President Donald Trump has signed into law a new rural wireless access bill first introduced to the U.S. House by Iowa Rep. Dave Loebsack. The Rural Wireless Access Act will require the Federal Communications Commission to develop new maps for wireless coverage, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Those maps are used to award subsidies to […]

From left: IowaBio Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka; SynderBio co-founder Dr. Sarah Vigmostad; and IowaBio Associate Director Melissa Moyer. Contributed photo A cancer diagnostics company and a long-time entrepreneur and community leader both received top honors at this year’s Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase. SynderBio, based in Coralville, is a lab automation and cancer diagnostics […]

While other emerging companies traveled from California, Kentucky or Missouri, PowerPollen just made a quick trip across town to join the two-day Partnering for Growth biotechnology showcase, hosted by IowaBio. Through three years of research, PowerPollen had already outgrown two locations in Des Moines and Urbandale before setting down roots in Ankeny in April 2017. […]

In 2008, David Tominsky was working in downtown Cedar Rapids, just blocks away from the Cedar River. That June, monumental river levels stopped everyone in their tracks. “The building that I worked out of – the basement was completely filled, and the water came up ten or eleven feet onto that first floor,” Tominsky, now […]

During a tour of a workforce training program in Waukee, presidential adviser Ivanka Trump said the administration remains committed to infrastructure improvements, including workforce development and wider rural access to broadband service. Those are three top priorities of many Iowa business groups and politicians. Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, said she wanted to visit […]

1 Million Cups organizer Ben McDougal interviews Gov. Kim Reynolds during her first appearance at the weekly Des Moines gathering. Photo by Kate Hayden For the first fifteen to twenty minutes, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stood at the lecturn addressing a room of more than 50 during Wednesday’s 1 Million Cups meeting in the Science […]

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Bitcoin payments for membership dues. Chamber President Kim Casko made the surprise announcement on Tuesday morning at Iowa City’s TechBrew meeting, a monthly event hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa. The chamber accepted its first Bitcoin payment on Friday, Casko said. “Cryptocurrency is becoming […]

What do you get when a chemist pokes his head into a physicist’s Iowa laboratory? Something very, very small. Two Central Iowa professors and a college-based venture capital incubator are behind the nanotechnology introduced in ExpresSeed, a new, portable genetic detection system. Developed by Aaron Santos and Derek Lyons at Simpson College, the hand-held system is only slightly […]