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EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES: ­Dennis McLaughlin, CEO and president of engineering and information technology company Rite-Solutions Inc. in Middletown, says employing veterans gives the company a leg up when bidding on military contracts. McLaughlin is a Navy veteran. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Vets provide upper hand for some defense firms

The veteran-owned Rite-Solutions Inc. isn’t really a small company. The Middletown-based engineering and information technology company has about 220 employees. But as a defense contractor,...

Polaris MEP invites manufacturers to Dec. 17 cybersecurity training

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership is teaming up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership to host a training...
A RESEARCH scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center was awarded a $15 million DOD contract. Above, from left, are Matthew Borgia, Rachel Underwood, Josephine Airoldi, Dr. Linda J. Resnik, Eileen Small and Sarah Biester of the Providence VA Medical Center. Led by Resnik, the team will study and compare the effectiveness of different prostheses types. / COURTESY WINFIELD DANIELSON

Providence VA researcher gets $1.5M contract to study prostheses

PROVIDENCE – A research scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center’s VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology has been...
CORVIAS WILL invest $325 million in military housing to modernize properties and increase resiliency.

Corvias provides details of $325M investment in military housing upgrades

EAST GREENWICH – Corvias Group will make a $325 million investment into military housing, the company announced this week. The announcement provided details of the...

Sanford named new R.I. chair of Employer Support of the Guard...

CHRISTOPHER SANFORD, principal for Warwick-based PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services, was recently named the new Rhode Island chair for the Employer Support of the Guard...
VITAL RESEARCH: ­Rachel Mulligan, director of lab operations at MedCure in Cumberland, said the company provides access to more people who want to donate their bodies for research who would otherwise be turned away by learning institutions.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Body donors aid research, medical training in private, public sector

Donating one’s body to science can be arranged through learning institutions for some, but is much more accessible through private, for-profit “body brokers,” each...

Five Questions With: Christopher Michaud

Christopher Michaud, chief information officer of McLaughlin Research in Middletown, launched NeQter Labs when he saw the need for a suitable, affordable way for...

NUWC Division Newport engineer part of D.C. leadership program cohort

NEWPORT – Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport engineer Travis A. McCune, former head of Undersea Warfare Mission Engineering, was accepted into the Department...

Five Questions With: Clare King

All systems are go for textile-technology product manufacturer Propel to get its innovative “Steam Suit” onto U.S. Navy submarines. Nominated for a Secretary of...
DR. W. CURT LAFRANCE, co-principal investigator for a new study that hopes to shed light on the mechanism behind seizures associated with post-traumatic epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, conducts a finger-tapping exercise with Army and Navy Veteran Ernest J. Avery of West Warwick as part of an exam at the Providence VA Medical Center. Seizures are a common result of traumatic brain injury, especially in Veterans. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

R.I., Ala. institutions partner on $3.6M study of traumatic brain injury...

PROVIDENCE — The Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Providence and Birmingham, Alabama, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham...

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