Interest: Harvard alumni Raj Chinai and Ramesh Shah, in collaboration with Harvard University, have recently co-founded and launched Harvard Business School Angels of India (HBSAI), an India-centric angel investing organisation. Incidentally, HBSAI happens to be the country’s first international angel network. It was first started with a Northern California chapter in 2007 and is currently present in nearly half a dozen countries across the globe.
Interest: Dec 19, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, MA ,MARKETWIRE
Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC), a leading provider of MEMS-based deformable mirror (DM) products for adaptive optics systems, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase 1 contract for $125,000 by NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) to support exoplanet imaging research.
Interest: SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that numerous leading healthcare providers across the United States, including Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Florida Hospital in Orlando have begun ordering the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine's (Sequenom CMM) MaterniT21 laboratory-developed test (LDT) for their patients. Th
Interest: NEW YORK and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Access Industries announced today the establishment of Access BridgeGap Ventures, a new life sciences venture investment initiative to fund early-stage companies in the therapeutics space.
Interest: Across the U.S., research and technology parks are playing a role in job creation and driving economic growth. These business incubators for emerging companies, typically in the science, healthcare and technology fields, are often affiliated with universities, which are prime sources for new ideas and fresh talent in need of a place to grow.
Interest: Illinois leads the Midwest in research and development expenditures at universities and colleges, but the state could benefit from additional diversity in the source of funds, according to the December installment of the Illinois Innovation Index.
Interest: While students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pay thousands of dollars for courses, the university will announce a new program on Monday allowing anyone anywhere to take M.I.T. courses online free of charge — and for the first time earn official certificates for demonstrating mastery of the subjects taught.
Interest: WASHINGTON, Dec 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Biotechnology companies researching and developing advanced biofuels can help diversify the military's energy supply and advance U.S. national and energy security objectives. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today thanked members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) for their bipartisan support for the commercialization of advanced biofuels in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
Interest: Three-quarters of U.S. start-ups expect to raise capital next year, according to a new survey, but many of them will find doors closing on the fund-raising trail as venture investors experience their own capital shortage.
Interest: The House of Representatives and the Senate have resolved a three-year battle over the future of two important federal initiatives to aid small businesses: the Small Business Innovation Research program and the Small Business Technology Transfer program. On the particulars, the Senate seems to have carried the day, but the House has won long-term changes to the innovation research program that open it up to companies backed by venture capital. In their dispute, the House and Senate have served a
Source: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
Interest: President Barack Obama’s administration has begun reviewing suggestions for a National Bioeconomy Blueprint detailing measures by which the Obama administration intends to apply biological research innovations toward national challenges that include health, food, energy, and the environment.
Interest: The coalition government has "missed a chance to do something radical and deep" with a life science strategy that aims to bring together universities, the NHS and pharmaceutical companies, according to an academic consulted on its development.
Interest: With computer programmers in demand, new start-ups that aim to train people in coding skills are also becoming hot properties.
Ventures that teach computer programming, design and other once-nerdy skills to the masses are surfacing nationwide and drawing interest from Bay Area investors.
Interest: Are you one of those people who insist on driving over the posted speed limit, no matter the circumstances? How do you feel about regulations prohibiting cell-phone use while driving – not to mention the obnoxious restaurant patron blathering away in a loud voice next to you about the inconsequential trivia of his life?
Interest: The Council on Competitiveness is pleased to present Make: An American Manufacturing Movement. We transmit this strategy to the President, members of Congress, governors and stakeholders across the country in business, academia and labor.
Interest: (KANSAS CITY, Mo.), Oct. 14, 2011 – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) vowed to introduce new legislation that would create an environment for new firms to start, grow and create jobs in a speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday.
Author: Tim O'Loughlin, director, Eastward Capital
Source: Tim O'Loughlin, director, Eastward Capital
Interest: Moneytree statistics posted on the National Venture Capital Association website paint a potentially troublesome picture for the venture industry. In recent years, VC investment into portfolio companies has far outpaced the inflow of limited partner investments into venture funds.
Interest: WASHINGTON, DC -- For his novel approach to creating maps that enable researchers to zoom in on the human genome and reveal features of DNA structure inside the nucleus, Erez Lieberman Aiden has been named the 2011 Grand Prize winner for the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists. The annual competition includes a grand-prize award of $25,000 and is supported by GE Healthcare and the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the nonprofit science society.