Business briefs

Nov. 22, 2013 @ 06:42 PM

IEM HQ moving from Durham to Morrisville
DURHAM – IEM, a Durham-based contract emergency and disaster planning consulting firm, is moving its headquarters to Morrisville.
The company is moving as the main tenant of the building where it’s located on Ellis Road in the Research Triangle Park.
Staci Boudreaux, as spokeswoman for IEM, said in an email that the company is moving to Slater Road in Morrisville. The company plans to be working from the location by the beginning of 2014.
IEM has about 60 employees in its RTP office. Companywide, IEM has more than 400 workers and consultants.

Licensing deal announced for health care startup product
DURHAM – From her work in health care, Ginny Porowski knew that used gowns and gloves can spread contaminants.
So she came up with the idea for a gown called the “GoGown” that can be rolled down, wrapped up into a package and surrounded by an interior liner, and easily thrown away.
“Disposable medical gowns and gloves are supposed to protect patients, visitors, nurses and doctors from harmful infections, provided that they are used and disposed of correctly,” Porowski said in a statement in a news release.
Porowski is no longer a practicing registered nurse. She’s the owner and director of Family Life Resources, a private consulting and counseling practice in Raleigh.
The product she came up with has been licensed to Medline Indstries for manufacturing and production by the Charlotte-based medical device incubator Edison Nation Medical.
Edison Nation partnered with Porowski and her business partner Lisa Bourget to help review, analyze, and commercialize the GoGown invention.
Carolinas HealthCare System will introduce the GoGown into its system in January.