Connecticut’s Investment in an Expanding Tech Ecosystem

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Connecticut’s Investment in an Expanding Tech Ecosystem

Connecticut is gaining a reputation for its growing tech ecosystem in diverse areas including biomechanics, advanced materials, optics, alternative energy, drug development and manufacturing technology. What’s behind this? Strong collaborative relationships between innovative entrepreneurs, universities and large companies with specialized resources. For example: At the University of Connecticut, Eric Sirois, Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering founded Dura BioTech at the UConn Technology Incubator Program, and has received $400,000 in awards including a federal [...]

Alexion’s Soliris wins FDA ‘orphan’ nod

CTC Member Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced great news from the Food and Drug Administration today.  Take a look at this coverage from the Hartford Business Journal: Cheshire drug maker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it won a coveted “orphan drug” tag for its wonder treatment for patients suffering the debilitating neurologic disorder myasthenia gravis (MG). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the designation to Soliris [...]

A Closer Look at the Life Science Tech Companies to Watch

2013 has been an incredible year for life science in the state of Connecticut.  Bar Harbor’s Jackson Laboratory is researching new revelations in individually-tailored health care in state, while their cutting-edge 189,000 square foot Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is being assembled at UConn Health Center.  Just down the road, several other remarkable new additions, renovations, and revitalizations are under construction at the campus in Farmington [...]

Pharma Giants Turn To Small Connecticut Company For Sophisticated Predictive Analysis

Metrum, named for a Latin word meaning measurement, has benefited from the state’s new activist economic development approach, receiving a $100,000 matching grant and a $250,000 loan from state funds. The company used the money to establish a data library that’s now instrumental in landing 20 percent of its sales, which was not an immediate revenue generator, he said. [President Marc] Gastonguay shrugged when he [...]

Meet the Marcum Tech Top 40 Life Sciences Winners

Alexion Pharmceuticals | Bio-Med Devices, Inc. | Metrum Research Group   Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cheshire Dr. Leonard Bell, CEO Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that are also ultra-rare and lack effective treatment options. Our first commercial product, Soliris® (eculizumab), is approved in more than 40 countries as a treatment [...]

January – March 2012 Member News Highlights

bkm Becomes Red Thread March 2012 – Red Thread is the new name of bkm Total Office. The company, a Connecticut Technology Council member and good friend in East Hartford, is a multi-disciplined provider of office furniture, floor covering, technology, audio visual, custom woodworking, engineered interiors and architectural products. CTC is a big fan of Red Thread, having benefited from its generosity numerous times. It [...]

November – December 2010 Member News Highlights

SeeClickFix Co-founder Interviewed December 2010 – The Huffington Post recently interviewed Ben Berkowitz, co-founder of, a website that is revolutionizing the way we report problems of infrastructure in our hometowns. If you notice something that needs to be fixed in your town, SeeClickFix lets you skip the bureaucracy and report the problem directly and transparently. Sarker of Natural State Research Recognized December 2010 – [...]

Marcum LLP and Connecticut Technology Council Announce Marcum Tech Top 40 Winners

Marcum LLP and Connecticut Technology Council Announce Marcum Tech Top 40 Winners Alexion Pharmaceuticals Named Connecticut’s Fastest Growing Technology Company   HARTFORD, Conn. (October 28, 2010) – Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, and The Connecticut Technology Council awarded winners in each of the six categories of the Marcum Tech Top 40 in a ceremony at the Chevrolet Theater in [...]

Marcum Tech Top 40 – Connecticut’s Fastest Growing Tech Companies

Connecticut Technology Council Announces 2010 Marcum Tech Top 40 Winners. The CTC and Marcum bring attention to the innovation and economic growth of the state’s technology sector each year by recognizing the 40 fastest growing tech companies in Connecticut