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.
Adjuvance Technologies is a privately held biopharmaceutical company dedicated to empowering health through fundamental breakthroughs in vaccine adjuvant design and manufacturing. Adjuvants are critical components that are added to many vaccines to improve the immune response.
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.
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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 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.
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Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
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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.
BastLab engineers, manufactures, and commercializes high-performance textiles using hemp fiber and other bio-based materials to lessen the impact of global warming.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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Cline Williams is a full service law firm serving the Midwest with offices in Nebraska and Colorado.
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.
Our goal is to accelerate your success in life sciences. Whether you are looking to lease or invest in a research center or life sciences facility, our team has the market knowledge and connections to ensure on-time and under budget delivery of the most sophisticated projects.
The Colliers Life Sciences Group will work with you to find the right environment that enables research and innovation while ensuring efficiencies and minimizing costs. By combining our global perspective with deep knowledge of your specific market, we can execute swiftly and empower your company to focus on your next breakthrough.
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.
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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 1,300 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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
Gartner and Associates Co., Inc. has conducted business as a manufacturer’s representative for commercial and industrial HVAC equipment since 1971. We provide local technical support, sales and service to engineers, contractors and building owners for the manufacturers we represent.
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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.
A science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on saving lives and improving health by pioneering new technologies for early cancer detection. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to overcome one of medicine’s greatest challenges with Galleri™, GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection test. An earlier version of Galleri demonstrated the ability to detect more than 50 types of cancers — over 45 of which lack recommended screening tests today — with a low false-positive rate of less than 1%. When a cancer is detected, Galleri localizes the cancer signal with high accuracy, all from a single blood draw. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies.
The Chamber will be the catalyst organization that ensures Greater Omaha is a vibrant place to do business, work and live.
To champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.
We consistently focus on a bold future, pursuing innovation and collaboration to facilitate the growth and vitality of our community.
We pursue our work with enthusiasm, fueled by a strong commitment to our mission.
We provide the highest quality programs and services, challenging ourselves to achieve greater results for our members, our community and each other.
We respect, trust and support each other in an environment that embraces work-life balance.
Since 1968, Helm Mechanical has supplied expert mechanical installation and services to the construction industry with 11 locations in the Midwest. From construction of the smallest industrial process projects to the largest hospitals, Helm places their focus on safety, quality, and building value for their customers.
Helm designs and installs the critical operating systems that support building infrastructure and keeps it operating at optimum efficiency for the end-users in a wide variety of markets. Their experience spans commercial, biotech, healthcare, education, agriculture, industrial processes, technology, data centers and beyond.
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.
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.
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At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere.
Every day, our more than 130,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
Kennebec Analytical Services (KAS) provides analytical testing services to Nebraska and other Midwest states for the hemp and CBD industries. KAS offers full service testing and consultation services fitted to meet each client’s business goals, from planting to harvesting through certified chemical analysis services essential to drive product development and marketing, as well as to meet state and federal regulatory guidelines. Some of the testing services include identification and quantification of: cannabinoids, terpenes, pesticides, mycotoxins, residual solvents, and heavy metals. Consulting services include; the science of cannabis; types of analyses required for hemp biomass, extracted oils and hemp products; testing and reporting to state and federal regulatory agencies; environmental conditions (light, water and soil) impacting cannabinoid and other small chemical potency. For more information: kennebecanalytical.com
KPE is a full service Architectural and Engineering firm providing critical interdisciplinary in-house design services. For over 20 years, clients have collaborated with us to create enduring places for living, learning, working, and community gathering. KPE’s planners and designers are recognized for developing and implementing high quality solutions which save operations and maintenance expenses and improve indoor environment quality. Each year KPE investigates hundreds of property loss claims including water intrusion, roof damage, frozen pipes, mold, HVAC failures, plumbing failures, design deficiencies, fires and construction errors. The added knowledge base from these investigations gives KPE a distinct advantage during design and construction management. It also makes us uniquely skilled at investigating existing conditions for modernization projects. Professionals from all disciplines work side-by-side as design collaborators to create facilities exhibiting the clarity of purpose and functionality that address specific client needs and able to serve all across the Great Plains.
LEO A DALY’s diverse and creative teams combine planning, architecture, engineering and interiors expertise to offer a holistic response to our clients’ challenges. For more than 100 years, we’ve created places that inspire wonder, connect communities and enable great things. Our design approach is energized by inquiry, focused on innovation and rooted in social and ecological responsibility.
Founded in 1915 by Leo A. Daly, Sr., LEO A DALY is consistently ranked among the top design firms in the world. Our diverse portfolio includes projects in more than 91 countries, all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.
LEO A DALY rose to national prominence for pioneering the use of interdisciplinary project teams: a “whole project” approach that ensures maximum efficiency, coordination and client satisfaction. Today, we continue a legacy of innovation and commitment to client satisfaction, creating exceptional projects that enhance and enrich the human experience.
LI-COR Biosciences develops and manufactures technologies that are at the cutting edge of many research areas especially cancer research and global climate change. For more than 49 years LI-COR has focused on introducing novel, often disruptive, technologies that help scientists around the world answer some of the most challenging research questions. Through a global network the company markets instrumentation, software, and biological consumables. Founded 1971, the LI-COR corporate office is located in Lincoln, Nebraska and has offices in Germany and England, the company employs more than 360 individuals worldwide. The company is privately held and is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
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.
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.
For more than 150 years, McCarthy has been building America, both by constructing essential projects our communities rely on, as well as by helping those in our communities who need assistance.
As one of the oldest American-owned construction companies with offices nationally, knowing how to build from preconstruction through completion is a tradition that will continue as we endeavor to advance the value of our expertise and deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best final project costs. We strive to challenge and positively impact our industry. Unlike many firms of our size, we are true builders, surpassing client expectations on the most complex building challenges. McCarthy has built in nearly every state, with projects ranging in size from $1 million to well over $500 million in a wide variety of markets including healthcare, university, laboratory & science, manufacturing, K-12 education, commercial, government, renewable energy and heavy/civil.
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.
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.
Owned and operated by Annette & Bruce Wiles, Midwest Hop Producers’ mission is to establish a well-managed hop enterprise that provides farmers with a high-value crop that returns the majority of the crop value back to the growers and provides high quality whole leaf and pelletized hops to everyone from craft brewers to home brewers while maximizing environmental stewardship through sustainable practices. In 2019, they expanded, bringing these same missions to hemp production in Nebraska.
Midwest Veterinary Services/Central State Research Centre
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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.
Nature Technology Corporation (NTC) provides its biopharmaceutical industry partners with technological solutions in the fields of gene therapy, immunotherapy, and personalized medicines, including its leading Nanoplasmid vectors and world class HyperGRO DNA fermentation process. In addition, NTC services include its RapidVACC process for providing precise, nucleic acids-based active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), ready for preclinical testing, in less than a month. Finally, NTC provides DNA manufacturing and technology transfer services, enabling its partners to quickly move their APIs into the clinic, and beyond.
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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.
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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 Ethanol Industry Coalition
The Nebraska Ethanol Industry Coalition is a non-profit organization established to support educational, training and advocacy activities related to biofuels generally and ethanol issues specifically.
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
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® 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 is developing a breakthrough therapeutic biologic (N-001) to fulfill the unmet need for a product that can safely and specifically treat peripheral pain. N-001 was engineered for individuals experiencing acute and chronic pain. Unlike opioids, N-001 cannot be addictive because it cannot pass the blood-brain barrier due to its size. Neurocarrus is a university spinout founded by Paul Blum a co-inventor of the recently patented technology. The company has exclusively licensed the IP for all fields of use including the delivery of other therapeutics to sensory neurons. Since inception, the company graduated from the IndieBio incubator in San Francisco and raised several rounds of funding. In addition, it has published several high ranking articles about its technology detailing in vitro mechanisms, and in vivo pain efficacy. Recently, Neurocarrus received a Phase I SBIR from NINDS and became a participant in the NINDS PSPP program sponsored by the HEAL initiative.
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.
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.
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Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping to build better lives. In Blair, we produce enzyme for the biofuel market and for feed.
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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I have 16 years of experience in the animal health vaccine industry which I bring to my company (PCS Biotech Services). My diverse knowledge and expertise includes: 9CFR regulatory, clinical project management (GCP and non-GxP), protocol development and design, animal welfare, disease challenge model development, virology, bacteriology, molecular biology, cell culture, assay development, process development, overall vaccine licensure, quality assurance and study monitoring, and management for report and data submissions for the USDA.
Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. Its global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines.
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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.
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 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 the success of field trials of skincare products, ProTransit plans to establish its own production facilities in the Omaha area in 2021.
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.
Today’s Materials for Tomorrows Technologies
SDT is a startup medical diagnostics and therapeutics company aimed at commercializing several innovative products that were originally developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It is our Vision: to develop diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for the management of pancreatic diseases (pancreatitis, PC, and cystic lesions) and other epithelial cancers. As a result, we are developing assay reagents and detection platforms to evaluate biomarkers of interest in serum and in tissues.
Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.
With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.
Sanofi, Empowering Life
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.
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 (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 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 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
Tetrad Property Group (TPG) is a full-service development and commercial real estate firm that specializes in implementing innovative and fiscally responsible real estate and construction solutions for private investment and public institutions throughout the Midwest. TPG places special emphasis on developing public-private partnerships as an opportunity to create value, promote change and enhance efficiencies in the communities where we live and work. Our expertise works to maximize value for all stakeholders and mitigates public burden, through efficient project delivery time, experienced project leadership and lower capital/occupancy costs.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Nebraska 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.
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.
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.
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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Verve Biotech is a biotechnology company with focus on venom research and contract research services.
Verve Biotech offers high quality spider and scorpion venom for use in biomedical research and a wide variety of contract research work.
Contract research work includes animal welfare consulting, analytical assay development, clinical sample testing, antibody development, purification, labeling and more.
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Vestal is using groundwater high in NO3-N to grow algae through innovative photobioreactor systems, reducing NO3-N and the reclamation of clean water resources commensurate with producing value-added bioproducts. This technology provides a biologically based option for groundwater remediation that is sustainable and economically viable reducing NO3-N from agricultural runoff in groundwater to below drinking water limits.
To provide accurate and diverse laboratory analysis swiftly and affordably through commitment to advancement and client relationships. Ward Laboratories, Inc. is a full-service agriculture testing laboratory dedicated to serving farmers and ranchers.
We specialize in testing soils, plants, feed, forages, water, manures, fertilizer and other special testing projects.
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