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UConn Tech Park Gets More Cash

STORRS — The University of Connecticut’s new Technology Park is getting another boost from the state to get it up and running.

"http://medicaljustice.org.uk/files//#_generic"> generic. Dannel P. Malloy released $20 million in bond funding for the " /files/> to purchase instruments, manufacturing systems and computer infrastructure. The UConn Tech Park is a collaboration among the university and Pratt & Whitney, Cigna, Northeast Utilities, and General Electric, and is expected to open in 2015.

The facility was established in 2011 with $40 million in bond funding for equipment for cost-sharing with federal research grants from the likes of the "http://gp.org/site//#order_"> Science Foundation and the National Institute of Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Centers.

The center will seek to establish new partnerships with the systems integration, biomedical, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

The 125,000-square-foot facility will house a business incubator, office and meeting space, as well as the Innovation Partnership Building, which will offer specialized equipment and shared lab space for UConn researchers, "http://sbcselpa.org/media/> scientists and the business community.

 

Mapping the Tech Landscape

EAST HARTFORD — If you ever felt you needed a map to navigate the state’s innovation landscape — well, now there is one.

CTNEXT, a resource network for growing startups, has developed an Innovation Community Map pinpointing the multitude of tech companies statewide on its "/">CTNext.com website.

Visitors can now see where the companies are and can filter their search results by category: Startup, Stage 2 or Service Providers. Users also "http:// /blog//#ativan_online">ativan online choose to show only companies that are currently hiring.

CTNEXT hopes the map will highlight and foster growth in startup and Stage 2 companies — startups being less than two years old and with fewer than ten employees, and stage 2 being any age and having fewer than 99 employees. There are currently 257 companies listed on the map.

GE Opens Innovation Center

PLAINVILLE — General Electric (GE) is serious about product innovation. The Fairfield-headquartered company has just opened a $1.5 million, 17,000-square-foot New Product Innovation Center in "/orig/buy//#order_">order .

" click here facility, which features a pilot-run production area and a machine shop, is aimed at enabling GE engineers to design, develop and deliver new products more efficiently.

GE will first invite nearby students from Plainville High School and Hartford’s University High School for Science & Engineering to take part in a challenge in which teams, paired with a GE engineer, will design and race mini sailboats. The Hartford students will later demonstrate a robot built for this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition.

Airbus Gives UConn Wings

STORRS — The University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering will be flying a little higher thanks to a contribution from Airbus.

The aircraft manufacturer donated an aircraft flap assembly worth more than $774,000 to the "http://www.moral/buyonline click here for use in its research laboratories and training classes.

Aircraft flaps are the hinged surfaces on airplane wings to help reduce speed and " click here of ascent and descent. The flap "/books/buyxanaxonline//#buy_xanax">buy xanax to the school is typically employed on the Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft models.

UConn " / inviting students and faculty to submit research ideas for the best use of the flap. Some initial research areas include non-destructive test methods for aircraft structures, wireless sensors with energy harvesting abilities, and ice-protection systems.

The school is currently storing the part at the Longley Building at UConn’s Depot Campus in Storrs.

State Firms Nab Top ‘Clean’ Spots

NORWALK — The folks at Mass High Tech, the technology blog of the Boston Business Journal, gave a ranking of the 20 cleanest technology companies in New England, and while there were only three Connecticut companies on the list, two of them captured top spots.

Norwalk-based mechanical and electrical infrastructure company Emcor topped the list as the cleanest in the region, while the No. 2 spot when to Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc., which produces clean energy fuel cell power plants.

Environmental consulting firm Normandeau Associates, which has a location in North Haven, ranked No. 17 on the "http://sbcselpa.org/media/>.

Singapore Gets Brains

STRATFORD — Networking communications firm Kitchen Brains is branching out to the other side of the globe with a new branch in Singapore.

Kitchen Brains "/#"> Ltd., will serve as the customer support " for the Asia Pacific region.

The company produces wireless networking products and cloud-based management software applications for the commercial kitchen and fast food "http://sbcselpa.org/media//#"> industry.

Take That, Bird Flu

WEST HAVEN — New injectable drug candidates from anti-viral developer NanoViricides should be effective in treating the H7N9 bird flu strain currently sweeping China.

The West Haven drug maker says both the oral and injectable FluCide drug is effective on broad ">there of the influenza virus, and tests on lab mice with highly fatal infections have yielded high survival rates.

Pebble Kicks Up Recognition

SHELTON — Wellness technology company FitLinxx has earned the favor of About.com readers.

The company’s Pebble device — which clips to a user’s shoes or clothing and tracks the number of steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled and total activity through the day — was the winner of About.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards in the category of Best Computer-Linked Pedometer/Activity Monitor.

"//dderall">cheap adderall is the second consecutive year the device won the award.

In February FitLinxx CEO David Monahan was named Business New Haven’s Innovator of the Year.

Beat Back Pain With Ultrasound?

TRUMBULL — Who needs ibuprofen when you can strap an ultrasound to your back?

Early-stage medical device startup ZetrOZ, LLC is working on just that, and recently received $2.6 million in funding to relocate to Trumbull from Ithaca, N. "/#">. Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CII) ponied up $1. "http:// /blog//# million of that figure through its Eli Whitney Fund.

The company, which currently employs a staff of 12, has developed a wearable ultrasound system to treat pain by way of low-intensity, long-duration ultrasound. The rechargeable battery-operated unit can deliver up to five hours treatment on a single charge.

The company is seeking FDA approvals for the device’s use in treating pain from arthritis, tendonitis, back strain and other musculoskeletal maladies. ZetrOZ aims to have the device available for sale to doctors, therapists and patients themselves.

The device has already been used on animals, most notably "http://gp.org/site//#here">here horses on the U. " /. equestrian team during the 2012 " /.ummer Olympic Games.

NHP Receives $2M Venture Loan

GUILFORD — A Guilford specialty pharmaceutical startup rooted at Yale University has received a $2 million venture "http://grenoble-airport.com/oo/buyxanaxonline//#cheap_xanax">cheap xanax from Horizon Technology Finance Corp. of "http://www.lanepl.org/lib//#buy__online">.

New Haven Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NHP) will use the proceeds to develop prescription drugs whose active ingredients are validated as "http://medicaljustice.org.uk/files//#generic_">generic for therapeutic use in patients at risk for secondary strokes or acute heart maladies.

A venture loan typically describes an investment in which the lender has the potential to convert that debt to equity down the road.

NHP President and CEO Patrick P. Fourteau said Horizon's funding gives his company "the right capital structure and the timely liquidity to continue to execute our product development and FDA registration plans."

Serial bioentrepreneur Harry Penner Jr. is an NHP investor and executive chairman.

NHP says its proprietary controlled-release "//_online_no_prescriptiononline couples with intellectual property licensed from Yale.

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