Rumpke uses robots to pull plastics

There’s been a considerable increase in demand for recyclable materials such as No. 5 plastics, the kind of plastic used in food storage like margarine and yogurt. Rumpke Waste & Recycling is using AI robots to pull No. 5 plastics off the plant line at its St. Bernard facility. Rumpke will begin installing additional robots dedicated to retrieving high-density polyethylene, or No. 2 plastics, in the coming months.

Airway Therapeutics doses first patient in trial

Earlier this year, we reported that the FDA accepted Airway Therapeutics’ application for an investigational drug treatment designed to help some of the sickest coronavirus patients recover. The first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1b trial of AT-100 in severe COVID-19 patients and seems to be on the mend.

NKU ranks high for entrepreneurial programs

The University Headquarters, an online resource dedicated to helping students navigate higher education, revealed its top 100 schools that offer the most affordable programs for students wanting to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Northern Kentucky University ranked #9 for its Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE). Last year, the CIE was named one of the world’s best in creating, advancing and enabling educational opportunities from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.

Parkinson’s treatment via phone

Kettering Health is the first to use technology that treats Parkinson’s patients using their phones. The tech is Abbott’s Neurosphere Virtual Clinic, which allows doctors to increase or decrease stimulation through electro-contacts that help with patient’s tremors and other symptoms.

New space for C-Forward

C-Forward is investing $2.4M in a new space that will include new technology infrastructure that will lower its carbon footprint. Energy efficiencies will include new windows and more efficient HVAC.

Cold storage

Transporting COVID vaccines requires extra care and cold storage has become a key player. Covington’s BM2 Freight Services, Inc. has been named to Food Logistics’ 2021 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list.