Avedro, Inc.

Avedro Appoints C. Evan Ballantyne as Chief Financial Officer

Avedro Appoints C. Evan Ballantyne as Chief Financial Officer

September 28, 2011

WALTHAM, Mass., Sep 28, 2011 -- Avedro, Inc., a privately held medical device and pharmaceutical company, today announced C. Evan Ballantyne as Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Mr. Ballantyne will be responsible for the Company's financial affairs and report to David Muller, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this role, Mr. Ballantyne served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Clinical Data, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company which was acquired in April 2011 by Forest Laboratories, Inc. for $1.3 billion.

Theracrine Appoints Steven Kelly as President and CEO

Theracrine Appoints Steven Kelly as President and CEO

September 27, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sep 27, 2011 -- Theracrine, Inc., the first biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics to treat cancer spread, today announced the appointment of Steven Kelly as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Eleven Biotherapeutics Appoints Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer;

Eleven Biotherapeutics Appoints Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer;

September 22, 2011

Cambridge, Mass. – September 22, 2011 – Eleven Biotherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on engineering and developing innovative protein-based therapeutics, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., as chief executive officer.  Most recently, Dr. Celniker served as president and chief executive officer at Taligen Therapeutics, where she was instrumental in building the company to its acquisition by Alexion in January 2011.

Mascoma Corporation

Mascoma Corporation Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

Mascoma Corporation Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

September 19, 2011

Lebanon, New Hampshire - September 19, 2011 - Mascoma Corporation announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering with Robert W. Baird & Co. and Canaccord Genuity Inc. acting as co-managers.

Former Millipore CEO takes helm at VC-backed Quanterix

Former Millipore CEO takes helm at VC-backed Quanterix

September 19, 2011

Former Millipore chief executive Martin Madaus will take over as permanent CEO at in vitro diagnostics technology firm Quanterix, his first role running a venture-backed company.

Martin Madaus, the former CEO of Millipore Corp., has been named permanent CEO at venture-backed Quanterix Corp., which is developing technology for the in vitro diagnostics and life science research markets.

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Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

FierceBiotech Names Selecta Biosciences a 2011 Fierce 15 Biotech

FierceBiotech Names Selecta Biosciences a 2011 Fierce 15 Biotech

September 6, 2011

WATERTOWN, MA– September 6, 2011 – Selecta Biosciences, Inc. was named by FierceBiotech today as one of 2011's Fierce 15, designating it as one of the most promising private biotechnology companies in the industry.

Ze-gen, Inc.

Ze-gen Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner

Ze-gen Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner

September 14, 2011

Boston, MA — September 14, 2011 — Ze-gen, Inc., a leading developer and integrator of advanced gasification technology to convert waste materials into synthesis gas (syngas) for energy in industrial applications, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President of The Rockefeller University, Joins Agios Board of Directors

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President of The Rockefeller University, Joins Agios Board of Directors

September 20, 2011

Cambridge, Mass. – September 20, 2011 – Agios Pharmaceuticals, the leading biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel drugs in the rapidly emerging field of cancer metabolism, today announced the appointment of Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Dr.

Mass High Tech reports "Avedro scores FDA advancement for eye disease treatment"

Mass High Tech reports "Avedro scores FDA advancement for eye disease treatment"

September 12, 2011

Waltham ophthalmologic device and pharmaceutical developer Avedro Inc. has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its treatment of keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease found to be the leading cause of corneal transplants in the U.S.

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Flagship Ventures Managing Partner Dr. Noubar Afeyan to Accept 2012 Technology Pioneer Award on Behalf of Joule Unlimited at WEF's "Summer Davos" Meeting

Flagship Ventures Managing Partner Dr. Noubar Afeyan to Accept 2012 Technology Pioneer Award on Behalf of Joule Unlimited at WEF's "Summer Davos" Meeting

September 13, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm specializing in life sciences and sustainable technology, today announced that Dr. Noubar Afeyan, Managing Partner and CEO of Flagship, will be presenting at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2011 in Dalian, China. The presentation, part of a panel entitled "From the Frontier: Solar Energy," will focus on Joule Unlimited, a Flagship portfolio company selected as a Technology Pioneer 2012 by the World Economic Forum.