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>NEW ENGLAND TECH WIRE -- May 5, 2009

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Tuesday, 05 May 2009 23:31
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o Providence-Based NABsys Raises $4 Million in Venture Capital
o Acton-based Azuki Systems Raises $6 Million in Venture Capital Deal
o Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Loans $500,000 to Wolfe Laboratories
o Bloomfield-based VeruTEK Raises $2 Million in Private Placement
o Amazon Expected to Debut Larger Kindle E-book Reader This Week

o Briefly Noted: Northern Power Systems, Zort Labs, Zafgen
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--Chief Financial Officer
--Business Development Specialist (Financial District)
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Social Media Marketing Associate
--Marketing and Sales Support Analyst


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--Have You Outgrown Your Accounting Solution? - Microsoft Dynamics Webinar
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Capital Connection '09 – Washington, DC - Open to All Company-Builders!
--2009 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
--Digital Media Conference - June 25 - Washington, DC
--Experienced Business Lawyer
--Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference

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o Providence-Based NABsys Raises $4 Million in Venture Capital

Providence, R.I. -- NABsys, a Providence-based developer of electronic, solid-state DNA sequencing technology, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $4 million in a venture capita deal led by Point Judith Capital. Slater Technology Fund and other previous investors also participated in the deal. NABsys is one of five companies to receive a "$1000 Genome" award from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The company said it will use the new investment proceeds to further develop its DNA sequencing platform.
http://www.nabsys.com/index-2.html
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o Acton-based Azuki Systems Raises $6 Million in Venture Capital Deal

Acton, Mass. – Azuki Systems, an Acton-based developer of software for media companies that supports the delivery of mobile websites and applications, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $6 million in a venture capital deal, which included participation from Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners, along with company executives. Founded in 2007, Azuki Systems is currently deploying services with new customers in a number of sectors, including sports and media. The company’s software powers video and other rich media content across a spectrum of application and browser-based mobile services.
http://www.azukisystems.com/
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o Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Loans $500,000 to Wolfe Laboratories

Watertown, Mass. -- The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced that it has awarded Wolfe Laboratories Inc. (WLI), a biopharmaceutical development company based in Watertown, a $500,000 loan to construct the first stage of a manufacturing facility for pre-clinical development and clinical trials. MLSC’s Accelerator Program provides loans of up to $500,000 to early-stage companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization, and manufacturing. Out of a total of 38 applications, MLSC announced the awarding of $3.4 million in loans to seven early-stage life sciences companies in Massachusetts, WLI being one of those seven. The six other companies include: Eutropics Pharmaceuticals, Good Start Genetics, InVivo Therapeutics, Pluromed, Spectra Analysis, and Wadsworth Technologies.
http://www.wolfelabs.com
http://www.masslifesciences.com
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o Bloomfield-based VeruTEK Raises $2 Million in Private Placement

Bloomfield, Conn. – VeruTEK, a Bloomfield-based developer of green technologies that eliminate the toxic and harmful effects of certain chemicals, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $2 million in a private placement. The company said it is using some of the proceeds to pay promissory notes, leaving it debt free, and the remainder will be used for working capital. Founded in 2006, VeruTEK develops and commercializes technologies for environmental remediation using food-grade surfactants and food additives that remove contamination.
http://www.verutek.com
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o Amazon Expected to Debut Larger Kindle E-book Reader This Week

Seattle -- Amazon.com this week plans to introduce a larger version of its Kindle e-book reader device, expected to be far better suited for displaying larger print publications such as newspapers, magazines and textbooks, The New York Times reported. Amazon has announced a press conference for Wednesday. The current Kindle 2 model, released just three months ago, sports a six-inch black-and-white screen, and was designed with reading books in mind. The newer version, expected to be about the size of a standard sheet of paper, will get a big push in the college market, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper reported that six schools, including the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, will be part of a project that will compare the performance of students using large-screen Kindles with those using traditional textbooks.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/04/technology/companies/04reader.html 
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124146996831184563.html (subscription required)
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o Briefly Noted:

(Barre, Vt.) Northern Power Systems, a Barre-based wind energy company and manufacturer of community wind turbines, has named Troy Patton as president of its utility scale wind division. Patton previously served as senior vice president and head of engineering and product function at Vestas.
http://www.northernpower.com

(Dover, N.H.) Zort Labs, a developer of Internet protection and filtering services, announced on Tuesday that it has launched Netblox, a parental control device for the Internet. “By blocking any category of the web, including porn, prescription drugs, gambling and hate content, it is a total Internet security solution,” according to the company. “Additionally, the technology can block social networking sites and online gaming where many predators gain access to minors.”
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20090505005223/en

(Cambridge, Mass.) Zafgen, a privately held, venture-backed biopharmaceutical company, has named Matthias Jaffe as its CFO. Jaffe has served as CFO in a number of private, venture-backed life science organizations, most recently with Alantos Pharmaceuticals.
http://www.zafgen.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20090505005355/en

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> Chief Financial Officer

Synacor, Inc. provides an Internet platform and a portfolio of digital content and services for the broadband service providers. With an impressive track record and an exciting growth story on the horizon, Synacor is looking for a strategic chief financial officer to join its senior management team. This key executive will be accountable for establishing and leading the financial organization to influence significant growth and effect change across the organization while closely managing the organization's relationship with its investors. Of overarching importance, the company is looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, extremely driven, successful, can move things along and does not take no for an answer. The chief financial (CFO) should have a strong orientation toward profitable growth and inspire both confidence and a “can do” attitude throughout the organization. The CFO is expected to have sufficient experience in the media, technology, or software industry ideally combined with a financial leadership role within both public and equity backed organizations. Send resumes to lnance@synacor.com
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> Business Development Specialist (Financial District)


A growing full-fledged marketing firm is seeking motivated individuals interested in a career in sales and business development. TSL is located in the heart of Boston’s Financial District, and has been helping notable companies increase sales and acquire new customers for 10 years. TSL is a growing company with U.S. offices in Boston and Maryland. We are looking for hard working individuals with skills who are looking to jump start their career. Lead generation is a key component for the position, which requires strong communication skills; both written and verbal. Tremendous growth potential. Base salary with unlimited commission. Excellent bonus structure. Fun friendly work environment. Daily, weekly, and monthly incentives. Benefits (401k, health, dental, PTO). Must have an Associates degree, Bachelors a plus; 4-5 years of sales experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Outlook, and Excel applications is a plus. Please send your professional resume to hr@tslmarketing.com Visit us online at www.tslmarketing.com
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> Social Media Marketing Associate

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of renowned industry analysts and advisors to help us build our social media brand. Bersin & Associates is a premier provider of business research and advisory services to corporate human resources, training, and recruiting leaders. Our company is well known throughout the world and we are seeking a high-energy, internet-savvy individual to help us build our brand in the social media. Requirements and Background: An avid fan and user of social networking systems. Hard-working, looking to grow your experience in business and marketing as well as social media. Excellent writing skills and ability to summarize information and write hard-hitting business copy. Willingness to work from home in a fast-paced, highly stimulating, team-based environment. Interest and background in business, human resources, training, and recruiting. Self-starter, well organized, and highly quality focused. Some experience in publishing, marketing or customer service. This is an excellent opportunity for someone building their career in social media, marketing, and publishing. How to Apply: Please include your bio, background and several writing samples of your work. Tell us about your experiences and interest in social media and why you believe you would be an excellent candidate. For more information on Bersin & Associates, please visit http://www.bersin.com
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> Marketing and Sales Support Analyst (Wakefield)

Primax of Wakefield, Massachusetts offers a wide range of business services that meet the credit card and debit card needs of businesses and financial institutions throughout North America and the Caribbean. Since our inception in 1981, we have prided ourselves on providing our employees a solid career path in a secure and nurturing environment. Minimum 5 – 7 years experience supporting a sales-related financial services situation. Desired experience in a comparable position internally, or specific experience in the payments industry. Ability to attain “expert” level in Microsoft products Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Exceptional understanding of preparing cost estimates and pricing comparisons. Outstanding customer service and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to bring projects to a successful completion. Excellent oral and written communication skills. College degree desirable but not required. Ability and willingness to work independently. Monitor and research various sales channels for new prospects. Overall proficiency and understanding of, or willingness and capability to write and prepare Requests for Proposals (RFP) and pricing comparisons. Knowledge of how to conduct general research of a prospect, products and/or competitors. Willingness to develop an understanding and improve day-to-day knowledge of current events in the payments industry. Advanced spreadsheet and word processing skills are a must. For more information on Primax, please visit us at www.primaxpayments.com Send resumes to careers@primaxpayments.com

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> Have You Outgrown Your Accounting Solution? - Microsoft Dynamics Webinar

Deciding on the right financial management solution for your company can be time consuming and challenging. Let SSI empower you to make an educated decision by offering you a 90-minute, fact-filled evaluation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and SL. We invite you to attend our webinar designed to give you the knowledge about the two leading accounting solutions. Learn how to decrease costs, improve financial reporting and provide a measurable ROI. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, SSi Consulting is the leading provider of Financial Management Solutions in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Send inquiries to Ashleigh Mitchell at amitchell@ssiconsulting.com Free webinar on Wednesday, May 20, 2009. 11:30 am – 1:00pm EST.
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> Capital Connection '09 – Washington, DC - Open to All Company-Builders!

Register TODAY to attend MAVA’s Capital Connection ‘09, the East Coast’s premier business and investor conference, May 26-27 in Washington, DC. Open to all those who develop, build, sell, buy, supply, advise and influence innovative technology businesses. Join us in the nation’s capital to hear from new federal CIO Vivek Kundra, Blackboard’s Michael Chasen, GigaOM’s Om Malik and leading entrepreneurs. Learn more about the federal stimulus programs. See the latest technology innovations in IT, cybersecurity, health care IT, green tech and more. Connect with top entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and public-sector decision-makers. Capital Connection ‘09 – the place to grow your business! For more information, visit http://www.capitalconnection.org Contact MAVA@mava.org or call 703.506.9300.
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> 2009 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security

Melissa Hathaway, Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace at the National Security Council and the White House Homeland Security Council, plans to give the Administration's perspective on new initiatives and Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon, USMS, the President of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy will speak on the Maersk Alabama incident and the latest threats to shipping on the high seas. Produced with technical assistance from the U.S. DHS, the Domestic Nuclear. Detection Organization, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. It will feature speakers from government, industry, universities, national laboratories and small businesses. May 11-12, 2009. Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit the conference website: www.ieeehomelandsecurityconference.org Send inquiries to information@ieeehomelandsecurityconference.org
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> Digital Media Conference - June 25 - Washington, DC


Tech Wire Media will be holding its sixth annual Digital Media Conference on June 25, 2009, at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, located about 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC. The Washington Post has called the annual event "a confab of powerful communicators and content providers in the region." The event will feature nine panel discussions, four keynotes, and several networking breaks. For more information, go to: http://www.digitalmediaconference.com/east/
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> Experienced Business Lawyer

I have been a business attorney since 1982. I bring big firm thoroughness, expertise and experience to high tech businesses. I provide personal, quick turnaround of all work. There are no layers of lawyers to deal with (and pay for). I specialize in business transactions, corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, high tech, and intellectual property law. My rates are flexible and significantly lower than downtown firms. Send inquiries to larrykletter@kletterlawoffice.com
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> Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference - May 2, 2009


Celebrating its 30th year, the Simmons Leadership Conference is the preeminent women's leadership forum in the country and annually attracts a global audience of leading business and professional women. The day-long event provides an exceptional roster of speakers who participate in thought-provoking seminars and workshops, and significant networking opportunities. Keynote Speakers: Diane Keaton - Oscar-winning actress, Maxine Clark - founder and chief executive bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Charlayne Hunter-Gault - one of the world's top journalists. Signature Dialogue: Realizing Worldwide Human Rights, Mary Robinson - founder of The Ethical Globalization Initiative; former President of Ireland, Interviewed by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Saturday, May 2 7:30a to 5:30p at Seaport Hotel: Seaport World Trade Center Boston, Boston, MA. Price: General Public - $485; Simmons alum and students - $340. More information at: http://www.simmons.edu/leadership/index.html
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> Learn How To Make Search Engine Advertising Pay Off BIG!

Attend PPC Summit--THE Search Marketing Conference of the Year--REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $400! Learn search marketing strategies that will maximize your online advertising profits. Join the experts during hands-on workshops, in-depth panel discussions, interactive training sessions, personal consulting, networking opportunities and more. Learn How to Turn Your Pay Per Click Ads Into Non-Stop Money-Makers: *Winning customer conversion strategies *Profitable keyword development and bid management tips *Improved quality score and site rank for top results*Killer ad copy and design tactics *Better landing pages and websites *Effective B2B & B2C advertising secrets for success *Effective website analytics and lead tracking. "I utilized the PPC Summit strategies and increased my sales goal 7x over. My company's PPC revenue has increased by $1 million!" - Michael Florez, attendee. Learn how to lower your cost-per-click, raise your quality score and boost your online profits at the next PPC Summit. Register Today! USE CODE TECH - SAVE 10%, PLUS $200 by the early bird date for: Chicago: April 22-23, New York: May 13-14 and Los Angeles: Sept. 23-24. Visit
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New England Tech Wire - May 4, 2009

New England Tech Wire Written by Michael (admin)   
Monday, 04 May 2009 15:12
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NEW ENGLAND TECH WIRE -- May 4, 2009
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o Watertown-based Arsenal Medical Raises $8 Million in Third Round
o Majority of Mass. Legislators Urge Approval for Cape Wind by Interior Secretary
o MIT Researchers Develop Tiny Gold Particles to Kill Tumor Cells
o Framingham-based IDG Communications Consolidates, Cuts 8% of U.S. Staff
o Waltham-based Inverness Medical Plan s$200 Million Public Offering

o Briefly Noted: Johnston Blakely & Co., Perceptive Informatics, DCU Center
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JOB LISTINGS
(full listings at bottom of newsletter):

--Chief Financial Officer
--Business Development Specialist (Financial District)
--
Social Media Marketing Associate
--Marketing and Sales Support Analyst


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--
Capital Connection '09 – Washington, DC - Open to All Company-Builders!
--2009 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
--Digital Media Conference - June 25 - Washington, DC
--Experienced Business Lawyer
--Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference

--Learn How To Make Search Engine Advertising Pay Off BIG!
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