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Possible solution for nitrate pollution moving from lab to field in Nebraska

A possible solution for one form of water pollution is moving out of the lab and into the field in Nebraska, in a development that could revive some unused wells and save some towns a lot of money.

In a nondescript, off-white room on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus, Paul Black shows off what look like a series of water-filled glass hamster tubes in brilliant red, fuchsia, and green hues.

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Paul Black in the laboratory at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (Photo by Fred Knapp, NET News)

UNL, private sector talent connect at Innovation Campus

Shane Farritor first built things as a child in his family’s hardware store in Ravenna, Nebraska. His inclination toward tinkering is just as strong today — and he knows he’s not alone in his home state.

“Nebraska is full of makers,” Farritor says. “It’s one of the things I respect most about the state.”

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UNL professor Shane Farritor operates a Virtual Incision surgical robot in the group’s Nebraska Innovation Center office and lab.

New incubator for ag, food startups opening at Innovation Campus

A new space at Nebraska Innovation Campus is dedicated to helping agriculture- and food-related startup companies.

Invest Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development have teamed up to create the Combine Incubator, a 2,000-square-foot space in the Rise Building.

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The Combine Incubator is housed in the Rise Building at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Innovation Campus helps Nebraskans turn recipes into reality

Helping Nebraskans cook up innovation, the Food Processing Center turns recipes into reality, and finds new ways to use the crops Nebraska grows so well.

The former state fair park is now the Nebraska Innovation Campus, which includes the Food Processing Center, and test kitchen.

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Innovation Campus helps Nebraskans turn recipes into reality

Innovation Campus’ ‘Pop-Up Bookshop’ will offer affordable books, community

The start of a new semester brings many constants that seasoned college students have grown used to: the promise of a successful football season, lots of coffee and, unfortunately, the purchase of bland textbooks .

But during the first week of classes, the University of Nebraska Press and the Nebraska Innovation Campus are partnering for an event where students can purchase some more leisurely books: the Pop-Up Bookshop. 

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University of Nebraska Press Pop-Up Bookshop

10 years after fair move, UNL grows dynamic Innovation Campus

As the tenth State Fair in Grand Island kicks off, most doubts have been laid to rest.

Back at the old State Fair Park in Lincoln, the same grounds where kids once showed have changed, but it's still about agriculture - solving global challenges related to food and water.

Dr. Paul Black is taking biochemistry out of the classroom, into the real world.

"To see this build out here is really pretty cool," Black said of his lab.

Pretty cool indeed, as the Nebraska Innovation Campus takes shape.

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Paul Black with Vestal W20 at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Lincoln biotech company gets contract to improve flu vaccine

Adjuvance Technologies, a biopharmaceutical company based at Nebraska Innovation Campus, has received a contract from the government to work on improving the influenza vaccine.

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Lincoln-based biopharmceutical company Adjuvance Technologies has received a government contract to work with improving the flu vaccine.

Nebraska program helps guard against food allergens

When Nebraska’s Steve Taylor founded the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program nearly 25 years ago — with the support of seven companies — he couldn’t have anticipated what came next.

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Faculty and graduate students from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program include (from left) Melanie Downs, Shimin Chen, Bini Ramachandran, Steve Taylor, Joe Baumert, Abigail Burrows, Wanying Cao and Lee Palmer.

Nebraska’s homespun mini surgical robot company inspires support

Virtual Incision Corporation (VIC), founded on the collaborative efforts of two professors in the University of Nebraska ecosystem, has once again secured additional funding for its in vivo surgical robotics platform.

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Nebraska’s homespun mini surgical robot company inspires support

Innovation Studio readying metal shop, complete redesign

When Nebraska Innovation Studio opened in 2015, it was a pre-eminent makerspace unlike anything else in the state — and it’s only getting better.

By the end of 2019, NIS will boast a metal shop, larger instant prototyping inventory and larger woodshop, among other improvements.

A new classroom for groups has been completed. NIS Director David Martin said the classroom opened in May and has welcomed school groups, a Solid Works hobby group and the Native Youth Summer Academy.

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Nebraska Innovation Studio Shop Manager Jerry Reif works with a virtual welder to calibrate it. The virtual welders will be available to train aspiring welders.

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