Made in Nebraska: Streck partnered with UNL to develop cutting-edge biotech

By Kevin Warneke
Special for Streck Inc. Published in Omaha World-Herald

Nearly 10 years ago, Omaha-based Streck, whose hematology and cell stabilization products are known throughout the world, saw an opportunity to enter the molecular market. That moment came when Streck’s chief executive officer heard about a thermal cycler being developed by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team.

The partnership that resulted meant a Nebraska-based biotech company would work with a Nebraska-based biochemistry research team. The collaboration was by design, said Connie Ryan, Streck’s chief executive officer.

“Unbelievable things happen in our state,” she said. “The people who work at Streck are amazing. They get things done.”