A team of students from three different schools at Dartmouth was declared the winner of the first Dartmouth Medical Technology Business Plan Competition on Friday May 20. Anne Kwei, Ilya Bendich, and Joe Gigliotti presented their business plan for Rytek Medical, a company with an improved cancer sensing biopsy needle invented by Professor of Engineering Ryan Halter.
Tech Startup Uses Cell Phones To Root Out Counterfeit Drugs
May 17, 2011 | Forbes
PhD Innovation Program graduate, Ashifi Gogo co-founded Sproxil and decided to focus on Nigeria because the government is proactive about fighting counterfeit drugs, and the country has a strong cell phone culture and “a lot of swindlers.”
Laser vision firm Avedro bumps funding to $13M
May 9, 2011 | Mass High Tech
Avedro Inc.,—a laser vision correction company based on technology developed by Professor Stuart Trembly—has raised $13.3 million of a planned $15.5 million financing.
SustainX blows open funding round to add $5.6M
May 4, 2011 | Mass High Tech
SustainX Inc., an energy storage technology company based in West Lebanon, N.H., has bumped its recent funding round up by an additional $5.6 million and added new backer General Catalyst Partners to the investor mix.
The battle against counterfeit drugs
April 4, 2011 | CNN
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on how mobile technology is helping to identify counterfeit drugs. Featured is PhD Innovation Program graduate, Ashifi Gogo, co-founder of Sproxil, Inc.
The Midas List: 2011’s Top Tech Investors
April 1, 2011 | Forbes
Thayer alums and board members Scott Sandell and Terry McGuire are #5 and #29, respectively, on Forbes's list of Top Tech Investors of 2011.
Acumen Fund Invests in Sproxil, Inc. to Combat Counterfeit Medicine Using Mobile Technology
March 22, 2011 | Acumen
Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture fund addressing poverty in South Asia and East Africa, today announced an investment in Sproxil, Inc., a company that provides a Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) solution that enables consumers to verify that the pharmaceutical product they are buying is genuine.
New Hampshire-based company SustainX has received $14.4 million from GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, and other investors to continue developing its technology for energy storage using compressed air.
GE invests in storage unit innovation
March 16, 2011 | CNET News
SustainX announced it's received $14.4 million in funding from GE subsidiary GE Energy Financial Services, Cadent Energy Partners, Polaris Ventures, and Rockport Capital.
NH’s SustainX brings in $14.4M from GE and others
March 16, 2011 | Mass High Tech
SustainX Inc., which is developing technology that uses compressed air for energy storage, has received a $14.4 million investment from GE Energy Financial Services.