How has the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic changed research happening at Iowa universities? The Business Record reached out to the three regent universities to see how faculty and administrators are adjusting for priority research; plus, a senior student’s perspective as he finishes his year at Drake University. What does it take to keep research teams safe? […]

Five Iowa entrepreneurs have established a supply line of medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers from China to the U.S., and the team is seeking more medical facilities stateside to provide for.  At the start of this year, Anisul Huq, Camille Renee, Julien Duhautois, Tim Vastine and Yolanda Wei were coworking colleagues […]

In Coralville, the artificial intelligence company VIDA Diagnostics is adapting. Beyond sending the staff of about 30 home for remote work, VIDA Diagnostics also sent home a few heavy-duty computers so staff could continue processing data streaming from 35 countries.  “We call it business as unusual and just accept it,” said CEO Susan Wood.  In […]

The Iowa State University Computation and Construction Lab is turning to 3D printing to manufacture and distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals. Shelby Doyle, assistant professor of architecture, and eight students have corralled 30 3D printers from campus to create parts for face shields and hope to manufacture up to 2,000 face shields. The printing and supplies […]

Iowa startup Apollo is repurposing its online platform to aid hospitals that need increased health care workers to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus in the midst of a labor shortage — while waiving all fees associated with the platform use for the next four weeks, Apollo co-founder and CEO Jon Lensing announced Tuesday. The platform, www.apollohct.com, […]

An Iowa City company has won a state grant to help it continue producing some unique models, reports Radio Iowa. Neil Quellhorst of Protostudios says the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board grant of $492,000 paid for a new 3D printer to print anatomically accurate body parts, including mimicking the material feel of a real organ. Quellhorst […]

IDx Technologies founder and CEO Michael Abramoff is succeeding Gary Seamans as executive chairman as the Coralville-based medical company announced new leadership appointments across its executive leadership team. Other appointments include John Bertrand succeeding Abramoff as CEO; Seth Rainford being appointed president and COO; and Danika Simonson being hired in the newly created chief of staff position. […]

The UnityPoint Health Sepsis Work Team received the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) Iowa Partners in Efficiency award for reducing variation in sepsis patients’ clinical care. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. The UPH Sepsis Work Team standardized work to reduce variation in processes, increasing the level of […]

Planned Parenthood launched a mobile app in Iowa designed to increase access to birth control by allowing women who qualify to get contraceptives through their smartphone, reports CBS2Iowa. “Planned Parenthood Direct” is available in 27 states. Women ages 14 or older answer questions through telehealth screening on the app that’s reviewed by a provider; if […]

Predictive Health Partners, a Des Moines-based insurtech startup focused on reducing wasteful healthcare spending for companies and employees, will join the Minneapolis-based gener8tor 2019 accelerator class, the company announced this week. Predictive Health Partners uses a dual platform to analyze variations in a company’s overall anonymous medical and prescription claims, while offering location-specific price comparison […]