Elizabeth Banks Is Starting a Book Club Exclusively for Drinking WineAntonette Ho“If you’re a female famous person and you don’t have a book club, are you actually famous?” quips Elizabeth Banks, closing the novel in her hands and taking off her glasses. “No! Of course not.” It’s a clip from a promo video introducing her own, not-entirely-traditional venture: The Elizabeth Banks Book Club. But, plot twist, there aren’t actually any books to read in this one—that is, apart from the made-up titles which serve merely as a clever and cheeky wink,...
EarthGrid Reaches $1.3M+ on Netcapital, $30M in Total Investments to Revolutionize Infrastructure IndustryAntonette HoEarthGrid, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the infrastructure industry and creating a sustainable future for all, is proud to announce it has achieved a major milestone of surpassing $1.3 million in investments on Netcapital. Outside of NetCapital, EarthGrid has raised approximately $30 million in total. This success is attributed to the hard work and dedication of the EarthGrid team, as well as the support of the company’s investors. With the use of proprietary plasma tunnel-boring technology, EarthGrid aims to create...
7 Standout Sustainability Innovations We Covered This SpringAntonette HoFrom planetary warming to plastic waste, it's easy to get bogged down in all the bad news out there. But let's not forget that innovators around the world are on the case, doing largely unsung work on a daily basis to scale solutions with the potential to address these challenges head on. A water-based alternative to PFAS - The group of chemicals known as PFAS are ubiquitous in modern life. Young entrepreneur David Zamarin started working to develop PFAS alternatives...
Zylö Receives $294,000 NIH Phase I Grant to Advance its Cutaneous Lupus ProgramAntonette HoZylö Therapeutics Inc., developer of the Z-pod® topical delivery platform, has been awarded a two-year $294,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant to: (i) demonstrate that a formulation of N-acylethanolamine (AEA or anandamide) loaded into Zylö’s novel Z-pod delivery system is efficacious (and well tolerated) in a new mouse model of cutaneous lupus developed at Yale University, and (ii) conduct preliminary stability studies to prepare for an eventual investigational new drug (IND) application to the FDA. Read more >>
Wasabi Fenway Park Bowl returning in 2023Antonette HoFenway Park is going bowling again. The home of the Boston Red Sox will play host to the Wasabi Fenway Park Bowl for the second straight year, it was announced Wednesday. The game will take place on December 28, 2023 at 11 a.m., and will once again feature teams from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Read more >>
RevBio Receives ISO 13485 Certification for its Quality Management SystemAntonette HoRevBio, Inc., announced that it has received ISO 13485 certification for its quality management system. Receiving ISO 13485 certification indicates that a company has developed robust policies and procedures for the development and manufacture of regulated medical products. “Having built my career in quality management over the last 35 years, I have been through over 25 ISO 13485 audits and many FDA audits,” said Gary Bunnewith, RevBio’s Director of Quality. “None have been as exciting as developing a quality management...
Nixing PFAS is a Real Possibility: Here’s One Company That’s Doing ItAntonette HoPer- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) have been getting a lot of negative publicity. And with good reason. Classified as “forever chemicals,” they’ve been found in food, water, soil, animals and even our blood. Although the extent of their effects is not fully understood, they are known to negatively impact human health in a variety of ways. But while many are calling for an overall ban on the chemicals, pushback from the industry seeks to simply switch out the PFAS we...
PNC Bank Expands Financial Wellness Offerings With PNC Student Debt Solution, Powered by Candidly™Antonette HoPNC Bank, N.A. today announced an expansion of its financial wellness offerings for clients through the introduction of PNC Student Debt Solution, powered by Candidly™, a student debt and savings optimization platform. Read more >>