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Read the full interview at the News-Gazette.

This week, the News Gazette featured Wei Kang of PhotoniCare.  Kang is the director of research development at PhotoniCare and makes medical devices for getting images of the inner ear.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

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CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

EnterpriseWorks startup FruitVaccine is changing the world of vaccinations with an edible, orally-administered fruit-based vaccine for human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Founded by University of Illinois professors Dr. Indu Rupassara and Dr. Dennis Buetow in 2017, the two have worked to modify tomatoes to develop a sub-unit vaccine.

monsanto grand opening

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EnterpriseWorks startup, Aptimmune Biologics, was recently recognized as one of seven Ag Tech start-ups to watch in 2018 by 

Aptimmune focuses on developing revolutionary swine vaccines and the prevention of the diseases, porcine reprodutive, respiratory syndrome virus ({PRRSV), and influenza. 

In November, Aptimmune launched the industry's first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus vaccine in swine. 

Recently, the company raised $6 Million Series B Funding from various investors and has moved its headquarters to St. Louis. 

EarthSense Robot TerraSentia

Earthsense CEO and founder, Chinmay Soman sat down with Agrinews to discuss his company, and the new Earthsense robot, TerraSentia, that  provides field phenotyping from the ground level up. 

Earthsense is an EnterpriseWorks affiliate that provides management advice for farmers, ranchers, and other land managers based on valuable on-site data gathered with highest efficiency and modeled with leading machine learning techniques.


Inprentus has officially completed its Series A Round, raising $2.5 Million with help from investors like Flyover Capital, Serra Ventures, and other new investors. 

This money will help Inprentus to aggressively pursue new business in both its current synchrotron market and explore options in new markets. 

AGCO building

The University of Illinois and AGCO announces the opening of the AGCO Acceleration Center at University of Illinois Research Park.

TENANT: Agrible

EnterpriseWorks graduate startup Agrible is featured on the 2018 Thrive Top 50 list for the second year in a row. This ranking signifies the best in agriculture technology from around the world. This year, they placed in the “Biotechnology” category, and on the 2017 list placed in the “Big Data & Analytics” category. In February, Agrible will be honored at the Thrive Innovation Forum), an annual event bringing corporates, startups, academics and investors together to share industry milestones and opportunities.

TENANT: Intelinair
IntelinAir imagery

EnterpriseWorks startup, IntelinAir was recently named one of seven Ag Tech start-ups to watch in 2018 by 

IntelinAir was founded in 2015 to help farmers make more cost-effecient and smart decisions based on aerial imagery, and is based both in Champaign, Illinois at the Research Park and in San Jose, California.