Clients & Tenants
360 Energy Engineers
360 Energy Engineers coordinates the design, development, implementation, management, and support for construction of energy efficient buildings. The company’s solutions include engineered savings projects, professional energy management, high performance mechanical design, measurement and verification, building certification, and energy consulting for facilities in both the public and private sector.
Aptakon commercializes proteomic biomarkers. This technology will make affinity reagents for detection of cancer and transcription factors faster and more inexpensively than currently available technologies, such as polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies.
Archer Daniels Midland
Archer Daniels Midland produces food ingredients, animal feeds and feed ingredients, biofuels and other products manufacturers around the world use to provide wholesome food and a better life to millions of people around the globe. Its presence in the BTBC is due to a three-year industry research collaboration with the University of Kansas designed to explore ways to use renewable resources in fuels, key chemicals, plastics, and other common materials.
Argenta offers a full range of contract services – from pre-clinical development through to commercial product manufacture. It specializes in animal health, and its operations are purpose-built for the creation of animal health products. Argenta aims to be the leading provider of new veterinary product development and pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services to the international animal health industry.
Assurant Employee Benefits, a division of insurance leader Assurant, leases space at the BTBC Main Facility specifically to establish a year-round internship program with the KU School of Engineering. As part of the program, the company will hire between six and eight students from the school’s computer science and computer engineering degree programs to help develop industry-specific IT applications.
AudioAnywhere has built an advertising platform to more effectively monetize free media content. It will provide online music sites with better advertisements that generate more revenue per song. With AudioAnywhere’s solution, the music industry could yield 10 times the income of today’s online audio ads, which would reach the right target market on sites such as Spotify and Pandora.
The BrightEHR Community is dedicated to developing and deploying electronic health record solutions (“EHR”) for the mental healthcare industry. BrightEHR’s unique features, content, and performance characteristics make it the fastest, easiest to use and most secure system available to mental healthcare providers. It has combined an intuitive clinical interface with an effective billing platform to provide a single comprehensive EHR solution.
CritiTech, Inc. conducts research and development into the production and application of fine-particle compounds. The company has expanded its operations to include applications in fine particle API production, coatings, and internal product development. Using its proprietary SCF Technology and its ability to simplify formulations, it can extend the potential delivery options to oral, injection, inhalation routes as well as to implantable devices.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals (DPI)
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals (DPI) is a drug discovery and development company whose objective is to design, optimize and introduce small molecule therapeutics for human clinical trials and the global pharmaceutical marketplace. Enabled by a constellation of processes and intellectual property, DPI focuses on the development of small molecule drug candidates, which correct the molecular causes of disease brought about by dysfunctional proteins.
Elearning Creations is an interactive e-learning solutions provider. The company is currently marketing TeachSpecialEd.com, an internet-based program developed for use as a part of special education certification, as well as, for continuing education programs. It is designed for those individuals who are preparing to teach, or are currently teaching, students with mild and moderate disabilities.
eNovation LLC is a mobile health solutions company that focuses on creating efficiency tools for specialists through workflow automation. It utilizes a cloud-based platform which results in software solutions allow for easy integration and can address the needs of a specialist without replacing the current EMR. eNovation, LLC inverts the EMR workflow by starting with the specialist and then exporting to the general EMR through its cloud service. The platform is not designed to replace the EMR, but provide a front-end solution or even be used as a stand-alone application. The primary focus of eNovation, LLC is to give specialty physicians the ability to efficiently expedite evaluation and treatment of patients.
Garmin designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a diverse line of user-friendly handeld portable and fixed-mount products for the auto, mobile, outdoor, fitness, marine, and general aviation markets. The company resides in the BTBC Main Facility where it provides six to 10 students internships to work closely with the Garmin team that develops, maintains, and enhances software on its nüvi navigation devices.
Gyrasol Technologies was formed in 2007 to meet biopharmaceutical researchers’ urgent need for expertly designed drug selection assay technologies. It has discovered and developed novel sensors that enable simultaneous monitoring of protein kinase, lipid kinase, phosphatase, protease, and phosphodiesterase activities in small biological sample sizes. The platform provides assays for the pharmaceutical industry which can be utilized throughout the drug development process.
Hiper Technology is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of products using a new carbon fiber composite material employing proprietary molding techniques. HiPer is cur-rently marketing its first line of carbon fiber products—racing wheels for ATVs and other motor sport vehicles.
Horizon Analog, Inc. is a leading developer of broadband signal processing and classification techniques. Combining our patented and patent-pending technologies along with real-time, nonlinear signal processing expertise, we enable a variety of unique solutions for communications systems, including low-power interference mitigation, EMI reduction techniques, and event classification and detection.
KU spinout Hylapharm is an animal health company focused on development and sale of proprietary chemotherapy drug treatments that provide benefits to animals, pet owners, and veterinarians. The company has developed a proprietary drug delivery technology that is more effective at treating cancer than traditional chemotherapies.
KC Biomedix is a medical device company that was established to commercialize technologies developed at the University of Kansas for the care and treatment of infants born prematurely. Specifically, KC BioMediX is developing medical devices based upon technologies that measure, monitor and develop the non-nutritive suck—an essential building block in an infant’s development of the coordinated sucking, breathing and swallowing capability needed for independent oral feed.
The KERN Group is a full-service advertising agency, with specific services including: marketing strategies, media placement, logo development and branding, commercial photography, commercial editing and production, on-staff copywriters, corporate design, website development and search engine optimization, social media marketing and online advertising, email newsletter design, database management and annual report design and layout.
Ligand’s business model is based upon the concept of developing or acquiring royalty revenue generating assets and coupling them to an efficiently lean corporate cost structure. Ligand’s leading platform technology Captisol is a patent protected chemically modified cyclodextrin with a structure designed to optimize the solubility of drugs. Captisol was originally developed by University of Kansas spin-out Cydex, Inc.
Mencuro Therapeutics Inc.
Mencuro Therapeutics Inc. is a drug development company focused on pain treatment. It utilizes a technology developed by University of Kansas researcher medicinal chemist Tom Prisinzano and Laura Bohn, a neuroscientist at The Scripps Research Institute in Florida. Prisinzando and Bohn teamed up with colleagues Robert Karr and Randy Weiss to launch the company earlier this year. The company focuses on creating a morphine-based painkiller with far fewer and less severe side effects than opioids currently on the market.
Midwest Energy Solutions
Midwest Energy Solutions is an alternative energy company that designs and installs renewable energy solutions for homes, businesses, and vehicles. It specializes in conversion technologies that enable homes, offices, and vehicles to use alternative energy such as hydrogen, propane, and compressed natural gas. The startup company is especially focused on converting.
New Frontiers E-Commerce
New Frontiers E-Commerce was launched in 2006 as the development platform for the gift store www.coolproducts.com and the gift finder platform GiftGiversSaySo.com. The CoolProducts.com Gift Professor Survey helps you match the web’s coolest products precisely to the people you are shopping for. It’s all designed to help you when you’re short on time and presents you with a single page view of great recommendations from over 1,500 merchant gift ideas.
New Media Samurai
New Media Samurai (NMS3 for short) is a full service creative group, offering design, print, video production (industrial, web & broadcast), animation and web development services as well as strategies for brand implementation and expansion.
Orbis Biosciences is changing the ways to think about particles – size, morphology, and porosity. Simply put, it offers a new level of control. It develops novel controlled-release delivery systems for the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, and consumer product industries. Its Precision Particle Fabrication technology enables companies to create new product lines and reinvent their current portfolios by enabling unprecedented control of critical particle parameters.
Osteogenex (OGX) is an early-stage biopharma-ceutical company focused on commercializing bone-forming osteoblast cells that can be modulated directly via a newly discovered ligand-receptor complex to regulate new bone formation. The company’s OGX product platform represents a new class of bone anabolic agents aimed at building new bone for osteoporosis systematically. The company also offers localized bone cement for use in orthopedic reconstitution and skeletal device/implants.
Propylon is the world leader in legislative and regulatory information processing and content management and works with legislative and regulatory clients in creating solutions that meet their complex requirements for data processing and content management. Propylon’s solutions enable open data formats and information exchange, data transparency, best practice adoption and the ability for regulatory and legislative organizations to more seamlessly comply with emerging e-Democracy initiatives.
Proteon Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics designed to permanently dilate the arteries and veins of patients with end-stage renal disease to improve the patency of hemodialysis access sites.
RevitalVision has commercialized a training system to improve blurred vision from the eyes by enhancing brain processing. Based on science created by Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor, RevitalVision is supported by more than two decades of scientific and clinical research, and clinical trial participants that completed the program have experienced vision improvement on average of two lines on an eye chart after completing RevitalVision.
Spiritus Technologies is a medical device company specializing in airway management products. Their first device, the Spiritus Cuff Inflation Syringe (SCIS) received its 510(k) from the FDA in May 2012.
Sunlite Science & Technology, Inc
Sunlite Science & Technology, Inc. is an LED chip, wafer, and lighting product manufacturer. Sunlite discovered that traditional LED manufacturing methods are so widespread and each step is performed by a different company that the final product falls short of the original potential in LED chips and wafers. Therefore, Sunlite is uniquely vertically integrated and uses proprietary Application-Specific LEDs (AS-LEDs) and is able to place these LEDs in aluminum housings, rather than metal core printed circuit boards. The result is unsurpassed heat dissipation and durability, leading to increased LED efficiency, brightness, and product life.
ThinkGEO is a leading software development company that is currently marketing two product lines: Map Suite and Cygnus Track. The Map Suite product line is a fully functional set of mapping components that makes it easy for any Microsoft.NET developer to quickly and efficiently add mapping functionality to their applications. Cygnus Track is a flexible and powerful web-based tracking system that enables you to instantly locate your assets anywhere in the world.
“The team at BTBC has been a tremendous asset to Spiritus from day one; their world-class guidance has directly contributed to taking our concept into a marketable reality."—Brandon Close, President, Spiritus, L.L.C.
“BTBC is of significant value to our community and this region. Without their valued support, I doubt if either Deciphera Pharmaceuticals or CritiTech would be in Lawrence today.—Sam Campbell, President, Crititech, Inc.
"My experience working with BTBC has been excellent. They bring a depth of business management knowledge and resources that I suspect any entrepreneurial start-up would find immensely valuable."—Dr. Tom Matthews, President, AcuityZ
“BTBC services have been instrumental in growing our business. It's a great comfort to know that we have access to top notch professionals which provide insight and answers for almost any business problem."—Clint Batman, President, ThinkGeo, L.L.C.
"It's the people at BTBC who make it work. Every one of them has brought his or her special talent to our company and because of that our bottom line is now much improved. I am proud to call each one of BTBC's staff not only a business partner, but also a friend."—Brian Marlow, President, III Sigma Company
“The assistance that we have received from Matthew McClorey and his team has been both well conceived and thoughtful, and I believe the services that BTBC provides to the Lawrence-area technology community have a significant value in growing the technology industry in and around Lawrence."—Bennett Griffin, President, GT Security, L.L.C.
"BTBC has provided our start-up with the tools, resources, and access to capital that otherwise would have likely been unavailable. Without our partnership with BTBC, the progress that has been realized thus far would likely have been impossible."—Brandon Close, President, Spiritus, L.L.C.
"BTBC is truly a leader in business development and I strongly recommend them to any high-tech entrepreneur seeking start-up assistance and expertise."—Brandon Close, President, Spiritus, L.L.C.
“The rapid progress that Deciphera Pharmaceuticals has enjoyed has been largely due to the dedication and availability of the BTBC team. Thank you BTBC!”—Daniel Flynn, President Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Lawrence, Kansas