutinised over 160 entries across 68 companies before settling […]

News Jun 15, 2013

Smart Drug Delivery: Modern Techniques Used to Develop Drugs

Kansas City area biotech companies are making significant strides in developing advanced drugs that work better and keep patients healthier. Approximately 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with locally advanced cancer of various kinds. Five-year death rates range from 30% to 60%. While there is currently no drug treatment delivered directly into these types of cancers, Hylapharm, […]

News Apr 16, 2013

Bioscience and Technology Business Center to get twin

By Giles Bruce The Bioscience and Technology Business Center on Kansas University’s west campus will soon be getting a twin. A new facility that will be a mirror image of the one currently at 2029 Becker Drive will be built right next to it — the two structures will be connected by a corridor — with construction set to […]

News Mar 14, 2013

Ligand Lifts ’13 Outlook; Signs A License Deal

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. signed a global licensing and supply deal with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop Ligand’s Captisol-enabled melphalan for use as part of multiple myeloma transplant programs, a deal potentially valued at more than $53 million. Ligand also raised its guidance for the year as it projected better-than-expected first-quarter results. Under the deal, Ligand will receive […]

News Mar 11, 2013

KU spinout HylaPharm begins Producing Cancer Drug Delivery Technology

LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas startup company has begun producing a new drug delivery technology that could make cancer treatments safer and more effective. HylaPharm, a drug delivery company founded in 2010 by a team of KU faculty, is now producing its patented HylaPlat technology, which delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to cancer cells in […]

News Jan 29, 2013

Osteogenex announces Issuance of a U.S. Patent Covering Anti-Sclerostin Bisphosphonate Combination T

OsteoGeneX, a Kansas City, Kansas-based pharmaceutical company, is focused on commercializing orally administered bone building therapies directed against the target Sclerostin for chronic and acute bone disorders. OsteoGeneX announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued its patent number 8,178,099 titled “Methods of Altering Bone Growth by Administration of Sost or Wise […]

News Jan 25, 2013

Commercialization Forces University Researchers Into The Business Lab

Lisa Stehno-Bittel has finally started sleeping again. For months after she and research partner Karthik Ramachandran made the decision to branch out from academic research and found biotech startup Likarda LLC in Kansas City, she would lie awake at night and wonder, “What am I doing?” For Ramachandran, who earned a doctorate from the University […]

News May 15, 2012

Philip A. Harris Named CEO Of HiPer Technology

HiPer Technology is proud to announce Philip (Andy) Harris has accepted the CEO position with HiPer Technology. Mr. Harris brings an exceptional business background to the HiPer team. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the CEO of StratosLightwave, a publically traded Chicago-based company. Andy led a successful turnaround of StratosLightwave and orchestrated its […]

News May 10, 2012

Midwest Energy Solutions Moves Into BTBC At KUMC

KANSAS CITY, KS – The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC) has secured its fifth tenant. Midwest Energy Solutions, an alternative energy company that designs and installs renewable energy solutions for homes, businesses and vehicles, has moved into the BTBC at KUMC. The startup company has […]

News Apr 15, 2012

ScaleDown Receives $20K From Tech Wildcatters

At the end of March, ScaleDown founders, Ryan Beckland and Drew Schiller, traveled to Dallas, Texas to give a two-minute pitch in hopes of getting accepted to the 12-week Tech Wildcatters incubation program. “I was pretty nervous [about the pitch], but I calmed myself down with some deep breathing techniques Drew taught me at the […]