CHAMPAIGN – Champaign-based iCyt Mission Technology could employ hundreds of people within five years if expectations for global opportunities pan out, company founder Gary Durack said Wednesday.
At an event heralding Sony Corp.'s acquisition of iCyt, Durack said it's difficult to predict the future. But he supposed iCyt's employees "could be measured in the hundreds within that time frame."
CHAMPAIGN – Sony Corp.'s acquisition of Champaign-based iCyt Mission Technology brings a big player on the global stage into the fast-growing field of biological instrumentation.
Sony announced Tuesday that it has acquired iCyt (pronounced like "eyesight"), a maker of flow cytometry equipment that employs about 30 in the University of Illinois Research Park.
Chamber to host Terrafugia exec at annual meeting
Paxton-Buckley-Loda graduate Samuel Schweighart will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 18 at Lakeview Country Club in Loda.
Schweighart is vice president for engineering of Terrafugia, a company he co-founded with several fellow students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Terrafugia's goal is to provide innovative solutions to the challenges facing personal aviation.
CHAMPAIGN — Sony Corp. has acquired Champaign-based iCyt Mission Technology and will operate it as a wholly owned subsidiary, the global electronics and entertainment giant announced Tuesday.
Gary Durack, the founder and president of iCyt, called the acquisition a “win” for his company and its customers.
The local company, which makes cell sorters used for stem cell and disease research, employs about 30 in the University of Illinois Research Park.
DANVILLE – A new student-centered program infusing arts and creativity into core subjects. Another where students study a global topic at home and throughout the world.
New courses including drama, photography and sports and entertainment marketing, and the latest technology to support those projects and activities.
These are some of the ideas that Danville High School staff and students hope will take flight in the ACE and GLOBAL "upper houses," starting next school year.
CHAMPAIGN – The Maryland consultant who audited the Big Broadband proposal will not attend this week's Champaign City Council meeting to field questions from council members, a city official said Monday.
Doug Dawson was ill on Monday and will not travel to Champaign for Tuesday night's city council meeting, Information Technologies Director Fred Halenar said. His absence likely will delay a council vote on whether to accept federal grant money if those funds were awarded.
CHAMPAIGN — The Maryland consultant who audited the Big Broadband proposal will not attend this week’s Champaign city council meeting to field questions from council members, a city official said Monday.
Doug Dawson was ill on Monday and will not travel to Champaign for Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Information Technologies Director Fred Halenar said. His absence likely will delay a council vote on whether to accept federal grant money if those funds were awarded.
Updated 5:15 p.m. CHAMPAIGN – As council members continue to weigh the benefits of the proposed Big Broadband network and the doubts about its feasibility, a Maryland consultant who audited the proposal was to return to Champaign this week to field questions from the city council. But on Monday, the consultant told city officials he won't be here because he's ill.
CHAMPAIGN – As technology evolves, so does the way city officials keep their constituents informed.
Ideas of how to get information to city residents better were presented to the city council this week, and officials are discussing how to balance old media – like newspapers and written correspondence – with new media like Twitter and Facebook.