Slater’s venture development efforts center around three primary practice areas that have the potential to significantly and positively impact the Rhode Island economy through high-value, high-wage job creation and the further engagement and assimilation of next-generation entrepreneurs into the state’s knowledge base. Concentrated focuses on life sciences, information technology (including software, Internet, and digital media), and energy and the environment aim to achieve the expansion of this economic development ecosystem.
Software, Internet & Media
Energy & Environment
Afferent Corporation: focused on the development of a new class of medical devices to treat chronic neurological dysfunction.
Cell Based Delivery: pioneered the engineering of human cells and tissues – primarily from skeletal muscle – to become living drug-delivery systems.
Bionica: developer of a “personal communications system” for the hearing-impaired with innovative design features and proprietary signal software.
Genome Corporation: focused on the development and commercializing of a cost-effective DNA sequencing technology, based upon its proprietary technologies.
Multicell Technologies Inc.: a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and discovery tools that address unmet medical needs for the treatment of neurological disorders, hepatic disease and cancer.
P&H Therapeutics: co-founded by former Pfizer researchers to develop next-generation drugs for the treatment of hypertension and dyslipidemia.
Sention: pharmaceutical developer focused on the discovery and development of drugs to treat memory impairment and other central nervous system disorders.
Spherics: developer of oral pharmaceutical products for central nervous system conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and cancer.
Tazz Networks: developer of policy control software that enabled service providers to create and deliver services that offer per-session controls designed to assure resource availability and service.
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