Thomas Hayes

Agro Innovation More...

February 13, 2020

Gene editing platform to improve the nutritional density of crops

The company was founded by Lloyd Kunimoto (CEO) and Dr. Michael Lassner (CSO); both have had senior-level roles in small and large agricultural biotechnology companies. To date, the company has raised about $5 million from a Series A round in April 2017 led by Spruce Capital with participation from ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

February 13, 2020

Producer of plant-based substitute products and developer of cultivated meat

The company was founded by current CEO Joshua Tetrick and Josh Balk, both social entrepreneurs, under the name Hampton Creek. To date, the company has raised approximately $220 million, with its last funding being a $100 million Series D round in 2016. The company makes plant-based substitutes for ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 13, 2020

Manipulation technologies for mobile applications

Develops mobile manipulators with high strength-to-weight ratio and high dexterity Building up its capabilities in machine vision, which adds a layer of autonomy to the company's manipulators Some tasks can now be completed fully autonomously by the manipulators, such as fueling an Apache helicopter... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun and Cole McCollum

Agro Innovation More...

February 13, 2020

Building on the first phase of Lux's thematic coverage of bioinformatics, the second phase explores the applications and impacts of this technology on the agrifood and health ecosystem through the lens of subjective and objective analyses. Applications and impacts are broken down for agriculture, ... read more.

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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

February 13, 2020

Mobile health app accreditation

Orcha offers a platform for healthcare systems to view independent assessments of mHealth apps App developers advertise their rating by Orcha as a means to differentiate themselves The platform uses web-scraping tools and analysts to address approximately 250 metrics, ranging from efficacy of ... read more.
Company Profile

Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 13, 2020

MOF-based technology for gas storage and separation

Produces metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for gas storage, sorption, and separation applications in semiconductor production and gases Pioneered the use of digital software to discover and simulate millions of MOFs in silico for targeted applications, significantly reducing R&D cycle times and costs ... read more.
Company Profile

Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 12, 2020

MOF technology for rocket propellant and fuel application

Acsynam develops hypergolic metal-organic framework (MOF) materials for rocket fuel, specifically MOFs based on zinc, cobalt, and cadmium, using acetylene or vinyl substituents as the oxidizers The company has created six MOF-based fuels and demonstrated that the materials can be fine-tuned for a ... read more.
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Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

February 12, 2020

Battery charging algorithms and hardware for improved cycle life and faster operation

Qnovo develops battery management software to monitor battery health and enable adaptive fast charging by analyzing ion diffusion rates using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) The company was founded in 2010 by Nadim Maluf, Dania Ghantous, and Fred Berkowitz, who have experience in ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

February 11, 2020

Characterizing attributes of food (e.g., size, color, surface defects) that affect quality (e.g., ripeness, tenderness, juiciness). On the technology front, hyperspectral imaging paired with artificial intelligence algorithms is showing early signs of promise to make food quality inspection more ... read more.

Technology

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.