Clara Biotech

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. Clara Biotech’s co-founder, Dr. Mei He, started working with exosomes in cancer research using ultracentrifugation. “She saw the potential, but also saw the major limitations in […]


As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas draws talent from across the globe, including founder and CEO of Ainstein, Zongbo Wang. Zongbo moved to Lawrence from China in 2013 to work as a research professor. That research in the radar field spurred the start of a business focusing […]


In 1996 Mad Cow Disease (BSE) had been linked to a disease in humans, causing a sizable panic and collapse in the beef markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Enter IdentiGEN, founded the same year in Dublin. The company uses the science of DNA fingerprinting to track the origins of food products. The beef […]


Lawrence was the first research and development laboratory location in the U.S. for Argenta, an animal health company founded in New Zealand that invents, develops, and manufactures pharmaceuticals for both pets and farm animals. The Bioscience & Technology Business Center offered all that Argenta needed to put its R&D paws down in the North American […]

KanPro Research

LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas scientist has launched a startup company designed to tackle the most complicated protein production for academic and industrial clients. KU biochemist Philip Gao has founded KanPro Research Inc., a contract research company that produces challenging proteins for university and corporate researchers in the life sciences, biotechnology and medicine. In […]


HylaPharm is a university spinout company developing cancer chemotherapies targeted for potentially deadly, locally advanced cancers that affect nearly 200,000 Americans each year. Unlike conventional chemotherapy that enters vein and diffuses all over the body before getting to the tumor, our patented drug HylaPlat™ is injected into tumor or surrounding at-risk tissues. This results in very […]