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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 […]

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 […]

News Feb 20, 2020

On The Cutting Edge

Companies right here in Lawrence create innovative technology for the health-care industry to save lives all across the globe. | 2019 Q4 | story by Tara Trenary | photos by Steven Hertzog Technology plays a crucial role in many industries, but health care is one of the most important. Technological advances in medicine in areas […]