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Current Ventures

Our portfolio includes ventures in the medical device, biotechnology, and consulting fields.
Below is a sampling of some of our current ventures.


Hirenurses.com LLC is a Boston based company, founded by 2 Nurses (a Mother-Daughter Team) with the mission to Redefine Nursing, for Nurses, By Nurses. Our goal to make the Nursing Profession easily accessible and valued by creating a place where anyone and everyone, from individual to hospital, can connect with and hire nurses. Our goal is to be more than a job board – we want to create a community – for our Nurses, families and businesses.

QSM Diagnostics was formed in 2014, as a spin-off company utilizing technology developed by the Goluch Group at Northeastern University. We are commercializing sensors that continuously monitor and identify infections at wound sites and in critical care situations.

NextSteps Connect, Inc. looks to connect patients to support systems and services that they might otherwise not know are available to them. Through this app patients can find a variety of assistive networks, from clinical needs and integrative therapies, to financial assistance and more.  Real time feedback from other patients helps make improvements and address problems proactively, while allowing users to see feedback about the quality and usefulness of the services they may be considering.

Bionet Sonar

BioNet Sonar is developing ultrasonic wireless networking technology to connect implantable and wearable medical cyber devices. Our platform technology can be used in medical implants as diverse as pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators, insulin pumps, pressure sensors, and neurostimulators. A new generation of wearable medical systems can be powered by our technology for better health monitoring and assisted living.

Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC

Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC is one of the leading firms of consultants in the assessment and management of healthcare safety and environmental risks. We help develop, implement, and maintain health and safety compliance programs for medical practices, dental practices, and clinical laboratory settings.

Andros Robotics

AndrosRobotics LLC is a spinoff company from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  We are developing our first product, the Robotic Leg Advancement Device (R-LAD), with funds from the National Science Foundation (SBIR/STTR program) and from our industrial partners.


Lifestone is developing a portable advanced health tracking device that gives anyone the power to take readings and chart data all from the comfort of their own home. Their device, paired with the Lifestone app, makes it simple to track six key points of health data and manage it all from your smartphone.

CareWell Adult Day Wellness Center

CareWell Adult Day Wellness Center is a community based organization that provides care to adults with varying health care needs. CareWell Adult Day Wellness Center collaborates with local community health organizations, in an effort to provide the best health care services available. It is our goal to preserve the wellness of our participants and their families, by providing these comprehensive services. Once you meet our team of health care professionals, you will have peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is safe and is receiving compassionate healthcare in a stimulating, pleasant environment.

Nightingale Apps

Nightingale Apps is a health technology company that addresses a pervasive information need for nurses providing direct patient care.   Our patent-pending mobile application, Know My Patient TM, streamlines the inefficiencies of accessing and entering vital information that nurses needs to know about each of their patients on a daily basis. Know My Patient TM provides active and passive clinical decision support modules while integrating with a facility’s electronic health record (EHR) in an effort to drive more cost-effective care that benefits the nurses, patients and families, hospitals, and EHR vendors.

Pro-Cure Health Design

Pro-Cure Health Design, Inc. is a Best Practices Consulting firm.  Our unique expertise and experience delivers unprecedented value to two underserved markets:

1) Open Access Academic Publishers and Conference Companies

2) Health/Life Sciences Researchers and Institutions pursuing funding and publication

We are also expanding to meet the needs of other types of enterprises (whether distressed and failing or wanting to mitigate the likelihood of that) that would benefit at all levels from the development or enhancement of Best Practices.

We analyze where operational excellence is not present, providing the skills and training to bring about lasting change and consummate leadership. This occurs through rigorous, guided self-examination, and requires the willingness to course-correct where necessary.

Our goal is to engineer or re-engineer our clients’ alignment with Best Practices. For the full story on what we do and how we do it, check us out at  www.Pro-CureHD.com.


BraveLeaf has developed an electronic medical record system specifically for Assisted Living Facilities. Guided by deep understanding of the assisted living workflow, we have developed a two-screen approach to provide just the right interface on the iPad at the point of care, and on the computer at the nursing station.

Key Benefits:
► BraveLeaf has solved the last mile problem of Health IT – a point of care mobile interface that is fast and easy enough to use in the course of providing actual care, not just at the nursing station.
► A true productivity tool, with reported savings of 24 nursing hours per week for a 130 bed facility.
► By overcoming the garbage in, garbage out paradigm, we enable more accurate billing and more meaningful Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

Key Functionality:
► A robust task scheduling platform capable of generating comprehensive task checklists for each caregiver. The system aggregates tasks from medication lists, care plans, and other care documents to create unambiguous population-level task checklists, specific for each caregiver, without burdening them with paging through multitude of discrete documents at the point of care.
► Caregivers can electronically sign for each task and report exceptions right from the mobile device.
► Administrators can audit and act on incomplete tasks in real time.

Quad Technologies QuickGel, a product of Quad Technologies, is an unique dissolvable hydrogel which contains covalently bound antibodies or proteins at the users choosing.


TAVANA delivers the Bicyclist-Motorist bi-communication technology to promote safety on the road.  Bike Beacon is a communication technology that lowers the number of bike-motor vehicle accidents, reduces medical costs, and improves the quality of life for the constituents. TAVANA promotes safety, health, economy, and sustainability and plans to scale its technology for pedestrian, motorcycle, and V2V car communications.

Therapeutic Innovations

Therapeutic Innovations aim to satisfy unmet needs of children and pediatric surgeons around the world, mostly developing countries. We aim to redesign and reduce the cost of medical devices and hope that someday all children across the globe will have access to modern healthcare.

  • Chemistry can be tailored toward any biological capture moiety
  • Minimizes non-specific binding
  • Non-cytotoxic
  • Dissolvable coating: easily removed

VocaliD creates the first-ever custom voices for those who communicate through assistive technologies. Each one of us has a unique voiceprint. Yet until now, the millions worldwide who rely on computerized speech have been given uniform voices. Voices that don’t fit their bodies or their personalities. We wouldn’t dream of fitting a little girl with the prosthetic limb of a grown man, so why then the same prosthetic voice? Leveraging cutting-edge technology, VocaliD blends the recipient’s vocalizations (as little as a single vowel sound) with donated speech to craft a voice that is as understandable as the donor’s while conveying the vocal identity of the recipient. Those whose speech may have been limited due to autism, cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brain injury, or head and/or neck cancer can reclaim their unique voiceprint to work, play, learn, and build relationships speaking as themselves, through their own voice.

Zephyr Energy

Zephyr Energy Corporation is developing a micro-scale non-rotating wind energy generator that can harvest wind energy and provide electricity to wireless sensors and other low power devices. The generator serves as a primary or supplemental power source that can extend the operational lifetime of wireless sensors currently powered by batteries. Zephyr Energy Corporation aims to capitalize on rapid growth in the Internet of Things movement and a worldwide need for clean, renewable energy.