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55 Top Iowa Biotechnology Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Iowa based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Iowa Biotechnology Startups

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Renewable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group

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Renewable Energy Group produces and supplies renewable fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel, renewable chemicals, and other products.

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VIDA is modernizing lung and respiratory care through intelligence

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Viewpoint Molecular Targeting

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Viewpoint Molecular Targeting develops radiopharmaceutical therapeutics for cancer and complementary diagnostics for personalized medicine.

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Kemin Industries

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Kemin Industries provides health-related products to improving the quality, safety, and efficacy of food.

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Powerpollen

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Powerpollen is an AgTech company that collects, preserves, and applies pollen to boost seed production.

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Steel Therapeutics

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Steel Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company that provides AI-based solutions for drug discovery.

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Gross-Wen Technologies

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Gross-Wen Technologies is a biotechnology company that specializes in the fields of water quality, wastewater, and water nitrogen.

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FBB Biomed

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FBB Biomed is a biotech company that harnesses the latest advancements in genetics, bioinformatics and RNA virology.

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Kimle Aquaculture

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Kimle Aquaculture develops a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) based around the revolutionary revolving algal biofilm technology.

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Integrated DNA Technologies

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Integrated DNA Technologies sells short strands of DNA called oligonucleotides.

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MitoGenetics

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Mitogenetics is a research and development company focusing on the regulation of mitochondrial disorders and diseases.

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Cellular Engineering Technologies

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CET is a biopharmaceutical company that transforms patient therapy by making drug discovery.

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Asl Analytical

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ASL Analytical develops chemical sensing technology for real-time monitoring and control of chemical species within a targeted process.

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CartilaGen

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CartilaGen is a startup focusing on developing drug-eluting bioactive materials to treat articular cartilage damage and osteoarthritis.

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GenQual Corporation

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Genqual Corporation develops companion diagnostics for autoimmune, inflammatory and cancer therapies.

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Prairie Pharms

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Prairie Pharms works on small molecule plant extracts creating high-quality, and cell-permeable human health products.

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Harbor View Medical

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Harbor View Medical, a leader in orthopedic stem cell therapy.

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Becker Underwood

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Becker Underwood is the global leader in the development & commercialization of value-creating seed-applied biological products.

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Diamond V

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Diamond V is a global, research-focused, technology-driven company that develops and manufactures natural products to improve nutrition.

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NewLink Genetics

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NewLink Genetics, a biopharmaceutical company, develops therapeutic and diagnostic agents for patients with cancer and infectious diseases.

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Pioneer Hi-Bred

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DuPont Pioneer is a developer and supplier of plant genetics.

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Advanced Analytical Technologies

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AATI develops, manufactures and markets high-throughput, fully-automated nucleic acid and genetic analysis systems.

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Trans Ova Genetics

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Trans Ova Genetics is a biotechnology company that provides cattle breeding solutions.

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Albaugh, LLC

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Albaugh, LLC is a chemical company dealing in agricultural crop protection chemicals.

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CIVCO Medical Instruments Co., Inc

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CIVCO Medical Instruments Co., Inc., doing business as CIVCO Medical Solutions, designs, manufactures, and markets guidance and infection.

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Genetic ID

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Genetic ID is a global leader in testing for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Bio-Research Products

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Bio-Research Products is an Iowa-based maker of specialized reagents.

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Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center

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Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center is a hospital & health care company that provides diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services.

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Exemplar Genetics

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Exemplar Genetics develops genetically-engineered swine models of human disease.

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Entera Health

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Entera Health is a research and manufacturing company of value-added proteins and protein co-products for human and animal health markets.

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Fluid Quip Technologies

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Fluid Quip Technologies develops new technologies and processes for the biofuels and biochemical industries.

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NanoSpy, Inc.

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Rapid detection biosensor; collection to detection in 20 minutes.

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NuCara Pharmacy

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NuCara Pharmacy is a hospital & health care company that provides breast surgery products and respiratory therapy.

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NutriQuest

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NutriQuest offers swine, poultry, dairy products with features of probiotics, nutritional quality, protein & research-based feed technology.

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Hy-Line International

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Hy-Line International is a biotechnology firm dealing in poultry breeding and genetics.

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Kinexum

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Kinexum is an international healthcare consulting group.

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BioNeos

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Bio::Neos, Inc. is a life sciences software company providing customized software solutions and bioinformatics data analysis to researchers.

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Stembox

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Subscription Science Experiments for Girls

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BioForce Nanosciences

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BioForce Nanosciences, Inc. develops and commercializes nanotech instruments, consumables, and applications for the life sciences.

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Ohana Vaccines

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Ohana Vaccines offers immunotherapy for prostate cancer without significant side effects.

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Memcine Pharmaceuticals

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Memcine Pharmaceuticals is an early-stage biotech company focused on enhancing vaccine efficacy to improve human.

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MedCara Pharmaceuticals

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MedCara Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company.

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Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center (IDERC)

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Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center is a research company specializing in type 2 diabetes treatments and solutions.

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Brain Image Analysis

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Brain Image Analysis offers structural image processing for neuroscience research.

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Sumatra Biorenewables, LLC

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Biobased monomer producer for use in the production of nylon.

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Embria Health Sciences

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Embria Health Science is dedicated to creating and manufacturing natural, science-based ingredients that support wellness and vitality.

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SusTerea Biorenewables

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SusTerea Biorenewables offers sustainable bio-based services.

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OmegaChea

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OmegaChea is a biotechnology company that creates a scalable technology based on microbial engineering.

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Ortho Transmission

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Ortho Transmission has develops a skeletal implant technology.

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Iowa Adaptive Technologies

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Iowa Adaptive Technologies develops devices to help critically ill and disabled patients take a more active role.

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VariFAS Biorenewables

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VariFAS Biorenewables produces bio-based chemicals for the chemical industry.

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NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

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NSF Engineering Research Center is a research center based in Iowa State University that is developing knowledge of bio-renewable chemicals.

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Centre for Industrial Research

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Centre for Industrial Research .

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NanoBio Designs

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NanoBio Designs offers an efficient detection platform to verify the presence or absence and levels of targeted genetic markers in samples.

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Soil Quality Laboratory

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Soil quality engineering and measurement

Written by Mark Smith

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