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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Posted at 12:27 PM
    McCord Research, Inc. was recently granted a US patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,765,794) for a process to treat skin wounds characterized by the partial or full thickness loss of skin. The patent includes protection and treatment of the wound's surrounding area characterized by skin that is at risk of further breakdown, according to Dr. McCord, the inventor. When skin is injured or showing signs of inflammation, it is allowing the escape of vital moisture resulting in a cascade of events ... read more
  • Posted at 6:41 AM
    BirdDog, the leader in recruitment and applicant tracking solutions (ATS) for the construction and skilled trades industries, announced it has completed a $4 million Series A funding round. The financing was led by Next Level Ventures. Next Level joins prior ... read more

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Art's Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), announces that Art's Way Scientific, Inc ( was awarded a sole source contract for a "High Output Swine Behavioral Unit" for the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural Nutritional Sciences Division. The testing unit, valued at $620,000, will support Dr. Ryan Dilgers work to study the nutritional effects of infant formula in brain development. Art's Way Scientific recently signed contracts for an additional $290,000 in business, including a swine research unit for Recombinetics, a ... read more

Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Posted at 5:35 AM
    Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is the latest to deploy TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot equipped with the only infection prevention data collection and reporting software on the market. TRU-D is now in use at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo and Sartori Medical Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Short for Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfector, TRU-D is the only portable UV disinfection system with Sensor360 technology, which precisely measures reflected UVC emissions and automatically calculates the pathogen-lethal UV dose required for disinfecting ... read more

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Posted at 5:08 AM
    The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Des Moines shows that 14 percent of Des Moines-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2014. Another 82 percent plan to hire only for open IT roles, 4 percent plan to put hiring plans on hold, and 1 percent expect to reduce their IT staff in the second half of the year. This is the first ... read more

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

  • Posted at 12:45 PM
    Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conditional licensure of the company's Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine, RNA utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology. This is the first USDA conditional license granted for a PEDv vaccine since the initial outbreak, and it will allow Harrisvaccines to sell their vaccine directly to the veterinarians and swine producers battling PEDv. PEDv is a highly contagious swine disease that entered the ... read more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Ideal Computer Systems, a leading provider of business management software for Outdoor Power Equipment dealers, has announced automated Ariens/Gravely Product Registration in its newest release of software, Ideal v8.5. The new integration enables dealers to register all of their Ariens and Gravely products through Ideal, which allows for quick and easy warranty claims submissions. Photo - "Ariens is taking the lead in revitalizing OPEI and supporting an open industry standard," said Mario Britz, Ideal's Director of Product Development. "Ideal is ... read more

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  • Posted at 5:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that it has entered into a $60 million financing agreement with an investment fund managed by Deerfield Management Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Deerfield agreed to provide $10 million through a secured senior convertible note, which is convertible into shares of KemPharm's stock, and up to an additional $50 million through a secured senior term ... read more

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Posted at 3:53 AM
    As the Midwestern summer approaches, so does the type of weather that make some residents nervous and others enthralled. For well-known meteorologist Terry Swails, chasing tornadoes and broadcasting his adventures on his regularly-updated weather website is a routine part of the season. Photo - This year, however, Swails will have another prominent community member at his side for the annual storm chase: KV Dahl, general manager at Dahl Ford in Davenport, will be along for the ride. A long-time ... read more

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today launched a campus-wide energy retrofit project for Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that is expected to decrease the college's electricity use by 25 percent and natural gas consumption by almost 50 percent, and deliver approximately $220,000 in guaranteed energy and operational savings each year. The project also aims to reduce the environmental impact of the 20-building campus, trimming close to 2,300 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions -- equivalent to removing 450 cars from ... read more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Kate Stensland is the new customer service representative for Viniferamine(®), a line of skin and wound care products that are used in hospitals and in the long term care market to treat patients with serious skin related problems. The products are sold throughout the United States by a network of distributors that purchase through NDC in LaVergne, TN. "Our products are being sold by hundreds of medical sales representatives across the United States that need ongoing training and ... read more

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Posted at 7:05 AM
    CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of comprehensive radiation oncology motion management solutions, is excited to announce a partnership with 21(st) Century Oncology to utilize CIVCO's 6 Degrees of Freedom Protura(TM) Robotic System. 21(st) Century will be using Protura in conjunction with CIVCO's newly-released Universal Couchtop(TM) Kevlar Extension and Varian Medical Systems' Calypso® System for the treatment of prostate cancer. When treating patients with external beam radiation therapy, Protura remotely repositions patients with robotic 6 degrees of freedom to ensure ... read more

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Posted at 6:40 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application titled, "Benzoic Acid, Benzoic Acid Derivatives and Heteroaryl Carboxylic Acid Conjugates of Hydromorphone, Prodrugs, Methods of Making and Use Thereof." The patent application governs composition of matter for KP511, KemPharm's prodrug of hydromorphone. KP511 is the second ... read more