Press Releases Aug 06, 2020

Merck Animal Health Completes Acquisition of IdentiGEN

AUGUST 05, 2020 Strategic Transaction Enhances Farm-to-Table Animal Traceability Solutions for Livestock and Aquaculture MADISON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced the completion of its acquisition of IdentiGEN, a leader in DNA-based […]

Press Releases Jul 21, 2020

Clara Biotech Receives Grant to Fund Eleven New Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James West, CEO Direct: 913.356.9682 LAWRENCE, Kan. (July 1, 2020) — Local startup, Clara Biotech Inc., was awarded $50,000 in grant funding from the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Job Creation Fund to support the creation of eleven new highly-skilled Kansas jobs over the next three years. The funding will assist […]

Press Releases Jun 29, 2020

BioKansas Awarded Grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund to Develop Novel Kansas-Based Training Program

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, […]

Press Releases Jun 02, 2020


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 […]

Press Releases May 27, 2020

FDA Grants Full Approval of Deciphera Pharmaceuticals’ QINLOCKTM (ripretinib) for the Treatment of Fourth-Line Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

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) […]

Press Releases May 05, 2020


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 […]

Press Releases Mar 26, 2020

PrairieFood adds Senior Syngenta Executive to Advisory Board

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 […]

Press Releases Feb 18, 2020

ArTara Therapeutics Completes Merger Transaction with Proteon Therapeutics

 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) […]

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 […]