Wednesday, February 3, 2016

North Carolina’s Happiest Startup Urging People to Use Social Media in A Positive Manner in February

APEX, N.C. -- Happy Fix®, giving people the knowledge and nudges to live a happier life, has announced its Leap into Happy Challenge. Participants pledging to use social media in a positive manner throughout the 29 days of February will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a Happy Pack of fun Happy Fix “nudges” such as apparel and accessories. “People understand how awful cyberbullying is, but they don’t stop and think about the harmful mental health effects of the more passive negativity that goes on in general on social media,” Stacy Menzies, company founder and Chief Happbassador said.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

CarolinaTechNews Innovation Guide Accepting Winter 2016 Submissions

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. – CarolinaTechNews ( is now accepting submissions for its Innovation Guide, an online listing of individuals, businesses, and organizations contributing to the southeast’s innovation community. There is no charge to be listed in the guide which contains descriptions, contact information, and hyperlinks to websites of participating innovators.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Integrated Biometrics Manufacturing Facility Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA & SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics (, developer of the world’s smallest, lightest, most reliable FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is pleased to announce that its production facility in Seoul, South Korea, has successfully achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification. The facility produces the company’s Sherlock, Watson Mini, and Columbo one- and two-finger mobile fingerprint scanners as well as a yet-to-be-released ten-print roll scanner to be unveiled at Connect:ID 2016 in March in Washington, D.C.

Destination Imagination Expands Effort to Close Skills Gap

CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- Destination Imagination today announced the strategic appointment of one key executive to its senior leadership team and the addition of five new members to its Board of Trustees. The non‐profit organization is dedicated to fostering students' curiosity, courage and creativity through open‐ended STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning challenges. These changes reflect the organization’s expanded effort to close the skills gap currently separating K‐20 education and the global workforce facing exponential shifts in the fields of energy, mobility, the IoE (Internet of Everything), life sciences, data and physical security, and computer science. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Winter's Pause

Winter's Pause - Happy Fix Blog Post
by Stacy Menzies
Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix

Happy Fix is headquartered in North Carolina, which is an incredibly diverse place both people-wise and geographically. The state is over 500 miles wide (actually, it’s the widest state east of the Mississippi) reaching from the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Weather-wise, even though we’re a southern state which is classified as a warm temperate zone, the different regions within the state can still experience a taste of all four seasons, even seeing an average of five inches of snow in winter.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Myers Bigel Announces Erin Bobay and Vernon Guthrie as New Partners

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Award-winning Myers Bigel & Sibley, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is pleased to announce that attorneys Erin Bobay and Vernon Guthrie have been named new partners effective January 1, 2016. Bobay, working in the firm’s Biotechnology and Chemical practice groups, and Guthrie, working in Electronics/Computer, are the 25th and 26th partners named at Myers Bigel.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Synpromics, Cell Therapy Catapult Collaborate to Develop Viral Vector Manufacturing Platform

EDINBURGH, U.K. -- Synpromics Ltd, a leading synthetic biology company, and The Cell Therapy Catapult, the UK organisation accelerating the growth of the UK cell and gene therapy industry by bridging the gap between scientific research and commercialisation, today announce the launch of a collaboration to remove a major barrier to the development of the cell and gene therapy industry by reducing the cost and increasing the scale and efficiency of viral vector manufacturing. The collaboration will use Synpromics' synthetic promoter design technology, and the Cell Therapy Catapult's flexible manufacturing platform to create stable producer cell lines for the high titre and large scale manufacture of viral vectors. The work will be part funded by a £2m grant from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.