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WHAT A RELIEF: Life Wear Technologies staffer Rafaela Hernandez packs CryoMax products at the company’s North Kingstown facility. The company is expanding its distribution to Japan and Mexico. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Athletes, weekend warriors find value in Life Wear products

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $5M-$25M | 1ST PLACELife Wear Technologies Inc. already has shown significant growth. But more is to come.The maker of branded...

Chartwise translates medical codes into billable data

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $5M-$25M | 2ND PLACEIn 2008, Dr. Jonathan Elion attended a session run by a hospital consultant stressing the importance of...

SeaCorp specializes in creative and adaptive thinking

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $25M-$75M | 2ND PLACEA brainy, cohesive workforce with a sterling reputation and a talent for borrowing and adapting existing technologies...
A FRESH START: BI Medical helps solve a bacteria and odor issue for lower-leg amputees. At the company’s West Greenwich headquarters are, from left: James Wagner, CEO and president; Elizabeth Stone, business director; Michael Stone, director of research; and Jay Vincelli, laboratory director. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Company finds solution for lower-leg amputees

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCESIn his 35 years as a surgeon, Brown University professor and emeritus director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode...
REWIRING EDUCATION: Bryant University’s Academic Innovation Center includes breakout rooms for study and project work that support group learning. Here, Catherine Emond, class of 2017, writes on a glass board with other members of her study group engaged as well. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant’s Innovation Center is transforming teaching, learning

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | EDUCATIONBryant University’s visually striking Academic Innovation Center, which opened September 2016, is designed to shun passive learning and lengthy lecturing. Instead,...
QUICK AND COMPLETE: Envision Technology Advisors’ new Business Continuity Solutions Accelerator is a disaster-recovery program that the IT consultant delivers to clients within 30 business days. Amongst company employees is senior designer Sarah O’Donnell. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Envision’s fast-acting disaster-plan program keeps companies humming

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | IT SERVICESSometimes innovation comes at the behest of outside forces.Take, for instance, Envision Technology Advisors’ latest offering: the Business Continuity Solutions...

Public investment in basic research yields major victories

Dr. Anne S. De Groot is a major success story, not just in Rhode Island but across the globe.She bridges the research and clinical...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RECEIVED $9.2 million to create tools for bioluminescence and optogenetics research.

Brown receives $9.2M to create bioluminescent neuroscience tools

PROVIDENCE -  Brown University has been awarded up to $9.2 million in funding over five years from the National Science Foundation to lead a...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 19 for data innovation. / COURTESY CENTER FOR DATA INNOVATION

Study: Rhode Island ranks No. 19 in nation for data innovation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 19 in the nation in a “Best States for Data Innovation” study conducted by The Center for Data...
THE FUTURE IS NOW: Walt Besio, center, professor of biomedical engineering at URI and owner of CREmedical, works with company intern Jessika Decker, left, and Rachel Bartels, product manager for CREmedical, while testing the National Science Foundation-supported biomedical electrode he patented that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Urgency for innovation should inform economic development

Despite having an unemployment rate that is lower than the national mark, Rhode Island remains a state with a problem.Last week’s cover story documented...
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