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MANNHEIM, Germany, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Systems, a global leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) announces the opening of a new European subsidiary in Nottingham, United Kingdom. The new office is part of Park Systems Europe, one of the fastest growing regions of Park Systems Global.

June 15 2020

Park Systems, World-Leading Manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes Announces the Opening of a New Subsidiary in the UK

San Antonio based Rhapsody Labs LP, doing business as Luminus Biosciences Inc., has raised $5 million in equity funding, according to a June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

June 15 2020

Luminus Biosciences Inc. raises $5 million in equity funding

Global problems require new financing models
Lombard Odier Senior Managing Partner Patrick Odier says, “there is a growing sensibility of the capital markets today toward impact investing and its different instruments, which allow for a vastly more efficient use of resources". Nevertheless, significant work remains ahead in that solutions must be able to work at scale and be compelling to the public at large.

June 04 2020

The innovation race facing the future of philanthropy

The overall package includes $150m of funding for the government's research and development loan scheme designed to encourage businesses to invest in innovation; and $33m for Māori research and development opportunities.

June 03 2020

NZ Govt unveils $130m boost to research and innovation

Leuven, Belgium-based Midiagnostics NV, which is looking to bring miniaturized, rapid, blood-based tests with built-in connectivity to both patients and clinicians, reported the completion of a €14 million (US$15.4 million) investment round. The company intends to use the funds to speed the development of its nanofluidic processor on a chip and prepare it for industrial-scale manufacturing.

May 26 2020

Midiagnostics scoops up €14M to advance its nanofluidic processor on a chip

A personalised nutrition wearable is being developed by Melbourne-based start-up Nutromics to measure key dietary biomarkers and help wearers track how their bodies respond to different foods.

May 08 2020

Smart patch tracks body's response to diet

Collaboration focuses on developing multiplexed gene editing approaches using single-cell nano-manipulation technology that maintains cell viability and fitness.

May 04 2020

Harvard’s Wyss Institute joins forces with Cytosurge to improve CRISPR-based multiplexed gene editing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Israel Innovation Authority signed this week a cooperation agreement to pursue investment opportunities in the field of bio-convergence for healthcare. The signature was announced in the context of a Memorandum of Understanding by which the EIB and the National Technological Innovation Authority of Israel have agreed to cooperate in the globally emerging field of bio-convergence.

May 03 2020

Europeab Investment Bank signs agreement with Israel Innovation Authority that will financially back an Israeli company to develop therapy for COVID-19 and other medical needs

Judges Scientific (LSE:JDG) entered the pandemic in good shape, having achieved record revenue, cash flow, profit and new orders in the year to December 2019. Despite paying a special dividend and a modest acquisition just before the year end, it finished the year with little debt and declared a “robust ability to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.”

April 28 2020

This dividend stock could reward your faith in science

Park Systems Corp. world-leading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), announced today it has made an equity investment in Molecular Vista (, based in San Jose, CA. Molecular Vista produces AFM tools to probe and understand matter at the molecular level through quantitative visualization using Infrared Photo-induced Force Microscopy (IR PiFM).

April 24 2020

Park Systems Completes Equity Investment in Molecular Vista

The American Cancer Society approved $36.1 million in funding for 79 research and training grants.
The grants — 73 of which are new, and six of which are renewals — will fund investigators at 59 institutions across the United States. They take effect Sept. 1.

April 23 2020

American Cancer Society awards research, training grants

Peak Nanosystems, the parent company of Peak Nano Optics and Peak Nano Films, has acquired PolymerPlus, a Cleveland-based polymer technology development company that provides polymer science and engineering services and fabrication of custom nanolayered polymer products to government and corporate clients. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

April 14 2020

Peak Nanosystems Acquires Cleveland-based PolymerPlus

Today it has been announced the provisional resolution of the last call for co-funding through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of cooperative projects oriented at creating, building, acquiring and improving shared scientific and technological equipment and platforms. Among the approved strategic projects are two proposals, one led by the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and the other by the Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC), which, thanks to the joint effort of nine research entities, will allow the installation of advanced electron microscopy equipment at the ALBA Synchrotron.

April 09 2020

ALBA will host a new European first-class collaborative microscopy platform