News Jun 18, 2020

Clara Biotech Selected to Join 2020 MassChallenge Boston

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 […]

News Jun 18, 2020

Lab in KU Medical Center incubator switches to coronavirus test to meet community need

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 […]

News Jun 02, 2020

REMDESIVIR, THE DRUG THERAPY RECENTLY AUTHORIZED UNDER EMERGENCY-USE PROTOCOL FOR COVID-19, CONTAINS CRUCIAL INGREDIENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

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 […]

News May 26, 2020

KU Professor, Doctorate Student receive NSF grant for hydrogen fuel cell research

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. […]

News Apr 07, 2020

Universities Turn on the Faucet of Entrepreneurship so Corporations Can Tap In

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 […]

News Mar 31, 2020

Biotech firm seeks to advance novel exosome isolation-based therapy for COVID-19 into clinical trials

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 […]

News Mar 31, 2020

Lawrence-based Clara Biotech seeking clinical trial for possible COVID-19 therapy

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 […]

News Mar 03, 2020

Ligand CEO on how company’s helping find a cure for the coronavirus

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 […]

News Feb 20, 2020

KU research, startup company at forefront of exosome isolation in cancer research

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. […]

News Feb 20, 2020

Kelly, Girod discuss efforts to bolster Kansas workforce amid budget concerns

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 […]