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Press Releases Oct 19, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates Economic Development, Innovation at Groundbreaking for Kansas University BTBC Expansion

Oct 15, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the announcement of the Phase III expansion of the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) at the University of Kansas, and introduction of the new KU Innovation Park. The Phase III expansion includes a new 70,000-square-foot facility, which will feature fully functional wet labs, offices, and collaborative […]

News Sep 29, 2020

KU Researchers Developing Quick-Turnaround COVID-19 Test

LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas professor is leading an effort to develop a quick-turnaround COVID-19 test that can be used at home. “Eventually, our test will go into a home — like an early pregnancy test at home,” said Steven Soper, a Foundation Distinguished Professor with appointments in both the School of Engineering and […]

Press Releases Sep 29, 2020

Kansas-Based Company ViroVax Licenses Adjuvant to be Used in India’s First COVID-19 Vaccine in Human Trials

Kansas-based ViroVax LLC has licensed its adjuvant, Alhydroxiquim-II, to Bharat Biotech International Limited, an Indian biotech company. Bharat Biotech is partnering with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to produce India’s first COVID-19 vaccine approved for human trials, COVAXIN®, which uses ViroVax’s adjuvant technology. COVAXIN® is an inactivated vaccine derived from a strain of […]

News Sep 29, 2020

‘Work-life’ comes to the office: KC design firm offers teacher, space for students as an employee benefit

Photo courtesy of Engenious Design By: Austin Barnes – September 21, 2020 Juggling Zoom meetings and remote work is difficult enough for single adults — let alone parents trying to manage the ins and outs of their kids’ virtual school routines during COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions, said Melissa Nickel. Melissa Nickel, Engenious Design “I do not want […]