KemPharm, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Coralville, entered a new licensing agreement with an affiliate of Gurnet Point Capital (GPC), a private investment firm focused on the life sciences and medtech sectors, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The agreement provides GPC’s affiliate with an exclusive worldwide license to develop, manufacture and commercialize KemPharm’s product candidates […]

IDx, a Coralville startup that developed the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligence diagnostics system, announced this week that the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel has accepted a new category 1 CPT code for automated point-of-care retinal imaging. This new code, submitted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with the support […]

Coralville startup becomes the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligence diagnostics system One of the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligent solutions in ophthalmology sprouted in the laboratories of University of Iowa. The idea for advanced technology to help patients who could be going blind had been planted years earlier – first in the Netherlands, by an ophthalmology medical […]

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 […]

Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Billi Hunt presented the 2019 Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leader Award to Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies. Abramoff accepted the award on Tuesday during a reception at Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase and Forum, an annual conference by the Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBIO). The award recognizes […]

Coralville-based Innovas Technologies will deploy its automatic tube cleaning technology at the Empire State Building in New York City, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Innovas’ Helios Tube Cleaning System is installed on water-cooled chillers and keeps the tubes clean without intervention. The technology translates to an average 10 percent energy efficiency improvement for generating air […]

The Iowa City Area Development Group’s most recent collaboration space CoWork @ 808 opened this past week in Coralville, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The space is the group’s third coworking space to open in Johnson County. The project received up to $40,000 in startup costs from the city of Coralville last October.

IDx-DR, an artificial intelligence system that detects diabetic retinopathy, is expanding to new healthcare settings since the FDA first cleared the AI system to go to market in April 2018, startup IDx of Coralville reports. IDx-DR is now in use in clinics focusing on endocrinology, internal medicine, diabetes education, community health, diagnostics labs and diabetes […]

Coralville company IDx, the first FDA-cleared autonomous AI diagnostic system, announced a new agreement with ophthalmic device manufacturer TopCon to scale delivery of the IDx diagnostics system for market, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The agreement grants exclusive rights to IDx in the U.S. as the only autonomous AI company permitted to sell products with […]

Less than two years after being named one of 10 automated vehicle proving grounds in the nation, the Corridor and University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator and nine other entities have all lost the designation, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The U.S. Department of Transportation is withdrawing the 2017 designations under its latest automated […]