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Oct 07 2014

NSIV Graduate Awarded SBIR Phase I Contract

by Rosemary Brutico

Akrivis Technologies Awarded a Phase I SBIR Contract by the NIH/NCI

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Oct 06 2014

NSIV Welcomes Dr. Richard Wylie to the Board of Directors

by Rosemary Brutico

Dr. Richard Wylie, President of Endicott College, Joins North Shore InnoVentures’ Board of Directors

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Aug 12 2014

New England Hydropower Company featured in Salem News and Canton Compass for New Contracts

by Rosemary Brutico

New England Hydropower Company was featured in the Salem News and the Canton Compass for its contracts in Canton, Conn., to showcase the company’s Archimedes Screw Turbine Generator, which is considered a “best practice” for small hydroelectric generation in the UK and Europe.

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Jul 29 2014

Boston Business Journal Features: Cleantech Startup CrowdComfort raises $344,000, aims to double headcount by year’s end

by Rosemary Brutico

Cleantech startup CrowdComfort, a 2014 MassChallenge finalist and North Shore InnoVentures member, was featured in the Boston Business Journal for raising $343,892 out of a planned $1.5 million round from undisclosed angel investors in the Northeast and the company’s founders, said co-founder and CEO Eric Graham.

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Jul 29 2014

RAN Biotechnologies Announces Distributorship Agreement with Fluigent

by Rosemary Brutico

RAN Biotechnologies, a provider of chemicals and solutions specially optimized for biotechnological applications, has entered into a distributorship agreement with Fluigent, a Paris-based leader in microfluidic flow control instruments, for distribution of RAN Biotechnologies products in Europe.

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Jun 24 2014

NSIV Graduate Akrivis Technologies Develops Nanomedicine Platform for High Payload Targeted Drug Delivery

by Rosemary Brutico

Akrivis Technologies and CEA-Leti announced their collaboration to develop an extremely adaptable, efficient and highly targeted drug delivery platform for chemotherapy and other treatments that require a high concentration of powerful drugs to be delivered precisely to targeted cells. The new platform will be based on Akrivis Technologies’ proprietary Z–TECT™ technology that targets and detects unusually low levels of proteins and molecular targets and Leti’s Lipidot® nanovector delivery capability. Developed by Akrivis Technologies, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company based in Cambridge, Mass.

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May 29 2014

Two NSIV Members Go to the White House for Datapalooza Presentation

by Rosemary Brutico

CrowdComfort and New England Hydropower Company were two of twelve companies chosen to present at the White House for a  “Datapalooza” event on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Sponsored by the White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration, the 2014 Energy Datapalooza recognizes private-sector innovators that are harnessing the power of data to build the clean energy economy. Martha Farmer, CEO of North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV), was pleased that the organization had such a strong presence at the event: “The fact that one-sixth of the speakers were NSIV members reflects our continuing efforts to attract innovative startups that are poised for success.”

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May 28 2014

CrowdComfort in the 2014 Energy Datapalooza at The White House

by Rosemary Brutico

Beverly, MA – May 28, 2014—CrowdComfort, a sustainable technology company that helps facilities managers improve operational and energy efficiency by crowd-sourcing geo-located building maintenance and environmental compliance data in real time, will be participating in the 2014 Energy Datapalooza, sponsored by the White House. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and will include a “Technology Showcase” of over 30 innovative uses of energy data.  

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Apr 29 2014

AdvaStim Enters Neuromodulation Device Market

by Rosemary Brutico

AdvaStim’s novel hardware and software platform gives developers capabilities to address current and emerging clinical indications. BEVERLY, Mass., April 23, 2014, AdvaStim, Inc., www.advastim.com, a leading developer of advanced technology platforms for neuromodulation therapies, announced today that the Company has entered the research and development market with a new hardware/software solution for neuromodulation therapy developers.

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Apr 14 2014

CrowdComfort Is Finalist in Business Plan Competition Sponsored by Salem State University’s Enterprise Center

by Rosemary Brutico

    NSIV is pleased to announce that one of its members, CrowdComfort, has been selected as a finalist in Salem State University’s Enterprise Center “2014 Business Plan Competition.” CrowdComfort and two other finalists will have an opportunity to present their business plans before a live panel of judges and compete for first, second, and third place on Wednesday, April 23, from 3 to 6 pm. (the location TBA). First place winner will receive $5,000; second place winner, $3,000; third place winner,  $2,000. For details on the 2014 Business Plan competition, go to www.enterprisectr.org. CrowdComfort is a mobile solution for the modern facility manager. It’s easy-to-use smart phone application lets building owners, operators, and occupants share information about building comfort, maintenance, and safety issues. CrowdComfort streamlines three distinct areas of need, and leverages employee feedback (by means of the app) to report real-time conditions of buildings and facilities. Whether reporting about thermal levels, environmental compliance and inspection issues, or facilities maintenance, the CrowdComfort app uses crowd source feedback as a way of collecting the most up-to-the-minute and accurate reports that benefit employees, owners, and building managers alike! Go CrowdComfort!    

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