Swart wins Cultivation Corridor award
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:45 AM
John Swart, founder and president of Exemplar Genetics, won this year's Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leadership Award, which recognizes leadership, innovation, advocacy and commitment in the biotech industry. Swart founded the company in 2008 in Sioux Center to develop specialized miniature swine models that exhibit human disease states to help test whether medications and devices work. Former Monsanto executive Ted Crosbie, who died last year, also was recognized for his contributions to the industry. The winner in the annual Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase, also held this week, was Aptimmune of Champaign, Ill., a startup that develops swine vaccines.