More than a month after the acquisition was first announced, Danaher Corp. went public with the price of Integrated DNA Technologies, approximately $2 billion for the Coralville firm, the Corridor Business Journal reported. The deal was initially announced on March 9 and finalized on April 19.
A local after-school program for refugee students has been awarded a $15,000 grant by AT&T. Pi515 confirmed the grant in a tweet Monday morning. Pi515 is a nonprofit after-school coding initiative aimed at building STEM skills in refugee and underserved youth in Des Moines, and building the state’s future technology workforce.
Securing a classroom door during an active shooter classroom drill takes too long, former teacher Daniel Nietzel, of Muscatine, thought, reports Radio Iowa. During active shooter drills, it took nearly as long to secure the door as the drill itself – two minutes to secure with belts and cords, and three to five minutes before […]
Kiddie tech is growing up right alongside the kids it seeks to serve, and the parents have a lot of questions to ask, reports BuzzFeed News. The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition goes on presale today for $79 (less than the cost of some Lego kits) with child-friendly features, including answers to kid-specific questions, a […]
An Iowa high school alumni and MIT geneticist will be a featured expert this Sunday on the national news program “60 Minutes” during a segment explaining CRISPR technology. Feng Zhang is a 2000 graduate of Roosevelt High School now working for Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Des Moines Register reports. Zhang […]
A Des Moines-based direct-care agency has developed an in-house mobile documentation application that could also provide a less-expensive option for other care agencies. HOPE Agency, a nonprofit community-based provider of holistic care for children and adults with special needs, recently rolled out Quik Cliks, a documentation app that it built for its staff using an […]
In the next few years, you might be saying goodbye to that file cabinet of insurance policies. The eight startup founders presenting at last night’s Global Insurance Symposium represented the latest graduating class of the Des Moines-based Global Insurance Accelerator, which has graduated 26 startup companies from the program as of Wednesday, director Brian Hemesath […]
Three University of Iowa engineering students were searching for a bioscience project, and one horsewoman, Mona Metcalf, had a life-impacting problem for them. The Daily Iowan reports on students Paighton Schrupp, Madison Chrisman, Glen Schoenbeck Jr. and Elizabeth Niedert worked with Metcalf to design a specialty attachment for Metcalf’s prosthetic leg so she could start […]
Des Moines-based fintech startup LenderClose announced Tuesday the business has secured funding to add 25 new employees. Since launching in March 2016, LenderClose has added 100 lenders to its client list; in March 2018, LenderClose secured investment from two Iowa credit unions and added Chief Operating Officer Ben Rempe to its team. LenderClose’s latest round […]
Deere & Company will be building a new 33,000-square-foot design and testing facility in Ames for agricultural spraying and applications technology, the company announced in a statement Wednesday. The facility is expected to be completed by summer 2019 at the Iowa State University Research Park, and will allow increased collaboration with ISU faculty and students, […]