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#Entrepreneurial #chemists: Save the Date for #ACSERC Showcase East

Entrepreneurial Resource Center Showcase East
Save the Date Wednesday April 9, 2014 for this entrepreneurial extravaganza
The ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses together with ACS National, the Northeastern Local Section, Chemical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council, BMGT, PID Analyzers, LLC and Nova Biomedical, present the 2014 ACS Entrepreneurial Resource Center Showcase East, a chemistry-based business pitch competition, featuring a cash prize for the winning pitch. 
The event will take place on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Nova Biomedical, 200 Prospect Street, Waltham, MA
ENTREPRENEURS: The application process is officially closed as of 11:59pm on January 27, 2014. The competitive review of candidates will commence this week. 

About the application process: To qualify as one of twenty participating entrepreneurs (there are only 20 slots available), candidates have to be an ACS member who has an investor-ready early-stage chemical business. Candidates were required to fil…

Cape Cod based manufacturer wins Research & Development award

Our small Cape Cod based business,  PID Analyzers, LLC, was awarded a prestigious Research and Development (R and D) 100 Award for the development of our Model 33 arsenic in water  and food analyzer in the laboratory equipment category at the 2013 RandD 100 awards ceremony Thursday evening November 7, 2013 in Orlando, FL.  The "R and D 100 Awards recognize the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year" according to the press release issued by Research and Development  Magazine. In addition to our business receiving this honor, 
 my father and business partner, Jack Driscoll,
as the developer of the winning product, received  special recognition at the awards ceremony. 

Here is a short video of Jack and I on stage receiving the award.

Here is a full list of the 2013winners.Note that this is a major accomplishment to win an R and D 100 award and that our small, privately-held Cape Cod business competed against publicly trade…

2013 R&D 100 Awards Industry Roundtable Discussion

We had the opportunity to participate in the Advantage Business Media Research and Development RandD100 Awards Industry Roundtable yesterday morning at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Florida which also served as the site for the RandD100 awards banquet. Proceedings from this closed door roundtable discussion will be used for a cover story in the December 2013 edition of RandD Magazine.

Updated 12/27/13:
Here's a link to the  story: A Strategic Balance"Commercial success for high-technology companies never occurs without a strong commitment to research and innovation". by Paul Livingstone