Kansas Startups Take Awards at NCBiotech Ag Biotech Showcase

SUBMITTED BY JSHAMP ON FRI, 2017-05-12 14:24 By Allan Maurer, NC Biotech Writer PrairieChar, a Kansas company developing a system to convert animal manure into useful products, won the $10,000 cash prize and $3,500 in legal and financial advice at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s 2017 Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase. Event sponsors Smith Anderson, the Raleigh-based law firm, and accounting firm Hughes Pittman Gupton, are providing the in-kind services. Integrated Animal Health, also based in Kansas, which finds and commercializes medicine and foods for pets and farm animals, won the $2,500 cash second prize. They were among 12 ag bio… Read the full article

Foster Care Technologies Joins Microsoft ISV Partner Program

Lawrence, KS – February 27, 2017 – Foster Care Technologies, LLC (FCT), the company behind the ECAP foster care Placement Matching System, is excited to announce it has joined Microsoft’s Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program. As an ISV partner, we will be working closely with Microsoft personnel, who will provide a variety of resources and information to help us expand our customer base, particularly among public government foster care agencies. We will continue to utilize Microsoft Azure as our data hosting service because of its reliability and data security. “Microsoft’s expertise and support will help us make ECAP available… Read the full article

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


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