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GE and the NFL Partner with NineSigma in Head Health Initiative

NineSigma has announced the launch of the Head Health Challenge on behalf of GE & the NFL. Partnering up to accelerate concussion research, diagnosis and treatment, the Head Health Initiative aims to develop new solutions to help diagnose mild traumatic brain injury. This initiative includes two components: a four-year $40 million research and development program to determine the key imaging biomarkers in the brain, and a two-year open innovation program to invest up to $20 million in research and technology to better understand and diagnose traumatic brain injury.

NICO Myriad Featured on TNT Medical Drama Monday Mornings

The NICO Myriad is now in the hands of TV stars operating on a baby with a hypothalamic hamartoma who had laughing seizures. Sound familiar? The script mirrors the story of Nico Bastolla, who NICO was named after, and will feature the Myriad in an episode of the new TNT medical drama series, Monday Mornings.

The Medical Plastics M&A Surge is Just Beginning

Attractiveness of medical plastics processing assets is extremely high and heading higher. As a result, there is significant payback in investment in new equipment for American medical molders and extruders. Venture capital firms that have invested heavily in America medical plastics processing assets in the last five years include: Kohlberg & Co. (Phillips Plastics), Baird Capital Partners and River Cities Capital Funds (MedPlast), and KRG Capital Partners (Vention).

SEMDA 2013: A CEO’s journey is roller coaster ride of successes and failures

Just what does it take to be a CEO of a successful med-tech startup? What does the journey look like for a CEO that has made it through the process of taking an idea and building a product and business around it? Those questions were answered during the CEO Roundtable at the Southeastern Medical Device Conference (SEMDA), which included the CEO of River Cities Capital Funds’ portfolio company EndoChoice.

KnowledgeTree Makes Sales Teams Radically More Effective

New sales and marketing solution helps companies quickly and easily discover and use their best proposals, presentations and other collateral.

VC Advice to Entrepreneurs: Stand out, Stay connected, Know Red Flags

River Cities’ Rik Vandevenne and portfolio company KnowledgeTree’s CEO Daniel Chalef discuss tips for entrepreneurs seeking venture funding.

Knowlagent Unveils New Company Name

River Cities’ portfolio company Knowlagent, the leading provider of intraday management solutions, is rebranding itself as Intradiem.

EndoChoice Announces Merger with Peer Medical and Secures $43 Million

To expand its line of endoscopy technology, River Cities’ portfolio company EndoChoice will merge with Peer Medical.

Open Innovation Can Help Ohio Achieve Success

NineSigma featured on HiVelocityMedia.com regarding the importance of open innovation for middle market companies.

River Cities Leads $10 Million Financing Round for Trax Technologies

Trax Technologies, a global provider of technology-driven solutions that enable shippers and logistics-service providers to efficiently and effectively manage their logistics spend and receivables, raised $10 million in a Series B round of financing led by River Cities Capital Funds.

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