Treating metastatic cancer

A clinician-scientist at the University of Cincinnati, doing a study with teams from Emory University, Columbia University, and the University of Wisconsin, may have identified a treatment-boosting drug to enhance effectiveness of therapies for metastatic cancer and make them less toxic. So far in animal tests, they’ve seen tumors shrinking and, in some case, completely disappearing.

Drone-integrated electric vehicles

Cincy’s Workhorse Group, a tech company that provides sustainable and cost-effective drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last-mile delivery sector, has received a purchase order for 500 of its all-electric C-1000 delivery vehicles. “With this significant order and agreement from Pritchard, we can build upon our nationwide distribution network and expand the number of potential fleet customers that will be able to operate and own a Workhorse delivery truck,” said Company CEO Duane Hughes.

Miami U recognized for entrepreneur efforts

Miami University and the Farmer School’s John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship was recently named the winner of the 2020 NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. This special award was created by NASDAQ in association with the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers for the purpose of recognizing the unique achievements and outstanding efforts of entrepreneurship centers across the world.

Real estate developers are bullish on Cincinnati

Cincinnati can expect nearly $700 million in new development, according to the Business Courier’s Crane Watch. The investment will be spread across seven different projects, including the District at Clifton Heights, UC’s redevelopment of Calhoun Hall, a plan for new apartments in downtown Cincy and a new mixed-use development in Over-the-Rhine.