Celdara Medical wins $1.7M Fast Track SBIR grant

By | November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Kicking off 2015 with an acquisition, followed up by a Tibbetts Award and most recently a $1.7M NIH grant, Celdara Medical has been on our radar all year long. We recently [...]

How to get Google to notice you

By | October 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Our friend, Lance Manning, CEO of Language MAPS (a Department of Homeland Security company), wrote an article on the value of federal programs for science-based funding which was published last [...]

Recognizing entrepreneurial success – Larta’s portfolio companies

By | May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Startup success does not play out the same for every company. For some startups it means an acquisition. For others it means funding, a merger, or partnership. Oftentimes it’s not [...]

Google Inc’s latest acquisition is Larta’s Alumni, Lift Labs

By | September 25th, 2014|0 Comments

  Lift Labs is a medical technology and device company that manufactures a vibrating spoon and fork that makes it easier for individuals with tremors, like those seen in Parkinson’s [...]

Prairie Technologies Acquired by Bruker Corporation

By | May 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Prairie Technologies, Ag Innovation Showcase presenter (2009) and NIH Commercialization Assistance Program alumnus (2011), provides advanced optical fluorescence microscopes to life science researchers, specifically for neurobiology and cell biology. They [...]

Ekos Acquired for $180M

By | May 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Back in 2004, a little company called Ekos joined our NIH Commercialization Assistance Program, right at the onset of that program. Fast forward 10 years, the company has recently been [...]

Solum’s Soil Analysis Business Acquired by Climate Corp

By | May 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Solum was founded in 2009 by a team of Stanford graduates to provide faster, better, and higher density soil nutrient information.  The company's first technology was a real-time nitrate measurement tool, allowing [...]