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.
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 (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.
Advent, LLP is an intellectual property law firm formed by a team of creative legal strategists. Advent specializes in the procurement, management, and protection of United States and International Intellectual Property rights for small, medium, and large companies in the agriculture, biotechnology, food sciences, and manufacturing industries, among others. Thanks to their work model, by eliminating the billable hour, Advent brings greater alignment with the needs of their clients by focusing on maximizing the value of innovation and forming an invaluable collective relationship.
Aeolian Biotech was founded in 2022 and is developing an improved vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp), a major cause of serious infection in older adults. The current vaccines are effective against the serotypes of Sp included in their vaccines, but their vaccines only include half the disease causing serotypes in the US. Our composition, protected by a US patent, will provide coverage against 95%. Our team includes vaccine development experts including senior executives from the team at Wyeth/Pfizer who developed the market leading vaccine for Sp, Prevnar. The company HQ is in Lincoln, NE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Celerion, a leader in early clinical research, delivers Applied Translational Medicine. Celerion applies our expertise and experience to translating information gained in research discoveries, to knowledge of drug action and effect in humans to support early drug development decisions and the clinical pharmacology labeling of new medicines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DNA Genetics is a producer-owned swine genetics company that truly understands pork production. Our team members are relentlessly committed to the continuous improvement of our genetic lines through individual performance and genomic testing. DNA Genetics’ mission is to provide superior value to our customers through high-quality and low-cost genetics designed to meet customers’ needs better than all alternatives.
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.
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.
Gartner and Associates Co., Inc. has conducted business as a manufacturer’s representative for commercial and industrial HVAC equipment since 1971. They provide local technical support, sales and service to engineers, contractors and building owners for the manufacturers they represent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Horizon is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. Horizon’s global headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland and its U.S. headquarters is in Deerfield, Ill. The Company also has offices in Chicago, Ill.; South San Francisco, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Gaithersburg, Md.; Rockville, Md. and Mannheim, Germany.
Our mission to deliver medicines for rare, autoimmune, and severe inflammatory diseases and provide compassionate support comes from our strong and simple philosophy to make a meaningful difference for patients and communities in need. We believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Lab Crafters is the premier manufacturer of laboratory furniture systems, casework, seating, fume hoods, and custom solutions. A commitment to ingenuity has allowed us to provide the most respected and innovative laboratory products the industry has to offer. In a demanding market, the mission of Lab Crafters has always remained constant: To make your lab work for you.
Our mission is to create state-of-the-art laboratory environments by providing innovative products and solutions tailored to support emerging and changing scientific processes and technology.
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 50 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.
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.
We understand that navigating the entire construction process and knowing who to trust with your project can be overwhelming. At MCL Construction, our people simplify the process by listening, planning, executing, and continuing the relationship to build your vision.
Founded in 1987, MCL Construction is continually implementing innovative strategies and practices including prefabrication strategies, BIM coordination, high-definition laser scanning, augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence (AI) to the construction services we offer. Our innovative mindset is aimed at reducing risk, error, and resource demand creating value for our clients and partners.
Medical Maize, LLC is focused on utilizing local resources and assets to create future economic development opportunities; supporting our national and local healthcare and higher education systems; making state-wide advancements in the biosciences (including ag feedstock & chemical, medtech, drugs/pharma, distribution, and R&D); and putting our amazing state (Nebraska) at the forefront of innovation nationally.
Maize Consulting is a Nebraska-based woman-owned small business offering business development consulting services centered around strategically connecting people, projects, and ideas across industries (including science & tech / biosciences, healthcare, higher education, industrial, sports & rec, K12, and commercial).
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.
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, 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.
Founded in 1944 as a company that upcycles food waste into value added products, Milk Specialties Global (MSG) has grown to be a leading manufacturer of protein and other food ingredients. Headquartered in Minnesota, MSG exports food and dairy ingredients to 42 countries on six different continents. MSG has a facility in Norfolk, Nebraska.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPPD’s mission is to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to their customers.
We’re Olsson, a nationally recognized, employee-owned engineering and design firm with a rich history of success. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.
Though our philosophy hasn’t changed since John E. Olsson opened our doors many years ago, we have certainly evolved, adding dozens of offices across nine states and extending our reach to perform professional services nationwide. We have more than 1,600 professionals and offer a comprehensive list of services: planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology.
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.
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 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 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.
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 makes medical devices focused on greater operator precision and patient comfort.
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.
Project Control launched in 1977, responding to the need for owners’ representation in the design and construction process. A national pioneer in the delivery of owner’s representation and program and project management, Project Control has worked on over 700 projects representing $13 billion in new construction and redevelopment – with $800 million in Nebraska alone.
With our consultative and multidisciplinary approach, Prolytix supports biotherapeutic drug development from discovery through commercial release and stability. A protein chemistry authority since 1987, Prolytix has become a reliable partner for complex CMC analytical and bioanalytical services.
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.
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 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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 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 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.