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Aratana’s Story: A String of Successes

April 26th, 2019|0 Comments

“Aratana, in their short history, has achieved an excellent start with their pipeline.” – Aratana: Developing Drugs That Help Our Pets Live Better Lives. Seeking Alpha. 2016. “History is written by the winners,” goes [...]

Aratana: A Passion for Pets

April 12th, 2019|0 Comments

“We have the pleasure of coming to work every day and putting our passion into making a difference for pets.” – Aratana. About Us. Accessed Jan. 23, 2019. The organizations that comprise the Kansas [...]

Likarda, a Leader in Healthcare

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

“A successful Kansas City ecosystem has played an important role in propelling Likarda LLC to double the size of its operations and expand into space previously occupied by Marion Laboratories, a KC area pharma [...]

Likarda, a Gift to Kansas City

February 1st, 2019|0 Comments

“During its first year, Likarda was named as one of the world’s 50 most promising startups during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Several other awards have followed the founders.” – Mitchell, Thinking Bigger Business Media; 27(2). [...]

Likarda, a Kansas City Star

January 11th, 2019|0 Comments

“Likarda is the leading regenerative medicine company for companion animals. We have discovered a better way to manage diabetes in dogs and cats.” – Likarda. Accessed Nov. 4 2018. Kansas City is home to both [...]

ProPharma Group Is a Pro at Bringing Attention to Kansas City

December 21st, 2018|Comments Off on ProPharma Group Is a Pro at Bringing Attention to Kansas City

“In addition to expanding our walls, we are also celebrating being named one of Kansas City’s Top Area Animal Health Companies by the Kansas City Business Journal this past August.” – Company News. ProPharma Group. [...]

ProPharma Group: Keeping Compliance in Kansas City

November 30th, 2018|0 Comments

“Some of the world’s biggest biopharmaceutical companies have hired ProPharma, which provides outsourced medical information, pharmacovigilance and regulatory compliance consulting services.” – Hart. Thinking Bigger Business Media. Accessed October 7, 2018. Regulation compliance is [...]

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Putting the KUMC in Community

October 12th, 2018|0 Comments

“Discover one of the most culturally rich areas of the Midwest while earning a world-class education at a top academic health center.” – University of Kansas Medical Center. Student Life. Accessed Aug. 4, 2018. [...]

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Not Just Healthcare: How Cerner Shaped Kansas City

August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

“True to our corporate mission, we seek to develop the communities where our associates live and work, so that individuals have access to the tools they need to be educated, healthy and productive.” – [...]

More Than Money: Cerner’s Legacy

August 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

“Habitat for Humanity Kansas City is grateful to the Cerner Corporation for their support over the years.  This year Cerner has provided over 2000 hours of volunteer service both in our ReStores and on our [...]

  • Since it began 40 years ago, Cerner has grown into a cornerstone of Kansas City.

A Solid Foundation: Cerner’s Place in the KC Technology Galaxy

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

“Cerner is the world’s largest publicly traded health information technology company providing leading-edge solutions and services for health care organizations worldwide.” – Company fact sheet, accessed June 10, 2018. Along with Marion Labs, Cerner is [...]

Marion Labs: A Pillar of the Community

June 29th, 2018|0 Comments

“It’s one of the counterintuitive facts of entrepreneurial ecosystems: If you want to see more startup business in your community, it helps if you already have some big established firms (like Marion Labs) to [...]

Learning from the Legacy of Marion Labs

June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

“Kauffman held steadfast to two principles to guide the philosophy and culture of Marion Labs: (1) Share the rewards with those who produce and (2) Treat others as you wish to be treated.” – Megan [...]

Marion Labs, the Father of K.C. Pharma

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” In the case of Kansas City, the local pharma industry strives to emulate history and hopes to repeat it. One of the [...]

Tech in the City

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

“Prof. Heike Mayer examined the emergence of so-called "second-tier" high-technology regions in the United States. These emerging high-technology regions are challenging traditional technology corridors such as Silicon Valley and Boston's Route 128.” – Heike [...]

Poorly Soluble Drugs: The New Norm?

February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

“An estimated 40% of approved drugs and nearly 90% of the developmental pipeline drugs consist of poorly soluble molecules. Several marketed drugs suffer from poor solubility.” – Kalepu and Nekkanti, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B. [...]

The Significance of Solubility in Oral Drugs

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

"It is generally recognized that poor solubility is one of the most frequently encountered difficulties in the field of pharmaceutics.” – Kumar and Singh. American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. 2013; 4: 67. Many challenges [...]

Orbis Biosciences awarded CPhI Excellence in Formulation Award

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

CPhI Worldwide, the world’s leading pharmaceutical and manufacturing conference, hosted more than 42,000 visitors October 24 -26 in Frankfurt, Germany. The event, which included more than 2,500 exhibitors from 153 countries, represents every sector [...]

Born This Way: Congenital Cytomegalovirus

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

“About one out of every 200 babies are born with congenital CMV infection.” –CDC, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Congenital CMV Infection. Accessed May 6, 2017 Most parents of newborn babies experience joy when welcoming a [...]

Obviously Orodispersible: When ODTs are a Good Fit

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“Orodispersible tablets (ODT) can be administered to any patients having difficulty in swallowing.” – Hannan, et al. Indian J Pharm Sci. 2016; 78: 2-7 Demand for patient-friendly formulations is increasing to address the diverse [...]

The Sense in Sachets

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

“A key reason sachet packed medication is the fastest growing Dose Administration Aid (DAA) in the world, is that they offer a range of benefits which aged-care operators and community customers consider important.” – [...]

Pharma Is at Home in the Heartland

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

“Kansas City is one of the 15 largest U.S. markets for providing contracted research services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, a group that is estimated to be generating as much as $39.5 [...]

Sprinkle, Sprinkle, Little Drugs

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

“But, the effects of newer formulations, such as effervescent and chewable dosage forms, granules and sprinkles … are largely untested with regards to medication adherence.” – Zuidgeest et al. Update on 2004 Background Paper, [...]

Cold Comfort: Treating the Common Cold

November 6th, 2015|0 Comments

“In the United States, the common cold is thought to account for approximately 75-100 million physician visits annually, with an economic impact of greater than $20 billion per year due to cold-related work loss.” [...]

Putting Taste Back on the Map

December 5th, 2014|0 Comments

“Earlier theory of taste perception was based on taste map, wherein distinct areas of the tongue were shown to respond to certain stimuli. However, according to the latest theory, all taste buds respond to [...]

Today’s Special: Specialty Drugs

November 14th, 2014|0 Comments

“Specialty drug spending is expected to more than quadruple by 2020, reaching about $402 billion a year. Fewer than 4% of patients use specialty medications, but they account for 25% of healthcare costs.” – [...]

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In Good Taste: the Importance of Taste Masking

October 24th, 2014|0 Comments

“… a good taste is indispensable to patient compliance. Moreover, high palatability gives a competitive advantage, especially in the case of over-the-counter products.” -Gala and Chauhan. American Pharmaceutical Review. 2014: 24 Having good taste [...]

Comprehending Contraceptives

October 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

“Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods are increasing in popularity with use increasing from 2.4% of all U.S. women using contraception in 2002 to 8.5% in 2009 ... In a study of 4,167 females aged [...]

Peace of Mind: Schizophrenia Compliance

September 12th, 2014|0 Comments

“Up to 50% of patients with schizophrenia are non-adherent with antipsychotic medication.” – von Bormann, et al., Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2014; preprint In the United States, about 3.5 million people have schizophrenia, according [...]

Under the Mask: Another Method of Taste Masking

September 5th, 2014|0 Comments

“Taste masking of bitter drugs has significantly improved the quality of treatment provided to suffering patients, especially children.”  – Das et al., International Journal of Preclinical and Pharmaceutical Research. 2010;1(1)7-13 Orbis Biosciences has developed Optimµm™ [...]