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In sync with Ag Innovation Showcase


We just finalized the list of companies who are presenting and will be sharing presently on our website, blog and social media. Keep your eyes peeled for updated information.
Which begs the question, how dialed-in to Ag Innovation Showcase are you? We make our selected companies who are presenting at the Showcase supremely easy to find by following Ag Showcase’s social media. These are interesting, innovative entrepreneurs from …

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Ag corner: Setting the record straight on GMOs By Rohit Shukla

Since the dawn of our Ag practice, Larta has sought to promote understanding around emerging and established scientific approaches. Nothing we have encountered in that effort has generated more heat and passion than the issue of genetically modified foods (“GMO”). Suddenly, many people with no background or understanding of the science involved, the safety profile of our food supply, the long history of humans’ experimentation with food or the …

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Top 10 Things We Learned from Tom Vilsack

Larta was a proud partner of GAI in the first AgTech Week, launched in San Francisco last month. The forum included three days of highly informative, cutting edge Ag issues we face within the state of California, the nation and throughout the world.
Keynote speaker, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture was a big draw. He covered a fair amount of ground in a “Town Hall” …

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Company success: Targeson maneuvers deftly through FDA requirements

One of our portfolio companies, Targeson, Inc., announced they have received pre-IND (Investigative New Drug) guidance from the Division of Medical Imaging of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning TS-07-009, ultrasound imaging agent to aid in the diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
This means Targeson has a clear path to develop TS-07-009 as an ultrasound imaging agent to aid in the diagnosis of ACS.
Chest discomfort accounts for …

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Up close and personal with Malaysia Bioeconomy By Rohit Shukla

I have been keenly interested in Malaysia for a few years. Recently, I have served on the BIO-IAP (International Advisory Panel) chaired by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, and have been engaged in discussion about Malaysia’s “Bioeconomy” initiative. The notion of “Bioeconomy,” to which the U.S. among many countries also subscribes, appraises the scientific, technical and business landscape as the bio-driven sciences rapidly converge. The tools of biology, used in medicine …

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Global Bridge®- Case studies from Romania

Our Global Bridge® programs fire us up at Larta. They give us the opportunity to propagate our “network-centric” model and to further refine its effectiveness as a tool for our global partners.
Last year and into early 2015, Larta assisted 30 Romanian entrepreneurs in our Global Bridge RICAP program. The Romanian Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program is a partnership with local Romanian partners Cridl and GEA Consulting, with Larta taking the …

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Old friend – Digital Family Reunion

You might remember Digital Coast Roundtable some years back. The same folks have formed Digital Family Reunion, with the mission to unify Southern California technology and digital media communities.
Their 8th annual event on December 9th, continues this tradition, as does their new monthly speaker series, “Digital Family Conversations” which kicks off next month.
Digital Family Conversations – Exploring the Critical Issues of our Digital Evolution presents electrifying speakers at …

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