Proteon CEO: New trial could be a path to market

After Proteon Therapeutics Inc.’s chronic kidney disease treatment failed a late clinical trial, the company is forging forward with a new plan that could take the drug to market.

The Waltham, Mass.-based company’s treatment, vonapanitase, was originally developed by Kansas City entrepreneur Nick Franano. It’s intended to help maintain blood flow through an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), a connection between an artery and a vein, used for patients on dialysis.

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  • The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to appreciate by 4.8% according to CoreLogic.
  • Waiting until next year to buy could cost you thousands of dollars a year for the life of your mortgage!

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How to know what type of land survey you need for your real estate land transaction

When it comes to land deals, such as real estate transactions, development and others, a key part of due diligence is to have a standard format for the various parties to evaluate the investment.

While there are a variety of land surveys available, an ALTA/NSPS Survey provides a standard base that all parties recognize. Parties include owner, attorney, developer, engineer, lender, and title company. Furthermore, with the USA-recognized standard format for ALTA/NSPS Surveys, the survey can also be…

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Trabon Group's new CEO is focused on innovation

After decades at the helm of Trabon Group, Tim Trabon is giving up his CEO title.

Shawn Nicholas, who joined the Kansas City company in 2013 as CFO, will now add CEO to his title.

“This is really a formal acknowledgement of the role that he’s been playing within Trabon for quite some time,” said Nancy Hampton, Trabon Group’s chief business development officer.

Trabon will remain chairman of the marketing services and technology solutions company and will continue to provide a big-picture strategic…

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New UMKC arts conservatory gets buy-in from Missouri House

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s plans to construct a new downtown music and dance conservatory is moving closer to fruition, U.S. News & World Report reports.

The Missouri House approved a resolution Tuesday to issue up to $48 million in state bonds for the $96 million project. The proposed measure now moves to the Senate. Proponents said the state-of-the-art conservatory could boost economic development through ticket sales and attract talent to Kansas City and the Midwest.

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