Monthly Archives - August 2022

Landsdowne Labs CEO Lauds New “Button Battery” Packaging Law; Anticipates Safer Batteries

With the recent passage of “Reese’s Law,” aimed at safer packaging of small button batteries used in millions of electronic devices, “Congress has taken an important step toward protecting thousands of children from ingestion injury and death. The next step may well be to make the batteries themselves less harmful.” So says Melissa Fensterstock, the CEO of Landsdowne Labs, LLC, a Fairfield, CT startup that is developing a battery coating designed to avert potentially dangerous bodily reactions should a […]

Pyramid Biosciences Names Nushmia Khokhar, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

Pyramid Biosciences, Inc., a Boston-based, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing new and highly differentiated precision therapies for cancer and other serious diseases, today announced the expansion of its senior leadership team. Nushmia Khokhar, MD has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer, where she will oversee the advancement and expansion of the Company’s clinical pipeline. “Dr. Khokhar has a proven track record of successfully bringing novel oncology compounds through clinical development to global approval,” said CEO of Pyramid […]

George Clooney had tequila, Ryan Reynolds gin. For female celebrities? Wine is in

Now a new wave of female stars are pushing into an alcohol that is in need of a boost: wine. Female celebrity-backed wine brands have looked to differentiate themselves from other wine offerings, highlighting concepts that are more in line with the desires of younger consumers. A short list of female stars who are partnering with vineyards and producers to market wines that aim to meet these evolving consumer demands includes Elizabeth Banks. Actress and producer Elizabeth Banks similarly […]

Constellation Brands Invests in Female-Founded Eco-Friendly Wine Brand Geared Toward New Generation of LDA Wine Consumers in Archer Roose

Constellation Brands’ investment in Archer Roose continues the company’s ongoing commitment to support female leaders across the industry through its Focus on Female Founders initiative and to meet evolving consumer preferences with this environmentally conscious brand. Read more >>

Wasabi Technologies appoints Australian country manager

US-based cloud storage vendor Wasabi Technologies has appointed Andrew Sandes as country manager for Australia. n the new role for the vendor, Sandes will focus on go-to-market strategies with Australian partners and building a team to support Wasabi’s channel. He comes from customer experience platform Emplifi, leaving the role of country manager for Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) after one year. The appointment of Sandes comes months after it opened up its Sydney region in May.

Sales Veteran Matt Stafford Joins OmniLife as Senior Vice President of Sales

OmniLife, a SaaS health technology integrated communication and care coordination platform for the organ transplantation and organ failure care continuum, has named Matt Stafford as Senior Vice President of Sales. He will lead the company’s aggressive growth strategy to expand customer networks throughout the United States. Stafford brings over 15 years of Healthcare SaaS and Information Technology industry experience to OmniLife, focused on sales leadership in the healthcare space. Read more >>

Nine Upstate organizations named as 2022 InnoVision Awards finalists

Nine Upstate organizations were named as 2022 InnoVision Awards finalists, the organization’s board of directors announced Aug. 2. The awards honor South Carolina individuals and organizations for impactful innovations under development in the state within the last 18 months. Awards will be given in six categories. One of The nominees: Technology Integration-Zylo Therapeutics Inc. – Greenville. All finalists will be recognized during the virtual InnoVision 2022 Meet the Finalists Series sponsored by South Carolina Research Authority. Read more >>

Kalamazoo brewer regains vision, returns to creative roots with eSight device

The eyesight of the CEO and head brewer of Norse Nectar Meadery got to the point that “for a year and a half there was nothing.” Hunter Dodge, who was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, lost eyesight in both eyes over the course of a few months in 2019. He described his vision as trying to look through a double pane of translucent shower glass. After two reconstructive cataract surgeries, Dodge’s vision improved to 60/20, still not good enough to […]