Life Sciences/Animal Health and Research

Concern About a New COVID-19 Strain

A new strain of COVID-19 that is believed to have started in Europe in February and is considered highly contagious is spreading throughout the United States, according to a new study. It shows a similarity to influenza in that it… more

Orbis Biosciences Acquired

Lenexa-based Orbis Biosciences was purchased by New Jersey-based Adare Pharmaceuticals. Adare made the purchase to improve its tech pharma business.  “The acquisition by Adare will globalize the reach of our technologies and services,” said Maria Flynn, president and CEO of… more

Regents Approve New Multi-Pronged K-State Institute

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a new Global Food, Health and Biosecurity institute that "will focus on exploring how Kansas State University can and will lead through teaching, research and service to address these challenges," according to Provost… more

MRIGlobal Launches New Mobile Labs in COVID-19 Times

Kansas City-based MRIGlobal has launched a new line of mobile laboratories that are designed "to address a myriad of biological and chemical threats," the company says. "MRIGlobal's mobile lab solutions have become essential infrastructure to many nations and customers in… more

U.S. Job Report Strong Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global coronavirus outbreak hasn't hurt the strong U.S. labor market ... yet. Unemployment in February dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, national payrolls rose by 273,000… more

American Royal’s ‘Epicenter of Agriculture’ Taking Shape

The American Royal came one step closer to having a new flagship facility on Monday night after the planning commission of the Unified Government of Wyandotte and Kansas City, Kansas, approved the organization's development plans for a one-million-square foot complex.… more

Kansas’ Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers are stuck looking for talent. "Our most valuable export is our educated kids to companies… more

USDA Picks KC Headquarters Site

The USDA has chosen 805 Pennsylvania Ave. as the new headquarters for its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture offices.  Its decision follows a June announcement by the agricultural department that it was relocating the agencies… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more

Intouch Solutions Bolsters California Presence

Overland Park-based pharmaceutical-tech firm Intouch Solutions is adding two California offices, in both the northern and southern part of the states. The move follows an expansion into Boston earlier this year. "Opening brick-and-mortar offices in Northern and Southern California means we'll be… more