Monthly Archives - March 2017

Airey family seeks funding help for blind son

Andrew wrote that he tried eSight Eyewear’s electronic glasses and could see a world he never thought he’d be able to see again.
“Now I dream of a future when I’m able to go back to Fenway Park with my family and together we can see a Red Sox game in all it’s glory.” Read more >>

Boston Harbor Angels Bet on New Frontier in Neuroscience

Boston Harbor Angels has invested in two neuroscience startups targeting stroke, TBI and Parkinson’s Disease, leading a $1.3M angel seed round in Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals and members investing in Neuraly.
Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a privately held drug development company dedicated to accelerating the recovery and well-being of brain injury patients. The company is committed to proving the neuroprotective benefits of selective astrocyte activation, and advancing breakthrough therapeutic agents for treating brain injury resulting from stroke, TBI, concussion, and neurodegenerative disorders […]

Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Raises Over $1.3M in Seed Financing Round

Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Inc., a CNS therapeutics startup, announced today that it has raised approximately $1.36M in a seed financing round. The company is developing novel small molecule drugs that limit neuronal damage in patients that have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion.
The seed financing round was led by Boston Harbor Angels, and joined by the University of Texas Horizon Fund, SideCar Angels and others. Read more >>

Brian able to see wife for first time ever

Brian Casey thought he would never see properly again after losing his sight nearly 27 years ago.
The former mechanic, who lives in Fleetwood, was left with virtually no vision after two fluke sports injuries occurred within exactly a year of each other.
But thanks to a remarkable piece of technology, Brian has been able to see clearly and even managed to look upon his wife Beverly’s face for the first time ever. Brian, 51, enjoyed what he calls a “life […]