Technology Archive

Fayetteville's TiFiber Develops Potential Replacement for Triclosan

by Mark Carter 5/23/2014 09:38 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has announced an exclusive license to commercialize synthetic, antimicrobial polymers that could replace the controversial antibacterial agent triclosan through a bar soap product from Bradford Soap Works.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Little Rock Firm Blazes Its Own PGx Testing Path

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 03:50 pm

Personalized medicine has grown to encompass the practice of tailoring health care to a specific patients' DNA profile. Doctors use this practice, called pharmacogenetics (PGx), to help determine how individuals metabolize and respond to certain drugs and treatments. One Innovate Arkansas client firm is helping them do just that.

Arkansas Venture Center Launches With $500K Grant From State

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 01:11 pm

The Venture Center is a membership-driven, nonprofit organization that offers entrepreneurial services related to startup acceleration, corporate innovation and technical training.

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

Ascendant Dx Closes $2M Funding Round, Adds Board Members

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 08:22 am

Ascendant Dx of Fayetteville, has developed an early detection test for breast cancer, closes a $2 million funding round and adds two members to its board of directors.

Retailers Walmart, Amazon Rolling Out Same-Day Deliveries

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Amazon.com Inc. of Seattle recently expanded their pilot programs to offer same-day service to customers in select cities. Both companies in some cases are using their own trucks and drivers to deliver the items, which can range from groceries to televisions.

WLR Tech Buy Hits $1.5M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/19/2014 12:00 am

A 13,965-SF commercial building in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.5 million sale. A 6,575-SF office building in west Little Rock drew a $745,000 transaction. And land beneath a south Little Rock convenience store rang up a $400,000 transaction.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Pathagility Taking On Pharmacogenetics Market

by Mark Carter 5/13/2014 11:26 am

Pathagility helps medical laboratories collect clinical data and produce lab reports that can be distributed electronically to physicians and patients. Last year, Mark McCuin and his crew shifted their focus toward pharmacogenetics (PGx), and it was a good move.

Disconnects, On and Off Campus (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The things that student tour guides, staff members and others at some of America's most prestigious and expensive universities are saying in front of students and parents touring the campuses are often cringe-worthy.

Post-Tornado, Luke Irvin Hatches Idea for #ARWX App

by Mark Carter 5/9/2014 10:20 am

The storm and its deadly aftermath spawned an idea: an app to provide a list of tweets that the include the Twitter hashtag phrase #arwx.

Windstream 1Q Profit, Revenue Down From Last Year

by Luke Jones 5/8/2014 09:15 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a 69 percent decline in first-quarter profit and 2 percent drop in revenue.

Cash Flow Adequate for Dividend, Windstream CEO Says

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2014 04:10 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. still has sustainable free cash flow to support its investor-attracting $1 annual dividend, shareholders were assured during the Little Rock telecom's annual meeting on Wednesday.

SFC Fluidics Completes $2M Round to Develop Innovative Insulin Pump

by Mark Carter 5/7/2014 11:46 am

Fayetteville's SFC Fluidics on Wednesday announced that it had closed a $2 million, Series B funding round that will enable it to commercialize an innovative insulin patch pump.

Verizon To Add More Than 285 Jobs in Arkansas in 2014

by Lee Hogan 5/5/2014 11:06 am

Verizon Wireless says it will add more than 285 jobs in Arkansas this year in various departments, including customer service, technical support and sales.

Liz Young Named New Director of Winrock's Arkansas Women's Business Center

by Mark Carter 5/5/2014 11:02 am

The AWBC is a program of Winrock International and part of its BIG DEAL initiatives to provide technical assistance and training -- plus access to markets and sources of capital -- to small business owners.

Incoming ASU Business Dean Shane Hunt Plans for A New Era In Business

by Luke Jones 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Shane Hunt won't officially start his new job as Arkansas State University's business dean until June 16, but he already has plans for future Arkansas entrepreneurs.

Cross-College Entrepreneur Team Making Its Mark

by Marty Cook 5/5/2014 12:00 am

It all started when Carol Reeves held the Arkansas Commercialization Retreat atop Petit Jean Mountain at the UA's Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.