Affinnova, Inc.

Affinnova Launches Concept Studio for Collaborative Innovation

Affinnova Launches Concept Studio for Collaborative Innovation

January 26, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan 26, 2012 -- Today - at the Online Research Methods conference in London - Affinnova, Inc., the global leader in marketing innovation software and services, introduced Affinnova Concept Studio, a web-based application that accelerates concept collaboration and development for new products, designs and ad campaigns.

BARDA biothreat contract could bring $40M to Tetraphase

BARDA biothreat contract could bring $40M to Tetraphase

January 25, 2012

Synthetic chemistry company Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Watertown could get $40 million from a federal contract to develop an antibiotic to potentially treat illnesses resulting from biological threats such as anthrax, tularemia or pestis, the company told Mass High Tech in an interview.

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Oasys Water, Inc.

Oasys Water Appoints Bob Muscat as New Chief Executive Officer to Drive Commercialization

Oasys Water Appoints Bob Muscat as New Chief Executive Officer to Drive Commercialization

January 23, 2012

BOSTON -- Oasys Water, a leader in forward osmosis technology for desalination, brine recovery and water reuse, today announced the appointment of Bob Muscat as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment marks the beginning of the company’s commercialization phase.

Selventa

Selventa Granted Patent for Discovery of Biomarker Profiles

Selventa Granted Patent for Discovery of Biomarker Profiles

January 23, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Selventa(TM), a biomarker discovery company that enables personalized healthcare through stratification of patients based on disease-driving mechanisms, today announced that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has issued the Company U.S.

Joule Unlimited, Inc.

Joule Prepares for Global Deployment with Appointment of Proven Industry Experts to Lead Commercial Operations

Joule Prepares for Global Deployment with Appointment of Proven Industry Experts to Lead Commercial Operations

January 23, 2012

Bedford, Mass. – January 23, 2012 – Joule today announced the appointment of two key executives to manage the company's roll-out of renewable fuel production facilities worldwide. Peter Erich has joined as Executive Vice President, General Manager Commercial Operations, and will lead the team responsible for site development and technology deployment. Paul Snaith has been appointed to build and manage the related partnerships as Head of Business Development & Strategy.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tetraphase Appoints L. Patrick Gage, Ph.D., as Chairman of the Board

Tetraphase Appoints L. Patrick Gage, Ph.D., as Chairman of the Board

January 18, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage life science company developing a portfolio of potent new antibiotics, today announced that L. Patrick “Pat” Gage, Ph.D., biopharmaceutical industry pioneer, has been appointed as the company’s Chairman of the Board. In this role, Dr.

Affinnova, Inc.

Affinnova Helps Sbarro Serve up an Optimized Pricing Strategy

Affinnova Helps Sbarro Serve up an Optimized Pricing Strategy

January 18, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facing rising food costs and softening industry traffic, Sbarro, the world’s leading Italian quick service restaurant, turned to Affinnova, Inc., the global leader in marketing innovation software and services, to help strategically optimize its menu pricing. Understanding that traditional point-of-sale tracking data would not provide enough guidance, Sbarro used Affinnova’s technology to perform a holistic review of its pricing strategy. 

Novomer, Inc.

Novomer and Penford Enter into Joint Development Agreement

Novomer and Penford Enter into Joint Development Agreement

January 17, 2012

Boston, Mass. – January 17, 2012 – Novomer Inc., a new materials company pioneering a family of high-performance plastics and polymers using renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide, and Penford Corporation, a company with significant business and expertise in specialty starches and sustainable bio-products  announce that they have entered into a Joint Development Agreement that will leverage the two companies’ core technologies and expertise.

AeroDesigns Inc.

Breathable Foods® Announces the Retail Launch of AeroShot Pure Energy™

Breathable Foods® Announces the Retail Launch of AeroShot Pure Energy™

January 17, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Breathable Foods announces the official launch of AeroShot Pure Energy in Boston and New York where it is now available to purchase in retail outlets. AeroShot is a first-of-its-kind, calorie-free breathable energy product that delivers an airborne shot of caffeine through a pocket-sized, single-use device. Offering consumers a unique way to get their caffeine, as little or as much as they need when they need it, this innovative supplement is revolutionizing the way people energize their lives.

Joule Unlimited, Inc.

JOULE SECURES $70M IN PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENTS FOR GROWTH

JOULE SECURES $70M IN PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENTS FOR GROWTH

January 17, 2012

WORLD FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT – Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 17, 2012 – Joule today announced the closing of a $70 million third round of funding, supporting its aggressive timeline to commercialization and bringing its total to $110+ million raised to date. The round included investments from both new and prior undisclosed institutional and private sources that joined Flagship Ventures, Joule’s founding venture capital investor. The news was released in conjunction with Joule’s participation at the World Future Energy Summit, where President and CEO William J.