Monthly Archives - October 2021

Medical assistance device to debut at AAO – Toronto-based eSight to unveil 4 Vision which assists patients with low vison

Leading vision enhancement platform, eSight, announces that it is holding demonstrations of its newest medical device, eSight 4, for the first time at the American Academy of Optometry Conference in Boston this November. The wearable assistive technology allows people living with low vision and/or legal blindness to stay on the go while performing tasks of daily living, such as cooking, reading and commuting. The all-in-one head-mounted medical device improves visual acuity up to 20/20 for more than 20 different […]

Pyramid Biosciences Announces Initial Closing of Series B Financing for Clinical Program Acceleration

Pyramid Biosciences, Inc., a clinical stage, biotechnology company developing a portfolio of precision therapies targeting a wide range of molecularly-defined diseases, today announced the initial close of its Series B financing. The financing will support the clinical development of multiple programs focused on novel tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) modulators. The funding round was led by Oracle Investment Management, Inc., along with support from Adage Capital Management, Averill Master Fund, Ltd., J.W. Childs Associates L.P. as well as several other […]

New Tech Could Protect Kids From Harmful Effects of Swallowing Tiny Batteries

New technology could protect children from the harmful effects of tiny batteries found in common everyday devices like remotes and toys. According to Poison Control, when a child swallows a button battery, the tissue in the esophagus creates a current, causing an alkaline burn similar to ingesting Drano. In a worst-case scenario, the battery can erode into a blood vessel. Scientists in Fairfield, Connecticut, are developing ChildLok — button battery technology designed to deactivate batteries after they’ve been accidentally […]

Wasabi Technologies Accelerates APAC Operations and Growth with New Storage Region in Osaka

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, today announced a new storage region in Osaka, Japan that will expand the availability and speed of services throughout the region following the launch of Wasabi’s Japanese headquarters in Tokyo in June 2021. Wasabi has strengthened its strategic partnership with NTT Communications Corporation, with NTT serving as the cornerstone tenant at the Osaka location while Wasabi expands its operations footprint to meet the exploding demand for cloud storage infrastructure in Japan and […]

HVAC Upgrades Aim to Reduce School Energy Use, COVID Spread

Though K-12 schools have been replacing outdated HVAC systems in recent years with air quality somewhat in mind, much of the focus of those capital projects had been largely on cutting energy costs and reducing carbon footprints in the fight against climate change. More recently, HVAC upgrades in schools have drawn the spotlight as a potential weapon in the arsenal against COVID-19, according to Dan Diehl, CEO of the indoor ventilation company Aircuity.
Diehl said the need to replace outdated […]

See which startups are in Lafayette’s 2021 Get Started Medical Pitch Competition

Seven innovative medical startups are vying for $40,000 in cash prizes at this year’s Get Started Medical Pitch Competition, which is part of the Innovate South business conference in Lafayette. Each of the seven startups will pitch their product or service in the “”Shark Tank””-style competition to a panel of judges. Past winners include the Tennessee-based Winter Innovations, which won in 2019 for its Easy Whip needle — a new type of needle that makes whip-stitching easier and more […]