It’s an exciting time to be an investor in Athletes’ Performance, the trailblazing performance training network for both elite athletes and those wanting to achieve peak fitness.
Watch out providers of mobile phones, Research In Motion just acquired Paratek Adaptive RF, in which Polaris was a lead investor. Paratek honed a patented technology that cleverly exploits composite ceramics to provide handsets with extraordinary tunability, together with big improvements in battery life and antennae design.
Polaris’ MicroCHIPS Offers Society A New Medical “First”—An Implantable Device That Can Relieve the Burden of Disease
Big things sometimes come in small packages. That’s certainly true for the MicroCHIPS drug delivery device, which is no bigger than a memory stick.
My Alma mater MIT and Polaris Partners, where I’m transitioning from bench researcher to venture capitalist, recently hosted the first MIT Postdoctoral Entrepreneurship Symposium. The event was truly the first of its kind at MIT (I wish had been exposed to such an event when I was a postdoc).
The risk of early-stage investing in life sciences companies might be overstated, at least for those firms that have a strong model and work within a dynamic community of scientific and medical visionaries.
Improving the virtual biotech model, Polaris partners with Janssen Research and Development, LLC @dogpatchlabs
Several successful biotechnology companies in our portfolio have begun on a white board in a lone office over several months, and are now providing important therapies to patients, or are in human clinical trials. The “virtual” biotech model has been proven, and can lead to transformative health care companies.
Dogpatch Labs Announced for Dublin, Ireland and Palo Alto, Calif.; New PVP Permanent Office in Palo Alto
The opening of Dogpatch Labs Europe today was the culmination of many months of work: understanding Dublin’s technology ecosystem, identifying the right Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) to lead the new site, and locating a home for a new community of residents.