Pictured above, Members of the On With Life team at its Ankeny campus. Pictured from left: Sam Williams, director of nursing; Emily Theisen, occupational therapist; CEO Jean Shelton; Pat Stilwill, executive director of programs and services; Lindsay Maltas, physical therapist; and Megan Ihrke, speech language pathologist/team lead. Photo by Duane Tinkey The Business Record’s 2024 […]

Novy, which became Iowa’s first venture studio when it launched in Cedar Rapids in November, announced Tuesday that it is “open for business” with the hiring of two new team members and launch of a push for startup idea applications. Process Leader Sarah Wallace and Vice President of Marketing Jess Greiner have joined Novy’s three founding partners […]

The studio, Novy, will focus on health care software companies Novy, Iowa’s first venture studio, was officially launched this week by its three founding partners, David Tominsky, Krista Martin and Eric Engelmann. Novy will co-found, fund and grow software companies starting in the health care industry, according to a news release. Each company will receive […]

Parametric Studio, an Ames-based edtech company has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop CURIE, a gamified STEM learning tool for high school and undergraduate students. CURIE aims to make it easier to implement complex and multidisciplinary projects in traditional classrooms through a combination of hands-on learning, crowdsourcing, software […]

iotaMotion Inc., an Iowa City-based company developing advanced robotic-assisted systems for cochlear implant surgery, has announced the company has oversubscribed its $12 million Series A capital raise. The company closed the round with support from a select group of venture capital firms, private investors and current shareholders. The lead investor was Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. (RCT) with participation […]

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to help refine the use of high-volume testing methods. The project was funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to prepare for future disease outbreaks. Researchers will […]

A University of Iowa College of Nursing professor Stephanie Gilbertson-White is using a mobile app to help Iowans in small towns and rural communities learn more about the nature of their cancer diagnosis and how to best manage their symptoms. The app is called Oncology Associated Symptoms and Individualized Strategies, abbreviated as OASIS. It provides evidence […]

OpenLoop Health, a Des Moines-based provider of telehealth support services powering virtual and hybrid care across the country, announced Tuesday its acquisition of Imaging Panda and the addition of a new diagnostic imaging support service. The acquisition will allow OpenLoop clients to use Imaging Panda’s streamlined image ordering and facility coordination with automated results notifications. Through Imaging […]

CareSource, a nonprofit managed care organization, announced Wednesday the launch of the CareSource Iowa Opportunity Investment Fund through a partnership with ISA Ventures, which will manage the fund. According to a news release, this new fund will provide capital for Iowa-based startups that seek to improve health care outcomes, promote health equity and generate positive social impact, especially […]