Shasun, a global player in the pharmaceutical industry, has agreed to invest more than $2 million in a joint venture with Nanoparticle Biochem Inc. to develop a a prostate cancer treatment created in MU labs and licensed by the university.
The green and white paint is faded, and dead yellow pampas grass partially obscures the “Welcome to Columbia” sign along eastbound Interstate 70. The wooden sign between the Midway and Stadium Boulevard exits displays a decade-old population estimate: 84,531.
There are towering billboards flanking the door-sized welcome sign and competing for the attention of drivers whizzing by. A smaller adjacent sign names the businesses that covered the gateway project’s cost, including one that hasn’t been around for years, Ameritec Cellular