, Salem, MA


June 12, 2013

6 companies join Beverly technology incubator


The recent additions to North Shore InnoVentures’ roster are:

Akita Innovations. The company uses ”advanced materials technologies to solve research and product development challenges for commercial and government customers,” according to a press release. Its materials know-how is useful in sensing, photonics and environmental protection.

Apptomics develops mobile applications and devices for patients, caregivers and health care professionals to help them manage symptoms of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.

Lariat Biosciences is developing a noninvasive way to diagnose early cancer based on circulating free DNA within the bloodstream. Farmer said this technology may be used to catch cancers that are hard to diagnose early, such as pancreatic cancer.

RAN Biotechnologies provides specialty chemicals for biotechnology applications. These chemicals include insoluble materials to capture, purify and diagnose viruses, bacteria and proteins.

Quad Technologies is developing separation technologies for the biotechnology industry. It is developing a unique, dissolvable hydrogel aimed at solving problems involved with protein purification and rare cell separation.

ZS Genetics is developing a new, electron microscope DNA sequencing technology to address the needs of genomics research.


Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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