TokenEx, a company founded in 2010, had won the 2016 Metro 50 Award. TokenEx was recognized as the Oklahoma City metro area’s No. 1 ranked company with three-year revenue growth of 578 percent. While it may have flown under the radar locally, TokenEx is having a major impact in the data protection industry.
A new fuel that might power the future of the world’s general aviation industry filled a small jar in a hangar at Ada Municipal Airport, looking as if it could have been a mug of amber ale. The new fuel was developed solely by Ada’s GAMI and is called G100UL for GAMI’s 100 Motor Octane Unleaded. It is awaiting certification by the Federal Aviation Administration and is lead-free.
A promising career as a securities lawyer awaited Doug Branch when he graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1982. Oklahoma was the heart of a booming energy economy with lots of oil and gas firms that needed legal work as they raised capital and dealt with regulators.
Farrow is founder and CEO of a company called Compression Solutions Inc. that manufactures the Triple Play Pro and Triple Play VT devices for use by recovering surgical patients across the country. The devices also provide intermittent compression and cold therapy to prevent the development of blood clots in the lower leg.
Two decades after Oklahoma City embraced a groundbreaking initiative that remade the city through a series of pay-as-you-go projects, another initiative is emerging with implications for economic development. In October, the Brookings Institution announced that Oklahoma City is one of two pilot cities included in a study about developing an innovation district in an area of the city heavily focused on biotechnology research.
As a kid, nothing caught my attention like a “steamroller” smoothing down new road construction on the highway as we passed by. You’ve seen them a thousand times, a machine with big steel drums on each end that compacts new roadway at a blistering speed of 2 mph, or so. Today, they are known as road compactors because steam is so 19th century.
I once saw a documentary on the making of the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis. It was completed in 1965 with opposite sides going up simultaneously until they met 630 feet above the ground. Engineers had to ensure that when each side reached the other it was exactly where it needed to be to connect. There was no margin for error.
Farjo is chief operating officer of both EyeCRO and Charlesson, which are involved in research to advance treatments for eye disease such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and ocular inflammation.
Heather Fahlenkamp is an associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. She recently was honored with the 2015 Researcher of the Year award from the Oklahoma Bioscience Association.
Through BioShare, OBI will supply researchers with stem cells and other blood products, said Charles Mooney, the blood bank’s vice president of New Ventures & Quality Management.