Massachusetts’ Technology: What State Is It In?

Contact: Gina Betti, 508-831-5075

Worcester, MA - August 26, 2002 - The WPI Venture Forum, an organization devoted to developing technology-based entrepreneurship, announces that Michael G. Olivieri, publisher of the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) is the keynote speaker at the WPI Venture Forum meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2002. The meeting will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Campus Center, Odeum Room. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The registration cost is $10 individual, annual and lifetime members and $20 nonmembers. Mr. Olivieri will provide his perspective on the technological climate in the Commonwealth.

In addition to the keynote speaker, Robert Linke, president and CEO, Genomic Profiling Systems, Inc. is the case presenter. Genomic Profiling Systems (GPS), a Massachusetts-based medical technology company, has developed a suite of proprietary tools based on non-magnified digital imaging, which quickly and sensitively analyze bacteria, viruses and fungi and other molecules non-destructively. Additionally, GPS is currently working on a new generation diagnostic testing system for infectious diseases, which will enhance patient therapy and cut healthcare costs. GPS is looking for a first-round investment.