Member Directory

Bio Nebraska is made up of a diverse group of participants, lending to Nebraska’s bio-ecosystem.

Below is an alphabetical listing of member companies and institutions, with information about them and links to their websites, where available.

ADM

ADM’s purpose is to unlock the power of nature, to enrich the quality of life. We transform natural products into a complete portfolio of ingredients and flavors for foods and beverages, supplements, nutrition for pets and livestock and more. And with an array of unparalleled capabilities across every part of the global food chain, we give our customers an edge in solving global challenges of today and tomorrow.


ADS Biotec

ADS Biotec, along with its parent company ADSTEC (Japan), is a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of automated instruments and bio-consumables for use in cytogenetic, pathology and molecular genetics laboratories. Our technology and services enable our customers to increase productivity and throughput while maintaining a high degree of quality and consistency.

With the 1995 acquisition of the Genetic Assays and Platforms (GAP) Division from Transgenomic, ADS Biotec Inc has a truly global presence with development, sales, and support operations on three continents, and users in over 30 Countries. Our team, having over 20 years of experience in this industry, is recognized by our customers for our advanced instrumentation, superior customer service, scientific application support, and a very knowledgeable sales force. With a company-wide commitment to quality and value, we serve professionals and laboratories performing diagnostic analysis in the areas of Cytogenetics, pathology, and molecular genetic analysis.


The Advanced Medical Technology Association 

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached over 400 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and digital health technologies.


Albireo Energy

Albireo Energy works with the leading drug manufacturers and life sciences firms, enhancing operations and building more effective, profitable  companies with our smart building solutions.  We create the optimal, cost-effective system that’s right for sensitive environments. Albireo Energy’s product-agnostic solutions are designed to meet all regulatory requirements while incorporating company specific standard operating practices.  With lab experiments running around the clock, maintaining temperature and pressure is critical. We design data-driven automation solutions for customized HVAC operations.  New diseases require new medications, and increased competition calls for faster, leaner processes. Albireo Energy’s’ smart solutions help speed up process development while maximizing plant utilization.  Biotech facilities face challenges threatening productivity and profitability, including human error, power failure and regulatory compliance. To remain relevant, biotech must create value in new ways and stay ahead of the competition.  Albireo Energy’s suite of software solutions for the life sciences industry features the integrated delivery of smart connected systems using the latest technology to operate confluently and efficiently.


Albrecht GFX

We specialize in translating technical biological content into 3D graphics and animated videos that “visualize the invisible,” make abstract concepts understandable, and messages memorable.

Visual content like our 3D illustrations and animated videos, transcend language barriers and communicate ideas worldwide to audiences of varied levels of technical / scientific backgrounds.

Described broadly, our clients are scientific, biotech companies and the agencies that assist them. We create 3D illustrations and animations that are used primarily in sales, marketing, training, and investor relations.

Our clients have the opportunity to work directly with a 3D scientific illustrator / animator knowledgeable in biological science, who converts technical concepts into 3D illustrations and animations.

“A picture is worth a thousand words. In any language. No translation required.”


Alvine Engineering

Alvine and Associates, Inc. was founded in 1961 as a mechanical and electrical systems design and consulting firm. The firm has experienced stable and continual growth and now provides technical expertise under two banners: Alvine Engineering offers comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection engineering, and architectural lighting design; and IP Design Group, the technology division, provides telecommunications, audiovisual, security, and acoustical systems design.

Our clients benefit from the specialized expertise housed under one roof: there’s no need to seek out separate MEP and technology consultants and postpone productive progress as they learn to work collaboratively. Alvine Engineering and IP Design Group have partnered on a significant portfolio of projects, they understand each other’s design requirements and schedules, and together offer a full complement of services and technical abilities. Our professionals provide complete design solutions that leverage multiple disciplines for a complete solution.


American Authentic Nutrition

American Authentic Nutrition (AAN) is a Midwest-based whole foods nutrition business, dedicated to providing the highest quality animal-based ingredients to the Dietary Supplements Industry. We are proud to offer the market a high-quality, locally sourced and manufactured product. Our current product offerings are centered around grass-fed and grass-finished beef cattle and bison organ and glandular powders. Our mission is to upcycle the underutilized parts of these animals, ensuring nothing goes to waste. We achieve our objective by using our unique production process to convert these organs and glands from their raw state to shelf-stable freeze-dried powders.


American Laboratories, Inc.

Founded in 1967, ALI is a manufacturer of active ingredients used in human prescription pharmaceuticals, diagnostic products, nutraceuticals, and veterinary health products. In 2021, the Company sold more than 300 products to more than 400 customers in more than 20 countries around the world. ALI is subject to regulatory oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and various other federal and state regulatory agencies.


AOI

AOI started in 1985 as a partnership between two high school friends and has grown to become one of Nebraska’s most successful locally owned, women-owned, family businesses – we’re working together to deliver projects throughout the country.

AOI offers solutions for the built environment through our construction, furniture, and prefabricated construction groups. Products and services are available individually or combined as part of a holistic approach developed in close collaboration with our clients and their design teams.


Baird Holm LLP

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Baird Holm LLP’s integrated team of 95 attorneys, licensed in 23 states, is committed to connecting each of its valued clients to the positive outcomes they seek. With extensive and diverse expertise, Baird Holm leverages each attorney’s skills to respond efficiently to its clients’​ local, regional, national and international legal needs. The Firm is proud to represent public and private companies, individuals, private funds and other investors, financial institutions, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.


Bayer Crop Science

Throughout history, humanity has improved lives and inspired breakthroughs that help address some of our biggest challenges. Our shared sense of inventiveness gave us agriculture—one of the oldest and most important inventions—and we believe it can do even more.

At Bayer, we’re harnessing the spirit of innovation to shape what’s possible for farmers, consumers, and the planet. Using the creative spark that comes from human ingenuity, we seek to deliver world-class innovation, set new standards in sustainability, and drive digital transformation.

At Bayer, we are committed to improving lives through a food system that is better for farmers, consumers and the planet. These targets will be both ambitious and time-bound, with a combination of long-term thinking and short- to mid-term goals.

We cannot realize this vision alone. Turning today’s impossibilities into tomorrow’s breakthroughs requires strong collaboration with scientists, innovators, regulators, and farmers. But it also requires open, transparent dialogue that builds trust with consumers.

In six words – Health for all. Hunger for none.


Becton Dickinson

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. For more information on BD, please visit bd.com.


Biotech Connector

The Biotech Connector is flexible wet lab space for biotech companies. The lab at Nebraska Innovation Campus ranges from six feet of bench to over 2,000 square feet of lab space and provides support from early stage startups to high growth biotechnology companies.


Bishop Marketing Group

Bishop Marketing provides market planning and campaigns in agriculture, science and industrial sectors. With ready access to a growing network of associates in high-end scientific communications, marketing resources in the European Union and a stable of industry specialists, Bishop Marketing can help your company build brands, grow your business and invest wisely in sales and marketing communications. Let’s get linked up at LinkedIn.


Bluestem Biosciences

Bluestem Biosciences, Inc., is designing biology with the end in mind, to enable existing infrastructure in the Midwest for industrialized synthetic biology. Bluestem is leveraging digital biology to facilitate the discovery of biomanufacturing, focused on the sustainable production of chemicals and materials.


Boyd Jones

Boyd Jones provides preconstruction, EPC, master planning, design-build, construction management, and general construction services in eight primary market sectors: commercial, government, energy, community, industrial, education, healthcare, and housing. We approach every project from a life-cycle perspective. From feasibility to preconstruction through construction and facility maintenance, our clients can be sure they’re receiving building solutions that deliver the greatest value in terms of project scope, cost, schedule, and quality. We specialize in leveraging our strong relationships with architects, engineers, and subcontractors to maximize value for our clients.


Bristol Myers Squibb

At Bristol Myers Squibb it is our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Our commitment to our patients and customers, employees, global communities, shareholders, environment and other stakeholders, we promise to act on our belief that the priceless ingredient of every product is the integrity of its maker. We operate with effective governance and high standards of ethical behavior. We seek transparency and dialogue with our stakeholders to improve our understanding of their needs. We take our commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability seriously, and extend this expectation to our partners and suppliers. As a responsible corporate citizen, we seek to actively improve the health of the communities where we live, work and serve.  Around the globe, we promote health equity and seek to promote the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious disease.  We believe our diverse and inclusive culture supports better outcomes for all patients and we seek diversity in all aspects of our business.


BWBR Architects

BWBR is a team of professionals in architecture, interior design, planning, and research who are obsessed with the performance of people and organizations. For nearly a century, the firm has designed solutions to enhance how people live, work, heal, learn, pray, and play in engaging and empowering spaces. Leveraging the power of design, BWBR transforms lives through exceptional environments.


Cargill

Founded in 1865, Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Cargill has deep ties to Nebraska communities with more than 4,000 professionals employed in diverse businesses across the State. Cargill’s largest investment in the world is our 650-acre bioscience complex in Blair, Nebraska with 600 Cargill employees dedicated to meeting customer demands for:

  • Sweeteners, such as corn syrup, that are used by food and beverage companies
  • Dextrose to power fermentation and bio-industrial material manufacturing  
  • Livestock feed ingredients for feed customers across the Midwest and Texas
  • Corn gluten meal for poultry and pet food manufacturers
  • Fuel-grade ethanol for refiners who blend with gasoline, and
  • Crude corn oil which is further refined for food processors as well as export markets

Co-located on Cargill Blair’s campus are Corbion, NatureWorks, Evonik, Novozymes, and Avansya.


Catalyst

Catalyst is a first-in-class collaborative office ecosystem that revolutionizes healthcare. Catalyst welcomes entrepreneurs and industry leaders pursuing innovation in digital health enterprise platforms, smart device technologies, and related fields.

Located in the historic Omaha Steel Works factory in Omaha, Nebraska on the University of Nebraska Medical Center Campus (UNMC), Catalyst dynamically brings together private enterprises (startups to Fortune 20), government, academic and non-profit organizations with healthcare providers and payers to accelerate innovation and drive real, lasting change.


Celerion

Celerion, a global leader in early clinical research services, offers a unique combination of medical expertise, clinical operations experience, and scientific excellence that gives its clients the confidence to make fast, accurate decisions about their drug development path. For over fifty years, Celerion has leveraged the latest operational concepts and technologies to execute safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic studies in highly controlled clinical environments. These include first-in-human dose escalation, drug-drug interaction, cardiac safety, bioequivalence and bioavailability, metabolism and excretion studies, as well as pharmacokinetic evaluations in patients with impaired renal or hepatic function. In addition, Celerion offers data management, biostatistics, clinical monitoring, and bioanalytical services. Learn more at celerion.com


Centese

Centese has developed Thoraguard, a digital system for post-op fluid management in cardiothoracic surgery in order to improve outcomes for patients and reduce costs for hospitals.


Central Community College

Central Community College is a multi-campus community college serving a 25-county area in central Nebraska – approximately 14,000 square miles with a population of more than 300,000.

CCC offers 37 career and technical education programs with a focus on degree, diploma and certificate programs requiring two years or less to complete. The college also offers an academic transfer program for students who want to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree before transferring to a four-year college or university.

Additionally, the college offers classes in communities throughout its 25-county service area, online learning and training and development for business, industries and other organizations.

The central administration office is in Grand Island. Three main campuses are located in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings. Educational centers are located in Holdrege, Kearney, Lexington and Ord. CCC also uses a variety of distance learning techniques to provide educational services in some 90 communities in its service area.


CFO Systems

CFO Systems is a nationwide company founded in 2005 to provide practical, experienced, financial, procurement and human resources leadership to middle-market companies. Their vision is to be that partner who helps their clients grow to their full potential. The team is comprised of CFOs, controllers, audit directors, finance managers, procurement professionals, and human resource experts. Their depth of knowledge, education, and experience provides their clients with access to expertise with reliable, objective leadership, strategy, and creativity without the expense of an executive hire.


Clarkson College

Clarkson College is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited college founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1888.  Certificates and degree opportunities are offered in the fields of Nursing, Healthcare Business, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Medical Imaging, Imaging Informatics, Community Health, Healthcare Education and Leadership, Psychology and Community Advancement. Its 3D Printing and Training Center is dedicated to promoting excellence in education by integrating 3D printing and visualization into healthcare learning and practice. The center offers a variety of services and educational opportunities. Clarkson College developed and implemented the nation’s first and only curriculum for 3D printing medical certification.  Through its partnership as a Center of Excellence with 3D Systems, Inc., FDA 510k-cleared medical devices are produced, ensuring high standards of quality and regulatory compliance.


Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.

Cline Williams is a full service law firm serving the Midwest with offices in Nebraska and Colorado.


Clark & Enersen

Clark & Enersen was founded in 1946 by Architect Ken Clark and Landscape Architect Larry Enersen — Harvard graduates who believed we achieve our best work through collaboration of integrated services. Their legacy continues today with offices in Lincoln, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Fairway, Kansas; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon. Collectively, we have a staff of over 130 talented professionals within the primary disciplines of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering. 


Compression Dynamics

Compression Dynamics LLC is a researched based medical textile company engaged in the identification and development of textiles to: (1) provide “Comfortable Solutions for Swelling”, our mission statement, and (2) to deliver physiologically effective static compression force to the skin to signal wound surface cell DNA to synthesize the protein products necessary to close skin wounds.

Compression Dynamics’ fuzzy wale elastic compression platform, EdemaWear®, includes seven commercially successful stockinets that have no equal for patient compliance, clinical and cost effectiveness, in the edema and chronic wound marketplace. Six modifications of EdemaWear® patented fuzzy wale compression textile creates a pipeline of three nonantibiotic modalities to control wound biofilm, two polymer-based solutions to control exudate and skin maceration, and a polymer based solution to enhance the recently documented regenerative healing power of a fuzzy wale skin interface delivering static force to the wound surface.


CRB

CRB is a global design, construction, and consulting firm that relentlessly pursues and delivers success for our clients in advanced technology industries. CRB was founded in 1984 as a single three-person office and has grown to a team of more than 1,900 passionate professionals in 20 offices throughout the world. We design and build some of the most powerful facilities in the world – those that change people’s lives.


Cresa

Cresa, the world’s largest occupier-focused commercial real estate advisory firm, goes beyond spaces to understand your business needs and foster lasting partnerships. Our integrated suite of services includes transaction management, site selection, project management, workplace strategy, construction, and move management. Each of our services is fully scalable, allowing our team to move nimbly and quickly make the adjustments required to meet the evolving needs of your portfolio. 

As your unbiased advocate, we manage transactions from strategic planning to final negotiations, providing consistent service regardless of scale. Cresa project management, aligned with transaction and workplace teams, ensures strategic and efficient execution, balancing quality, cost, and timelines. With a global reach and a single point of contact, we simplify the complexities, allowing you to focus on your business.


DARO

DARO is revolutionizing farm resiliency with cutting-edge pathogen surveillance systems. By harnessing the most effective strategies learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, DARO is enhancing livestock health, productivity, and biosecurity. DARO’s innovative solutions provide near real-time monitoring and analysis to detect, forecast, and prevent diseases, empowering farmers to make informed decisions for optimal management and improved outcomes.


Dean Snyder Construction

Dean Snyder Construction (DSC) was founded in 1958 and is a family-and-employee-owned general contractor, construction manager, and design-build firm. DSC serves the commercial, food and beverage processing, industrial, and pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors. With over 250 employees spread across our Clear Lake, Ankeny, and Omaha offices, we have the expertise to handle concrete work, millwright services, carpentry, steel/precast erection, masonry, and more. Our core values of hard work, clear communication, owner participation, and a dedication to surpassing client expectations have resulted in lasting customer satisfaction. Selecting the right partner for a construction project can be a complex process. Whether a client has been with us for years or is considering DSC for the first time, our aim is to ensure that they are confident in their decision long after the project is finished. For additional details about DSC, please visit www.deansnyder.com.


Deep Dive DVM Veterinary Consulting, LLC

Dr. Kock is the owner and founder of Deep Dive DVM Veterinary Consulting, LLC which serves the veterinary and animal health industry. Drawing from experience in clinical practice and industry roles in sales, marketing & product development, Dr. Kock assists with the commercialization and application of data-driven, health-related software and hardware solutions. Clients include companies who are (or aspire to be) in the animal health industry as well as innovative veterinary hospitals.


DLR Group

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge, and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.


Don’t Panic Labs

Founded in 2010, Don’t Panic Labs was created as the software development arm of Nebraska Global, a $37.3 million software investment fund located in Lincoln, Nebraska. After helping to create several local software-based companies, they discovered that their software product development processes were needed by more than early-stage companies.

Since 2014, they have partnered with companies of all sizes – from startups to Fortune 500 corporations – to build new software systems, enhance existing platforms, and level up development teams with advanced educational offerings. In 2022, Don’t Panic Labs purchased Nebraska Global’s interest in the company.

Their team approaches all engagements with a belief easily expressed through the equation, “Your Vision + Our Engineering”. Every engagement is treated as a partnership, where each side brings their unique knowledge sets together to create the best outcomes possible.

Don’t Panic Labs is headquartered in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska.


Dryland Genetics

Dryland Genetics was founded in 2014 and develops and markets new higher yielding varieties of proso millet, a crop that produces twice as much grain from the same water as corn, while having only 75% the carbon footprint. Our new, propriety, proso millet varieties, developed using a combination of conventional breeding, genomic selection, and high throughput crop imaging are producing 10-40% more grain for Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas farmers. Faculty experts in crop genomics and breeding from the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University serve on our board of directors and our efforts are supported by investors including Next Level Ventures and Stine Seed Farm.  


Ensign Pharmaceutical

Ensign Pharmaceutical is a Nebraska-based start-up company. Ensign Pharmaceutical’s mission is to discover, develop and market novel pharmaceutical products that free patients from pain and disability associated with musculoskeletal disorders and inflammatory diseases while avoiding potential damaging side effects and assisting in more effective healing.


Evonik

Evonik Corporation’s Blair, Nebraska site, located approximately 20 miles north of Omaha, and employing about 105, manufactures Biolys®, a form of L-Lysine used to produce feed additives for swine and poultry animal nutrition. Production started in 2000 for lysine.

In addition, Evonik and DSM have formed a 50:50 Joint Venture Company called Veramaris® to the produce omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) in Blair with a natural marine algae which started up in May 2019.


Family Room

At the Family Room, we are humanizing the acute illness experience. We are a cutting-edge health tech startup at the forefront of operationalizing family engagement. We envision a healthcare landscape where technology fuses with compassion to change the paradigm of acute care across the country as patients, families, and nurses come together to realize the power of collective healing.


Fisher Scientific

Fisher Scientific provides scientific instrumentation, reagents, personal protective equipment and consumables, and services to pharma, biotech, healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry.


Fredrikson & Byron

Fredrikson & Byron was founded in Minneapolis in 1948. Since then, they have grown into an international firm of over 350 attorneys in more than 50 practice areas. They serve a broad variety of publicly and privately held businesses, financial institutions, municipalities, professional corporations, limited liability companies, nonprofits, trade associations, partnerships and individuals. Clients include new ventures, small and medium-sized companies, family businesses, and national and international companies traded on world stock exchanges.


Gateway Development Corporation

Founded in 1989, Gateway Development Corporation was organized to help Washington County, Nebraska grow through recruitment and business development of commercial and industrial enterprises in the Greater Omaha Metro. Gateway is a nonprofit investor based organization that is a cooperative partnership between the county’s public and private sectors focusing on business development services.  It focuses on the biotechnology, logistics and retail industries, while also developing housing and labor. In the last several years Gateway has helped bring in over 500 million in Capital investment and over 600 jobs to Washington County. 


Genentech

For more than 40 years, we’ve been following the science, seeking solutions to unmet medical needs. As a proud member of the Roche Group, we make medicines to treat patients with serious medical conditions. We are headquartered in South San Francisco, California.


General Excavating

General Excavating is a prime contractor. Our team assists private and public owners as they look for solutions to their infrastructure needs across the state of Nebraska. GE performs the following scopes: construction of underground utilities, rehabilitation and construction of bridges, box culverts, vaults, reservoirs, and drainage structures. Additional services include directional boring, hydro excavation, excavation shoring, OSP communications, environmental remediation, hourly service work, and the sale of landscaping and construction materials. Let us help “Build The Future” on your next civil project.


GenoTypica

GenoTypica is a direct-to-consumer DNA testing company. The first product that the company has introduced to the market is a personal genetic scan (PG Scan) that looks through a person’s entire genome. Using almost 1.9 million markers, the personal genetic scan focuses on health and wellness related information that is useful to anyone who is interested in knowing about common as well as rare genetic conditions and complex disorders like cancer, heart disease etc. Results from such a scan enable users to make life-style changes, screening decisions and early treatment options in consultation with their doctors and healthcare providers. Unlike other companies in this space, GenoTypica emphasizes complete privacy, ability to request diseases of interest, a one-time fee for all available test results with updates as well as access to all raw data. The future is genomic medicine, and it is already here in Nebraska.


GMP Pros

GMP Pros® is a leading team-focused solutions partner to clients in Biopharma, Animal Health, Medical Devices, and Pharma throughout the U.S. Rather than one resource, GMP Pros® clients get the power of their 30+ person team of experienced highly skilled technical professionals in the areas of automation, capital project management, commission qualification & validation, data analytics, electronic batch records, manufacturing services, packaging services, process improvement, and quality engineering & compliance in GMP Pros® stewardship of the work to be done.


GrantCraft Consulting

GrantCraft Consulting offers grant proposal writing support for startups and entrepreneurial coaching for innovators. We help small businesses developing innovative technologies identify sources of non-dilutive funding, prepare and submit winning grant proposals, and conduct proper reporting. The SBIR and STTR programs, in particular, are our specialty. Drawing on experience in NSF’s I-Corps program, we also provide inventors and innovators with entrepreneurial coaching and training focused on customer discovery, ecosystem mapping, and business model development.


Greater Omaha Chamber

Vision

The Chamber will be the catalyst organization that ensures Greater Omaha is a vibrant place to do business, work and live.

Mission

To champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.

Vision

We consistently focus on a bold future, pursuing innovation and collaboration to facilitate the growth and vitality of our community.

Passion

We pursue our work with enthusiasm, fueled by a strong commitment to our mission.
Excellence

We provide the highest quality programs and services, challenging ourselves to achieve greater results for our members, our community and each other.

Family

We respect, trust and support each other in an environment that embraces work-life balance.


Great Plains Biotechnology

Great Plains Biotechnology was founded by Dr. Tyler Martin in June 2013. It’s purpose is to create opportunity on the frontiers of biology. Dr. Martin is a 20 year veteran of the biotechnology industry and has built and led teams and companies that have translated interesting biology into products that have had a positive impact on the lives of patients including FLUAD, an influenza vaccine licensed in Europe that includes the novel adjuvant MF59, HEPLISAV, a hepatitis B vaccine that includes the novel adjuvant 1018 and is under regulatory review in Europe, and is in phase III in the United States. He led the medical affairs team responsible for TOBI, a drug that revolutionized the care of persons with cystic fibrosis.  Dr. Martin, and his network of colleagues, have the expertise to support a wide variety of projects.


GreenSlate Development

GreenSlate Development is responsible for creating and managing Omaha’s Blackstone District – a once forgotten stretch of Farnam Street, is now a diverse, mixed-use community where people can live, work and play. Since its inception, the neighborhood has seen an explosion in new development totaling over $200M in new investment including most recently the renovation of the historic Cottonwood Hotel. Connected to the easter border of UNMC’s campus, and in the heart of Midtown Omaha, the Blackstone District is designed with modern urban living in mind. GreenSlate is committed to not only creating a truly unique experience here in Omaha, but something that is relevant and significant on a national scale. GreenSlate is also committed to making Omaha a world class city, one that will retain and attract the talented workforce needed to grow and thrive.


HDR

HDR is an employee-owned design firm specializing in architecture and engineering. We have never met a science we didn’t like. We offer real-world innovation and design that is based not on yesterday’s science but on the trends and technologies defining research of the future to best support life science research moving forward. Additionally, we are committed to designing efficient, flexible, and adaptable places to become vibrant, sought-after destinations. As the number one design firm for Science + Technology for the past two decades, we offer practical, cost-effective design that supports new multidisciplinary problem-based research with robust, flexible, and inspiring research environments. We know that when it comes to research environments, good design supports life-changing work. But we also know that it’s not just about the labs…we understand that the design of the entire community, in addition to the specialized environments that enable discovery, is what attracts and retains coveted researchers. We pair technical expertise and rigor in the design of research environments with creativity and innovation, to create wonderful destinations, places where scientists want to be. After all, scientists are people, too! 


Holland Basham Architects

Holland Basham Architects (HBA) is a design firm that puts our clients first. Good people doing good work, we strive to inspire, drive progress, and improve our community. Our team is backed with diverse experience and technical expertise; we do not settle for status quo. With offices in Omaha and Denver, our team of designers has been creating dynamic environments for over 30 years that work for the betterment of the biosciences industry sector. We strive to enhance company culture, maximize real estate value, and support a variety of user groups while promoting a collaborative working atmosphere. Through our blended approach and experience in multiple industry types, we combine our research in design and technology to create innovative spaces that exceed client expectations and prepare for future growth. HBA is well-suited to meet the diverse needs of the biotech industry through our portfolio, combining pharmaceutical, industrial, healthcare, and corporate workplaces.


Horsepower Today

Every business has many moving parts that need to work together to meet growth and revenue goals – especially entrepreneurs in specialty industries, like Bio Med. If your business is missing expertise in a key area, is in need of someone to pull all the backend business together, or has a project that you just can’t get to, Horsepower Today is a one-stop, expert resource you can count on to get things done – and to facilitate the growth you’re looking for. 

See Horsepowertoday.com or call Diana Novoselska at 402-259-6607.


Huvepharma

Huvepharma is a global pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biological product manufacturer and supplier. Huvepharma’s Lincoln Nebraska facilities specialize in biological product research, development, and manufacturing for the food animal industry, primarily focusing on vaccines.


Impower Health

Impower Health’s self-pacing treadmill technology will enable users to measure and track their gait just as they currently track other vital signs through their smart watches. Impower will enable gait to become the sixth vital sign — allowing us to license gait analysis across commercial and rehab treadmills globally. Working with our partners at the University of Nebraska and the kinesiology experts at UNO’s Biomechanics labs, we have a working prototype, our first patent has been granted, a second patent is already filed, and we’ve completed successful user trials.


Interstates

Interstates is a trusted partner for design-build electrical projects, plant floor automation, and mission-critical operational technology support. Our expertise is centered around  electrical construction, electrical engineering, and control systems services.  For nearly 70 years, we have tackled complex challenges and developed innovative solutions for industrial manufacturing and processing facilities around the world. What started out as a small electric company, has evolved into an organization with over 1,100 employees and multiple locations throughout the United States. Through our unique integrated project delivery approach, we are able to provide one, or all of our services.  By combining the strength of our teams, we can develop a solution tailored to your specific needs.  Our knowledgeable teams work alongside you to truly understand your needs and deliver exceptional results.


Invest Nebraska

Invest Nebraska is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), venture development organization that advises and invests in companies and early stage business ideas in Nebraska. We support and encourage angel investment and entrepreneurship in all areas of Nebraska, and provide networking opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and service providers from all corners of the state.


JE Dunn Construction

Since their founding in 1924, JE Dunn Construction has believed in enriching lives through inspired people and places. That’s why they’re proud to build in the Science and Technology industries. They’ve helped create laboratories, research facilities and more for clients that are developing new energy distribution models, helping secure the world’s food supply and teaching the skills necessary to solve future global problems.

With over 20 years of building in Nebraska, they’ve played a prominent role in many complex projects in our community, while remaining both family- and employee-owned. They also have 22 other offices across the nation that give their Local Nebraska team the resources of one of the country’s largest contractors.


Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED) is a public-private collaboration charged with fulfilling Lincoln’s Economic Development goals. Job growth and business expansion are critical components of a vibrant and thriving community. The Lincoln Partnership is committed to supporting Lincoln’s continued success as a place of business expansion, growing talent and endless opportunities. Our primary areas of focus are Business Development, Business Retention & Expansion, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Talent Strategy in Lincoln.


Linear A

Linear A – DBE and MBE certified – is a data-focused practice with deep experience in analytics, data visualization, facility utilization studies, data strategy, data engineering, benchmarking, and market assessments. With over 40 years of experience in architecture and engineering, healthcare, retail, fintech, manufacturing, food distribution, and other industries, we bring a unique experience to solving complex data-focused problems.     

Linear A provides a unique approach to ‘all things’ data by integrating various disciplines, techniques, perspectives, and methodologies simultaneously. We built our data-focused practice on the belief that value exists at the intersection of data, innovation, strategy, and technology. We provide an array of value-based services leveraging multiple industry best practices.


Lite Development

Lite Development is a team of strategic partners, from civil engineers to general contractors, executive operating officers and development project managers. We are in pursuit of building one of the top development firms in the Midwest. Currently, we have approximately 300 housing units in Omaha, Neb. in the pipeline, and now have a team focused on serving industrial and bio manufacturing users and businesses. 


MatMaCorp

MatMaCorp is a developer of easy to use instruments to provide scientific solutions. Our technology includes a portable molecular diagnostic system that detects and identifies a specific DNA or RNA (target) sequence, in addition to a mutation or variation (SNP, single nucleotide polymorphism) within a sequence. This allows the user to evaluate trait consequences, disease or causative agents and make an informed breeding, selection, or healthcare decision at the point of use. Whether in the field, barn, veterinary clinic or research laboratory; data can be generated in real-time without specialized skills or a sterile environment.


McCarthy Building Companies

Founded in 1864, McCarthy is one of the oldest and largest privately held construction firms in the United States. With 16 U.S. offices (including our office in Omaha, NE) and over 3,000 employee owners, we are a top-ranked industry leader in a diverse array of building categories including healthcare, science & tech, pharmaceutical, laboratory, industrial, higher education, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing.

The needs of our clients vary widely on project size, level of complexity and facility type – but they all have this in common: They want a trustworthy construction management partner known for a commitment to excellence that enables them to achieve their business and community goals.


Maize Solutions

Proudly Midwest-based and woman-owned, Maize Solutions is an umbrella organization supporting several businesses (including Chemical Maize, Inc. | Medical Maize, LLC | Maize Consulting) focused on B2B product and service offerings in the healthcare, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, education, industrial, AEC, CRE, and professional consulting industries.


Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health is a worldwide leader in Animal Health providing innovative solutions, vaccines and medicine to improve the health and wellbeing of animals around the global.




Metropolitan Community College

MCC provides relevant education and job training for the good paying, in demand jobs our industry partners need filled in our four county coverage area that keeps our community competitive. As a fully accredited institute of higher learning, our credits transfer to four year universities where students can seamlessly continue their path to a baccalaureate. We also provide industry recognized credentials for students looking to enter the workforce and current employees to advance at their current place of business. We’re able to modify training based on industry needs and adjust our curriculum based on market demands. Having the flexibility to adjust to the ever evolving world of business has earned MCC a reputation for being one of the best schools in the area to get results in workforce development.


MicroWash

MicroWash has an exclusive license to bring to market a proven, pain-free device that collects nasal specimens to test for pathogens, such as COVID, SARS or the flu. Number one reason for not getting tested – the pain (NIH). Emergency room physicians at the University of Nebraska Medical Center took action by developing the pain-free MicroWash as an effective alternative to the pain-full traditional nasal swab. The MicroWash’s efficacy pilot results from the UNMC study are being published in a renowned medical journal and has several patents pending. 


Midwest Veterinary Services

Midwest Veterinary Services, Inc. provides contract research services to animal health and biomedical companies around the world. Founded in 1987, the organization has grown to include three AAALAC accredited contract research companies, commercial production facilities, a full-service diagnostic laboratory, consulting and regulatory services, and dedicated specialty spaces. Our dedicated GCP/GLP-trained team is experienced with the entire range of project development work, from in-vitro and drug discovery to post-approval marketing.


MMC Contractors

MMC Contractors is a national mechanical contractor specializing in building large, complex projects and in offering facilities/operations servicing capabilities. With a comprehensive offering of service and construction services, MMC Contractors works in diverse markets including pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, mission critical, industrial, and commercial.


Mopac Biologics

Mopac Biologics is developing best-in-class oral and topical biologic therapies for autoinflammatory diseases. Mopac uses computational protein design technology originating at the University of Washington that uniquely enables discovery of therapeutics with desirable properties, including extremely high potency and resistance to gastrointestinal conditions. With their drug discovery capabilities and world-class development team, Mopac aims to bring safe, effective, and convenient therapies to the clinic. Their lead molecule, MB1, is an oral protein inhibitor of IL-23R in preclinical development for treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


Molecular Trait Evolution (MTE)

Molecular Trait Evolution (MTE), is a biotechnology company that specializes in microbial strain enhancement and optimization. MTE designs natural or synthetic microbes or microbial consortia to solve complex biological problems. Worldwide the agriculture industry produces an estimated 182 billion tons of unusable plant biomass every year. Our flagship product, Extremase, is a proprietary enzyme cocktail that converts non-food plant material to sugar for ethanol fermentation and biorefining. Our technology has potential to fortify the US as the world’s leader in sustainable fuels from alternative plant feedstocks.


MOVE

MOVE is a pre-seed and seed venture capital firm created by Nebraska founders with a mission to support and accelerate the next generation of founders in the region. We understand what it’s like to build a startup in the Midwest and how challenging getting your first check can be. We are here to change that. MOVE is industry agnostic with a broad focus on capital-efficient software and technology companies built in Nebraska and the Midwest.


NatureWorks

NatureWorks is an advanced biotechnology company using plants to turn greenhouse gases like CO2, into the biopolymer we call Ingeo™️. They help companies use Ingeo to make everything from compostable coffee pods and tea bags, to 3D printing filament and nonwovens hygiene masks. Ingeo biomaterials not only have a low carbon footprint, but also have incredibly versatile properties and end-uses.


Nebraska Business Development Center

NBDC helps strengthen Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities. NBDC is a statewide program, with 10 office locations across Nebraska. NBDC’s credentialed consultants provide confidential, one-on-one business services to entrepreneurs, established business owners, innovators and economic and community development professionals. The services of NBDC are provided mostly at no charge to the client.


Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The mission of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry is to promote and protect Nebraska’s free enterprise system by ensuring a competitive business climate, economic growth and greater prosperity for all Nebraskans. We are a trusted partner to our members. We deliver market and workforce growth, as well as tax, legislative, and regulatory solutions that address the challenges of owning and growing a modern-day business.


Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska corn checkoff, administered by the nine farmer directors of the Nebraska Corn Board, is a self-help investment program designed to help develop, carry out and participate in programs of research, education, market development and promotion to enhance profitability (viability) and expand the demand and value of Nebraska corn and value-added corn products.


Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild

The Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild is the professional trade association tasked with promoting and protecting the craft brewing industry.  Our vision is to facilitate collaborative industry engagement that increases independent Nebraska brewing market share.  Our membership includes nearly 70 Nebraska craft beer and cider producers and nearly 50 allied trade partners.


Nebraska Cures

Nebraska Cures supports, promotes and advocates for health science research and education to advance our quality of life and our economy. Nebraska Cures carries out its mission by educating the public and policy makers on health science research, challenging health misinformation, and strengthening and diversifying the research career pipeline.


Nebraska Department of Agriculture

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encourages and promotes the interests of agriculture through advocacy and education. In addition, NDA regulates the agriculture industry to ensure the health and safety of all Nebraskans.


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Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Since 1967, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has been focused on growing and diversifying the state’s economic base, bringing new dollars, new businesses, and new people into the state.


Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Our Vision: Everyone living, working, and enjoying a healthy Nebraska Environment.

Our Mission: To protect and improve human health, the environment, and energy resources.

We have the privilege to work with many Nebraskans who are conscious stewards of the land. It is only through this collaboration that we can preserve air, land, water and energy resources both now and for future generations.


Nebraska Ethanol Board

The Nebraska Ethanol Board works to build a greener, more energy-independent America by advocating for biofuels. By informing government leaders, civic leaders and the public about ethanol’s benefits to the nation and the world, the Board ensures that biofuels and co-products play an increased role in powering our world. In addition to building consumer support for biofuels and guiding public policy, the Board assists market growth through targeted strategies and programs.


Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation

Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) is connecting the talents of experts, companies and the university to create a unique culture of innovation. NIC is a campus designed to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between the University of Nebraska and private sector businesses. NIC is adjacent to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and strategically provides access to research faculty, facilities and students. NIC aspires to be the most sustainable research and technology campus in the United States


Nebraska Public Power District

As a publicly-owned utility and a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska, NPPD is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the people they serve. Our chartered service territory is vast, including all or parts of 86 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. NPPD was formed on Jan. 1, 1970, when Consumers Public Power District, Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation District (PVPPID) and Nebraska Public Power System merged to become who we are today.

NPPD is grounded in serving Nebraska’s energy needs. We are respectful of the rich public power history in the state, yet we are mindful that the state’s energy future is being defined by what we do each and every day.


Neogen

Neogen® offers genomics services worldwide that deliver innovative, affordable DNA testing for the discovery and commercial application of genomic advances that enhance the safety and abundance of life. DNA testing services are provided for food, animals, aquaculture, agronomy, forestry and horticulture, as well as supporting the research institutions, breed associations and breeding companies serving these industries.

State-of-the-art genomics and bioinformatics, plus our work with leading scientists, drive Neogen’s world leadership in DNA testing for food production, animal well-being and research.


Neurocarrus

Neurocarrus is a biotech company developing a novel drug technology to safely disrupt pain signals without risk of addiction or other systemic effects. Neurocarrus was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska by prominent research scientists in the field of protein engineering and led by a strong management team with expertise in business, biotechnology and medicine. Since inception, the company has raised $1.05M used to generate extensive in vitro and in vivo data supporting the efficacy of N-001 and to manage intellectual property.


NMotion

NMotion helps founders launch new companies and accelerates the growth of existing companies through connections to mentors, customers, and investors in a compressed time schedule. Since 2013, NMotion has helped 60 early stage companies including QuantifiedAg, Nobl Health, RealmFive, Liveby, LeverageRX and more.

NMotion is part of gener8tor, a nationally ranked, GOLD-tier accelerator in the US and operates two main programs: Accelerator Studio and gBETA Lincoln.


Nova-Tech, Inc.

Nova-Tech Animal Health is a leader in aseptic manufacturing located in America’s Heartland – Grand Island, Nebraska.  Family owned and operated, Nova-Tech is a privately held, FDA-registered and inspected parenteral injectable drug manufacturer and service oriented CMO solely dedicated to the animal health industry.  Our entire 149,000-sq. ft. GMP manufacturing facility is dedicated to the health and welfare of both production and companion animals. We are a leading provider of injectable fluids for the veterinary community offering product delivery in plastic or glass bottles with packaging sizes from 100mL to 1000mL, PVC IV bags with packaging sizes of 500mL, 1000mL and 5000mL. Future expansions include the ability to fill SVPs vials from 2mL to 100mL.


Novartis

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. We also aim to reward those who invest their money, time and ideas in our company. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. Our strategy is to build a leading, focused medicines company powered by advanced therapy platforms and data science. As we implement our strategy, we have five priorities to shape our future and help us continue to create value for our company, our shareholders and society: unleash the power of our people; deliver transformative innovation; embrace operational excellence; go big on data and digital; and build trust with society.


Novonesis

Novonesis is a global company leading the era of biosolutions. By leveraging the power of microbiology with science, we transform the way the world produces, consumes, and lives. In more than 30 industries, our biosolutions are already creating value for millions of consumers and benefitting the planet. Our 10,000 people worldwide work closely with our partners and customers to transform business with biology.


Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease.


NUtech Ventures

NUtech Ventures is the nonprofit technology commercialization affiliate of the University of Nebraska serving the Lincoln and Kearney campuses. Our team evaluates, protects, markets and licenses the university’s intellectual property to promote economic development and improve quality of life. We also promote entrepreneurship through licensing to University startup companies, programming, sponsored events and by supporting the Combine Incubator and the NMotion startup accelerator programs.


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Omaha Public Power District

OPPD’s mission is to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to their customers.


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has as its mission to conduct effective advocacy for public policies that encourage discovery of important new medicines for patients by pharmaceutical and biotechnology research companies.


Phibro Animal Health

Phibro Animal Health begins with a goal of contributing to a healthy, affordable food supply by helping farmers responsibly care for their animals. With determination and integrity, we have grown into a global company. Now 1,700 strong, our team values the trust placed in our products and our people.


PraesensBio

PraesensBio aims to provide superior next-generation sequencing-based infectious disease diagnostics that can be used anywhere in the world, including in low resource environments. We are a privately held company with the mission to create a universal infectious disease diagnostic that is capable of detecting 1000s of pathogens (viral, bacterial, and eukaryotic). Our platform goes beyond syndromic testing to include pathogens that cause enteric (cholera, Norovirus, etc.), respiratory (SARS-CoV-2, influenza, etc.), and febrile (Dengue, malaria, etc.) diseases. Our solution will increase the access to state-of-the-art disease detection and surveillance systems, which will be key in preventing the next epidemic/pandemic.


Pratt Industries

Starting as the Lincoln Corrugated Box Company in the early 1960’s at our current location, we were acquired by Pratt Industries in 2005.  Pratt was founded in the USA more than 30 years ago and since then, has shown dramatic growth with manufacturing facilities in more than 27 states.  We are America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held producer of 100% recycled containerboard.


Precision Syringe

Precision Syringe makes medical devices focused on greater operator precision and patient comfort.


Progressive NEURO

Founded in 2018, Progressive NEURO, Inc. is dedicated to the development of a portfolio of Progressive Stroke Solutions to provide physicians with next generation treatment options beyond traditional aspiration and traditional thrombectomy.

Progressive NEURO, Inc. is incubated at the Silicon Prairie Center which is a unique collaborative entrepreneur live and work incubator community which empowers entrepreneurs to do more with less.


ProTransit Nanotherapy

ProTransit Nanotherapy is an Omaha-based biotechnology company that plans to fully commercialize a unique and patented nanoparticle drug delivery system called Pro-NP™. The primary focus of Pro-NP™ is delivery of antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase and catalase, to destroy reactive oxygen species that are very damaging. This cellular damage is a major driver in numerous diseases such as skin cancer, photoaging, traumatic brain injury, hypertension and many others. The first commercial application of Pro-NP™ will be in skincare products such as antiaging nighttime serum and sunscreens. Topical products like these will be commercialized through a licensing partner, Artesian Beauty. ProTransit has worked extensively with the Nebraska Nanomedicine Production Plant, which is on the campus of UNMC, to finalize the production process and scale-up to industrial scale. Based on recent successful first-in-human clinical trials, ProTransit is pursuing expanded trials followed by product launch in collaboration with national and international commercial partners.  


Reddi, Inc.

Reddi, Inc. is a young and determined company that provides the expertise and the tools to take your vision from inspiration to results. Our founder started this company after many years in the biotech construction industry as there was a need for resources to help owner-operators increase revenue by identifying cost savings, expansion opportunities, and operational efficiencies. While we are great at designing and installing improvements to your facilities while maintaining an ever-watchful eye on federal regulations, we specialize in producing the best facilities for your operation so you as an owner-operator can reap the benefits of an efficient facility and an effective manufacturing model. We look forward to being of service to you.


Renewable Fuels Nebraska

Renewable Fuels Nebraska (RFN) is the trade organization for Nebraska’s ethanol industry. They are an industry resource encouraging public policy that ensures the growth and expansion of the nation’s 2nd largest renewable fuels industry.

RFN encourages conversations that increase the public knowledge concerning the production and use of renewable fuels, with a focus on energy policy. Their membership model is designed to improve collaboration between business owners and legislative leaders that share our same passion for education and excellence.


Rieke Metals

Rieke Metals located in Lincoln, NE is well known for their organometallics, polymers, monomers, fine chemicals and expertise in inert atmosphere reactions. Rieke Metals offers over 40,000 products in their catalog but we routinely work with customers world-wide on their custom molecules.

Rieke Metals collaborates with Life Science, Renewable Energy and Material Science customers’ to develop novel route of synthesis, improve customer’s current route of synthesis to increase yields and purity, create or assist with product specifications and scale up from grams to kilograms or milliliters to thousands of liters on their projects. Utilizing a well-defined process to manage projects and, constant communication throughout the process, allows the Rieke Metals team to meet timelines and provide quality deliverables to the satisfaction of our customers.

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R&R Realty Group

Founded in 1985, R&R Realty Group is one of the largest real estate development and property management firms in Iowa and Nebraska. R&R currently owns and manages nearly 10 million square feet of office, warehouse, retail and multifamily assets. In addition, R&R owns several hundred acres of land for future development. Today, our full-service subsidiary services include construction management, brokerage, development, acquisitions, property management, and technology services.


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Sanofi

Sanofi is an innovative global healthcare company. They chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Their team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. They provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.


Sandoz

Sandoz is a global leader in the generics and biosimilars markets with one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, reaching approximately 500 million patients every year in more than 100 markets. 

  • Generics, divided between standard generics (mainly oral solids) and complex generics (including injectables, respiratory and others). Biosimilars, where we are the global pioneer, with a rapidly growing pipeline now counting 24 molecules.
  • We are the established global leader in generic antibiotics, with 50-plus medicines serving more than 200 million patients per year. And we have a leading global program to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), taking a balanced, cross-sector approach to combatting this unprecedented global health threat. 
  • Our goal is simple: to ensure patients continue to receive the medicine they need, when and where they need it.

Silicon Prairie Center

The Silicon Prairie Center is a unique entrepreneur live-work community with residences, office space, and product development space in one location. It is home to Progressive NEURO, Inc, an ischemic stroke company, and Assistive Technology Solutions, Inc, a mobility solutions company. It is also home to two international medical device focused market access firms, MedMarket Access, LLC and Nichibei MedTech Advisors, LLC. The independent film #MyCorona was filmed at the Silicon Prairie Center Studios in May 2020.


SoDak Solutions

SoDak Solutions is a consulting service founded in 2023 by Ron Utecht and Barb Haberer, specializing in guiding visionaries through the journey from early-stage research to product development in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, and drug development.

Our founders bring a wealth of expertise, each boasting over 30 years of experience in the entire spectrum from early-stage research to product development. They have been instrumental in inventing and advancing technologies that are presently undergoing clinical trials. This extensive experience equips SoDak Solutions with the adaptability to cater to your unique requirements at any stage of development. SoDak Solutions offers the invaluable service of crafting a cost-effective strategy that aligns with your vision and values. They also function as a reliable on-site presence, effectively reducing the need for additional hiring and training.


Somnos Clinical Research

Somnos Clinical Research has been conducting clinical research since 1991. We started in the realm of sleep research, and have since expanded into multiple specialties including, allergy/asthma/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, GI, Nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, pulmonary, to name a few. This has enabled us to run studies for a wide variety of indications. We are experienced in everything from first in human, to phase IV observational studies. We have also been very involved with various screening blood draw studies. We feel very fortunate to be involved in the clinical research.


Southeast Community College

Southeast Community College provides course and lab skill training for students interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology. This two year degree prepares students for entering the workforce as well as transferring to four-year institutions to further their STEM education.


Specialized Engineering Solutions

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Specialized Engineering Solutions (SES) is a full-service, specialty, engineering firm providing Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Technology, Lighting Design, and Commissioning Engineering Services. We are committed to fulfilling the challenging demands and rapidly changing needs that building construction presents by providing our clients unsurpassed expertise. Our innovative team is agile with solutions, experts in the specialized systems our clients require and a trusted source with genuine dedication to client satisfaction.


Staska Pharmaceuticals

Staska Pharmaceuticals is an FDA registered 503B outsourcing facility located just outside Lincoln, NE. Staska Pharmaceuticals is a trusted outsourcing facility that provides customized pharmaceuticals to surgery centers, hospitals, and medical offices in Nebraska and surrounding areas. Staska is dedicated to providing sterile and non-sterile products with patient safety and uncompromised quality as our top priorities. We pride ourselves on pharmaceutical expertise, innovative solutions, and a standard of quality that is well documented and transparent. Staska Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to making a positive impact on pharmaceutical supply for patients and providers.


Streck

Streck develops products to ensure accurate diagnosis for a path to healing and recovery. Our products deliver reliable and consistent results, supporting those who trust us to know they are getting definitive results for patients in their care. 

Streck is an ISO-certified biotech company that develops and manufactures quality control and diagnostic products in hematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, infectious diseases and urinalysis for clinical and research laboratories.


Suiter Swantz IP

Suiter Swantz IP is a Nebraska-based intellectual property law firm. Since 1994, the Firm advises a diverse set of clients on patent, trademark, and copyright matters. Suiter Swantz IP has obtained over 6,000 U.S. patents and approximately 1,200 trademarks on behalf of the Firm’s clients, which include individual inventors, startups, and Fortune 500 companies from across the United States and world.


Synbiotic Health

Headquartered at the Nebraska Innovation Campus, Synbiotic Health is a natural nutritional ingredients company. The founders, which include researchers at the University of Nebraska, formed Synbiotic Health in 2019, with the goal of developing scientifically- and clinically-tested synergistic combinations of probiotics with prebiotics.

Synbiotic Health aims to be the leader in the innovation and development of the highest quality synergistic synbiotics that will provide consistent health benefits as demonstrated through clinical evidence.


Ting Therapeutics

Ting Therapeutics LLC (Ting) was first founded in August 2018 by Dr. Jian Zuo and Dr. Tal Teitz, both of whom are faculty in Creighton University School of Medicine. The mission of Ting is to develop therapeutics to prevent and treat hearing loss. The initial focus is on low-cost, point-of-care technology to protect hearing function. The initially targeted patient populations are testicular cancer patients who receive cisplatin chemotherapy and cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who receive aminoglycosides against bacterial infection; both treatments normally cause hearing loss in more than half of these patients. In addition to developing multiple proprietary new chemical entities (NCEs), Ting has repurposed a pipeline of FDA-approved drugs for other indications: repurposing drugs can significantly expedite clinical studies with half of the cost and time.


The Neutrino Donut

The Neutrino Donut is a consultancy focused on the management and commercialization of science. They manage strategic planning for company growth, customer management, and all aspects of business development processes. Their specific target areas include biotech, healthcare, consumer goods, chemistry, IT, materials science, environmental, product innovation, strategic planning, and development of business development strategies. 


Thyreos

Thyreos, Inc develops herpesvirus vaccines and vaccine vectors for the animal health and human health markets. Thyreos vaccines are based on a recombinant herpesvirus platform that elicits robust immune responses without infecting the nervous system. 

Herpes simplex viruses, known for causing cold sores and genital sores, are members of the herpesvirus family. This virus family also includes varicella zoster virus, the causative agent of chickenpox and shingles, and many veterinary pathogens that share a unique property: the ability to robustly invade the nervous system and quietly reside there lifelong. Periodic reactivation of the latent infection results in the contagious shedding of infectious virus, which is often associated with mild or sometimes severe disease. All neuroinvasive herpesviruses are amendable to Thyreos R2 vaccine implementation.


TricorBraun

Since 1902, TricorBraun has continually evolved to provide our customers with exceptional products and services, based on their packaging needs. Today, we are more than 1,000 team members working together to build the undisputed global packaging leader. Spanning materials, markets and regions, our expertise in packaging design, development and distribution is backed by an extensive understanding of consumer and category dynamics that influence your packaging requirements in plastic, glass and flexible.


Turner Construction Company

Turner’s Pharmaceutical and BioTech expertise covers all areas including Pilot Plants, OSD (Oral Solid Dosage), API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient), Finishing and all other support and enabling activities. Turner has established innovative procedures and systems that are necessary to control the project delivery process. Our team has experience managing the most sophisticated and challenging pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing projects in the world.


UNeMed Corporation

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UNeMed is the technology transfer & commercialization office for the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. We work with all faculty, staff and students to advance their innovations and discoveries to the marketplace for a better world.

At UNeMed our partnering approach is based upon customizing our services to meet your needs; we believe that each partner and partnership is unique. In addition to licensing University intellectual property, UNeMed creates value for our industry partners by connecting them with University of Nebraska researchers who help them develop new products or solve challenging research problems. We also link entrepreneurs and investors with researchers who have cutting-edge technologies with startup potential. We match researchers with industry partners who have the resources and commitment to commercialize their technologies. Importantly, once the connection is made, UNeMed supports the partnership to ensure results are realized.


UNeTech

The UNeTech Institute is Omaha’s only university-supported startup incubator. UNeTech engages in research to add value to startup companies. Research can come from the learning laboratories of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Metropolitan Community College or from UNeTech’s internal team of experts.


University of Nebraska System

The University of Nebraska System is the state’s only public university system, made up of four campuses – UNL, UNO, UNK and UNMC – each with a distinct role and mission. Together the campuses enroll more than 51,000 students and employ 16,000 faculty and staff who serve the state, nation and world through education, research and outreach.


University of Nebraska at Kearney

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a Top Ten U.S. News and World Report-ranked regional public university committed to be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent online and graduate education, scholarship and public service. Home to 6,200 students residing on campus and throughout the world, UNK is known for its commitment to experiential learning through its substantial offerings in undergraduate research programs. For over two decades, UNK has partnered with UNL and UNMC on basic STEM and Biomedical research experiences to undergraduates, through the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence. In the last six years, UNK has focused on independent funding lines with an increase of research awards of 353% and UNK-led awards from NIH, CDC and NSF.


University of Nebraska – Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the flagship university for the state of Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten Conference and is ranked in the top tier of national universities. We believe in the power of every person. This past year, the university passed $317M in total research expenditures across the campus, reflecting a 26% increase over the past decade. Nebraska is leading the way in fields such as food and water security, early childhood development and nanoscience. In 2017 and 2018, the intellectual property and commercialization units of UNL and the University of Nebraska Medical Center together were named in the top 100 entities globally for U.S. patents. In fall 2019, UNL enrolled 25,390 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The university’s freshman class was the most diverse in its history. UNL student scholars hail from 131 countries around the world and every state and territory in the U.S.


University of Nebraska Medical Center

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As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving the state through award-winning outreach. As part of the University of Nebraska system, the medical center is committed to the concept of a “500-mile campus,” dedicated to serving Nebraskans from the western border to the Missouri River. Whether it is patient care, education or research-related, UNMC extends its health care experts through the Global Center for Health Security, pediatric behavioral health clinics, science cafes, cancer screenings, distance education and more. It is UNMC’s mission to address the state’s health-sciences and biosciences workforce needs – including in rural and other underserved areas – while providing a lifeline of opportunity for generations of Nebraska young people to build their futures and achieve their dreams.


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University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska’s metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.


Veramaris

Veramaris is expanding access to sustainable Omega-3 that’s rich in both EPA & DHA with the world’s first ASC-MSC-certified microalgae oil for fish and shrimp feed. From our headquarters in Delft, Netherlands to our advanced production facility in Blair, Nebraska, we collaborate with value chain partners to support the entire seafood industry in both creating and capturing value. Veramaris is a joint venture between dsm-firmenich and Evonik. For more information about the joint venture, please visit our website: www.veramaris.com


Verve Biotech

Verve Biotech offers a wide variety of contract research services. We specialize in developing in-vitro analytical assays that replace in-vivo assays. We cater to all your clinical, in process, and potency assays needs whether it is feasibility studies, assay development, or verification to meet CVB (Center for Veterinary Biologics) requirements including assay stability monitoring. Other contract research services provided are high quality monoclonal and polyclonal antibody development, animal welfare consulting including IACUC experience, and more.

Verve Biotech also provides high quality venom from arachnids and other venomous animals for biomedical and academic research. We strive for contributing to development of innovative treatments and diagnostics for people and animals that are envenomed by snakes, scorpions, spiders, and other venomous animals.


Viosimos Agriculture

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Viridis Chemical

Viridis Chemical is a world-class manufacturer of renewable chemicals. We’re committed to the safe, environmentally sound, and economically viable conversion of bio-ethanol into useful products previously derived from oil or natural gas. We provide value to our customers by offering a green, domestically sourced alternative to their existing supply chain. Viridis Chemical adds purpose to our suppliers and to the economy of Nebraska by further increasing the range of usefulness of local agriculturally derived feedstock.


Virtual Incision

Virtual Incision is reimagining robotic support for minimally invasive (MIS) procedures with simple innovations offering mobility, flexibility, and accessibility to provide MIS options to more patients. The company is developing the MIRA® (Miniaturized In vivo Robotic Assistant) Platform, a first-of-its-kind miniaturized surgical robotic support device, focusing first on colon resection, with follow-on specialty robots for additional potential applications. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Whiting-Turner

Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting, design-build and integrated project delivery services on projects small and large for a diverse group of customers. Since 1909, we have been guided by the principles of integrity, excellence and an unwavering dedication to customer delight. With our local office in Omaha, headquarters in Baltimore, and 50 locations across the country, Whiting-Turner is currently ranked second in Science & Technology Construction and second in Science & Technology Laboratory Construction by Building Design & Construction. Our firm’s over 4,200 salaried professionals provide depth of resources to service nationally and to build locally.


Zoetis

As the world’s leading animal health company, Zoetis is driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. After innovating ways to predict, prevent, detect, and treat animal illness for more than 70 years, Zoetis continues to stand by those raising and caring for animals worldwide – from veterinarians and pet owners to livestock farmers and ranchers. The company’s leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and technologies make a difference in over 100 countries. A Fortune 500 company, Zoetis generated revenue of $8.1 billion in 2022 with approximately 13,800 employees.