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Limerick, Pa., June 25, 2012 -- Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announced it has acquired Semprus BioSciences (Cambridge, Massachusetts), a biomedical company and spin out from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The acquisition includes the core Semprus Sustain™ Technology. The transaction brings to Teleflex an innovative and patented platform technology that serves as the basis for next-generation medical devices. The technology is designed to provide the benefits of reducing complications such as thrombosis and microbial adhesion over long durations.  more...

Vancouver BC, (May 23, 2012) - Pangaea Ventures Ltd. announced today that it has achieved a first close of Pangaea Ventures Fund III, LP, having attracted the initial $50 million into the target $100 million USD fund. Limited Partners in the new fund include world-leading industrials Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Asahi Kasei Innovation Partners, Inc., nv Bekaert sa, 9th Street Investments (a CoorsTek affiliate), JSR Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Nitto Denko Corporation and SABIC Ventures B.V.. The fund exclusively invests in early stage cleantech companies with compelling advanced materials technologies.  more...

KALAMAZOO, MI--(Marketwire - May 8, 2012) - Vestaron Corporation is pleased to announce that it has completed a Series B Preferred Stock financing, totaling approximately $10.2 million, with participation by major new investors and existing investors.  more...

April 27, 2012 - Boulder Ionics Corporation today announced the completion of a $4.3 million Series A financing. The over-subscribed financing round was led by Pangaea Ventures, and joined by new investors 9th Street Investments, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund, and JSR Corporation as well as existing investors including Protonic Capital. The investor funds complement the company's grant awards totaling almost $1 M from the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Navy (USN). Boulder Ionics has developed a novel, high-throughput, low-cost synthesis platform for producing ionic liquid electrolytes for use in advanced energy storage devices.  more...

March 26, 2012 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today hailed the recent conclusion of a number of commercial agreements as proof of the ever-growing commercial ties between Canada and Japan. Minister Fast made the announcement while accompanying Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his visit to Japan from March 25 to 26.  more...

NEWARK, CA, (February 27, 2012) – Envia Systems, a technology leader in high‐performance, low‐cost lithium‐ion energy storage solutions today announced test results that verify the company's next‐generation rechargeable battery has achieved the highest recorded energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram (Wh/kg) for a rechargeable lithium‐ion cell. When commercialized, this 400 Wh/kg battery is expected to slash the price of a 300-mile range electric vehicle by cutting the cost of the battery pack by more than 50 percent.  more...

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, (January 18, 2012) --(EON: Enhanced Online News)--INSIDE Secure, a leader in semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity, today announced that its family of NFC solutions can now be used to interact with the Kovio RF Barcode™ wireless tag, an affordable NFC tag solution based on Kovio's printed silicon technology platform. Mobile devices powered by INSIDE's MicroRead® and SecuRead® NFC hardware and Open NFC™ protocol stack can now make it possible for brands, retailers, advertisers, mobile operators, and retail system integrators to provide instantaneous, personalized and contextual experiences to everyone who purchases, uses or interacts with everyday consumer goods.  more...

WAKEFIELD, Mass., (January 16-17, 2012) --(BUSINESS WIRE)--The NFC Forum today announced that three of its members – INSIDE Secure, Kovio, and ViVOtech – are demonstrating applications that will change the way consumers with NFC-enabled mobile phones interact with the retail community. The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which gives retailers and manufacturers unique one-to-one marketing and loyalty-building opportunities at the point of sale and throughout the retail environment.  more...

WASHINGTON, D.C., (January 10, 2012) – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) will strengthen its commitment to small companies by reorganizing and expanding its Emerging Growth Company Council (EGCC), AdvaMed President and CEO Stephen J. Ubl said today.  more...

DINUBA, Calif., (Dec. 06, 2011) – City of Dinuba, Chevron Energy Solutions and Tioga Energy today announced the completion of a 1.15 megawatt solar electric system that will reduce energy costs for operations at the city’s largest energy consumer: its wastewater treatment plant. The ground-mounted racking system of 4,704 photovoltaic modules sits atop a capped landfill near the plant on hundreds of large concrete slabs, each weighing more than 3,000 pounds. The project is expected to cut the City of Dinuba’s electrical utility usage at the site by 70 percent.  more...

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