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Announcing the 2014 ViE Awards Winners

1st Apr, 2014

VaccineNation and the World Vaccine Congress is proud to announce the winners of the 7th Annual ViE Awards.

Congratulations to all those who were Highly Recommended and to those who won.

Best Technological Development

Winner: Gates Foundation and intellectual Vaccines (Global Good) Cold chain technology
Highly Recommended: Vaxess Technologies (Novel silk protein-based vaccine stabilization technology)

Best Financing Deal

Winner: Hookipa Biotech and Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Takeda Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Forbion Capital Partners and BioMedPartners –…

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awards $1.5 million in new loans

27th Dec, 2013

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awarded $1.5 million in loans to local startups Wednesday, including a maximum credit to a company using silk proteins to preserve vaccines for global shipping without the need for cold storage.

The center, a quasi-public agency, loaned $1 million to Vaxess Technologies, developer of the vaccine preservation system. That’s the most a single business can receive…

Harvard I-Lab Startup Vaxess Using Silk to Preserve Vaccines For Developing Countries

16th Sep, 2013

You probably know that diseases like measles, mumps and rubella still afflict people in remote parts of the world, despite being eradicated long ago in developed countries. You might not know that one big reason isn’t a shortage of vaccines but rather a lack of refrigeration. Often, there’s just no way to keep immunizations cold enough, long enough…

Top Individual Awards at 2013 MassTLC Awards Gala Go To…

12th Sep, 2013

BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – More than 700 technology executives, entrepreneurs, investors and students packed the Westin Waterfront ballroom last night to walk the red carpet and celebrate the presentations of the 2013 MassTLC Leadership Awards. This was the event’s largest turnout in its 16-year history.

“The community came out in full force to celebrate an all-star line-up of finalists…

MBA’s Help To Bring Vaccines Out of the Cloud

8th Sep, 2013

Some of life’s most significant meetings are serendipitous. So it was for Livio Valenti. He was working in Cambodia with the UN when he met a professor from Tufts University, Boston who was developing ways of using the protein in silk for medical applications.

When Mr Valenti subsequently took up his place at Harvard’s Kennedy school to study public policy,…

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