Wednesday, October 31 2012 00:00
Earlier this week, the NHHTC announced the Five Finalists, which include three local companies with strong ties to the Durham/UNH entrepreneurial ecosystem.
They three local companies are:
Itaconix Corporation was founded in 2008 by former UNH Professor Yvon Durant and John Shaw and is a next-generation performance polymer company based on technology licensed from UNH. Their proprietary technology platform for polymers of itaconic acid combines novel chemical synthesis with industrial biotechnology to convert renewable feedstocks (like corn) into performance polymers.
Therma-Hexx, inventor and manufacturer of an invisible low-cost solar collector and heat exchanger with a diversity of potential applications for the building trades industries. Led by Portsmouth-based Bob Barmore, and a winner of the 2011 Green Launching Pad Competition here at UNH.
Medtronic Advanced Energy, LLC (formerly Salient Surgical Technologies) produces a wide variety of advanced energy medical devices that achieve hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone tissue at the surgical site. Salient was co-founded by Durham residents Jackie Eastwood and Michael McClurken in 1999 and was sold to Medtronic in 2011 for $525 million.
Tickets are $55 and include dinner. The event is Tuesday, November 13th in Bedford.blog comments powered by Disqus
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