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Chad Bradford
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Chad Bradford To Lead Theatre At UCA (Movers & Shakers)

recently served as associate artistic director and founding company member at Shake on the Lake Theatre Company of New York. read more >
A crowd gathered Thursday to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Safe Foods Corp.'s new headquarters in North Little Rock.

PSSI to Acquire Safe Foods Corp.

PSSI of Kieler, Wisconsin, says it signed a deal to purchase Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock, which will remain an "independent subsidiary" within the company. read more >
Nancy Gray is president of BioVentures, which based at UAMS.
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Nancy Gray, UAMS BioVentures President, Dies at 66

Nancy Gray, UAMS BioVentures president and longtime Little Rock Technology Park Board member, died June 2 at the age of 66. read more >
Education / Health Care

Members of New BioVentures Board Named

Five members have been selected as the new and permanent BioVentures Board of Directors. read more >
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Fayetteville Company Scores UAMS Opioid Abuse Predictor

TrestleTree LLC of Fayetteville has purchased the rights to a digital tool that determines the level of risk for opioid abuse and addiction that patients face before their first opioid prescription is written. read more >
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Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR. read more >
Phil Goad, left, and John Kind are key figures at the Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health in North Little Rock.
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For Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, Disasters Mean Business

Founded in 1997, CTEH of North Little Rock got its start dealing with chemical spills from train derailments, but now includes services such as risk assessment, crisis management and training. read more >
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Cancer Tests Cheaper, Quicker With Tech

Stage I Diagnostics Inc. of Little Rock has announced a partnership with Leinco Technologies of St. Louis that will generate faster and more affordable results for blood tests that can detect ovarian and prostate cancer in their earliest forms. read more >
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UCA Hosts Boot Camp For Entrepreneurial Students

The University of Central Arkansas, the Conductor and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ BioVentures have teamed up this week to host a Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp that ends Friday with a demo day and award presentation. read more >
Jeffery Moran leads PinPoint Testing, which offers blood testing and consulting services.
Health Care / Investments / Manufacturing

PinPoint Testing Raises $1.2M for Expansion

PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, recently raised $1.2 million to fuel its growth. read more >
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Sweetheart of a Deal at UAMS (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

UAMS’ conflict-of-interest policy allowed it to enter into a contract that didn’t pass the smell test of anyone who didn’t have a direct interest in it and left the state’s medical school vulnerable to lost revenue. read more >
Tery Baskin, left, is president of RxResults, and Chris Monroe is the national sales director. RxResults is a client of the UAMS BioVentures incubator.
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UAMS Cures RxResults’ One-Sided Contract

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has corrected a contract that for nearly eight years gave a private company the exclusive right to market UAMS’ intellectual property and resulted in no royalty payments for UAMS. read more >
A rendering of the planned kitchen area in the Technology Park.
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Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand. read more >
Dr. Nancy Gray is the head of UAMS BioVentures, which does technology licensing and is an incubator for start-up companies that do medical research.
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UAMS BioVentures Building Entrepreneur Support System

Nancy Gray, the new director of the BioVentures business incubator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, is developing an entrepreneur-in-residence program to help mentor potential startup founders at the school. read more >
Dr. Nancy Gray is the head of UAMS BioVentures, which does technology licensing and is an incubator for start-up companies that do medical research.
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UAMS BioVentures Providing Business Guidance

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures was launched more than a decade ago to combine research at UAMS with entrepreneurship, technology licensing and economic development. BioVentures has since spun off 22 companies using technologies developed at the campus. read more >
Nancy Gray
Education / Health Care

Nancy Gray Named New Director of UAMS BioVentures

Nancy Gray, the new director of UAMS BioVentures, has more than 30 years of experience in biomedical industries, including medicinal chemistry research, management of pharmaceutical research and development, and business operations. read more >
The Arkansas Technology Summit welcomed many of the state's heavy hitters in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology and university research.
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Investors at Technology Summit Advise Startups to Sell the Vision

Investors participating in the Arkansas Technology Summit Thursday at the Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock said they'd prefer to see an inspired pitch from a potential investment target than a detailed business plan. read more >
HD Nursing was born out of the BioVentures incubator program at UAMS in Little Rock.
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HD Nursing Shines Light on Falls Management

Amy Hester and Dees Davis, nurses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, recognized a need within the health care industry that wasn't being, well, properly recognized: falls management. read more >
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UAMS BioVentures to Host Commercialization Workshops

Two commercialization strategy workshops for entrepreneurs and university researchers have been scheduled for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in April. read more >
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Jay Chesshir, spokesman and member of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority, and Mary Good, chair of the park's board.
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Site Chosen, but Little Rock Tech Park Details Lacking

The project is intended to provide a space for researchers from local universities to turn their research into business. For the past two years, the authority’s board of directors has been fighting an increasingly bumpy battle over the location of the park. read more >