HylaPharm aims to tackle canine cancer with first-of-its-kind chemotherapy

The Bioscience and Biotechnology Center (BTBC) in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor has played host to a number of successful start-ups. Now, one firm currently based at the BTBC is looking to target a number of cancers in pets with what it believes is a novel chemotherapy. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell spoke to HylaPharm to find out more. University of Kansas (KU) spin-out HylaPharm is working on a targeted, injectable treatment for a range of cancers in dogs. Dan Aires, chief executive of the company, explained his team are developing the first injectable, targeted chemotherapy to effectively treat… Read the full article

Simcro broadens specialty equipment scope out of Kansas City incubator

Since establishing a presence in the Kansas City area, Simcro has continued to quietly work alongside some of the biggest names in animal health. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell spoke to president of Simcro North America Andrew Shepherd about how the firm had been steadily growing its business from the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) in the region’s animal health corridor. Simcro’s portfolio consists of injectors, topical applicators, oral applicators and specialty packaging, all designed and developed by the firm. Whilst some of these products are made available on the wider market, the company has also been working to… Read the full article

Aerotenna Releases Intel SoC FPGA based Flight Controller supporting ArduPilot

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – 15:52 After releasing the first ever SoC flight controller to run ArduPilot (OcPoC™ with Xilinx® Zynq®) in January of this year, Aerotenna, a Dronecode Silver member, is set to release a second SoC flight controller on August 16 at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF16) in San Francisco. Aerotenna’s new OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on Chip) open-source flight control platform is based on the Intel® Altera Cyclone® V SoC and leverages the combination of ARM® core and FPGA logic to enable superior sensing and processing capabilities for “smart” drones. Members of the drone community seeking… Read the full article

Lawrence, Kansas Ranked 23rd Best City for Entrepreneurs

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs What makes a city a great place for entrepreneurs? To be way too broad: A lot of things. And a lot of different things than we normally look at when deciding our top 10s and top 100s. We know that you can never totally separate places where you live and place but usually our rankings tilt toward the quality-of-life side of things. When Entrepreneur magazine came to us, asking if we could assist them in finding the 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, we consulted our friends at our sibling site, BusinessClimate.com which focuses on economic development…. Read the full article

Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors Inducted at United States Patent and Trademark Office

PR Newswire WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andrew H. Hirshfeld provided the keynote address for the induction ceremony of the 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors at the NAI’s fifth annual conference, held this year in Washington D.C. on Apr. 14-15. Over 325 inventors and academic leaders attended the conference, which featured presentations and panels by more than 30 distinguished scientists and innovators including keynote addresses by Victor J. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine and NAI Fellow; Cristin A. Dorgelo, Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science… Read the full article


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