Life Sciences/Animal Health and Research


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

Hall Family, Sunderland Foundations Donate $150 Million to Children’s Mercy

Children's Mercy Kansas City announced this morning that the Hall Family and Sunderland foundations had each donated $75 million to strengthen the hospital's pediatric research programs. The combined $150 million stands as the largest one-time gift ever made to a… more

KU Biotech Center Wins SBA Grant

The University of Kansas announced this morning that its Bioscience & Technology Business Center had earned a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to support the center's mission as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas.  It's… more

Pet Food Maker Picks Kansas City

Score one more for the Animal Health Corridor’s ability to attract key companies: C.J. Foods, a Nebraska-based maker of premium dry pet foods and treats, announced today that it would open an executive office in the Kansas City area. “After… more

Teachers Turn Out for STEM Instruction Focus

More than 200 area teachers turned out at Burns & McDonnell this morning for the third-annual Educators Summit, designed to equip educators with resources to help engage their students in science, technology, engineering and math academic tracks and boost the… more

California Animal-Health Company Picks KC

 Chalk up one more addition to the Kansas City region as a global center of excellence in animal health: San Francisco-based Kindred Biosciences announced today that it will open its first regional location at a manufacturing facility in Elwood, Kan.,… more

Animal-Health Corridor Adds Chinese Company

Adding another power player to the regional animal-health corridor, the largest animal-vaccine company in China has announced that it will open a vaccine research lab and office at a facility being developed by Kansas State University in Manahttan. A news… more

KU Health System Adding Topeka’s St. Francis

The University of Kansas Health System announced this morning that it would form a joint venture with Ardent Health Services to purchase Topeka's St. Francis Health Center from the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, The deal will allow the 378-bed… more

Research Central

It’s a phrase fraught with possibilities for exaggeration, but Wayne Carter believes that it reflects what’s happening across the landscape of life-sciences growth in the Kansas City region: exponential growth. Carter is the CEO of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences… more