Welcome to our August 2019 Newsletter!
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In This Issue

  • NSIV Welcomes Tony Funicella
  • Introducing NSIV Sponsors
  • Keeping up with NSIV
  • Goodbye to Summer Interns
  • What's Happening Around the North Shore & Beyond

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Welcome to Tony Funicella, NSIV's New Lab Manager

NSIV is delighted to welcome Tony Funicella as our new Lab Manager!

After an eight-year career in the United States Air Force as a nuclear missile maintenance technician, instructor, and logistical controller, Tony returned to his native New Hampshire to study genetics and biotechnology. Tony now joins NSIV after nearly a decade of hands-on laboratory experience across multiple disciplines for notable Massachusetts organizations such as Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Cell Signaling Technologies. He brings a strong working knowledge of modern laboratory equipment, safety, and regulatory procedures along with a personal passion for all things science.  

Introducing NSIV Sponsors

NSIV's Sponsors provide an important network of support and expertise, focused on the success of our member companies.

They believe in our mission, many offering valuable business services at pro bono, deferred, or significantly discounted rates to NSIV members.


Sponsor support plays a critical role in allowing NSIV to provide offices, lab space, mentors and other services to our member companies at affordable rates.

We proudly showcase all of these valued partners on our lobby's "Wall of Honor." We plan to introduce our sponsors to you in the coming months.

We'll start with BCC Research, a well-known provider of comprehensive market research reports for more than 45 years.

They began in the areas of advanced materials and plastics markets but today produce research in 19 fields from healthcare to nanotechnology. Through NSIV's BCC Research membership, we are able to bring a wealth of detailed market information and analysis to our members at a deeply discounted price. Learn more about this industry leader here.

Keeping up with NSIV

News from NSIV Member Companies:

Great news from ATENTIV regarding a new 10-year partnership with Children's Specialized Hospital's Center for Discovery, Innovation and Development (CDID) to co-develop a collaborative care model for using ATENTIVmynd™, a therapy to remediate ADHD and learning disorders without drugs. Read the full press release here and more reporting about the partnership at mobilehealthnews.

Did you spot NSIV in the Boston Globe this month? Trish Fleming, Director of Mentoring at NSIV, weighed in on Scott Kirsner's column, "In search of a 'second city' for New England startups." Read her response pointing out the "need to encourage the growth of multiple second cities."

Chris Ilsley, NSIV CEO, was the guest on Boston Speaks Up earlier this summer. For a look at the pre-podcast Q&A and to listen to the complete podcast, tune in here

NSIV's Impact -

Here's a quick look at the latest updates
on some of metrics we track.

Saying Goodbye to Summer Interns

NSIV and member companies have been saying goodbye to summer interns in recent weeks as they prepare to head back to school.  All interns are offered an opportunity to do a formal presentation to a group of member companies, staff and other interns. There's pizza and sometimes a cake.

Pictured to the left are two of our summer interns who made presentations: Helena Rowe from George Washington University, working for NSIV and Julia Pennington, student at Endicott College interning for Genomic Expression.

Hector Medina (pictured below), a student at Suffolk University, also presented his work. 

We were once again wowed by all their accomplishments and their modest accounts of what they've contributed to solving problems and improving processes that often led to savings of both time and significant costs for their companies.

It's been a great summer of resume building, learning new skills, gaining confidence, and participating in a special weekly program just for interns! NSIV and member companies not only welcome summer interns, but many others are here during the fall and spring semesters.  

What's Happening Around the North Shore & Beyond

Biotech Week Boston is coming right up, September 9-12th - find everything you need to know here


Cleantech Showcase Day – Boston 2019 is coming soon!

At this event on September 18th, twelve cleantech startups from the Nordics and Netherlands will be presenting their companies. Cleantech Scandinavia and Innovation Quarter are bringing some of the top companies with an interest to grow in North America. More information here.

Horizon 19, Clean Energy Conference is set for September 19-20th in Boston at the BCEC. Where Climate Goals Translate Into Solutions, Innovations, Investments, and Partnerships.

McDermott Will & Emery - Life Sciences Event: October 15-16, 2019
8th Annual Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium and VC Investment Bootcamp. Keynote speaker is Scott Gottlieb, M.D., 23rd Commissioner of the FDA. All the details here.

North Shore Technology Council
Upcoming Events

First Friday Biosciences - "Can We Really Build an Organ That Works?" 
Brock Reeve, Executive Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and CEO of IVIVA Medical, will talk about the state of the science, what patients are looking for, the history of attempts in the organ regeneration field and why he thinks that IVIVA Medical can solve that challenge. The event will be held on October 4th at the Cummings Center in Beverly, MA from 12:00-2:00 PM. For more information and to register click here. IVIVA Medical is a current member of North Shore InnoVentures.

Save the Date for a special NSTC event to celebrate the Year of Genomics. The program will feature a keynote "Genomics and Common Sense to Improve Practical Applications of Biotechnology" by Nobel Prize Winner, Prof. Richard Roberts, Chief Scientific Officer, New England Biolabs. The date is November 14, 2019 at Endicott College's Ginger Judge Science Center in Beverly, MA. Watch for more details next month.

NSTC is also announcing a new Leadership Roundtable Program, a joint venture with North Shore InnoVentures and funding from the Mass Technology Collaborative. It will be a facilitated peer-to-peer (P2P) leadership program aimed at technology executives with company annual revenues of at least $1 million. Monthly confidential sessions will address critical business and organizational issues in order to overcome challenges and achieve long-term strategic goals. Find complete information about this exciting opportunity, plus forms for inquiries and applications here.

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