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IsoPlexis' $20M Financing to Enable Continued Commercial Expansion of its Single-Cell Platforms      
Single-cell functional proteomics platform developer IsoPlexis announced this week it has raised an additional $20 million in a Series C round, capital that will enable the company to continue the global expansion of its flagship IsoLight single-cell proteomic analysis platform.

The financing round comes as IsoPlexis pushes to expand its operational, manufacturing, and commercial team globally. Currently, the company has operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with more than 130 employees.

According to the company, its technology has been used in a number of different settings including precision drug discovery and biomarker discovery in oncology, to identify proteomic differences that are often undetectable via other methods. Read More    

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Crew Readies Inclusionary Zoning Push    
Tucked away on the fifth floor of City Hall, three Harvard graduate school students are wrapping up a special mission: to help the new mayoral administration launch a quick affordable-housing plan amidst the current market-rate construction boom.

The Harvard Kennedy School students, Peggy Moriarty, Lauren Lombardo, and Ian Cutler, have taken a break from their formal classroom studies in Cambridge for the past week and a half to intern with New Haven's City Plan department.

Under the supervision of City Plan Director A├»cha Woods and Deputy Director of Zoning Jenna Montesano, the three public policy graduate students have focused their attentions on the city's prospective new inclusionary zoning ordinance: A municipal law that would require private housing developers to set aside a certain percentage of apartments in new complexes at affordable rates. Read More 

Elm City Innovation Collaborative Project Proposal Information   
As the Elm City Innovation Collaborative prepares to launch new structures to collaboratively hone our strategies and develop new priorities for our next funding cycle, we invite interested organizations from throughout the New Haven area to plan to participate and develop projects in alignment with our developing strategies.

For organizations ready to begin programs this winter, we also encourage applications based on our current ECIC 2019 Strategies. These mid-year allocations will be based on available ECIC funds and must have matching funding identified. Read More   

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East Haven Quality Inn to Be Replaced by Home2 Suites by Hilton     
The owner of the Quality Inn East Haven-New Haven hotel at 30 Frontage Road plans to knock down the two-story, 80-room hotel and replace it with a more upscale, four-story, 107-room Home 2 Suites by Hilton.

The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the owner's site plan application Wednesday night, after having modified the zoning to accommodate the application last year.

"What we're proposing to do is demolish the existing building and build a higher-level hotel," Jim Cassidy, a professional engineer hired by CT Hotel Group LLC, told the commission.

The new hotel would be 15,560 square feet, with a new enclosed pool replacing the existing outdoor one. The new hotel also would have upgraded landscaping, designed to more stringent Hilton standards, and 111 parking spaces, up from the current 90, Cassidy said. Read More 

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360 State Builder Buys IKEA Hotel Site    
Plans to transform the historic Pirelli Building on Sargent Drive into a hotel have moved forward, as a local developer has purchased the property from IKEA for $1.2 million.

The developer, Bruce Becker, purchased the 2.76-acre property at 500 Sargent Drive on Dec. 31. The deed was recorded in city land records Friday.

The property, adjacent to IKEA's furniture store, contains the vacant Pirelli building. The iconic Marcel Breuer-designed Brutalist building, which was constructed in 1968, has long sat vacant in a sea of parking lots off of Sargent Drive, serving as little more than a highway-facing billboard for IKEA's latest home furnishings. Read More 


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