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TEAM MEETING: From left, Brenton DeBoef, professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, and Alcinous Pharmaceutical team members Nicholas DaSilva, CEO and Ph.D. student in the URI College of Pharmacy; Benjamin Barlock, chief technology officer and Ph.D. student in the URI College of Pharmacy; David Worthen, chief operations officer and URI assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Chemical Engineering; and Ken Rose, chief scientific officer and Ph.D. student in the URI College of Pharmacy, discuss Alcinous’ latest research project. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Alcinous to use $50K Innovation Voucher to create new PARP inhibitor

Five weeks prior to celebrating its first year in business, Alcinous Pharmaceuticals received a $50,000 Innovation Voucher from R.I. Commerce Corp.The microcompany had been...
ALL SIZES: Julie Lefebvre is the owner of Lane’s on Broad, in Cranston, which has accessories and new and gently used clothing for women in a variety of sizes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where to shop for the unusual

Sourcing unusual clothing items and accessories for Lane’s on Broad is part of the challenge for owner Julie Lefebvre, and part of the reward...

Small businesses are in holiday-sales game

Small businesses, locally owned and operated, have been fighting to keep their place amid growing pressure from online sales.Two weeks into the traditional holiday...

Companies must live by a code

A dejected father confided in his pastor with a problem: His youngster had been caught cheating on a test at school. He was crushed...

Year-end tax planning strategies for businesses

Businesses should consider making expenditures that qualify for the business property expensing option. For 2017, the expensing limit is $510,000 and the investment ceiling...

CVS-Aetna success depends on ambition

The idea of the place that sells you toothpaste also managing your health insurance may feel odd. But that’s set to be a new...

Grant named Woman of Achievement by YWCA Rhode Island

DELORIS DAVIS GRANT, an English teacher at Central Falls High School, was recently named one of this year’s Women of Achievement by YWCA Rhode...

Stuart R. Benton has been CEO and president of Bradford Soap Works for a year and a half, following a stint as chief financial officer for more than five years. He started his career as a certified public accountant. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A passionate approach yields results and no regrets

Stuart R. Benton | The Original Bradford Soap Works Inc. CEO and presidentI grew up in Bangor, Maine, where sports played a big part...

Innovation’s cost is real: disruption

Innovation is a requirement of commerce. And right now, one of the industries being most stressed by innovation is health care. Surgery by robot...
NEW ROLE: Keith Oliveira, the new executive director of the R.I. League of Charter Schools, converses with Kayla Lubo, administrative assistant. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Keith Oliveira

Keith Oliveira | Executive director, R.I. League of Charter Schools1. You previously served as president of the Providence Public School Board. What made you...
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