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Treasured role

That’s why he decided to kick off 2013 by investing his time and talents into the role of president and CEO of i2E, a not-for-profit corporation focused on the state’s high-growth startup companies. The 16-year-old firm has had four CEOs in its history, with Meacham replacing Tom Walker, who resigned last year to take a

Lab to market

Funded by the newly formed Excella Biotech Business Accelerator, a startup company is learning to use vaccines to strip DNA from antibodies in order to feed that DNA into specific germs. Those germs then spit out copies of the antibodies. Whereas in the past, antibodies had to be replicated in mice, this new technology shaves

Greater OKC: Most Business-Friendly City

CNN Money touted Oklahoma City the No. 1 most business-friendly city, primarily recognizing its low cost of living, and booming oil and natural gas industries. OKC also received accolades for retaining an increasing proportion of college students after they graduate. A decade ago, 71% of those who earned bachelor’s degrees stayed; that number now has

Greater OKC: 10 Great Cities for Starting a Business

Feeling entrepreneurial? Kiplinger named Oklahoma City the seventh-best city to start a business. In its evaluation, Kiplinger said Oklahoma City had two advantages over business owners elsewhere in its low, Midwestern start-up costs and strong government support for businesses. It cited the city-funded initiative in 1996 to fund a 27-acre research park for life-science start-ups

I2E invests in glioblastomas project

More than 176,000 people a year develop brain tumors known as glioblastomas, for which the project to explore a new therapeutic approach was developed. A compound derived from work in OMRF laboratories shows some effect in preventing the growth of certain brain tumors in rodents. With the support of i2E, a nonprofit corporation providing venture

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