Living in laboratory flasks across the globe, cell cultures are hiding a lot of key insights in plain view of lab technicians developing medical therapies. “The health of a cell is the key parameter,” said Nigel Reuel, Iowa State University associate professor of chemical and biological engineering.   Despite the importance of constant surveillance of cell […]

Global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries received a U.S. patent for the use of a proprietary strain of algae in treating human immune function and intestinal inflammation, the company announced this week. This is Kemin’s second patent featuring the beta-glucan in Kemin’s BetaVia Complete and BetaVia Pure ingredients. In the functional ingredient market, algae surpassed $800 […]

Applications are open online for May $4,000 Growth Grants designed for small businesses, sponsored by Dell Technologies and the National Association for the Self-Employed. Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities, purchasing Dell office equipment and other business needs, according to an NASE statement. Details on applications are available online.

How has your calendar changed over the last year? Mine certainly looks different these days after an abrupt end to live networking events in 2020. But that doesn’t mean any of these groups, or their organizers, disappeared. Below, take a look at three local networking groups that offer events free to the public. Who is […]

Casey’s General Stores Inc. named Paul Suarez as its first chief information security officer, the company announced Monday. Suarez will lead the company’s cybersecurity team and report to Chief Information Officer Adrian Butler. Suarez has 35 years of experience in cybersecurity and network operations, and was previously the CISO of Walmart International.

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the first round of technology partners in a new initiative designed to deliver Restaurant Revitalization Funds to eligible restaurants through point-of-sale service providers Clover, NCR Corp., Square and Toast, the SBA announced this week. Once applications open, qualifying businesses will be able to work directly with their point-of-sale service […]

It’s been a while since people have met for coffee. Entrepreneurship is already often described as a lonely journey for individuals and co-founders. Throw in an ongoing pandemic, and it’s not hard to imagine how isolated community members can feel in a year without in-person events. In the mix of live and recorded videoconferencing events […]

Iowa Workforce Development is warning Iowans to keep watch over their unemployment insurance user accounts as Iowans are reporting an increase in fraudulent activity, IWD said in a statement Monday. The announcement comes as some Iowans report being locked out of their IWD accounts and blocked from receiving their unemployment benefits for up to three weeks, as […]

Des Moines-based employee engagement company Navigate Wellness Solutions named Jeremy Knipper as chief technology officer, the company announced on Wednesday. Knipper previously served as vice president of technology for the company. In his new role, he will lead the strategic development of health and well-being technology platforms. Navigate serves organizations interested in offering technical wellness […]