Nominations are open through Feb. 7 for the 2020 Iowa Biotech Leader Award, to be presented March 11 at the annual Partnering for Growth conference, hosted by the Iowa Biotechnology Association. The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership, innovation and advocacy in advancing Iowa’s biotechnology industry. Partnering for Growth will be held […]

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. […]

Sundeep Vani joined Iowa State University in the newly-created role of chief technology officer for biobased products, the university has announced. As CTO, Vani will work with Biobased Product platform lead Brent Shanks and the Iowa Innovation Corp. to identify promising emerging technologies and develop them into commercial products. Vani has spent the last two […]

Coralville-based IDx Technologies has appointed former LabCorp executive Seth Rainford as its new president of global markets, the Corridor Business Journal reports. Rainford will be charged with expanding market opportunities and driving operational excellence at IDx, which last April received clearance from the FDA for the first autonomous AI diagnostic system in any field of medicine. […]

Funding is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for organizations to provide specific biotechnology innovators with technical and entrepreneurial support to accelerate product development, HHS announced Wednesday. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Prepardness and Response, established eight accelerators […]

Iowa Biotechnology Assocation (IowaBio) Executive Director Jessica Hyland presented the Biotech Innovation Showcase Award and $5,000 grand prize to Meeshanthini Dogan of Coralville-based Cardio Diagnostics LLC during Tuesday’s reception at the annual IowaBio Partnering for Growth Conference. Cardio Diagnostics is an emerging company founded in 2017 that focuses on human health to develop and commercialize […]

NASA is sending Iowa-grown algae from the DMACC Biotechnology Lab to space on the next International Space Station resupply load, Des Moines Area Community College announced today. Julie González, DMACC biology professor and chair of the biotechnology program, will hand-deliver the algae to NASA officials this weekend at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, […]