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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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Mar 24 2014

Excelimmune, Endicott College & NSIV: The Promise of Partnership

by Rosemary Brutico

When Endicott College was conceptualizing a new science center in 2012, the college made a critical decision to build a facility that would exploit one of the fastest growing sectors in Massachusetts, particularly on the North Shore – the life sciences. To that end, the college built a 2,000 square-foot laboratory that would accommodate between one and three startup companies as a STEM incubator. In September 2013, The Ginger Judge Science Center opened its doors.

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Mar 17 2014

CrowdComfort Featured in Fast Company’s Co.Exist Section, March 17, 2014

by Rosemary Brutico

The World’s First Crowdsourced Thermostat Lets You Adjust The Temperature At Work By Ben Schiller People in a building know when they are hot or cold. This device simply asks them, and then adjusts the temperature accordingly.

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Mar 03 2014

Life Sciences Consortium of North Shore Appoints Marc Bazin as Board Advisor

by Rosemary Brutico

NSIV is pleased to announce that Marc Bazin, founder and president of HepatoChem, Inc., has joined the advisory board of the Life Sciences Consortium of North Shore. In this role, Marc provides an entrepreneurial perspective on the many facets of being a biotech startup.

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Jan 30 2014

NSIV Newsbrief: 7AC Technologies Raises $1 Million

by Rosemary Brutico

Congratulations to NSIV graduate 7AC Technologies for raising $1 million in venture financing from 31 investors. Founded in 2009, 7AC develops a highly disruptive membrane-isolated plastic plate technology for use in commercial and industrial liquid desiccant HVAC applications and in air conditioning and cooling. Reportedly, the new technology drastically cuts energy costs for heating and cooling, and radically improves de-humidification performance. For more information, go to www.7AC Technologies.

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Dec 05 2013

NSIV Member, CrowdComfort, Raised Seed Funding

by Rosemary Brutico

CROWDCOMFORT ANNOUNCES $273,000 ROUND OF SEED FUNDING CrowdComfort platform crowdsources building maintenance and comfort reporting  Beverly, MA – December 4, 2013—CrowdComfort, a sustainable clean energy technology company that helps facilities managers make faster decisions by crowd-sourcing geo-located building maintenance and environmental compliance data in real time, has raised $273,000 seed round led by CrowdComfort’s founding team.  Investors include several angel investors and one corporate investment.

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