Life Sciences/Animal Health and Research


Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Topeka Chosen For Animal Health/Ag Tech Accelerator Program

Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based firm that provides venture capital funds to startups, and had a role in the growth of Dropbox, PayPal and other ventures, named Topeka a startup accelerator city in the areas of animal health and… more

Cerner Teams With Developer to Offer Seniors Housing Care

Cerner Corp. is partnering with commercial real estate developer LifeCenters Communities, to offer health and wellness clinics within independent and assisted-living facilities. Called VIA Centers, these facilities will have primary care physicians, dieticians, chiropractors, fitness and health coaches, as well… more

Aratana’s Fast Growth Leads to $245 Million Sale

Aranta Therapeutics, a Leawood-based pet-pharmaceutical company, is being acquired by Elanco Health Animal Health, based in Indiana, for about $254 million, in a deal recently approved by the former's shareholders. After the acquisition, Artana, which was ranked first in Ingram's… more

Probiotic Holdings Grows Industrial, Consumer Business, Raises $9M

Kansas City-based Probiotic Holdings, which manufactures probiotic materials used in agricultural, consumer and industrial products is growing, and investors have put $9.3 million toward its operations so far this year. The company has 44,000 square feet of offices, laboratories and… more

Kansas City Scores Major Win with Two Ag Dept. Sites

Kansas City has secured two highly prized federal agencies that have been reviewing relocation sites nationwide: The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service  and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Kansas City Area Development Council announced that decision with a… more

MU Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

It was a day to remember in Tiger Town. Yesterday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that George Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, had won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. He is the first… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

New Animal-Health Venture Launches

Animal-health products company TechAccel, which launched in Kansas in 2015, has announced that it will join forces with Reliance Animal Health Partners to form Covenant Animal Health Partners, a company that will focus exclusively on bringing animal health innovations to… more