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Is there a 3D Printing Industry?

The answer to this question is no because there is no "industry" called 3D printing. Media articles often refer to the "3D printing space" or the “3D printing market” as opposed to the “3D printing industry”. This is because no standard industry classifications currently exist for 3D printing. The classification of a company is relevant since companies in the same sector behave in a similar fashion and therefore will have correlated returns. A common way to classify companies by their primary business activity is to use the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).  GICS uses a 4 level structure to classify companies; Sector (10), Industry Group (24), Industry (68), and Sub-Industry (154), and is the principal method of classification used in the investment community. Another classification is called the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), which among other things is used by the SEC to determine the [...]

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Ice Energy Uses Ice to Cool Your Building

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings represent just under one-fifth of total U.S. energy consumption, with office space, retail space, and educational facilities representing about half of commercial sector energy consumption. Commercial building managers are always looking to improve their energy efficiency and sometimes the answer to this complex problem can be a simple one. Ice Energy has found a way to use ice to cool commercial buildings which also saves on energy costs and is environmentally friendly.         About Founded in 2003, Colorado based Ice Energy has taken in funding of $92 million so far from 5 firms including Goldman Sachs, Energy Capital Partners, and Sail Capital Partners. The company has a number of strategic partners including Carrier Corporation (a $12.5 billion company that manufactures and distributes HVAC systems world [...]

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CRISPR Genome Editing from Editas

Dr. George Church, is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard and widely considered to be a pioneer in synthetic biology. In previous articles we have highlighted companies he is involved in including genome interpretation company Knome which he co-founded and Joule, a synthetic biology company producing diesel fuel and ethanol directly from sunlight, where he sits as a technical adviser. Another company in which George Church co-founded, Editas, has recently started coming out of stealth mode and is looking to edit, remove or fix genes in human cells.       About Founded in 2013, Boston based Editas has taken in $43 million in Series A venture capital financing led by leading health care venture capital firms Flagship Ventures, Polaris Partners and Third Rock Ventures with participation from Partners Innovation Fund. Editas was founded by five world leaders in the fields of genome editing, [...]

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Organic Quantum Dots from StoreDot

In past articles we have highlighted a number of companies looking to find commercial applications that utilize the superior properties of quantum dots. One such company, publicly traded Nanoco, is looking to mass produce quantum dots for use in displays. Another company we highlighted is Nanosys which produces cadium based quantum dots for use in energy storage and displays. Similar to Nanosys, a start-up company called StoreDot is developing organic quantum dots which are also looking to target these same two applications.       About Founded in 2011, Israeli based start-up StoreDot received $6 million in funding of August last year from several strategic and private investors to develop quantum dots which are organic and metal free. These quantum dots are called "nanodots" by the company, and they claim these are some of the smallest quantum dots available at just two nanometers in [...]

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Graphene Company Haydale Debuts IPO on AIM

In past articles we discussed the first graphene IPO, Applied Graphene Materials, in particular their strong share price performance and need for revenues in the face of strong competition from privately held graphene producers such as Angstron and Vorbeck. One other graphene company, Haydale, debuted an IPO this week on AIM.       About Haydale Graphene Industries (LON:HAYD) was formed in April 2010 when they acquire Haydale Limited, an R&D business, which was established in 2003 specializing in the novel use of plasma in the treatment of nanoparticles, in particular graphene and carbon nanotubes. Since establishment, Haydale has raised approximately $7.4 million in equity and loan investments. Haydale raised an additional $11 million in gross proceeds (before expenses) of additional capital through their IPO which debuted this week offering 3.5 million shares at $3.53 per share. [...]

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Editas_Teaser

CRISPR Genome Editing from Editas

Dr. George Church, is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard and widely considered to be a pioneer in synthetic biology. In previous articles we have highlighted companies he is involved in including genome interpretation company Knome which he co-founded and Joule, a synthetic [...]

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Some Problems With Advanced Cell Technology

In past articles we have discussed the merits of stem cell research and highlighted companies such as Cellular Dynamics which has a current business model of simply selling fully functioning human stem cells in bulk quantities. One other stem cell company that has garnered [...]

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Graphene Company Haydale Debuts IPO on AIM

In past articles we discussed the first graphene IPO, Applied Graphene Materials, in particular their strong share price performance and need for revenues in the face of strong competition from privately held graphene producers such as Angstron and Vorbeck. One other [...]

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Organic Quantum Dots from StoreDot

In past articles we have highlighted a number of companies looking to find commercial applications that utilize the superior properties of quantum dots. One such company, publicly traded Nanoco, is looking to mass produce quantum dots for use in displays. Another company we [...]

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Is there a 3D Printing Industry?

The answer to this question is no because there is no "industry" called 3D printing. Media articles often refer to the "3D printing space" or the “3D printing market” as opposed to the “3D printing industry”. This is because no standard industry classifications currently [...]

Ice_Energy_Teaser

Ice Energy Uses Ice to Cool Your Building

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings represent just under one-fifth of total U.S. energy consumption, with office space, retail space, and educational facilities representing about half of commercial sector energy consumption. Commercial building [...]